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...
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...
By Blake Smith
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...
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...
The Austrian National Library (Nationalbibliothek) is first and foremost the country’s largest working library, home to millions of books. It is located in the Hofburg Palace in Vienna; since 2005 some of the collections find themselves in the baroque Palais Mollard-Clary. Hofburg Palace is a pal...