Tipu Sultan: The Forgotten Connection With India’s First Sepoy Mutiny

Originally Published in The Wire (online) 30 July, 2016. Article by Siddharth Raja

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Tracing the role of Tipu Sultan’s sons in the Vellore Mutiny of 1806.

Ghadarite Ishar's statue to be unveiled at Dhudike

Originally Published in The Times of India - City - Chandigarh (Online), 18 June, 2016.

Source url: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Ghadarite-Ishars-statue-to-be-unveiled-at-Dhudike/articleshow/52803120.cms

Move Over Mohenjo-Daro, India Now Has the Biggest Harappan Site In Rakhigarhi

The discovery of two more mounds at the Harappan site of Rakhigarhi in Haryana makes it the biggest excavation site of Harappan civilisation, even bigger than Mohenjo-daro (in Sindh,Pakistan). Until now, Mohenjo-daro in Pakistan was considered the largest among the 2,000 Harappan sites known to exist in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. A recent report by the Archaeological Survey of India claims that Haryana’s Bhirrana is the oldest Harappan site and Rakhigarhi the biggest Harappan site in Asia.

Film on Begum brings Avadh's queen to life

Originally Published in The Times of India - City (Online), 26 May, 2016.

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Lucknow: It will be a royal evening for Lucknow coming Monday when in the company of the last Queen of Awadh, Begum Hazrat Mahal, the city will come face to face with its past. In the 137th death anniversary year of the Queen, an unsung hero of the first war of Independence of 1857, a documentary on her will be screened on May 30.

Delhi university's heritage walks to revive historical mutiny sites

This article by Siddhanta Mishra was originally Published in The Sunday Standard (online), 22 May, 2016.

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NEW DELHI:  In order to relive and experience the rich heritage around the Northern Ridge area, the Delhi University (DU) will start an institutionalised set of heritage walks. The university, which has many British-era sites at its North Campus, starting from the Vice-Chancellor’s (V-C) office, is ready to walk you down the memory lane of the 1857 uprising in Delhi.

The Forgotten Women of 1857

Originally Published in The Wire (Online), 7 April, 2016.

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Not just Begum Hazrat Mahal and Rani Lakshmibai but dozens of women participated in active fighting against the British. Their stories are largely unrecorded.

India Has to Be its Own Cultural Ambassador, But it Has to Be Scientific About it: Manjul Bhargava

Originally Published in The Wire (Online), January 19, 2016.

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On January 2, Princeton University mathematician and 2014 Fields Medallist Manjul Bhargava delivered a lecture at the Madras Sanskrit College, Chennai, on the connection between Sanskrit and mathematics. Over 75 minutes, he touched upon ancient Indian contributions to advancing number theory and geometry, the importance of preserving their historic contexts, and what institutions like Sanskrit College can do to legitimise modern debates over India’s claims to primacy. Edited excerpts of his speech follow.

Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall to get new library

Originally Published in The Tribune (Online), January 15, 2016.

Source url: http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jalandhar/desh-bhagat-yadgar-hall-to-get-new-library/183689.html

Ghadar martyr's centenary: Sarabha to host bullock cart, violate SC order

Originally Published in The Times of India (Online), November 4, 2015.

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LUDHIANA: In a blatant violation of Supreme Court orders, Sarabha village in Ludhiana is all set to host a bullock cart race on Wednesday at a mela commemorating the death anniversary of Ghadar martyr Kartar Singh Sarabha.

Ignored by political parties and leaders, Babu Kunwar Singh's fort in Jagdishpur hopes for better days

Originally Published in IBM Live, October 24, 2015.

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He was the bravest of the brave. At the age of 80 years, he led from the front during India’s first war of independence in 1857 and along with his small band of loyal soldiers drove away the British East India Company from several areas of western and central Bihar along with eastern Uttar Pradesh.