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Volume 2, Issue 2

Displaced Cultures: Uncovering Suppressed Narratives

It is common among historians to classify almost all topics as majoritarian. However, there have been very few works that really attempt to make a stand away from these majoritarian narratives, and we are proud to announce that we could make such an attempt.  The theme of cultural displacement poses a hidden function: that it makes it immensely difficult to take sides. As every prototype academician opines “there is no binary in the world and everything is grey'', we the team of L'Histoire truly believe the same. We tried our best to objectively highlight the voices of displacement, even though it has been established numerous times before that there is nothing in the world without bias.  

Volume 2, Issue 1

(Hi)Stories of the Folk: Ranajit Guha and Subaltern Studies

In this issue of L’Histoire, we revisit the question of subalternity and belonging, and the right to the nation in an effort to carry on the monumental work started by the late Professor Ranajit Guha. With essays by a number of up-and-coming academics, we hope that this issue forms a worthy addition to the body of literature that continues to interrogate and interact with subaltern studies as a field, and bring to the forefront narratives and works that have been avoided by mainstream histories.

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Volume 1, Issue 2

100 Years of King Tut, Egypt and Egyptomania

It is fitting then, that the Managing Board voted to make Egypt, and Egyptomania the primary subject of this second edition of  L’Histoire in the centenary of the discovery of the tomb of Egypt’s most famous pharaoh – Tutankhamun. The inclusion of Egyptomania reminds us that not only does our past – and most certainly – Egypt’s past belong in the museums and among archaeologists but also has been constantly mythologized in the ancient sense of the word bereft of the ‘shame’ of indulging in imagination. Egypt’s history - as is most history - is alive and being constantly re-created, retold, and reborn through a hundred, nay a thousand renaissance(s) – who are we to draw a line between one birth and another?

Volume 1, Issue 1

Dalit History Month

The major breakthrough was the explosive realization that not only could first-generation writers among Dalits reach publishers, but that there was also a market for any and all form of writing confronting the oppressive and extant caste system of India. Their history and literature became the voice of a protest never before imagined, fracturing all norms and expectations that a casteist society had enshrined as 'acceptable literature.' Voyages into the Past seeks to honour this story of fighting back against social norms, by presenting a series of articles on the history of the Dalit community in its very first issue of L'Histoire.

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Read All Previous Issues

The most recent two volumes will be displayed in the main page above, while previous issues, their themes and year of publishing will be here, where links will be available to go and read them in their entirety. 

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