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Mapping the states of India

Black tape over Portuguese possessions-II

27 Jun 2020 5:49 PM GMT
The second part of the tale of Portuguese territories in India and how following a long and tangled game of international politics, they became part of the Republic of India

Black tape over Portuguese possessions-I

20 Jun 2020 6:27 PM GMT
A two-part discussion of the Portuguese intransigence, as well as India’s reluctance to ‘merge’ the Portuguese territories by force, even though there was much popular ferment in Goa for integration

All's well that ends well?

13 Jun 2020 5:59 PM GMT
Although the birth of the two newly formed states of Gujarat and Maharashtra in 1960 was a joyous affair, the concerning matter of lives being lost with each new line drawn on the map remained

Bombay, Maharashtra & Gujerat: Bombay, Maharashtra & Gujerat

6 Jun 2020 6:12 PM GMT
In the ninth edition of this series, we discuss the reactions to the SRC Report, especially in the city of Bombay

SRC and the map of 1958

30 May 2020 5:29 PM GMT
In part eight of this series, we continue examining the recommendations made by the States Reorganisation Committee and how they influenced the 1958 edition of the map of India

Founding fathers & linguistic states

23 May 2020 5:55 PM GMT
In part seven of this series on the mapping of the states of independent India, we bear witness to the various assertions of our founding fathers regarding linguistic states

Mapping the states of India : Aspirations, assertions & adjustments

16 May 2020 6:00 PM GMT
In Part VI, we analyse the impact of the States Reorganisation Committee Report on the map of India as it was unveiled in 1956

Maps of India: Formation of AP

9 May 2020 5:51 PM GMT
Our journey through the story of Indian maps continues with an exploration of the incendiary circumstances behind the formation of Andhra Pradesh and how they lead to the eventual formation of Telangana

India's first Hindi map

2 May 2020 3:15 PM GMT
The first Hindi map of Independent India was published in 1952, and the masthead read: 'Bharat ke Rajnaitik Vibhag' or India's Political map. This was ...

Integration of princely states

20 April 2020 5:17 PM GMT
Assimilation of princely states is the story of how India came to be as we see it today and nothing better than maps can narrate the journey

First map of independent India

12 April 2020 5:05 PM GMT
Maps are not only symbols but also stories of the nations they portray and in a nation as diverse and storied as India – these stories are manifold
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