Pages from history – A reading list

The present is closely linked to the past. We bring you a list of books to know your country better this Independence Day. Some of these are vividly documented retellings of the past and some are fictional narratives set in the freedom movement

Songs of freedom

They rang out of schools, colleges, prayer halls and meeting grounds. Songs invoking the idea of nationalism became a rallying point for the freedom and birth of a new nation

The cult of Shakti

The feminine power is a divine power and the cult of Shakti in India is a testimony to that faith. The tradition of worship of Shakti has endured over millennia

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