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The custodial death of Indian history

Indian archives are in terrible shape. The funds and expertise required to preserve records are seriously lacking. The only hope is to establish a foundation to digitise all records and make them freely available online

The task of digitising and presenting archival materials must be entrusted to a dedicated non-profit foundation governed by a board composed solely of experienced professionals (Chaitanya Library, Kolkata/ Nidhi Shukla, 2020)
Published on Mar 12, 2023 08:29 PM IST

The 7 habits of highly effective Maharajas

Raja Tanjore Madhava Rao was the foremost Indian statesman of the 19th century. He left behind a set of lectures on the seven principles that every individual in a position of responsibility must follow. A brief outline follows

Between 1858 and 1883, Raja Sir Tanjore Madhava Rao had the unique distinction of serving successively as dewan to the maharajas of Travancore, Indore, and Baroda. In each instance, he was lauded for transforming moribund regimes into Model States (WIKICOMMONS)
Updated on Sep 14, 2022 09:11 PM IST

China’s aggression will fail to thwart India’s ambition

India’s rise on the global stage stems from choices made nearly 200 years ago: To learn, to adapt, to unite. Chinese forays across the border can’t overturn such a long-cherished ambition

Perhaps hardliners in China believe that scooping up pieces of territory or inflicting a military defeat will fatally embarrass the present government, and thus bring its troubling adroitness to an end. If so, they have misidentified their adversary. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 03, 2022 06:54 PM IST

The BJP and Indian democracy

How can it be ‘undemocratic’ for an elected government to fulfil its poll promises?

Whether BJP’s Hindu nationalist policies are an expression of democracy or a threat to it hinges on methods it employs(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 28, 2020 07:45 PM IST
ByRahul Sagar

The US Left and Indian democracy | Analysis

Its charge of majoritarianism does not take into account legitimate democratic processes

The abrogation of Article 370 is criticised but little concern is shown for iniquities that sheltered under the benign term, for example, the ethnic cleansing of Pandits, discrimination against Dalits, corruption, and the blight of dynastism(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 06, 2020 06:29 AM IST
ByRahul Sagar

Discovering India’s intellectual past

Hundreds of journals, published between 1835 and 1947, have been found. They hold lessons

The periodicals show the reverence of our forefathers for modern knowledge, and their conceptions of India(IdeasofIndia.org)
Published on Dec 02, 2019 06:30 AM IST
ByRahul Sagar
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