Chanakya and Machiavelli – Two Realists in Comparison
By Jaideep A.Prabhu
“Politics,” Ronald Reagan once said, “is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.” Today, the former US president’s words may seem trit...
Why the Indian soldiers of WW1 were forgotten
By Shashi Tharoor
BBC News - 2 July 2015
Approximately 1.3 million Indian soldiers served in World War One, and over 74,000 of them lost their lives. But history has mostly forgotten these sacrifices, which were rewarded with broken promises o...
The Goddesses Of The Mauryans
By Sumedha Verma Ojha
Swarajya - October 07, 2016
This is the time of the year, the Sharad Navratri, when we awaken the goddess inside us; Durga, Kali, Saraswati and the myriad forms of Devi which reflect her different aspects, a tradition whose beginnings a...
The Scientific Dating of the Mahabharat War
The Mahabharat has excercised a continuous and pervasive influence on the Indian mind for milleniums. The Mahabharat, orginally written by Sage Ved Vyas in Sanskrut, has been translated and adapted into numerous languages and ha...
The Research Library for South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies holds some 50,000 volumes relating primarily to the intellectual and cultural history of ancient and medieval South Asia, Tibet, and the Buddhist world. It also contains collections on the Himalayan count...
Birth and Early Development of Indian Astronomy
By Subhash Kak
Published January 15, 2001
This paper provides an overview of the birth and early development of Indian astronomy. Taking account of significant new findings from archaeology and literary analysis, it is shown that earl...