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Sant Ravidas and his followers

Ravidas belonged to a circle of popular preachers coming from humble backgrounds of medieval Indian society.     From where is this low caste man getting the...

Sant Ravidas and his followers

Ravidas belonged to a circle of popular preachers coming from humble backgrounds of medieval Indian society.     From where is this low caste man getting the...

Sant Ravidas and his followers

Ravidas belonged to a circle of popular preachers coming from humble backgrounds of medieval Indian society.     From where is this low caste man getting the...

How Emperor Akbar conquered Kashmir

This was achieved through systematic planning for months and deployment of large contingent of the army to Kashmir.   Some insights from history can help in...

How Emperor Akbar conquered Kashmir

This was achieved through systematic planning for months and deployment of large contingent of the army to Kashmir.   Some insights from history can help in...

How Emperor Akbar conquered Kashmir

This was achieved through systematic planning for months and deployment of large contingent of the army to Kashmir.   Some insights from history can help in...

Chishti Sufis contributed to cosmopolitan character of Delhi

This article is based on a recent lecture by this writer at New Delhi’s Dayal Singh College, located in close proximity to the blessed...

Chishti Sufis contributed to cosmopolitan character of Delhi

This article is based on a recent lecture by this writer at New Delhi’s Dayal Singh College, located in close proximity to the blessed...

Chishti Sufis contributed to cosmopolitan character of Delhi

This article is based on a recent lecture by this writer at New Delhi’s Dayal Singh College, located in close proximity to the blessed...

On empire-building, management of diversity

The search for peace in violent political times takes us back to Indian history for some insights from political conquests, political theory, governing principles...

On empire-building, management of diversity

The search for peace in violent political times takes us back to Indian history for some insights from political conquests, political theory, governing principles...

On empire-building, management of diversity

The search for peace in violent political times takes us back to Indian history for some insights from political conquests, political theory, governing principles...

Celebrating fine scholarship on Bhakti traditions

Professor John Stratton Hawley is one of the foremost scholars of leading Sants of north Indian Bhakti traditions (circa 1450-1650), especially of Surdas, the...

Celebrating fine scholarship on Bhakti traditions

Professor John Stratton Hawley is one of the foremost scholars of leading Sants of north Indian Bhakti traditions (circa 1450-1650), especially of Surdas, the...

Celebrating fine scholarship on Bhakti traditions

Professor John Stratton Hawley is one of the foremost scholars of leading Sants of north Indian Bhakti traditions (circa 1450-1650), especially of Surdas, the...

Cultural dynamics as heritage

A variety of cultural practices, intellectual traditions, religious contestations as well as questions of political patronage and abuse shape the cultural dynamics of medieval...

Cultural dynamics as heritage

A variety of cultural practices, intellectual traditions, religious contestations as well as questions of political patronage and abuse shape the cultural dynamics of medieval...

Cultural dynamics as heritage

A variety of cultural practices, intellectual traditions, religious contestations as well as questions of political patronage and abuse shape the cultural dynamics of medieval...

Modern social history at its best

The best of histories are written in worst of times. Distinguished scholars rise above aggressive political propaganda to produce historical works providing critical insights...

Modern social history at its best

The best of histories are written in worst of times. Distinguished scholars rise above aggressive political propaganda to produce historical works providing critical insights...

Modern social history at its best

The best of histories are written in worst of times. Distinguished scholars rise above aggressive political propaganda to produce historical works providing critical insights...

Light shed on history of Odisha’s tribals, Dalits

Books are banned and burnt in persecuting societies and oppressive regimes. Scholars and writers giving voice to the dispossessed and disenfranchised come within the...

Reading the Quran in times of triple talaq

The seventh-century Arabic text sounds quite modern on many topics of crucial import for social and personal relations.   One good side effect of the...

Unpacking theory, history in a dialogic relationship

At a time when reports of all kinds of deliberate attempts to destroy Jawaharlal Nehru University, one of the leading universities especially of the...

When Muslim poets celebrated Hindu festivals

There have been times and moments in our history when men of letters have marked their excellence through extraordinary ways of doing things such...

The Sufi way and the connected history of India and Central Asia

I seek to draw attention here to the longstanding historical, political and cultural connections between India and Central Asia, with special focus on the...

Clear the confusion regarding Islam

The difficulty is that self-appointed custodians of Islam have taken it upon themselves to set things right using violence.   Medieval Muslims did not always announce...

Clear the confusion regarding Islam

The difficulty is that self-appointed custodians of Islam have taken it upon themselves to set things right using violence.   Medieval Muslims did not always announce...

Clear the confusion regarding Islam

The difficulty is that self-appointed custodians of Islam have taken it upon themselves to set things right using violence.   Medieval Muslims did not always announce...

Read the historians of medieval India

For better politics and intellectual legitimation, we must know about our vast historical traditions.   Delhi’s Aakar Books has done well to reprint the Professor Mohibbul...

Read the historians of medieval India

For better politics and intellectual legitimation, we must know about our vast historical traditions.   Delhi’s Aakar Books has done well to reprint the Professor Mohibbul...

Read the historians of medieval India

For better politics and intellectual legitimation, we must know about our vast historical traditions.   Delhi’s Aakar Books has done well to reprint the Professor Mohibbul...

State has responsibilities towards minority cultures

Dominant social and political formations invoking numerical majorities of different kinds—whether inspired by religious obscurantism, traditional hierarchies, or conservative patriarchal norms—have sought to oppress...

State has responsibilities towards minority cultures

Dominant social and political formations invoking numerical majorities of different kinds—whether inspired by religious obscurantism, traditional hierarchies, or conservative patriarchal norms—have sought to oppress...

State has responsibilities towards minority cultures

Dominant social and political formations invoking numerical majorities of different kinds—whether inspired by religious obscurantism, traditional hierarchies, or conservative patriarchal norms—have sought to oppress...

Assumptions on Nalanda questioned

A voluminous and timely book published by Dr Pintu Kumar of the Department of History, Motilal Nehru College (Evening), University of Delhi, calls into...

Assumptions on Nalanda questioned

A voluminous and timely book published by Dr Pintu Kumar of the Department of History, Motilal Nehru College (Evening), University of Delhi, calls into...

Assumptions on Nalanda questioned

A voluminous and timely book published by Dr Pintu Kumar of the Department of History, Motilal Nehru College (Evening), University of Delhi, calls into...

With prayers for sanity in Kashmir

The volume helps us move beyond the usual ways of thinking about Kashmir that have proven abortive.   Amidst the aggressive debates, terrible violence and atrocious...

With prayers for sanity in Kashmir

The volume helps us move beyond the usual ways of thinking about Kashmir that have proven abortive.   Amidst the aggressive debates, terrible violence and atrocious...

With prayers for sanity in Kashmir

The volume helps us move beyond the usual ways of thinking about Kashmir that have proven abortive.   Amidst the aggressive debates, terrible violence and atrocious...

Literature helps revisit Assam’s history

The vast Assamese literature reveals various registers of literary culture in operation.   This writer was recently invited as guest faculty in the Department of History,...

Literature helps revisit Assam’s history

The vast Assamese literature reveals various registers of literary culture in operation.   This writer was recently invited as guest faculty in the Department of History,...

Literature helps revisit Assam’s history

The vast Assamese literature reveals various registers of literary culture in operation.   This writer was recently invited as guest faculty in the Department of History,...

Islamic heritage of peace, tolerance celebrated

The India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi, organised this week a special address on “Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding and Moderation”, by His Majesty King...

Islamic heritage of peace, tolerance celebrated

The India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi, organised this week a special address on “Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding and Moderation”, by His Majesty King...

Islamic heritage of peace, tolerance celebrated

The India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi, organised this week a special address on “Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding and Moderation”, by His Majesty King...

500 years of Kabir celebrated

The Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, University of Delhi, organised this week a two-day seminar on “Kabir: Different Perspectives” to celebrate 500 years of...

500 years of Kabir celebrated

The Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, University of Delhi, organised this week a two-day seminar on “Kabir: Different Perspectives” to celebrate 500 years of...

500 years of Kabir celebrated

The Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, University of Delhi, organised this week a two-day seminar on “Kabir: Different Perspectives” to celebrate 500 years of...

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