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  1. ‘The word Hindu is Arabic. Why don’t they throw it out?’ – Nehal Ahmed in conversation with the eminent Historian, Irfan Habib.
    16
    May

    ‘The word Hindu is Arabic. Why don’t they throw it out?’ – Nehal Ahmed in conversation with the eminent Historian, Irfan Habib.

    Prominent historian Irfan Habib tells Nehal Ahmed that lies and falsehoods are being glorified in textbooks by India’s right-wing government. India’s Hindu nationalist government has removed chapters on centuries of Muslim rule in the subcontinent, including those of the Mughals, from some school textbooks. The government, led by the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has also removed references to the contribution of Muslims in the country’s freedom struggle against the Britis[...]
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  2. 1931: Abdul Halim, left internationalist solidarity and the Calcutta Committee of the CPI by Suchetana Chattopadhyay
    29
    Mar

    1931: Abdul Halim, left internationalist solidarity and the Calcutta Committee of the CPI by Suchetana Chattopadhyay

    Following the Meerut Bolshevik Conspiracy Case related arrests and trial, Abdul Halim (1901/03-1966) played a major role in re-starting the communist organisation in Calcutta. Helped by two communist medical students, Atul Chandra and Nur Mohammad, the Calcutta communists managed to set up their office in a lodging house, later named Dhaka House, at 41 Zakaria Street in 1931. They were helped in their efforts by John Jameson, a communist exile from Chiang Kai-Shek's China. Jameson had fled Sha[...]
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  3. "अलीगढ़ उस मिज़ाज का शहर नहीं रहा जो हमारे दौर में था": 'ज़ीरो माइल अलीगढ़' के लेखक जयसिंह से बातचीत
    16
    Mar

    "अलीगढ़ उस मिज़ाज का शहर नहीं रहा जो हमारे दौर में था": 'ज़ीरो माइल अलीगढ़' के लेखक जयसिंह से बातचीत

    अलीगढ़ की कौन सी चीज है जिसे आप सबसे ज्यादा मिस करते हैं?मैं पूरे अलीगढ़ को ही मिस करता हूं। मगर सबसे ज्यादा मिस करता हूं उस माहौल को, जो पहले जैसा बिल्कुल नहीं। अलीगढ़ की नुमाइश, जिसका हर अलीगढ[...]
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  4. The students not only defended the right to education, but they also defended the essence of democracy.
    08
    Feb

    The students not only defended the right to education, but they also defended the essence of democracy.

    1.  Why did you write this book? The motivation to bring out this volume stems from the students’ movement, particularly from 2014 to 2019, which fought a hard battle to restate the essence and the purpose of modern education, and the need to have an active community of critical intellectuals who would not remain quiet against oppression and injustice. The students not only defended the right to education, but they also defended the essence of democracy – which is the presence of cr[...]
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  5. भगत सिंह और उनके साथी बचपन से हमारे नायक रहे हैं
    01
    Feb

    भगत सिंह और उनके साथी बचपन से हमारे नायक रहे हैं

    भगत सिंह के साथी के लेखक प्रबल सरन अग्रवाल से बातचीत इस किताब को लिखने का विचार कैसे आया? भगत सिंह और उनके साथी बचपन से ही हम लोगों के नायक रहे हैं। इन्हीं लोगों की विचारधारा पर चलते हुए हम ल[...]
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