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 20 Apr 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Hindu: The Most Misinterpreted Term
By Sudipto Das
Swarajya - March 9, 2015

Here I stand, a Hindu, with a constant dichotomy within me as to what it really means?my nationality or my religion.

It?s not a very fortunate thing that even the names by which a major religion, or for that matt... Read More
 20 Apr 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
What Metallurgy Can Tell Us About Our History
By Anil Kumar Suri
Swarajya - September 30, 2015

An exploration of metallurgy in India:
The history of metallurgy in India can tell us a lot about the history of India itself. Our scientific heritage has inexplicably always been given short s... Read More
 20 Apr 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
What Metallurgy Can Tell Us About Our History
By Anil Kumar Suri
Swarajya - September 30, 2015

An exploration of metallurgy in India:
The history of metallurgy in India can tell us a lot about the history of India itself. Our scientific heritage has inexplicably always been given short s... Read More
 20 Apr 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
What Metallurgy Can Tell Us About Our History
By Anil Kumar Suri
Swarajya - September 30, 2015

An exploration of metallurgy in India:

The history of metallurgy in India can tell us a lot about the history of India itself. Our scientific heritage has inexplicably always been given short s... Read More
 18 Apr 2016 New Books
New Book:
Stri - Women in Epic Mahabharata
By Kevin McGrath
Published by Orient Blackswan - 20111

This book is a study of heroic femininity as it appears in the epic Mahabharata, and focuses particularly on the roles of wife, daughter-in-law, and mother, on how these women speak and on the kinsh... Read More
 18 Apr 2016 New Books
New Book:
India: A Sacred Geography
By Diana L. Eck
Published by RHUS - 2012

Summary:

The renowned Harvard scholar Diana Eck offers an extraordinary spiritual journey through the pilgrimage places of the world's most religiously vibrant culture and reveals that it is, in fact, through these sac... Read More
 18 Apr 2016 Article/Essay
Book Review:
Harvard scholar says the idea of India dates to a much earlier time than the British or the Mughals.
By Mridula Chari
Scroll.in - April 18th 2016

It wasn?t just a cluster of regional identities, and it wasn't ethnic or racial, says Diana L Eck, as she talks about her latest book, 'I... Read More
 16 Apr 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
How Sanskrit Led To The Creation Of Mendeleev?s Periodic Table
By Subhash Kak
Swarajya - November 21, 2015

How the two-dimensional structure of Sanskrit could have led to the creation of the periodic table.

It is an amusing fact that the original names used by Mendeleev for gallium and g... Read More
 16 Apr 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
The Aryan-Dravidian Divide Is A Political Myth
By David Frawley
Swarajya - April 13, 2016

Traveling throughout India, including much time in the south, I have been trying to make sense of the proposed Aryan-Dravidian divide, and the call for a pure Dravidian culture that one hears in Tami... Read More
 29 Mar 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
How India Made Britain More Literate: The ?Beautiful Tree? Beyond Dharampal
By Aravindan Neelakandan
Swarajya - March 20, 2016

It wasn?t India which improved its schooling system by imitating Britain?s. Rather, it was the other way round.

Every Indian learns at some point about how India... Read More
 29 Mar 2016 Article/Essay
Article:
New Paradigm For India: From Nation-State To Civilizational-State
By Abhinav Prakash Singh
Swarajya - March 21, 2016

"...It is common for Indians to face the sarcastic question, ?Which Indian are you? Aryan, Dravidian, Austro-Asiatic or Tamil, Assamese or Punjabi?? And it is even more c... Read More
 7 Mar 2016 New Books
New Book:
Rearming Hinduism
By Vamsee Juluri
Published by Westland - 2014

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Rearming Hinduism is a handbook for intellectual resistance. Through an astute and devastating critique of Hinduphobia in today?s aca... Read More
 9 Feb 2016 Article/Essay
Article:
What did Harappans eat, how did they look? Haryana has the answers
By Riddhi Doshi
Hindustan Times | May 17, 2015

Along the banks of the Ghaggar-Hakra river lie the graves of a typical family. The woman was likely the daughter of a wealthy trader. In death, she wears her favourite shel... Read More
 9 Feb 2016 Article/Essay
Article:
DNA could solve mystery of the Indus Valley civilization that ruled Asia during the Bronze Age
By Jason Burke
The Guardian - Feb. 2, 2016

The origins of the people of the Indus Valley civilisation has prompted a long-running argument that has lasted for more than five decades.
Some scho... Read More
 5 Feb 2016 Article/Essay
Article:
Our history books need rewriting
By Sanjeev Sanyal
LiveMint - 5 February 2016

Textbooks on Indian history have to be purged of Marxist and colonial biases that ignore historical evidence.

The debate over the need to re-write Indian history textbooks is heating up and, yet again, it is ... Read More
 12 Nov 2015 New Books
New Book:
Eminent Historians: Their Technology, Their Line, Their Fraud
By Arun Shourie
Published by HarperCollins - 2015

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Eminent Historians: Their Technology, Their Line, Their Fraud by Arun Shourie, offers an authoritative expos? on the NCERT controversy... Read More
 12 Nov 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
Tipu Sultan in History: Revisionism Revised
By Narasingha Sil
Published in SAGE Journal - 2 April 2013

????This historiographical essay seeks to chart a middle course between what may be called Tipu bashing and, to borrow an expression from Anne Buddle, ?Tipu Mania,? with a view to provi... Read More
 23 Oct 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
Ancient civilization: Cracking the Indus script
By Andrew Robinson
Nature magazine - 20 October 2015

Andrew Robinson reflects on the most tantalizing of all the undeciphered scripts ? that used in the civilization of the Indus valley in the third millennium bc.

The Indus civilization f... Read More
 4 Oct 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
Interview with D.N. Jha, historian of ancient India and the author of
?The Myth of the Holy Cow'
By Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta
Frontline - 2012

Q: Your book ?The Myth of the Holy Cow' dispels the impression that Muslims introduced beef-eating in the Indian subcontinent. What were the m... Read More
 2 Aug 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
The Pernicious Effects Of The Misinterpreted Greek Synchronism In Ancient Indian History.
By Kosla Vepa PhD
Paper presented at The ICIH 2009, Delhi, India

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It was F E Pargiter, who introduced the notion of a Synchronism in Indian Historiography, in one ... Read More