What do Indians Need: A History or the Past?
By Professor S.N. Balagangadhara
Former professor of the Ghent University in Belgium, and Director of the India Platform and the Research Centre Vergelijkende Cutuurwetenschap (Comparative Science of Cultures)
"We know the West as the West looks at itself. We study the East the way West studies the East. We look at the world the way West looks at it. We do not even know whether the world would look different, if we looked at it our way. Today, we are not in a position even to make sense of...
Between 399 and 414 CE, the Chinese monk Faxian (Fa-Hsien, Fa Hien) undertook a trip via Central Asia to India seeking better copies of Buddhist books than were currently available in China. Although cryptic to the extent that we cannot always be sure whe...
The Meaning Of Durga
By David Frawley
Published in Swarajya - Oct 9, 2016
No country in the world demonstrates such enduring reverence for the Great Mother Goddess, as does India. The Goddess is celebrated in every form, aspect and quality, through music, art, ritual, mantra and m...
Ramayana is real, say experts
By Amar Tejaswi
Published in Deccan Chronicle - 2019
New research carried out by anthropological scientists from the Estonian Biocentre and the University of Delhi claims that events of the mythological epic Ramayana occurred in reality thousands of y...
Carnatic music - Centred upon centuries
By T. M. Krishna
Published in The Hindu - 22 January 2011
From the 15th century many treatises have documented and explained various aspects of music that give us a perspective of changes and developments. Below are some of them. Svaramela Kalanidhi...