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 13 Mar 2017 Video
How Much of Indian History Is Really True?
by Sanjeev Sanyal
Srijan Foundation

Sanjeev Sanyal believes that every generation needs to rethink and question the paradigms on which a society is based. Here is a peek into what to expect from this talk. During this talk, Sanjeev would help us reali... Read More
 5 Mar 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
Comparing India and the West
By S.N. Balagangadhara
Universiteit Gent

During the last two decades, I have been pursuing an unorthodox way of studying cultural differences, focusing mainly on the Indian and the western cultures. Because I believe that one can answer questions about the ci... Read More
 24 Feb 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
From World’s Education Capital to Depths of Illiteracy – Part III
By Sahana Singh
Indiafacts.org

This final article in our series describes the destruction of key universities and the era of darkness, which descended after aeons of learning. Even as the broken pieces were being put to... Read More
 25 Jan 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
Republics Of The Past – Part 1
By Sumedha Verma Ojha
Swarajya - Jan 20, 2017

India became a modern republic, a sovereign, democratic republic, in 1950 amidst widespread skepticism about the durability of both democracy and the republican form of government in the country. It is now 201... Read More
 20 Jan 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
How India Went From World’s Education Capital to Depths of Illiteracy – Part II
By Sahana Singh
Indiafacts.org

We continue our series on the universities of ancient India, which imparted a multi-disciplinary education to students of advanced learning. In this second part, we look at I... Read More
 14 Jan 2017 Video
Video lecture:

Dating of the Ramayana and Mahabharata
By Nilesh Nilakanth Oak

Let Mahabharata & Ramayana data-set, change your mindset!

While there are more than 130 attempts to date Mahabharata and more than dozen attempts to date Ramayana, all of them have lead to different proposals based o... Read More
 13 Jan 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
When Did We First Celebrate Makar Sankranti?
By Raj Vedam
Swarajya - Jan 13, 2017

The widespread celebration of the Makar Sankranti festival and its many regional variations hint great antiquity. In this article, we will take a journey through time, weaving together history, astronomy, c... Read More
 7 Jan 2017 New Books
New Book:
History Of Ancient India
By Kamlesh Kapur
Published by Sterling Publishers - 2010

Preview book online:

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About the Author

Kamlesh Kapur, an educator and researcher, has a Masters in Economics from Punjab University, and a ... Read More
 2 Jan 2017 Article/Essay
The Swamimalai Murugan temple and the Tamil Calendar
By Raj Vedam

The Swamimalai Murugan temple near Kumbhakonam has existed since the Sangam Era (~500BCE), and later built ornately by the Cholas around 900 CE. The temple was heavily damaged in 1740 during the cannon exchanges between the Britis... Read More
 29 Dec 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Revolutionary heroes
By Blake Smith
aeon.co

If the sultan of Mysore had had a bit more luck, George Washington might be known as the Haider Ali of North America. As the ruler of Mysore, a kingdom in what is now southwestern India, Haider fought a series of wars with Great Britain in the l... Read More
 28 Dec 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Counterview: Taimur's actions were uniquely horrific in Indian history
A response to a Scroll.in article about Hindutva's distorted reading of medieval Indian history.
by Girish Shahane
Published in Scroll.in, 28 December 2016

The unlikeliest of events set off bitter historical debates in... Read More
 26 Dec 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
From Macaulay to Frawley, from Doniger to Elst: Why do many Indians need White saviours?
By Devdutt Pattanaik
Scroll.in Dec 24, 2016

Would non-White Indologists evoke such passions as the likes of Sheldon Pollock and Wendy Doniger or David Frawley and Koenraad Elst do?

There is a wound t... Read More
 16 Dec 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
How India went from Worlds Education Capital to Depths of Illiteracy - Part I
By Sahana Singh
IndiaFacts - 6 December 2016

Just a thousand years ago, India was dotted with universities across its length and breadth where international students flocked to gain credentials in advanced educ... Read More
 9 Dec 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Are we using the wrong calendar to mark human history?
By Scroll staff

A new calendar aims to incorporate all cultures and histories.

When does the human history begin? The answer lies in the way we count years before and after a significant event that is today based on the year Jes... Read More
 27 Nov 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
The East India Company: The original corporate raiders
By William Dalrymple
Guardian - 2015

For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant.

One of the very first Indian wor... Read More
 27 Nov 2016 Video
Video:
Shashi Tharoor - Exclusive Interview by Karan Thapar on his book 'An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India'.

Watch on Youtube:

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 27 Nov 2016 Article/Essay
New Book Review:
An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India
By Shashi Tharoor
Published by Aleph Book Company - 26 October 2016

Shashi Tharoor: You cant revenge yourself upon history, history is its own revenge
By Manik Sharma
FirstPost - Nov 5, 2016

Shashi Tharoor's new book An Era of... Read More
 27 Nov 2016 New Books
New Book:
An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India
By Shashi Tharoor
Published by Aleph Book Company - 26 October 2016

Buy this Book:

http://amzn.to/2gjLgcC

Book Summary:

In 1930, the American historian and philosopher Will Durant wrote that Britains conscious and deliberate bleeding... Read More
 27 Oct 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
On Matrilineal Nairs , Diversity , and the nature of Uniformity to destroy Diversity
By Sunny Narang

The Khasis of Meghalaya and the Nairs of Kerala are both the uniquely matrilineal clans of India .

Jaintia and Garos are also matrilineal in Meghalaya but not so well known or historica... Read More
 10 Oct 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Evolution of Strategic Culture Based on Sun Tzu and Kautilya - A Civilisational Connect
By Col. Harjeet Singh
Published by Centre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi - 2016

The Art of War by Sun Tzu and Arthasastra by Kautilya rank among the finest war and political discourses ever writt... Read More