Historian demands restoration of Sakhigopal Emar Mutt

Bhubaneswar: In all the hullaballoo of Emar Mutt’s demolition in Puri, what was forgotten and overlooked was that it had many branches all over the State; and was the fountainhead of many smaller Mutts. Among the many smaller branches in different places, the Emar Mutt at Sakhigopal stands apart due to its historical importance. Noted […]

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Pandit Raghunath Rath’s son donates 2,500 books to National Archives of India

Bhubaneswar: On the first death anniversary of eminent tribal scholar and Kui exponent, Pandit Raghunath Rath, his son handed over his precious and valuable collection of 2,500 books and journals to the National Archives of India’s Bhubaneswar Record Centre on Sunday here. The books were handed over to Dr T Hussain, Deputy Director of Archives […]

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Memorial service held at Amarda Road Airstrip, peace museum at old airfield soon  

Rasgovindpur, (Mayurbhanj): A memorial service was held at the Amarda Road Airstrip on Friday for the 14 airmen who had died in a crash here on the July 26, 1945. War historian Anil Dhir, Gandhian Aditya Patnaik, social activist Dr Biswajit Mohanty, Wing Commander Sishir Arora from the Indian Air Force and school children paid […]

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Researcher urges for converting Baji’s house as Memorial Museum

Bhubaneswar: Noted historian and researcher Anil Dhir on Friday wrote to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urging him to take measures to convert the old house of the Gandhian Mohamed Baji at Nabrangpur into a memorial museum also to make a formal request to the Ministry of Posts for issuing a Commemorative Postage Stamp on this […]

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Mohamed Baji: No hatred in his heart

  By Anil Dhir The Indian freedom struggle has its heroes, but  countless freedom fighters, who had fearlessly fought and taken down the most potent and exploitative imperialistic regime were silently sent into oblivion after independence. They did not seek reward or recognition. The 102 years old Centenarian, Mohammed Baji of Nabrangpur was one such […]

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Anil Dhir’s new book ‘The Prachi Valley’ released

Bhubaneswar:  Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Tuesday released a volume titled “The Prachi Valley”, written by noted historian and researcher Anil Dhir. The book is a detailed documentation of the monuments of this rich heritage site of the State. The Indian National trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) Bhubaneswar chapter had […]

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Was it sheer ignorance or absolute apathy? The Shipwreck that could have saved 10,000 lives

By Anil Dhir It was not sheer apathy; rather it was an intelligent disinterest in the affairs of the State. The enormity of the fore-coming doom was just not comprehended by the officials. A stark example of the lack of empathy is an incident that occurred in Puri in the early days of the Na […]

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