N Zealand sanctions against Fiji soon

New Zealand says it has begun planning tough sanctions against Fiji, in response to the military government’s expulsion of its top diplomat. Prime Minister Helen Clark described the expulsion of High Commissioner Michael Green as a “provocative act”. She said that new measures, which could be imposed as early as […]

Prathiba Patil’s wrong on veil: Historians

New Delhi, June 18: Rajasthan governor and UPA-Left presidential candidate Pratibha Patil’s remarks on the purdah system came in for severe criticism from historians, some politicians and Muslim groups on Monday, who said the governor had simply not got her facts right. Speaking at a function marking the birth anniversary […]

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History and interpretation

Communalism and problems of historiography in India By Irfan Habib IF one looks back at 1947 to find out in what ways it brought about changes in the approach to the medieval (that is, the post-ancient, pre-British, and, in much of earlier discourse, the ‘Muslim’) period of India’s history, a […]