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 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.

Download pdf:

http://bit.ly/2pjmYWF Read More
 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
 30 Apr 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
And Macaulay's Idea Of India Endures
By Ramnath Narayanswamy
Swarajya - Aug 10, 2015

The Indian Education system is still dominated by a colonial mindset. Despite the passing of more than six decades since independence, we have failed to establish a vibrant, high-quality system of primar... Read More
 13 Mar 2017 Video
How Much of Indian History Is Really True?
by Sanjeev Sanyal
Srijan Foundation

Sanjeev Sanyal believes that every generation needs to rethink and question the paradigms on which a society is based. Here is a peek into what to expect from this talk. During this talk, Sanjeev would help us reali... Read More
 5 Mar 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
Comparing India and the West
By S.N. Balagangadhara
Universiteit Gent

During the last two decades, I have been pursuing an unorthodox way of studying cultural differences, focusing mainly on the Indian and the western cultures. Because I believe that one can answer questions about the ci... Read More
 24 Feb 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
From World’s Education Capital to Depths of Illiteracy – Part III
By Sahana Singh
Indiafacts.org

This final article in our series describes the destruction of key universities and the era of darkness, which descended after aeons of learning. Even as the broken pieces were being put togeth... Read More
 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
 14 Jan 2017 Video
Video lecture:

Dating of the Ramayana and Mahabharata
By Nilesh Nilakanth Oak

Let Mahabharata & Ramayana data-set, change your mindset!

While there are more than 130 attempts to date Mahabharata and more than dozen attempts to date Ramayana, all of them have lead to different proposals based o... Read More
 13 Jan 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
When Did We First Celebrate Makar Sankranti?
By Raj Vedam
Swarajya - Jan 13, 2017

The widespread celebration of the Makar Sankranti festival and its many regional variations hint great antiquity. In this article, we will take a journey through time, weaving together history, astronomy, c... Read More
 7 Jan 2017 New Books
New Book:
History Of Ancient India
By Kamlesh Kapur
Published by Sterling Publishers - 2010

Preview book online:

http://bit.ly/2jnGy2u

Buy this book:

http://amzn.to/2i4yUIi

About the Author

Kamlesh Kapur, an educator and researcher, has a Masters in Economics from Punjab University, and a ... Read More
 2 Jan 2017 Article/Essay
The Swamimalai Murugan temple and the Tamil Calendar
By Raj Vedam

The Swamimalai Murugan temple near Kumbhakonam has existed since the Sangam Era (~500BCE), and later built ornately by the Cholas around 900 CE. The temple was heavily damaged in 1740 during the cannon exchanges between the Britis... Read More
 29 Dec 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Revolutionary heroes
By Blake Smith
aeon.co

If the sultan of Mysore had had a bit more luck, George Washington might be known as the Haider Ali of North America. As the ruler of Mysore, a kingdom in what is now southwestern India, Haider fought a series of wars with Great Britain in the l... Read More
 28 Dec 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Counterview: Taimur's actions were uniquely horrific in Indian history
A response to a Scroll.in article about Hindutva's distorted reading of medieval Indian history.
by Girish Shahane
Published in Scroll.in, 28 December 2016

The unlikeliest of events set off bitter historical debates in... Read More
 26 Dec 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
From Macaulay to Frawley, from Doniger to Elst: Why do many Indians need White saviours?
By Devdutt Pattanaik
Scroll.in Dec 24, 2016

Would non-White Indologists evoke such passions as the likes of Sheldon Pollock and Wendy Doniger or David Frawley and Koenraad Elst do?

There is a wound t... Read More
 16 Dec 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
How India went from World?s Education Capital to Depths of Illiteracy - Part I
By Sahana Singh
IndiaFacts - 6 December 2016

Just a thousand years ago, India was dotted with universities across its length and breadth where international students flocked to gain credentials in advanced educ... Read More