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    Prisoners Rediscover a World beyond Stigma in Shimla’s café-library

    In Shimla prisoners serving life-term start Café-library and thus attract readers for whom books open up a world of new hope and positivity. Prisoner reformation in its new avatar is something we must widely replicate. KABIR

    From Pedagogic Theory to Living Practice: Walking with Children of Shiksha Swaraj

    Is it possible to see education beyond schools and coaching centres? Or, is it possible to break the wall of separation, and invite the marginalized to the realm of creative and life-affirming education?

    Bhagat Singh’s version of nationalism and what it may mean for Indian education

    As we commemorate Bhagat Singh's 90th death anniversary, here is a close look at the ideas and vision that the man stood for.

    City of lost mosques: how Suzhou tells the story of China’s Islamic past

    Regular stories in the international press highlighting the treatment of Muslims in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region tend to obscure the fact that Islam was once highly regarded by Chinese emperors.

    How Black people in the 19th century used photography as a tool for social change

    Frederick Douglass is perhaps best known as an abolitionist and intellectual. But he was also the most photographed American of the 19th century. And...

    The curious case against Sci-Hub and Libgen

    A leading scientist argues that without Sci-Hub and Libgen, there would be a danger to the process of democratization of knowledge.

    What Gandhi can teach today’s protesters

    Almost a century ago, Mohandas K. Gandhi – commonly known by the honorific Mahatma, the great-souled one – emphasized nonviolent resistance in his campaign...

    Maria Montessori challenged and changed how kids are taught, and remains influential today

    One hundred and fifty years after Maria Montessori’s birth, tens of thousands of teachers around the world still hail her innovations and educational philosophy. One...

    Sexism pushed Rosalind Franklin toward the scientific sidelines during her short life, but her work still shines on her 100th birthday

    What do coal, viruses and DNA have in common? The structures of each – the predominant power source of the early 20th century, one...

    Mao’s China falsely claimed it had eradicated schistosomiasis – and it’s still celebrating that ‘success’ in propaganda today

    In early April, with much of the world under lockdown, China was already celebrating its purported victory in keeping the new coronavirus under control....

    How to fight Holocaust denial in social media – with the evidence of what really happened

    One in four American millennials believe the Holocaust was exaggerated or entirely made up, according to a recent national survey that sought to find...

    “Ranjit Guha was the first historian I met in flesh and blood who had a real enthusiasm for ideas”, says Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty

    In a thought-provoking conversation with The New Leam Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty has reflected on his intellectual journey, his engagement with the history of ideas, and his analysis of contemporary social reality.