Article/Essay
 22 May 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Recognizing the Gods
By Vidya Dehejia
Barbara Stoler Miller Professor of Indian and South Asian Art
Columbia University

In India, the aim of art was never to imitate nature or to recreate reality through illusionistic devices; rather, the goal was to produce an idealized form. Sculptors d... Read More
 8 May 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Why is the world so obsessed with India’s caste system?
By Sahana Singh
Indiafacts - 5 May 2016

There is an obsessive tendency to project the caste system as a form of social exclusivism found only in India. Clearly, not enough attention is being directed to the history of social hierar... Read More
 29 Apr 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Indigo and India
By Sunny Narang

I find it funny those questioning the name of India , when one of the most ancient dyes is named after the "Indian Dye" that is Indigo or Neel in Sanskrit .

Before the Arabs called us Hind , the Greeks and Romans had been trading textiles and called us In... Read More
 20 Apr 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Hindu: The Most Misinterpreted Term
By Sudipto Das
Swarajya - March 9, 2015

Here I stand, a Hindu, with a constant dichotomy within me as to what it really means—my nationality or my religion.

It’s not a very fortunate thing that even the names by which a major religion, or for that ... Read More
 20 Apr 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
What Metallurgy Can Tell Us About Our History
By Anil Kumar Suri
Swarajya - September 30, 2015

An exploration of metallurgy in India:
The history of metallurgy in India can tell us a lot about the history of India itself. Our scientific heritage has inexplicably always been given short s... Read More
 20 Apr 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
What Metallurgy Can Tell Us About Our History
By Anil Kumar Suri
Swarajya - September 30, 2015

An exploration of metallurgy in India:
The history of metallurgy in India can tell us a lot about the history of India itself. Our scientific heritage has inexplicably always been given short s... Read More
 20 Apr 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
What Metallurgy Can Tell Us About Our History
By Anil Kumar Suri
Swarajya - September 30, 2015

An exploration of metallurgy in India:

The history of metallurgy in India can tell us a lot about the history of India itself. Our scientific heritage has inexplicably always been given short s... Read More
 18 Apr 2016 Article/Essay
Book Review:
Harvard scholar says the idea of India dates to a much earlier time than the British or the Mughals.
By Mridula Chari
Scroll.in - April 18th 2016

It wasn’t just a cluster of regional identities, and it wasn't ethnic or racial, says Diana L Eck, as she talks about her latest book, ... Read More
 16 Apr 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
How Sanskrit Led To The Creation Of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table
By Subhash Kak
Swarajya - November 21, 2015

How the two-dimensional structure of Sanskrit could have led to the creation of the periodic table.

It is an amusing fact that the original names used by Mendeleev for gallium and... Read More
 16 Apr 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
The Aryan-Dravidian Divide Is A Political Myth
By David Frawley
Swarajya - April 13, 2016

Traveling throughout India, including much time in the south, I have been trying to make sense of the proposed Aryan-Dravidian divide, and the call for a pure Dravidian culture that one hears in Tami... Read More
 29 Mar 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
How India Made Britain More Literate: The ‘Beautiful Tree’ Beyond Dharampal
By Aravindan Neelakandan
Swarajya - March 20, 2016

It wasn’t India which improved its schooling system by imitating Britain’s. Rather, it was the other way round.

Every Indian learns at some point about h... Read More
 29 Mar 2016 Article/Essay
Article:
New Paradigm For India: From Nation-State To Civilizational-State
By Abhinav Prakash Singh
Swarajya - March 21, 2016

"...It is common for Indians to face the sarcastic question, “Which Indian are you? Aryan, Dravidian, Austro-Asiatic or Tamil, Assamese or Punjabi?” And it is even mo... Read More
 23 Feb 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Company Painting in Nineteenth-Century India
By Marika Sardar
Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

As the British East India Company expanded its purview in South Asia during the late 1700s, great numbers of its employees moved from England to carve out new lives for themselves in ... Read More
 11 Feb 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
The Russian Prince and the Maharajah of Travancore
By Richard R Walding, Helen Stone and Achuthsankar S. Nair
Published by The University of Kerala - 2009

In 1841, the Russian Prince Alexis Soltykoff made the first of two visits to India and published his observations upon his return to h... Read More
 9 Feb 2016 Article/Essay
Article:
What did Harappans eat, how did they look? Haryana has the answers
By Riddhi Doshi
Hindustan Times | May 17, 2015

Along the banks of the Ghaggar-Hakra river lie the graves of a typical family. The woman was likely the daughter of a wealthy trader. In death, she wears her favourite shel... Read More
 9 Feb 2016 Article/Essay
Heritage champion of Rakhigarhi

Meet Wazir Chand - The scientific community has intervened very late at Rakhigarhi. The villagers had been selling finds from this site to bounty hunters for the past 20 years. Wazir Chand was one local resident who didn't sell, but built up a collection which he ... Read More
 9 Feb 2016 Article/Essay
Archaeological Report:
Excavations at RAKHIGARHI [1997-98 to 1999-2000]
Dr. Amarendra Nath
Archaeological Survey of India

Read and download pdf:

http://bit.ly/1XgvH4D

The present report unfolds discovery of the earliest civilization of South Asia that flourished at Rakhigarhi, Haryana India du... Read More
 9 Feb 2016 Article/Essay
Article:
Rakhigarhi, the biggest Harappan site
By T. S. Subramanian
The Hindu - March 27, 2014

Bigger than Mohenjo-daro, claims expert

The discovery of two more mounds in January at the Harappan site of Rakhigarhi in Hisar district, Haryana, has led to archaeologists establishing it as the bigg... Read More
 9 Feb 2016 Article/Essay
Article:
DNA could solve mystery of the Indus Valley civilization that ruled Asia during the Bronze Age
By Jason Burke
The Guardian - Feb. 2, 2016

The origins of the people of the Indus Valley civilisation has prompted a long-running argument that has lasted for more than five decades.
Some scho... Read More
 7 Feb 2016 Article/Essay
Article:
The journey of Abdur Razzaq
By Aadisht Khanna
LiveMint - Sep 02 2011

Years before the 18th century had travellers and explorers—and travel writing—too. Generals, missionaries or ambassadors would bring in details of the places they had visited between descriptions of military tactic... Read More