CULTURE

DIASPORA

LANDSCAPES

RELIGIONS

SOCIAL LIFE

HISTORY/
POLITICS

 

 

 

SITE MAP

C U L T U R E

   

 

CINEMA

STARS:

*Amitabh Bachhan
*Meena Kumari

*Raj Kapoor

*Naseeruddin Shah

*Smita Patil
*Bimal Roy

*
Do Bigha Zameen

DIRECTORS:

*Mrinal Sen
*Guru Dutt
*Satyajit Ray
*A. Gopalakrishnan

*S. Benegal
*Anand Patwardhan

FILMS:

*Sholay
*Deewar
*Shakti
*Khalnayak
*Bhoot
*Border Hindustan
Ka
*Road
*Agni Sakshi
*Deewangee
*Mera Saaya
*Mujhse Dosti Karoge
*Calcutta Mail
*Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon
*The Bioscopewallah

HISTORY & AESTHETICS

*Hinduism and Bollywood
*New Indian Cinema
*Film Music
*Political Documentaries in India [PDF]
* Political Documentaries in India [PDF, abridged in German]
*Hindi Cinema -- A Short Research Guide

 

 

LITERATURE

Jnaneshvari
Ramayana
Vidyapati
Folktales & Folklore
Nissim Ezekiel
Bhisham Sahni (review)
T. S. Eliot and Indic Traditions
Upamanyu Chatterjee, English, August (review)

STORIES BY SATYAJIT RAY:
My Useless Uncle
Suspicions of Mr. Sadhan

ARCHITECTURE

Ajanta
Buddhist Architecture
Mahabalipuram
Kanchipuram
South Indian Architecture
Khajuraho
Orissan Architectur
Mughal Architecture
Fatehpur Sikri
Taj Mahal
Fort Architecture
Stepwells
Vashtushastra

CUISINE

Vegetarianism

DANCE

(coming soon....)

HISTORY AND POLITICS

 

 

ANCIENT INDIA

Indus Valley
Kautilya and Arthashastra

 

BRITISH INDIA Udham Singh: Avenger of the Amritsar Massacre

Udham Singh in Popular Memory


The Tragedy of Komagata Maru

Agrarian Unrest: The Deccan Riots of 1875

Jolly Good Fellows and Their Nasty Ways


Black Hole of Calcutta


East India Company


Robert Clive


Warren Hastings


Battle of Plassey


Siraj-ud-daulah


Indian History
Bibliography


Clive and His Pet Tortoise


Indian History Bibliography


Sir Muhammad Iqbal


Criminality & Colonial Anthropology


Peasant Insurgency in Colonial India


Udham Singh: Avenger of the Amritsar Massacre


Udham Singh in Popular Memory


The Tragedy of Komagata Maru


Agrarian Unrest: Deccan Riots of 1875

(See also: Research Section)


MUGHALS &
MEDIEVAL INDIA

Mughal Empire

AURANGZEB

Babar
Jahangir
Portuguese in India: Early Phase, Part I
Shivaji and the Marathas
Mahmud of Ghazni

See also:

Shivaji & Politics of History

SOCIAL AND POLITICAL MOVEMENTS

 

 

 

 

GANDHI
Pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Kasturba Gandhi


Pietermaritzburg


Dandi March


Quit India


Father of the Nation?


Hind Swaraj


"Hey Ram"


"Man of Action"?


Gambling on Gandhi


Gandhian Ecology


Gandhi, the Law Student


Gandhi & the Nobel Peace Prize


Gandhi: A Select Bibliography


Gandhi’s Not History


Gandhi’s Last Fast


Gandhi . . . & the Future of Dissent


Review of R. Fox, Gandhian Utopia


Modi, the Mahatma, and Mendacity


The Tavistock Square Gandhi

 

 

INDEPENDENT INDIA

Constitution of India


Indira Gandhi


Rajiv Gandhi


Lal Bahadur Shastri


Bhopal


Azad


Sweets and Cricket


Indian History
Bibliography


Partition of India


Death of an Empire (Ashis Nandy)
Partitioned Selves...


Partition of India-
Bibliography


Cultural Politics of the National Flag


Sonia Gandhi
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Abul Kalam Azad
Sardar Patel


Indians and the Guiness Book of Records
Anti-terrorist legislation


Democracy and the Indian Polity: A Brief Research Note

 

 

HINDU RASHTRA

Veer Savarkar: Ideologue of Hindutva


Nathuram Godse, the RSS, and the Murder of Gandhi

 

CURRENT AFFAIRS

Kashmir Earthquake, 2005


Muhammad Afzal and the Death Sentence


Muhammad Yunus and the Nobel Prize


Bamiyan Buddhas


Anti-Christian Violence


Bhopal Gas Leak: Legal Aspects


Sweets and Cricket
India's Moment: Elections 2004


Mukhtaran Mai, the Conscience of Pakistan


India - US Relations in 2020


Reading Nandigram through the ‘Hindu’


The Ajmer Bomb Blast


Snakes, Ladders, and Indian Billionaires


The Dalai Lama’s Laugh


Musharraf’s Lincoln, Bush’s Musharraf


India’s Problem with Toilets (with some thoughts on Stalin, Tanizaki, and Gandhi)


The Courage of Bilkis Bano
Pakistan: A Select Political Chronology, 1947-2008

 

 

R E L I G I O N

   

 

PATHS

Buddhism

Sikhism:

[Kirpan]
[Panj Pyare]
[Guru Nanak]
[Panj Kakke]
Hinduism in Modern India
Hinduism in Modern India [PDF file]

TEXTS


Bhagvad Gita
Ramayana
Puranas
Jnaneshvari

 

 

 

 

 

D I A S P O R A

   

 

Indians in the Carribean
(4 articles)

*Reflections.....
*Freedom.....
*At Home.....
*The Future.....
Contemporary Electoral Politics in Trinidad

 

 

 

 

 

L A N D S C A P E S

   

 

Bishnoi

 

 

Indian States

Bihar
Madhya Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh

 

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Assistant Professor of History, UCLA
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