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· August, 2013

Stories about History from August, 2013

1100 Year Old Hindu Temple Discovered in Bangladesh

  31 August 2013

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. The post contains pictures and details about the finds.

How Vietnam Got its Name

  30 August 2013

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 Nam is related to the Nguyễn clan’s southward expansion of the Lê Dynasty realm. What it signifies is that the...

India-Bhutan Friendly Relations: A Reality Check

  19 August 2013

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 understanding between two unequal partners, there is little reason to believe that any commitment – whether written or unwritten, will...

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

  19 August 2013

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 of an array of contents, from mixed media triptych to info-graphics, audio podcasts to video, photography to compelling write-ups. According...

Remembering the 1988 Student Revolt in Myanmar

  12 August 2013

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 exhilaration of knowing that the entire nation was behind us, that we could not possibly lose. He issues this challenge...

Is ‘Free Tibet Movement’ Dying?

  10 August 2013

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 suffering.

What Is Behind Lusaka Township Names

  5 August 2013

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 some of the townships and residential areas such as John Laing, John Howard, Kuku and others having been farms belonging...

Changes In Indian Economy And The Customers

  4 August 2013

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 onwards) and how the changes and the pace of change evolved around the customer.

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