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Romila Thapar

Articles by Romila Thapar

The Colonial Roots Of Hindutva ‘Nationalism’

The Colonial Roots Of Hindutva ‘Nationalism’

Jun 30, 2016 Romila Thapar

Indian nationalism’s anti-colonial, and inclusive, origins are increasingly being trampled underfoot by...

'Religious Identity Of The Indian Must Give Way To The Secular Identity'

'Religious Identity Of The Indian Must Give Way To The Secular Identity'

Oct 27, 2015 Romila Thapar

Full text of Romila Thapar's lecture in memory of Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer

Good Times Are Gone

Good Times Are Gone

Mar 24, 2014 Romila Thapar

To ban books on the basis of ‘hurt sentiment’ with no nod to scholarship or debate is untenable

'Two Demands'

'Two Demands'

Feb 24, 2014 Ashis Nandy

1. That Penguin Random House contest the suit against The Hindus and 2. That the sections of the Indian Penal...

'Patently Trumped-Up Charges'

'Patently Trumped-Up Charges'

Jan 10, 2014 Romila Thapar

'Hardly had the ink dried on a magistrate’s judgment exonerating Modi in the Zakia Jafri case, when the...

'A Matter Of Great Concern'

'A Matter Of Great Concern'

Sep 28, 2010 V.R. Krishna Iyer

Eminent personalities express reservations about the UID and demand that "the project should be halted before...

'We Are Equally Guilty..'

'We Are Equally Guilty..'

Sep 19, 2007 Others

'...of supporting the Freedom of Press which the Court has punished,' say 18 eminent personalities,...

'Immediate End To The Forcible Acquisition Of Land'

'Immediate End To The Forcible Acquisition Of Land'

Jan 09, 2007 Jean Dreze

'We deplore the recent attack on the CPM office at Nandigram, but deplore even more strongly the policy of...

Creationism By Any Other Name…

Creationism By Any Other Name…

Feb 28, 2006 Romila Thapar

Hindu Americans have a legitimate right to a fair and culturally sensitive representation in public school...

The Future Of The Indian Past

The Future Of The Indian Past

Apr 01, 2004 Romila Thapar

An understanding of the past can illumine the present and enable one to think more meaningfully about the...

History As Politics

History As Politics

May 01, 2003 Romila Thapar

Links between knowledge and ideology do not justify the passing off of political agendas as knowledge as is...

De-Intellectualisation Of Education

De-Intellectualisation Of Education

Feb 13, 2002 Romila Thapar

[Keynote Address delivered at the National Consultation on Communalisation of School Education organised by...

Locating Questions Of National Origin

Locating Questions Of National Origin

Feb 14, 2000 Romila Thapar

A sensible charting out of Vedic people; history for the layman