The novel, Sea of Poppies, is first book of the trilogy Ibis and has been written by the Indian author, Amitav Ghosh. The novel deals with life in Calcutta and on the banks of river Ganga preceding the Opium Wars. This novel earned a Man Booker Prize nomi...
12 Maps That Changed the World
By Uri Friedman
Is there such a thing as a perfect map?
In June 2012, Brian McClendon, an executive at Google, announced that Google Maps and Google Earth were part of a far loftier pursuit than edging out Apple and Facebook in the map services ...
By Muthiah S
Published by Westland & Tranquebar Press - 2011
Madras Miscellany has, over that decade, created an awareness and a greater appreciation of the significant past of Madras and of the events and the people who over the years made Madras ‘the first c...
H.H. Uthradom Tirunal Marthanda Varma
Travancore : The Footprints Of Destiny : My Life and Times Under the Grace of Lord Padmanabha
As told to Uma Maheswari
Published by Konark Publishers - 2011
Travancore: the Footprints of Destiny is an unusual work among the chronicles of the amazin...
The Art of Play Board and Card Games of India
By Andrew Topsfield
Publisher: Marg Publications
It is not commonly known that several of the world's most popular board games were conceived in the Indian subcontinent, including Ludo (chaupar or pachisi), Snakes and Ladders, and not least...
Workshop and Patron in Mughal India: The Freer Ramayana and Other Illustrated Manuscripts of 'Abd al-Rahim (Artibus Asiae)
By John Seyller
Publisher: Paul Holberton publishing (January 1, 2002)
IN 1940, Lady Yashodabai Joshi was urged by her family to write her memoirs. Yashodabai Joshi had been bedridden for six or seven years. She was not in a position to write her memoirs, as her fingers did not move. So she dictated...
A MARATHI SAGA - Yashodabai Joshi
Translated By V.K.Bhide
Published by Lotus Roli, Delhi - 2005
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
'The summit is near and my legs are heavy with fatigue.' So Lady Yashodabai Joshi told her daughter Manikabai Bhide on her deathbed in 1948. She little realised that the jou...
Relation Between Harappan And Brahmi Scripts
By Subhajit Ganguly
Published in February 2013
Around 45 odd signs out of the total number of Harappan signs found make up almost 100 percent of the inscriptions, in some form or other, as said earlier. Out of these 45 signs, around 40 are ...
Myth of Aryan Invasion in India
By David Frawley
The Aryan invasion theory denies the Indian origin of predominant culture, but gives the credit for Indian culture to invaders from elsewhere. It even teaches that some of the most revered books of hindu scripture are not actually In...