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· August, 2013

Stories about History from August, 2013

1100 Year Old Hindu Temple Discovered in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Unlocked reports that archaeologists from Jahangirnagar University (JU) have excavated an 1100 year old Hindu temple from the Pala dynasty at a village in Dinajpur district of Northern Bangladesh....

How Vietnam Got its Name

Le Minh Khai traces the history of how Vietnam got its name and explains the inaccuracies in some historical accounts about the origins of the name. Ultimately, the name Việt...

Hong Kong's Civil Disobedience Campaign Seeks Inspiration from Martin Luther King

Democrats in Hong Kong are planning to occupy the city center and struggle for universal suffrage. Martin Luther King's civil disobedience campaign serves as their inspiration.

Demolition for Progress? Tanzania's Historical Buildings and Monuments Could Face Ax

A newspaper has revealed the special status that protected the Tanzania's historical structures was revoked in 2007 to make way for development.

At 87, Fidel Castro is “Imperfect but Human”

Fidel Castro has held an almost mythical status for leftist revolutionary movements around the world for decades. Cuba's former president just turned 87.

India-Bhutan Friendly Relations: A Reality Check

Blogger Yeshey Dorji from Thimphu, Bhutan comments on the current state of apparently friendly India-Bhutan relations: India’s unabashed transgression into our domestic affairs has demonstrated that where it is an...

30 Years Ago: Remembering The Anti-Tamil Pogrom And Riots In Sri Lanka

To remember Black July, the anti-Tamil pogrom and riots in Sri Lanka during July 1983, citizen journalism website Groundviews launched a special online publication titled “30 Years Ago“. It consists...

Romania to Open Communist Leader Ceausescu's Execution Site to Tourists

Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife were killed by firing squad on Christmas Day in 1989 on a former military base.

Hong Kong's Land Expansion ‘Killing’ Local Fishing Industry

Hong Kong's fishermen have bore witness to the negative effects of Hong Kong's push to expand by filling in land from the surrounding ocean.

Coptic Churches Burnt in Egypt

On social media, many suggested that the Muslim Brotherhood has been fanning the flames of sectarianism, pitting Muslim against Christian, resulting in today's unprecedented wide-scale attacks.

Celebrating The Indigenous Past Of Northeast India

In Search of Greener Pastures blog revisits the indigenous past of Northeast India by sharing some rare photographs.

Remembering the 1988 Student Revolt in Myanmar

Aung Zaw, the founding editor in chief of the Irrawaddy magazine, recalls the historic 1988 student uprising in Myanmar: As a student at that time, I can clearly remember the...

Is ‘Free Tibet Movement’ Dying?

Is it any wonder that many Tibetans are now losing hope? Neapali blog Blogdai criticizes the failures of the ‘Free Tibet Movement’ for not being effective enough to reduce Tibetan...

Bangladesh Court Disqualifies Jamaat-e-Islami Party from Elections

The ruling comes as the party faced mounting criticism for its opposition to Bangladesh's independence and its top members implicated in war crimes.

What Is Behind Lusaka Township Names

In commemorating Zambia's capital city’s centenary this year, Gershom discusses the origins of Lusaka township names: Obviously, a number of other writers have written about some of the names of...

Changes In Indian Economy And The Customers

Blogger and entrepreneur JP Rangaswami looks back at the changes in Indian economy, from a mixed economy combining features of capitalism and socialism (1947-1991) towards liberal and free-market principles (1991...

Trinidad & Tobago: Emancipation Means Freedom for All

Prior to Emancipation Day, bloggers debated the concept of freedom in the context of the 23rd anniversary of the country's attempted coup.

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