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 2 Jul 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Megasthenis Indica
By F.A. Schwanbeck
Published by Sumptibus Pleimesii Biobliopolae, Bonn - 1846
In Latin

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The Lost Indika
By Sumedha Verma Ojha
Swarajya - Aug 05, 2016

With a long history of... Read More
 2 Jul 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
Ancient India As Described By Megasthenes and Arrian
- A translation of the fragments of the INDIKA of Megasthenes collected by Dr.Schwanbeck, and of the first part of Indika of Arrian
By J.W. McCrindle
Published by Trubner & Co., London - 1877

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 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 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Civilizations Of The Indus Valley And Beyond
By Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Published by Thames and Hudson, London - 1966

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 25 May 2017 Article/Essay
Book Review:
The Educational Heritage of Ancient India by Sahana Singh
Reviewed by Dr. Sarita Seshagiri
Published in Indiafacts.org

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In her book, The Educational Heritage of Ancient India, Sahana Singh shakes the dust off India?s glorious but forgotten pas... Read More
 23 May 2017 New Books
New Book:
The Educational Heritage of Ancient India - How an ecosystem of learning was laid to waste
By Sahana Singh

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When Tagore started an open-air school at Shantiniketan in 1901, which later went on to become a famous university, he was o... Read More
 10 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Ancient India, 2000 B.C.- 800 A.D.
By Romesh Chunder Dutt (1848-1909)
Published by Longmans Green & Co., London - 1904

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 8 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Royal Conquests And Cultural Migrations in South India and The Deccan
By Calambur Sivaramamurti
Published by The Indian Museum, Calcutta - 1955

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 29 Mar 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Child in Ancient India
By Kamalabai Deshpande
Foreword by Moritz Winternitz
Published by The Author in Poona - 1936

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 25 Feb 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Studies in the Puranic Records on Hindu Rites and Customs
By R.C.Hazra
Published by University of Dacca - 1936

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Painting, Bhagavata Purana, Krishna revealing his nature as Vishnu, opaque watercolour on paper, Malwa, ca. 1730.

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 25 Feb 2017 Article/Essay
Calligraphy in Ancient India
By Vedveer Arya
ITIHASA

Ancient Indians had developed the art of Calligraphy around post-Mauryan era. Ikshvaku kings of Andhra were probably the first who used calligraphy in their inscriptions. In fact, the so-called Siddhamatrika script is a calligraphy of Brahmi s... Read More
 25 Jan 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
State and Government In Ancient India
From earliest time to circa 1200 A.D.
By A.S.Alteskar
Published by Motilal Banarsidass - 1949

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 25 Jan 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
Republics Of The Past – Part 1
By Sumedha Verma Ojha
Swarajya - Jan 20, 2017

India became a modern republic, a sovereign, democratic republic, in 1950 amidst widespread skepticism about the durability of both democracy and the republican form of government in the country. It is now 2017 ... Read More
 20 Jan 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
How India Went From World’s Education Capital to Depths of Illiteracy – Part II
By Sahana Singh
Indiafacts.org

We continue our series on the universities of ancient India, which imparted a multi-disciplinary education to students of advanced learning. In this second part, we look at India... Read More
 7 Jan 2017 New Books
New Book:
History Of Ancient India
By Kamlesh Kapur
Published by Sterling Publishers - 2010

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Kamlesh Kapur, an educator and researcher, has a Masters in Economics from Punjab University, and a ... Read More
 7 Jan 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Cholas
By K.A. Nilakanta Sastri
Published by The University of Madras - 1935

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On the history of the Colas, as on many other subjects of early Indian history, we had, till abo... Read More
 3 Jan 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Book :
ANCIENT INDIA
By Sakkottai Krishnaswami Aiyangar
Published by Luzac & Co., London - 1911

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Krishnaswamy Aiyangar was born in the village of Sakkottai near Kumbakonam on 15 April 1871. At the age of ... Read More
 2 Jan 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Historical Inscriptions of Southern India
Collected till 1923 and outlines of political history
By Robert Sewell
Edited by Sakkottai Krishnaswami Aiyangar
Published by Diocesan Press, Madras - 1932

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 1 Jan 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
Chronological Tables for Southern India from the Sixth Century A. D.
By Robert Sewell
Printed by E.Keys at The Government Press - 1881

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Robert Sewell (1845?1925) worked in the civil service of... Read More
 26 Dec 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
India in Primitive Christianity
By Arthur Lillie
Published by Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., London - 1909

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