Posts Tagged ‘History’

Today’s #ReadInstead Lit fest session introduced by Yamini Aiyar, saw Shyam Saran and Shivshankar Menon have the most insightful conversation on the issues and solutions for the present and future in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. Read their astute conversation below: The coronavirus hit a world that is deeply...

It is common knowledge that our attention spans have suffered gravely with the amount of visual content we are all-consuming day in and out.  It has increasingly become difficult to stay still and read a book. But aren’t we all nostalgic for the summers spent with books on our laps, dreaming of characters so...

In Early Indians, Tony Joseph uses DNA evidence to trace the large migrations of modern humans into India – of agriculturists from Iran between 7000 BCE and 3000 BCE and pastoralists from the Central Asian Steppe between 2000 BCE and 1000 BCE. In this book, Joseph takes head-on some of the most controversial and...

“अगर संजय को इस बात का पता रहा होता कि उनकी मां के लिए कितने कठिन दिन आने वाले थे तो शायद उन्होंने कुछ अलग तरह से बर्ताव किया...

Who won the Battle of Haldighati, fought between Emperor Akbar’s Mughal army and the Mewar forces of Maharana Pratap? The question continues to arouse controversy, 442 years after that legendary encounter. Last year, the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education approved a revision of the Class X  Social Science Text...

Anuja Chandramouli’s Rani Padmavati: The Burning Queen has been well appreciated by readers for bringing life to the historical character of Rani Padmavati who stood up for her own rights and self-respect centuries ago. We bring to you some of the reader reviews which might entice you to read this book for...

Indian history has more than its fair share of villains whom we love to hate – Mahmud of Ghazni, Mohammad of Ghur, Alauddin Khalji, Mohammad bin Tughlaq, Aurangzeb to name a few. At present though, it is Alauddin Khalji’s moment to shine. Believed to be the most sadistic Shah of all time, was he truly deserving...

An Indian empire at the peak of its power. Everyone wants a share of the riches of Nagapattinam. When a Greek pirate ship sails in to loot the wealth of the Cholas, it is brutally defeated by the navy and forced to pay a compensation. A payment that includes a twelve-year-old girl, Aremis. Here is an excerpt from the...

We know you haven’t had an affair with your History books after your board exams, eons ago, but dust them off and take a quiz to test your knowledge. Revisit with us the glory and shine of ancient India with its kings, kingdoms, and war.

5 Hindi novels by some of the best chroniclers of Indian history to make sense of the India of today