24 November, 2020

Mutineers Aboard

The PM's panel to celebrate the Rising finds itself falling to pieces

Mutineers Aboard
Romila Thapar "I don't like committees. I won't be able to make it for the Prime Minister's July 13 meeting."

Ramachandra Guha "I wasn't asked if I wanted to be in on it...historians were perhaps added as an afterthought."

Shyam Benegal "While there's no problem in marking 1857, following events have been an uncomfortable chapter."

Bal Apte "Historians haven't done justice to Veer Savarkar. No celebrations could take off without acknowledging him."


For over a year the government has been poring over history books to map out a programme itinerary for the 150th anniversary celebrations of 1857. As it conjures up this moveable feast of...



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