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NCERT tweaks appear politically motivated

The giveaway in the story is the choice of chapters and passages selected for deletion. The only full chapter knocked out is on the Mughal period.

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India December 15: Students reading books in government school at Moolkoti village in Shimla district with story, Shimla on Thursday, December 15 2016. HT File Photo
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 07:21 PM IST

250 academics, historians demand deletions in NCERT textbooks be withdrawn

The NCERT, in its new textbook editions for the current academic year for class 12 political science and history, has removed content about Mahatma Gandhi, his assassin, and the banning of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) following Gandhi’s assassination

Last year, the NCERT also removed chapters on Mughal Courts, the 2002 Gujarat Riots, the cold war, references to Mughal emperors, and Emergency (Representative Photo)
Updated on Apr 08, 2023 07:03 PM IST

Romila Thapar explores history of dissent in new book

Historian Romila Thapar will come out with a historical essay next month, exploring dissent, including its articulation and public response to its particular forms, with a special focus on recent protests in the country.

Dissent has a long history in the subcontinent, even if its forms have evolved or changed through the centuries.(Twitter @seagullbooks)
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 01:53 AM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Principle behind disagreement, dissent is a must: Former SC judge

Talking about the principles that guided Tarkunde, who died in March 2004, Lokur said Tarkunde’s views and ideas could be considered for implementation to improve the current condition of the civil society.

Historian Romila Thapar and former Supreme Court judge Madan Lokur during the 12th VM Tarkunde Memorial Lecture in New Delhi on Friday.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 07, 2019 01:03 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent and Agencies

JNU History students: Pained by admin’s move to ask Romila Thapar’s CV

The JNU administration’s decision to ask Thapar to submit her CV for assessment for her continuation as professor emerita had drawn sharp criticism from various quarters with the JNUTA terming it “politically motivated”, following which the university registrar had said there are 11 others who have also been asked to submit their resumes.

Romila Thapar.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 11, 2019 12:40 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Seeking resumes is similar to withdrawing Nobel of a recipient: Former JNU VC

Datta was among the 12 professors emeriti who have been asked by the JNU administration to submit their latest resume for evaluation. The move has drawn criticism from scholars across the country and JNU teachers and students.

The University had in July asked these professors, all above the age of 75 years, including historian Romila Thapar, to submit details of their last two years work so that the Executive Council (EC) can evaluate it.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 11:23 PM IST
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Thapar among 12 emeritus professors asked to submit CVs: JNU administration

The professor emeritus is an honorary position given to noted faculty members after their retirement. The emeritus professors are free to do academic work in the departments they are attached to and may supervise research scholars as a core supervisor along with regular faculty members.

The JNU administration’s decision to ask Thapar to submit her CV for assessment for her continuation as professor emerita had drawn sharp criticism from various quarters.(Hindustan Times/Sushil Kumar)
Published on Sep 02, 2019 06:13 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

‘Can JNU sink any lower?’ Tharoor after Romila Thapar told to present her CV

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) on Sunday called the move “politically motivated”.

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor joined the outrage over Jawaharlal Nehru University seeking historian Romila Thapar’s CV for assessment for her continuation as professor emerita at the Delhi institution.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 02, 2019 06:55 AM IST
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‘A lifelong honour’: Romila Thapar’s response after JNU asks for her CV

Soon after JNUTA statement, the university said it is following its ordinance “in letter and spirit” in the appointment of professor emeritus at JNU.

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers’ Association on Sunday called “politically motivated” the JNU administration’s decision to ask historian Romila Thapar to submit her CV for assessment for her continuation as professor emerita.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 02, 2019 06:08 AM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, one of the country’s leading historians, passes away in Kolkata

A prolific writer, Bhattacharya stepped out from the strict confines of his specialisation in economic history and provided an all-encompassing view of modern India, placing it in the context of world history.

Even while battling cancer, Sabyasachi Bhattacharya completed his assignment of editing a three-volume Comprehensive History of Modern Bengal to be published by the Asiatic Society.(Photo courtesy: Family)
Published on Jan 08, 2019 01:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By

Supreme Court allows Pune police to continue activists’ probe

In a 2:1 majority verdict, the three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra dismissed the petition seeking the release of Gautam Navalakha, Sudha Bharadwaj, Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves.

The Supreme Court held that the accused persons do not have a say “to choose as to which Investigating Agency must investigate the offence committed by them”.
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 12:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAshok Bagriya

Bhima-Koregaon case: Supreme Court likely to deliver verdict on arrest of 5 activists today

The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Friday its verdict on a plea by historian Romila Thapar and others seeking the immediate release of five rights activists in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case

Revolutionary writer P Varavara Rao, arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, being produced at a court in Pune on Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 28, 2018 01:37 AM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

SC extends house arrest of 5 activists held in connection with Bhima Koregaon violence till Sept 19

The centre said the magistrate concerned should have been looking into the grievance of the five activists, if any, against the arrest rather than the country’s top court.

Rights activists (from left) P Varavara Rao, Sudha Bhardwaj, Arun Ferreira , Gautam Navlakha, and Vernon Gonsalves arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence case.(HT Combo Photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2018 02:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Wife of lawyer arrested in Bhima-Koregaon violence case moves Supreme Court

The petition was filed by Minal Gadling, wife of lawyer Surendra Gadling, who was arrested on June 6 along with head of the English department of Nagpur University Shoma Sen, Dalit activist Sudhir Dhawale, activist Mahesh Raut and Kerala native Rona Wilson.

Pune police had arrested Surendra Gadling (pictured), Shoma Sen, Sudhir Dhawale, Mahesh Raut and Rona Wilson for allegedly having close links with Maoists.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 09:55 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Arrest of rights activists an act to silence dissent: Plea by Romila Thapar, others in Supreme Court

The arrest of five rights activists by the Pune police on alleged Maoist links is aimed at silencing dissent and instilling fear in the minds of the people

Delhi Police personnel stand on duty as activists from various organisations stage a protest pertaining to the arrest of five activists, in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon protests, in New Delhi on Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 30, 2018 12:11 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India
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