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 25 Jun 2019 Article/Essay
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Bangalore Nagarathnamma, the singer who took to Sanskrit and feminism in 19th Century India
By Vikram Sampath
Published in The Print - 26 May, 2019

European record companies participated with artists like Nagarathnamma, a devadasi, at a time Indian society hounded them in name of morality... Read More
 24 Jun 2019 Article/Essay
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Coimbatore Thayi, the Carnatic singer who struck a chord in Paris but is unknown in India
By Vikram Sampath
Published in The Print - 18 June, 2019

Gramophone records were usually colour‐coded based on the artiste’s popularity. Thayi’s was coded violet, indicating she was among the m... Read More
 23 Jun 2019 Article/Essay
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Ariyakkudi, maestro who woke up snoring crowds at concerts & made modern-day Carnatic music
By Vikram Sampath
Published in The Print - 23 June, 2019

Ariyakkudi Ramanuja put together styles of various musicians across centuries to create the ‘golden mean’ for Carnatic music.

The found... Read More
 17 Jun 2019 Article/Essay
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When it comes to antique books, how old is “old”?
Published by Regency Antique Books - 2015

In the world of antique books, “old” means OLD. To the surprise of many antique book collectors who are just getting started, 19th century books and post Victorian (circa 1901) books are ge... Read More
 11 Jun 2019 Article/Essay
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Kanhoji Angre, the Maratha Admiral Who Defended Konkan from the Europeans!
by Tanvi Patel
Published in Better India - August 2, 2018

In the late 17th and early 18th century, when the British, the Portuguese and the Mughal Navy base of Siddis were using India’s vast coastline to enter t... Read More
 10 Jun 2019 Article/Essay
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The Secret of the Veda
By Professor Subhash Kak
Published in Medium - Apr 14,2019

Most people are perplexed about the Vedas. Very few have read them, and those who have find them difficult to understand. They can’t make sense of its many divinities, sacrifices, rituals, riddles and para... Read More
 2 Jul 2017 Article/Essay
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The Lost Indika
By Sumedha Verma Ojha
Swarajya - Aug 05, 2016

With a long history of invasion and colonialism, Indians are used to looking at themselves with the gaze of the “other”, especially if we live in an English language- centred universe. 400 years of Eurocentrism has given us a ... Read More
 1 Jul 2017 Article/Essay
The Aryan Migration Theroy

The excavation of the Harappa, Mohenjo-daro and Lothal sites of the Indus Valley Civilisation (IVC) in the 1920, showed that northern India already had an advanced culture when the Indo-Aryans migrated into the area. The theory changed from a migration of advanced Arya... Read More
 29 Jun 2017 Article/Essay
Aryan Invasion Theory: How did it all begin?

When the British started to colonize India in the 18th century, they had to impose a legal system on both the British merchants and the Indians. The Indians already had a legal system, which was unknown to the British colonizers. To integrate these sy... Read More
 23 Jun 2017 Article/Essay
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Genetics Might Be Settling The Aryan Migration Debate, But Not How Left-Liberals Believe
By Anil Kumar Suri
Swarajya - Jun 19, 2017

Given the importance of Aryan migration in the Indian history, it is necessary to challenge the one-sided presentation of facts in a recent article . There... Read More
 22 Jun 2017 Article/Essay
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Propagandizing the Aryan Invasion Debate: A Rebuttal to Tony Joseph
By A.L.Chavda
Published in Indiafacts.org

India’s left-liberal-secular clique seems determined to propagandize the Indian public with its spin on the Aryan invasion debate by any means possible. A rebuttal to Tony Josep... Read More
 22 Jun 2017 Article/Essay
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How genetics is settling the Aryan migration debate
By Tony Joseph
The HIndu - June 16, 2017

New DNA evidence is solving the most fought-over question in Indian history. And you will be surprised at how sure-footed the answer is, writes Tony Joseph

The thorniest, most fought-over que... Read More
 17 Jun 2017 Article/Essay
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Interpreting an Architectural Past - Ram Raz and the Treatise in South Asia
By Madhuri Desai
Published by: University of California Press on behalf of the Society of Architectural Historians -2102

he process of modern knowledge-making in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century South... Read More
 16 Jun 2017 Article/Essay
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Why rare books are thriving in the digital age
Published in Spectator LIFE - May 2017

One of London’s oldest antiquarian booksellers says young collectors have given business a boost.

Maggs Bros, the antiquarian booksellers by appointment to the Queen, is moving to spectacular new prem... Read More
 13 Jun 2017 Article/Essay
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The Ram Raz Collection
By Dr. Jennifer Howes – South Asia Specialist, Art Historian
Published in Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

In the Royal Asiatic Society’s library, there are 55 drawings that were used to illustrate the first ever attempt to interpret Sanskrit vastu... Read More
 11 Jun 2017 Article/Essay
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Designing a New Hoysaḷa Temple in Karnataka
By Adam Hardy
Professor of Asian Architecture, The Welsh School pf Architecture

"Designing a New Hoysaḷa Temple in Karnataka." In Proceedings of 2009 Conference of European Association of South Asian Archaeology and Art. Vienna, Austria: Un... Read More
 25 May 2017 Article/Essay
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How the National Archives of India Is Actually Destroying History
By Choodie Shivaram
Published in thewire.in on 24 May 2017

History is jeopardised as priceless documents are ill-treated and defaced on a regular basis by both staff and scholars.

Something is rotten about the state of t... Read More
 25 May 2017 Article/Essay
Book Review:
The Educational Heritage of Ancient India by Sahana Singh
Reviewed by Dr. Sarita Seshagiri
Published in Indiafacts.org

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In her book, The Educational Heritage of Ancient India, Sahana Singh shakes the dust off India’s glorious but forgotten pas... Read More
 11 May 2017 Article/Essay
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The Klencke Atlas
By Tom Harper

Tom Harper tells the story of the Klencke Atlas, one of the largest atlases in the world presented to Charles II by the Dutch merchant and scholar Johannes Klencke in 1660.
Out of British Library’s ‘banquet of maps’ the Klencke atlas of 1660 is surely the m... Read More
 11 May 2017 Article/Essay
Article:
How the British Library Digitized One of the World’s Largest Books
By Kate Sierzputowski
thisiscollosal.com - May 10, 2017

The Klencke Atlas published in 1660 is one of the most famous objects in the British Library's cartographic collection, a towering book that stands nearly 6 feet ... Read More