Sunday, July 24, 2016

Recent videos from Ektara magazine

Cinema Etihas: Interview with Joy Bimal Roy

Asghar Ali Engineer on Communalism and Nation-building

Eid poetry in Urdu

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A workshop on History by Romila Thapar

Click here to see: An Interactive Workshop with Prof. Romila Thapar 
This is an almost 3 hour long video, introduced by Rustom Bharucha. First 22 minutes are introduction by other scholars of JNU. Please skip to 22.10 mins to start the actual presentation. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Some more videos on Indian history and historians

An example of educational videos produced by "Crash Course" group.

BBC's The Story of India part 1 of 6

BBC's History of Indian Mathematics

History of Mughal Empire (from Chester Beatty Library)

Indus Valley Civilization: Produced by Crash Course.

Historian Irfan Habib's lecture

Dr.Ram Puniyani: Why did Muslim rulers destroy Hindu temples, Facts and Myths.

Dr.Bipin Chandra on Gandhi

Friday, June 20, 2014

Spotlight: Raza Kazim

Etihas (Educational Technology for Indian History, Arts and Society) presents a new series of interviews.

Raza Kazim is a senior scholar of music and practicing advocate from Lahore. In this series of video interviews he talks about his long journey through the music and arts of South Asia.

Further parts of this interview to be available soon on etihas. The interview conducted by Yousuf Saeed in May 2005. This series edited by Mohan Siddharth. Parts of this interview are featured in the documentary film Khayal Darpan.
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Friday, June 6, 2014

Some relevant lecture videos of prominent historians of India

Changing themes in the interpretation of early Indian History
by Prof. Romilla Thapar

India invented: Tracing India's History with (late) Arvind Das.

How India discovered Vasco da Gama
A talk by Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Bharat Ek Khoj - an episode from a TV series based on Nehru's Discovery of India.

Rajni Kothari lecture by Prof.Shahid Amin

Row over Hindutva historian

India's Freedom Movement: The Story of India

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Educational Technology for Indian History, Arts and Society

Ektara is a digital platform for documentation and dissemination of history, heritage, and cultural legacy of India and South Asia through audio visual and film media. Ektara stresses on authenticity of information, diversity of viewpoints, and an unbiased research and analysis of history and cultural heritage. The Ektara archive comprises of the audio and video materials not only researched and documented especially for this platform, but also materials contributed by other researchers, producers and enthusiasts of history and culture.
This website is meant for use by students, researchers and anyone with a passion to learn more about history, culture and arts.
Let us begin by watching a couple of videos on Indian history and heritage:

Excerpts from the documentary 'Khayal Darpan' about the classical music in Pakistan.

Basant: a short film on the Basant festival celebrated at the shrine of Nizamuddin Aulia at Delhi.

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