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Why the battle for Sanskrit needs to be joined

'It is a great misfortune that the Nehruvian Stalinists of India have colluded with the grand project of demeaning and destroying Sanskrit.' 'Today, the number of Sanskritists in India is low, and......

The man fighting for Americans to learn the truth about Hinduism

'In the last 10, 20 years American academia has used the concerns about Hindutva in India to almost completely trash the concept of Hinduism.' 'In the American debate, Wendy Doniger's point of......

The Wendy Doniger controversy: An Alternative View

In any controversy, the participants cannot decide who is right or wrong. A democracy has a process in place to settle these disputes: the judiciary. Dinanath Batra in true democratic fashion......

ASI is the handmaiden of Hindutva

The ASI's role in marshalling dubious evidence in support of the existence of a Ram temple at Ayodhya is the right occasion to assess its activities as a handmaiden of Hindutva, says Omar KhalidiAs......

Vaihayasi P Daniel speaks to William Dalrymple

India has probably just one Punjabi Scotsman. Writer and historian William Dalrymple lives in eccentric, oddball-style outside Delhi in a rambling bungalow in Mehrauli. He shares his home with......

A future with Hindi in English script?

Are we likely to see a future India where newspapers, magazines and literature in Hindi are printed using the English script, instead of the current Devnagiri? Similarly, will Tamil, Telugu, and......

Is Shekhar Kapur losing his touch?

Take a world-renowned director, a popular child actor, an Academy Award winning actress, a studly Bollywood hero and one of the world's most luxurious hotels. Now, mix them all together. What do......
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The deepest Orientalist

The author, or should I say authority, behind these words is Sheldon Pollock, Arvind Raghunathan Professor of South Asian Studies at Columbia... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/makarand-r-paranjape-the-deepest-orientalist-116042901513_1.html
a victim of academic schizophrenia

J Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb and professor of ph­ysics at Berkeley chanted verses from the Bhagavad Gita (XI,12) following... ...

http://www.mydigitalfc.com/op-ed/sanskrit-victim-academic-schizophrenia-081
As Queen turns 90, India's stand on Kohinoor puzzling for Britons

It is not known if Queen Elizabeth is royally amused at the Kohinoor sideshow in New Delhi as Britain celebrates her 90th birthday, but there are... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/world/as-queen-turns-90-india-s-stand-on-kohinoor-puzzling-for-britons/story-cCpCFtV6q8LFdKkbZ3DNbP.html
Of Bookworms and the Warmth of Books

In Moral Science classes, as they used to be called in those days, we used to be taught proverbs that we would go on to use in many clichéd ways... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/lifestyle/books/Of-Bookworms-and-the-Warmth-of-Books/2016/04/16/article3379074.ece
Shaky semantics? A thought on Goan history

Languages evolve, words are borrowed from one language to another, and as time passes by, some words acquire new meanings while others are... ...

http://www.heraldgoa.in/Edit/Opinions/Shaky-semantics-A-thought-on-Goan-history/100881.html

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