Tuesday, 6 December, 2022

Topic: History

What science tells us about Tutankhamun, world’s favourite Egyptian mummy

Studies of Tutankhamun’s life are often overshadowed by rumours about the discovery of his tomb, such as persistent whispers of a curse.

Rasgulla, Taj Mahal, Sanskrit—What if I told you to pick one object that represents India

Indians will argue themselves out of any single idea, identity or representative artefact. Indians are ‘too much’.

Muslim Coins with Shiva’s bull: The strange world of the Hindu Turk Shahs

Seismic shifts in Afghanistan poised Northern India for even stranger interactions in the 12th century: Kashmiri kings with Turkish wives and Turkish maharajadhirajas.

Mahmud of Ghazni had Punjab, Haryana, Karnataka soldiers. History is not as simple as you think

Muhammad Ghori had Lakshmi coins, Ghazni’s robes were worn by a Khajurao king. Don’t view history through ‘Hindu king vs Muslim invader’ lens.

Coins are a window into early Deccan society

In ‘Seeking History through Her Source’, Aloka Parasher Sen digs up Indian history south of the Vindhyas.

Savarkar, Nehru deployed history to conjure a future for India. Gandhi had no time for this

Though fundamentally opposed, Savarkar and Nehru’s works had the markings of a utopia, however positive or negative.

‘Historic hurt’ is a modern phrase. Muslims were integral to South Indian gods

The legends of Vavar and other South Indian gods venerated by both Hindus and Muslims show that the Deccan's religious history in the region is far more complex.

ASI finds copper figures and weapons dating back 3,800 years in UP’s Mainpuri

ASI markings on similar antiquities discovered earlier in the western UP region, Sanauli, suggest that inhabitants of that time were possibly engaged in fighting.

A much-awaited cancer ‘miracle’, and the ‘Johnny Depp link’ to resort politics

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Sri Lanka wasn’t India’s backwater. Just look at its violent, religious medieval history

In some ways, Sri Lanka’s history is a laboratory where we can observe trends — from medieval state formation to modern religious and ethnic nationalism.

On Camera


File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.