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Video | “The past is very delicate”: Prof. Romila Thapar on narratives about the distant past

Prof. Romila Thapar, during an Interactive Workshop chaired by Prof. Rustom Bharucha, highlights the dangers arising from misrepresenting ‘narratives’ as ‘history’. “Every society had narratives about its past and some regarded them as history as time went on […] The … Continue reading

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Environmental history and what makes for a civilization – Romila Thapar

A brief excerpt from an interview by PUSHPA CHARI, The Hindu, March 31, 2012 Today, environmental history or understanding history through environmental change, is gaining ground. Have you built it into your work? Environmental history is being researched in a much bigger … Continue reading

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Forest dwellers in early India – myths and ecology in historical perspective

By Romila Thapar, Emeritus Professor of History, Jawaharlal Nehru University  The hunt introduces us to the forest dwellers. These tended to be either creatures of the imagination such as the raksasas who are abundant, or else humans with supernatural faculties. Raksasas have … Continue reading

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Ekalavya the archer prodigy

Watch this story on Youtube including the self-mutilation scene [=/-11:32]: Eklavya | Mahabharat | Hindi Animated Stories For Kids- 2 | Moral Stories For Children | KahaniyaanURL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tgl0L401VkIDate visited: 1 July 2020 [verify on ekalavya-youtube-screenshot-2020-07-01-web.jpg] 3D Animation For Children forms … Continue reading

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A constitution which guarantees: “The State shall not discriminate against any citizen” – The Sovereign Republic of India

Ambedkar had been the champion of freedom, free thinking and liberty whose words are important to be remembered. […] ‘The caste system has recognised slavery in inverse order of status and maintained inequality in every sphere of human activity social, … Continue reading

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