Revisiting Indian History

Ordered by

Post Date
Artefacts
Article/Essay
Event
Link
New Books
Rare BOOKS
Rare Manuscripts
Rare Maps
Rare Paintings
Rare Photographs
Sculpture
Video
 26 Jul 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
TABAQAT-I-NASIRI
By Minhaj-i-Siraj of Juzjani
Edited by W.Nassau Lees
Printed at College Press, Calcutta - 1864

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/18fvsLU

Download pdf Book:

http://bit.ly/18fvBPu

Evidence in literature suggests that in 1193, the Nalanda University was sacked ... Read More
 26 Jul 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
The Nalanda debate - Grist to the reactionary mill
The above account mentions the fortress of Bihar as the target of Bakhtiyar?s attack.
By D.N.Jha
Indian Express - 9 July 2014

I was amused to read ?How History was Made up at Nalanda? by Arun Shourie who has dished out to readers his ign... Read More
 26 Jul 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
How history was made up at Nalanda
The story behind a Marxist historian?s story of its destruction by ?Hindu fanatics?.
By Arun Shourie
Indian Express - 28 June 2014

?The mine of learning, honoured Nalanda? ? that is how the 16th-17th century Tibetan historian, Taranath, referred to the u... Read More
 27 May 2015 New Books
New Book:
LAND OF THE SEVEN RIVERS
A Brief History of India?s Geography
By Sanjeev Sanyal
Published by Penguin - 2013

DID THE GREAT FLOOD OF INDIAN LEGEND ACTUALLY HAPPEN? WHY DID THE BUDDHA WALK TO SARNATH TO GIVE HIS FIRST SERMON? HOW DID THE EUROPEANS MAP INDIA? The history of any country beg... Read More
 20 May 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
Some Grey Areas in Fixing the Date of the Vakataka Phase of Ajanta Caves
By Rajesh K.Singh

Introduction:
This essay is a kind of historiography, which attempts to investigate afresh some of the vital points in dating the Ajanta caves of the Mahayana or Vakataka period. The need for the ta... Read More
 12 Mar 2015 New Books
New Book:
The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture: The Indo-Aryan Migration Debate
By Edwin Francis Bryant
Published by Oxford University Press - 2001

Western scholars have argued that Indian civilization was the joint product of an invading Indo-European people--the "Indo-Aryans"--and indige... Read More
 12 Mar 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
Use Science, not Ideology, to Correct Historiography
By Sumedha Verma Ojha

India must pursue knowledge of its past for the sake of it and not to push any agenda. It must remove the ideological bias that exists against putting resources into any indigenist issues. But to repeat the mistake... Read More
 13 Feb 2015 New Books
New Book:
Aryans and British India
By Thomas R. Trautmann
Published by University of California Press - 1997

Book summary:

"Aryan," a word that today evokes images of racial hatred and atrocity, was first used by Europeans to suggest bonds of kinship, as Thomas Trautmann shows in his far-reachi... Read More
 22 Jan 2015 Article/Essay
Research Paper:
Pythagorean Triples and Cryptographic Coding
By Subhash Kak
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater - 2010

"The earliest statement of the theorem of the square on the diagonal (Pythagoras theorem), together with some examples, is to be found in the geometry text of Baudh?yana (c. 8... Read More
 12 Jan 2015 Article/Essay
Interview:
"Indian mathematics is practical whereas the European is metaphysical"

C K Raju has been arguing passionately through several lectures and books about the uniqueness of ancient Indian mathematics and how it influenced the rest of the world. He says what is taught as standard modern ma... Read More
 12 Jan 2015 New Books
New Book:
Is Science Western in Origin?
By C.K. Raju
Published by Multiversity and Citizens International, Penang - 2009

On stock Western history, science originated among the Greeks, and then developed in post-renaissance Europe. This story was fabricated in three phases.

First, during the Cr... Read More
 13 Aug 2014 Article/Essay
Article:
Government to trace the lost river Saraswati
By Vishwa Mohan
Times News | Aug 12, 2014

NEW DELHI: Government has launched an effort to unravel the mystery behind the ancient Saraswati river, which found its references in 'vedic' texts.

Though efforts had been made in the past by geolog... Read More
 6 Jul 2014 Article/Essay
Article:
How history was made up at Nalanda
By Arun Shourie | June 28, 2014

?The mine of learning, honoured Nalanda? ? that is how the 16th-17th century Tibetan historian, Taranath, referred to the university at Nalanda. At the time I-tsing was at the university, there were 3,700 monks. The tota... Read More
 8 Aug 2013 Video
Video:
100 ft long pre-historic rock paintings at Isco Caves in Jharkhand, 10000 BC
Filmed by Badshah Singh

Cave paintings lie in neglect
The Telegraph - 2008

Isco (Hazaribagh), March 12: Around 46km from here is the village of Barkagaon, where lies the Isco cave known for rock paintings over a... Read More
 8 Aug 2013 New Books
New Book:
The Indus Civilization: A Contemporary Perspective
By Gregory L. Possehl
Published by Rowman Altamira - 2002

Summary:

The Indus Civilization of India and Pakistan was contemporary with, and equally complex as the better-known cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt and China. The dean ... Read More
 8 Aug 2013 Article/Essay
Article:
Rakhigarhi likely to be developed into a world heritage site
By Neha Pushkarna | Mail Today | Rakhigarhi, Hisar - March 31, 2013

The road to Rakhigarhi village in Hisar is hardly there. Muddy trails dotted with buffalo dung lead to the mounds inside the village where a well-planned... Read More
 8 Aug 2013 Article/Essay
Article:
Is Haryana home to an older Indus Valley culture site?
By Jaideep Sareen

Is a village in Haryana sitting on top of a rare archaeological site that is older and larger than Mohenjo-daro, perhaps the best-known human settlement of the Indus Valley civilization?

Research and findings by a... Read More
 7 Aug 2013 New Books
New Study:
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 ... Read More
 7 Aug 2013 Article/Essay
Article:
Excavations reveal Khirsara a major industrial hub of Harappan era
By T.S.Subramanian
The Hindu - 6 August 2013

January 2, 2011 was a golden day in the second season of excavation at Khirsara village, 85 km from Bhuj town, Gujarat. Nearly 30 trenches had been dug that season, each ... Read More
 6 Aug 2013 New Books
New Book:
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... Read More