Friday, January 21, 2022

Adrija Roychowdhury


Adrija is senior sub-editor, Indian Express. She mainly writes on History and world politics. Follow her on Twitter @AdrijaRoychow

India’s Rangoon connection: Memories of the thousands who took an uncertain walk back home
Fri, Mar 05, 2021

As per records, the trek by land must have been undertaken by at least 400,000 refugees, if not more.

How Shivaji became the voice of multiple social causes
Wed, Mar 24, 2021

To the average Indian, Shivaji has over the years come to represent everything that is glorious and fearless about his past.

BBC’s new show Taboo narrates story of East India Company, but is strangely silent on India
Wed, Mar 24, 2021

The origins of the EIC lay in certain developments in seventeenth century England that acted as a catalyst for increasing curiosity in the East.

Shashi Tharoor is right, Ramayana and Mahabharatha must be celebrated for their literary brilliance
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

To read the two epics as a work of religion is unwarranted and nothing but politically motivated.

Tamil Nadu crisis: Why the S R Bommai case might be invoked to resolve the problem
Tue, Jan 29, 2019

The judgment stated that the only way to determine support enjoyed by a particular state government would be by means of a floor test.

Sankalp Reddy’s ‘The Ghazi Attack’: Things to know about the India-Pak underwater war
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

The sinking of the Ghazi in mysterious circumstances has been a contentious issue between India and Pakistan ever since.

Dalhousie Road renamed after Dara Shikoh: Why Hindutva right wingers favour a Mughal prince
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

Dara Shikoh was the brother of Aurangazeb and was killed by the latter.

Riot-hit Muslims, disappointed Jats, distressed farmers; a divided Muzaffarnagar all set for UP polls
Tue, Jul 07, 2020

Soon after the riots, the Samajwadi Party’s government was under severe attack for not only poor management of the situation but also for having instigated the violence.

Padmavati and other historical characters who were perhaps never real
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Personalities like Anarkarli and Jodha Bai are also similar cases of fictional accounts becoming part of popular historical understanding.

When newspapers across the world mourned the loss of Mahatma Gandhi
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

A day after his assassination, Mahatma Gandhi featured across the front page of practically every major newspaper of the world as the symbol of loss that India would find hard to recover from.

CIA files: US feared danger posed by Subhas Chandra Bose and his legacy
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

The legacy left behind by Bose in independent India was a source of constant worry to an American government stuck in cold war with communist USSR .

No bull, this could be why Tamil Nadu is obsessed with Jallikattu
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

The earliest evidence of Jallikattu or bull taming can be found in ancient Indian cave paintings and seal iconography.