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Posts tagged ‘History’

Fragment, Fantasy, History: Towards Newer Projects for Re-Imagining National History

By Manhar Bansal
This essay argues that it is in the ‘unhistorical’, ‘silent’ and ‘scattered’ fragments that historical imagination must find its true place. In this endeavour, it must shun the hegemonic and homogenising forces of mainstream imagination and use oral tradition, collective memory, poetry, literature and fiction – alternative sources I broadly call ‘fantasy’ – to reimagine our multiform pasts.

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Buffering History: Configurations of Digital Archive

By Manishankar Prasad
The modern and modernity is constantly evolving in the era of the digital. Like a perennially buffering software program in the background, the digital, with all its complicity, is more than the secular global theology of financial growth. The digital is simply the turbocharged amplification of the statistical, the obsession of the mandarin elite with data, rather than the context on the ground.

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Photo-Essay: A Journey through Indian General Elections

By Mary Ann Chacko
A photo-essay on Indian General Elections since 1951-2.

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