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 17 May 2021 Article/Essay
Essay:
What do Indians Need: A History or the Past?
By Professor S.N. Balagangadhara
Former professor of the Ghent University in Belgium, and Director of the India Platform and the Research Centre Vergelijkende Cutuurwetenschap (Comparative Science of Cultures)

Unpublished paper – plea... Read More
 11 May 2021 New Books
New Book:
"The Heathen in his Blindness...": Asia, the West and the Dynamic of Religion
By S. N. Balagangadhara
Published by Manohar Books - 2013

Book summary:

This trenchant critique of Western scholarship on Eastern religions holds that religion is important to the West becau... Read More
 11 May 2021 New Books
New Book:
Reconceptualizing India Studies
By S. N. Balagangadhara
Published by Oxford University Press - 2012

Book summary:

This book asserts that postcolonial studies and modern India studies are in need of theoretical rejuvenation. Post Said's Orientalism, postcolonialism, as a discip... Read More
 11 May 2021 New Books
Debate:
On Colonial Experience and The Indian Renaissance: A Prolegomenon to a Project
By S. N. Balagangadhara
Professor at the Ghent University in Belgium


One of the striking things about the British colonial rule is its success in developing certain ways of talking about the Indian cu... Read More
 11 May 2021 New Books
New Book:
Invading the Sacred: An Analysis of Hinduism Studies in America
By Krishnan Ramaswamy, Antonio de Nicolas, Aditi Banerjee

Book review:

Nearly a century ago, some believed that Indian art constituted multiheaded monsters and horrendous sculpture with multi arms. An animated and w... Read More
 11 May 2021 Article/Essay
Quote:
"We know the West as the West looks at itself. We study the East the way West studies the East. We look at the world the way West looks at it. We do not even know whether the world would look different, if we looked at it our way. Today, we are not in a position even to make sense of... Read More
 26 Nov 2020 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Vedic Chronology And Vedanga Jyotisha
By Lokamanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Published by Tilak Brothers, Poona - 1925

Read book online:

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Introduction

The ancient Indian literature is divided into tw... Read More
 26 Nov 2020 Rare BOOKS
Digital Book :
The Orion or Researches into the Antiquity of the Vedas
By Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Law Lecturer and Pleader, Poona
Published by Radhabai Atmaram Sagoon, Bombay - 1893.

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Preface :

SOM... Read More
 26 Nov 2020 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
The Arctic Home in the Vedas
By Lokamanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Published by Tilak Brothers, Poona - 1903

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Preface :

The present volume is a sequel to my Orion or Researches in... Read More
 19 Nov 2020 Article/Essay
Article:
Ramayana is real, say experts
By Amar Tejaswi
Published in Deccan Chronicle - 2019

New research carried out by anthropological scientists from the Estonian Biocentre and the University of Delhi claims that events of the mythological epic Ramayana occurred in reality thousands of y... Read More
 2 Jul 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
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
Article:
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
Article:
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
Article:
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
 1 May 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
A dubious quotation, a controversial reputation: the merits of Lord Macaulay
By Koenraad Elst

Koenraad Elst discovers through a wrong quotation attributed to Lord Macaulay how right the anglicizer of Indian culture was, or at least how right his intentions were, subjectively.

1. Macaulay... Read More
 1 May 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
Why Does The Left Ignore India?s Indigenous Intellectual Traditions?
By David Frawley
Swarajya - Oct 04, 2016

What explains the refusal of India?s leftists to honour what is honourable in Indian history and traditions?

India has one of the greatest intellectual traditions in the world ... Read More
 30 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
The original record can be viewed at the National Archives of India site:

http://bit.ly/2ql3Sy2

The 'actual' Macaulay's Minute on Education, by the Hon'ble T. B. Macaulay, dated the 2nd February 1835.

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 30 Apr 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
The Infamous Macaulay Speech That Never Was
By Anirban Mitra
The Wire - 19/02/2017

A quotation supposedly culled from a speech by Thomas Babington Macaulay is a staple of social media forwards and has even been quoted by senior Indian politicians. But is it authentic?

We live in times of... Read More