In India Through Archaeology: Excavating History, Devika Cariapa digs through mud, stone and brick to bring alive the story of the people of India by the material remains of their cities and settlements.
Why is the Culture Ministry sponsoring an exhibition on the Rigveda that no serious historian will do anything other than guffaw over?
India must give importance not only to ‘eminent’ personalities from the past and present but must also be open to integrating marginal and subaltern figures in the commemorative pantheon.
A man who should be commemorated with a museum of science for children has been fobbed off with a road-sign.
A sense of solidarity between ruler and administration was being sought, and one imagines that Ashoka’s message was necessitated by problems specific to Kalinga.