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Caste based reservation, History, Gurjar-pratiharas, Gujjar Agitation

Gujjar quota stir: Today’s protesters are descendants of the Gurjar-Pratiharas, once among India's grandest empires

They once held sway over great expanses and wielded huge power. But the British classifying the Gurjars as “Criminal Tribes” because of their participation in the Revolt of 1857 deterred their progress.


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History, Padmaavat, Bollywood, Manikarnika

Mughal-e-Azam to Manikarnika: How Bollywood is forever in love with history, kings and queens

With a 'historical', you get magnificent characters, spectacular war scenes, superb sets and unforgettable songs. But the sword has an edge: the risk of inaccuracies, and protests!


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History, Navratri, Goddess Durga, Durga Puja

The evolution of Goddess Durga and Durga Puja

Here's why the same Durga Puja is celebrated differently in different parts of the country.


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History, India, Mahatma Gandhi, Emperor akbar

Emperor Akbar, not Mahatma Gandhi, is the father of our nation

It is high time that Indians realised the truth and know who is the real father of India.


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The cinema travellers, History, Bollywood, Searching for saraswati

Why Searching for Saraswati matters

The film manages to make the viewers question the wisdom of those elected to power and the worrying, rising trend of distorting history.


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Delhi, Public Spaces, Tughlaq sultanate, History

Of sarais and Sultanates: What the remains of two centuries-old inns in Delhi tell us

Spaces of public use have changed a lot since the medieval times, but some things remain the same.


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History, Delhi

Why Delhi has 14 cities and a cursed Sultan

Its every stone is crying out to be loved.


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History, Masculinity, God, Love

Sexy and masculinity – a caricature of insecurities

I can only note that love and intimate relationships are vulnerable to differences in ideology.


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History, Hinduism, Islam, Mughals

Truth about whether Hindus were forced to convert to Islam during Mughal rule

[Book extract] Political relations should be examined in terms of the politics of the time.


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Mythology, BJP, History, RSS

India belongs to Hindus, Ramayana is not a myth: BJP govt is making (up) history

A Centre-appointed panel has already been given conclusions, and is to work backwards to find evidence to support them.