History

WORLD BOOK DAY: Books about books

For World Book Day on April 23, we bring together a list of books about books as a means to glimpse at and tap into the vast knowledge, power, and pleasure that is to be found in these complex objects. Are they, indeed, just objects? Or historical artefacts? Or weapons?

August 5, 2021
August 5, 2021

Chinmay Tumbe's 'The Age of Pandemics': Lessons from history in desperate times

Chinmay Tumbe’s The Age of Pandemics (1817-1920): How They Shaped India and the World (HarperCollins, 2020) is a timely read, touching upon three historic pandemics and the effects they had on the culture, economy, and politics of the Indian subcontinent.

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

50 Years of the Concert for Bangladesh: How It Came to Be

The backstory of the concert scripted in the heavens.

June 25, 2020
June 25, 2020

Into the nuances of history: Sudeep Chakravarti unpacks the Battle of Plassey

Sudeep Chakravarti is an eminent commentator and author whose narrative non-fiction and fiction have been translated into Bangla, Hindi, Spanish, Portuguese, German and more. In January 2020, his book—Plassey:

July 24, 2017
July 24, 2017

A quiet masterpiece that serves as Dhaka's gateway

These buildings also had a political history. They were the products of what the military regime of Muhammad Ayub Khan called the “Decade of Development” (1958-68), intertwined with West Pakistan's shrewd political strategy of placating East Pakistan's agitating Bengalis through architectural and infrastructure development.

February 21, 2017
February 21, 2017

Five infamous India-Australia controversies

Five previous flashpoints between India and Australia. The four-match Test series will begin in Pune on Thursday.

January 1, 2017
January 1, 2017

Pakistan lose a legend

Imtiaz Ahmed, a member of Pakistan's first-ever Test team, died in a Lahore hospital Saturday after a brief illness, his family said.

December 6, 2016
December 6, 2016

FIFA loses the man who led fight against match-fixing

The man who was leading FIFA's fight against match-fixing has left his post, soccer's world governing body said on Monday.

December 2, 2016
December 2, 2016

Castro cigars, Ali's boxing gloves highlight auction

Muhammad Ali's fight gloves and a box of cigars signed by the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro are among some of the highlights in an auction of memorabilia steeped in sporting history.

November 30, 2016
November 30, 2016

Argentina's Davis Cup winners return to heroes' welcome

Argentina's Davis Cup champions returned to a heroes' welcome in Buenos Aires on Tuesday after clinching their maiden title with a stunning 3-2 win over Croatia at the weekend.

October 30, 2016
October 30, 2016

Reaction to Tigers' historic win over England

Enjoy the reaction of players and organizations after Bangladesh national cricket team creates history and defeats England for the first time in Test cricket.