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    Book Review/ Indian Environmental History for Young Adults

    We find ourselves at a time when youth activists are asking the world leaders to take action to prevent climate change, the book gives context on India’s environmental history.

    Prince Philip dies: his marriage to the Queen and their part in 1,000 years of European royal dynastic history

    For centuries, almost every European monarchy maintained diplomatic relationships with its neighbours through dynastic marriages, in a system that persisted all the way up to the 1930s, then rapidly faded away in the post-war era.

    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.

    Fighting the Malaise of Child Marriage, the Story of Maharashtra’s Ranjitsinh Disale Who Brought Tribal Girls to School 

    In a remote district where child marriage was a rampant practice, educator Ranjitsinh Disale’s efforts for bringing poor tribal girls to school in Maharashtra is indeed inspirational. 

    The women of Kendeng set their feet in cement to stop a mine in their lands. This is their story.

    Across Indonesia, hundreds of communities are in conflict with companies seeking control of their resources. In some cases, the resistance has been led by women. Journalist Febriana Firdaus travelled across the country to meet grassroots female activists and delve into the story behind their struggles.

    The Padmanabhaswamy Temple Controversy and the Politics of History Telling

    According to the SC the erstwhile royals of Thiruvananthapuram will continue to have ceremonial rights over the temple but its proceedings will be looked after by a committee.

    Prioritising the Education of Children From Migrant Families, the Remarkable Story of Kerala’s Roshni Scheme

    The Roshni Scheme in Kerala has prioritised the education of children from migrant class families and this is why they decided against returning to their native states in large numbers even amid the pandemic.

    Ancient History & Lessons in Compassion for the Pandemic

    The following article looks at history to search for answers to some of the most pressing questions that the whole of humankind is faced with amid the pandemic.

    Beyond the Brutal Killing of a Pregnant Elephant in Kerala: Listening to the Other Side of the Story

    Social media uproar over the brutal killing of a pregnant elephant in Kerala, missed out on the other side of the story.

    Celebrating the Struggles and Stories of the LGBTQ Community: A History of the ‘Pride Month’

    Every year during the month of June, the LGBTQ community celebrates Pride Month to peacefully protest and raise political awareness on current issues facing the community.

    Bruised, Battered and Humiliated: The Story of Migrant Workers

    The migrant class finds itself amid a flood of difficulties. Absent from rhetorical politics and public conscience, who will pay heed to their agonies?

    As states weigh human lives versus the economy, history suggests the economy often wins

    Whether it’s a plague or pandemic, the story tends to remain the same, with the quest for profits eventually prevailing over concerns for human health.