>>A note from the Readers’ Editor:

There are a few issues in Rana Siddiqui Zaman’s interview with the historian Prof. Irfan Habib. Titled “We need to have a research balance, says Irfan Habib” (May 25, 2014, Delhi Edition), the said piece was presented as an interview. But, in reality it was in part a report of the lecture by Prof. Habib and in part what he told the reporter in an interview. Prof. Habib in a letter to this newspaper explained his position and said: “In summarising my statements on the legacy of the National Movement, two assertions have been inaccurately attributed to me. I did not speak at all of any ‘single-nation theory’, let alone disparage it. Nor did I suggest a ‘re-inventing’ of the National Movement. I was simply stressing the need to correctly appraise the history and objectives of our National Movement, in view particularly of the kind of canards about it in NCERT textbooks produced during the previous BJP regime.” The Hindu regrets the misrepresentation of what Prof. Habib said in his lecture.

>>A subheading in “Gambhir back in Test team” (May 29, 2014, Sport) erroneously said “Zaheer also back.” It should have said “No place for Zaheer” as the left-arm seamer has found a place in the squads for neither the England series nor the ODI series in Bangladesh. It was an editing error.

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