The History for Peace Newsletter – April 2021 is out!


In this newsletter we have for you:

  • The Shared Histories journal: freely available to download and access.
  • Two new teaching/learning resources on Migration: Migration and Film, and Migration and Literature drawing from the wealth of literature Seagull Books has brought to readers world over.
  • On the occasion of 50 years of Bangladesh, a four-part module on the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War that encourages students to explore the subject through the avenues of photography, songs, paintings and collectible ephemera.

For those of you who missed or would like to re-visit them, we have put together a quick recap of the events we have hosted so far this year:

  • Witness to Loss: Parasher’s Partition Sketches.
  • Our second museum learning series, Time Travelling through Art: Plassey to Partition, in collaboration with Achi Association and DAG Museums.

Along with the latest additions to our website

  • Ahimsa Conversations by Rajni Bakshi.
  • The Making of the Indian Constitution: A Focus on Process and Methods, by Arun Thiruvengadam.

ο»ΏFinally, we have for you a curated range of resources from across the web on Migration, and a window to exploring the topic beyond the classroom, in our This & That segment.


And from History for Peace here is a curated reading/viewing list.
Hope the new year brings light and joy!

Amrita Pritam and the Pain of the Partition:
Nirupama Dutt & Urvashi Butalia in conversation

Decolonization: Change and Continuity – Sekhar Bandhopadhyay

The Idea of Dissent in the Indian Past and Present
Romila Thapar

Constitutionalism and India’s Nationalist Imagination-
Valerian Rodrigues

The Idea of India : Romila Thapar and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak in conversation

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We promise to keep bringing to you critical and engaging content through the years to come.

71 years ago on 26 November, the Indian Constitution was adopted by the Constituent Assembly, replacing the Government of India Act 1935 and imparting the nascent Indian nation constitutional supremacy. What better occasion to get your young ones introduced to this document if they haven’t been already? Here’s a wonderful reading Gulan and Jayant Kripalani recently put together for us of former Chief Justice Leila Seth’s 𝘞𝘦, π˜›π˜©π˜¦ 𝘊𝘩π˜ͺ𝘭π˜₯𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘐𝘯π˜₯π˜ͺ𝘒 (Puffin, 2010). Listen, re-familiarize, share.