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'We can no more do away with the Mughals than we can do away with the British'

'Both empires had profound influences on modern India.''But neither can India's history be reduced to the actions of imperial rulers.''We need to think about India's history beyond India's current borders.' IMAGE: Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal, with his son Dara Shikoh in 1638. Photograph: Kind courtesy the Victoria and Albert Museum. Scanned from a book, via Govardhan/Wikimedia Commons Harvard historian Sunil Amrith, 38, was utterly surprised and shocked to hear that he had won the ...
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At Patna University's special exhibition, check out original Laila-Majnu manuscript, rare coins

If you are a history lover and living in Patna, you must not miss out the Patna University exhibition that starts today. From letters written by the First President of India to handwritten manuscript of 'Laila-Majnu', from antique coins of the Mughal era and ...
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World's oldest Latin Bible to return to UK after 1300 years

The world's oldest complete Latin Bible in existence is set to return to the UK after over 1,300 years for display in an exhibition by the British Library next year.
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Rampur and the Mahaseer

I remember being surprised by the presence of fish on the coat of arms of a number of princely states, until I learnt that the fish represented was the famous Himalayan Mahseer. It has been is said that “it was its tenacious nature, that made the Mahseer ...
 The Financial Chronicle1 week ago

Mahatma murder: SC told Apte's identity mired in doubt

Narayan Dattatraya Apte was hanged for the murder of Mahatma Gandhi along with the main assassin, Nathuram Godse, on November 15, 1949. Today, 68 years after that event, a petition in the Supreme Court claims that the identity of Apte remains mired in doubt ...
 Deccan Herald3 weeks ago

Caught between worship and blame

200 years on, the legacy of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan -- the man behind the Aligarh Muslim University -- hangs between two extremes.Mohammad Sajjad brings much needed perspective to the debate. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: 1817 to 1898.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   As the birth bicentenary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (1817-1898) -- a realist-pragmatist of 19th century India, a distinguished reformer, and founder of the MAO College (now the Aligarh Muslim University) -- is being celebrated, one ...
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Why History is more important now than ever before

'Studying History, we come close to all of the messiness of human life -- we understand what motivates people, what makes them get along or go to war, what dreams they had for themselves and their futures.' Sunil Amrith, professor of South Asian Studies and Professor of History at Harvard University, is one of the 24 recipients of the most prestigious MacArthur Genius Grant that was announced recently. In the second part of an interview to Rediff.com's Archana Masih, the 38-year-old historian ...
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'Such a simple man': Tillerson visits Gandhi memorial

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday visited the iconic memorial of Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi and hailed him as one of the few global leaders who changed the world. During his brief visit, Tillerson was given a tour of the room at the Birla House where Gandhi had spent his last 144 days. Dressed in a grey suit, the US Secretary of State later paid tribute to Gandhi at the Martyr's Column, a monument erected at the spot in the lawns of the sprawling House, where he was ...
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Madikeri Fort cries for attention

Faded colour, blackened walls, pathetic condition of the roof and plastic sheets to protect from rain...This is the story of historical Madikeri Fort. The fort throws light on the glorious grandeur of a bygone era. However, it is in a neglected state. The ...
 Deccan Herald1 month ago
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