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How the Mughals changed India

'It was the Mughals who first established standard units of measurement and maintained offices of meticulous record keepers and auditors, departing from the more haphazard methods of earlier......

'Dharmashastras are the most vocal defenders of caste'

'Hindus are proud of what the Dharmashastras symbolise, but they don't want to do any work to preserve it!,' Sanskrit scholar Donald Davis tells Kanika Dutta.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com......

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......

Good/Bad/Ugly: What will Obama's visit be like for India?

'The real test will be in defence-related deals, for instance the Javelin anti-tank missile: Is the US willing to co-develop something with India, on terms that will support the 'Make in India'......

India Abroad Person of the Year Awards 2013

United States President Barack Obama calls him one of his 'favourite people.'Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the legendary first female Supreme Court Justice in the US, says America is 'lucky as a......

Asean: Wise to take the culture route

Manmohan Singh faced stiff competition in Singapore. No, not at the East Asia Summit or in meetings with the Asean. But the rival attractions of two imaginative exhibitions on India's past and an......

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