Defender of History
by Madhu Prasad
Published in Frontline, 24 September 2021
A symposium organised to celebrate Professor Irfan Habib's 90th birthday brings into sharp focus the Sangh Parivar's politics of relentless communal mobilisation, which revolves around Muslim-baiting, and its highly prejudiced interventions in the spheres of education, history and culture.
A remarkable symposium, entitled "In Defence of History", was hosted by the reputed academic journal Social Scientist[...]
Twenty-six years ago, Tulika Books started its publishing journey with a volume of essays titled Essays in Indian History: A Marxist Perspective, by Professor Irfan Habib, one of the greatest historians of our time.
To pay tribute to the stalwart on his 90th birthday, we announce a discount of 25 per cent on online purchases of books by and on Professor Habib, published by Tulika Books.
The offer is now valid to 30 September.
List of books available at special price
Tulika Books condoles the passing of Jun-ichi Okabe (1959–2021), Professor, Graduate School of International Social Sciences and Professor, Faculty of Economics, at Yokohama National University. Professor Okabe is co-author of A New Statistical Domain in India: An Enquiry into Village Panchayat Databases, published by Tulika Books in association with the Foundation for Agrarian Studies in 2017. The Japan Society of Economic Statistics presented its 2017 Award to Professor Okabe for this book.