Though the Mahamastakabhisheka ceremony is widely known to be a mark of Jain religiosity, it is also historically believed to be a moment when political leadership has been involved in the event and also when social reforms were carried out in Karnataka.
The contemporary relationship between the two regional players is marked by continuous interactions in the fields of education, culture, commerce and energy, but also only sporadic moments of cooperation that have not flourished to potential in long term thus far.
Laid to rest: The controversy over Subhas Chandra Bose’s death: Author of new book on Netaji says only daughter has locus in the case, not extended family
The poets were male, but both the speaker and the subject were female. It reflected a world inhabited by women but more importantly, though, it gave voice to love and desire within the world of women.
The first modern political ties between India and the Arab world were forged over a common opposition of British imperialism, when Palestinians were looked upon by Indian nationalists as fellow brothers-in-bondage.
The main objection is against an apparent depiction of the queen as represented in a book written by the London-based author, Jaishree Misra called ‘Rani’ which was banned in Uttar Pradesh in 2008 by the then Mayawati-led government.
The current crisis faced by president Abdulla Yameen needs to be located in context of the short history of the Maldives where democracy has been on shaky grounds ever since it set itself loose from the clutches of the British Protectorate in 1965.
Plastic-associated chemicals and pollutants can accumulate over decades and alter biological processes in the animals, leading to altered growth, development and reproduction, including reduced fertility, according to the study published in the journal.
Legal Weekly is a compilation of landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon why the Madras High Court apologised to a 1945 freedom fighter.
Khalji is the valiant hero in the chronicles written by the poet Amir Khusrao, the ruthless oppressor in the Rajput annals and the villainous descendant of Muslim invaders in nationalist historiography of independent India.
On the day Arun Jaitley tabled the Narendra Modi-led government’s budget, we take a look at how ruling dynasties like the Mauryas, Khaljis, Mughals or the British have been recorded in the pages of history for achievements they made in the economy of the territory they ruled.
Historian Sumathi Ramaswamy's ongoing project studies in great detail the way in which visual and material culture has kept alive the dying moment of the Mahatma.
When Stalin indicated to the possibility of a 1965-type stir, he was referring to one of the most powerful movements in support of Tamil linguistic pride in the state's history.
Legal Weekly is a compilation of landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon the observations of court on Facebook marriages.
Nehru hoped that his resolution would be resolved in the first two sittings, but little did he know that adding ‘Republic’ to the “Independent Sovereign India’ would create a spark in the Assembly meetings leading to exhaustive debates.
Republic Day: While for some countries, republic day is the moment at which the country in its current form was founded, there are others who commemorate it as the day on which a significant change took place in the governance of the country.
Legal Weekly is a compilation of landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon why the Bombay High Court commuted a death penalty awarded to two young men after being convicted for rape and murder of a 4-year-old.
Post 1948, India-Israel relations have been affected not just by the Jews who made India their home, but also those who went to Israel with India in their hearts.
Legal Weekly is a compilation of landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon how court directed Kerala state government to reserve 25 per cent seats in schools for weaker and disadvantage sections.
Often considered as heretics by fellow Muslims, the Ahmadiyyas face persecution in large parts of South Asia.
Legal Weekly is a compilation of landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon how SC issued direction to rehabilitate Mumbai slum-dwellers and Uttarakhand High Court recommendation to award death penalty for rape of children below 15.
The Battle of Koregaon has continued to shape the community’s collective sense of history and pride of a time when their gallantry had brought down the much hated Peshwa rule in western India.
On January 2, 1918, the British government of India released an exotic bank note of Rupees Two and Annas Eight, or two and a half rupees.
2017 #Interactive ~ As we reflect upon the instances of glory and defeat on the last day of the year, it would be useful to remind ourselves of all the lives lost in the past year- some a result of nature's wrath and some a product of manmade calamities
Legal Weekly is a compilation of landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon what the court opined about martyrdom and how another court refused a "mentally retarded" person to donate organs.
Ironically though, it was Nehru along with the chairman of the drafting committee of the constitution, B R Ambedkar, who were also most opposed to the idea of including the word ‘secular’ in the preamble of the constitution.
Next time, when a Gujarati wishes you "Shubh Natal" (Merry Christmas), know that it is a warm remnant of his Portuguese past which is making its presence felt in his native language.
By the time the Portuguese arrived in India in the fifteenth century, the earliest group of Christians in India had already been exposed to thirteen centuries of Indian religious traditions, which were bound to be absorbed by them.
"Even the regulatory authorities were not so effective in enforcement of environmental laws. The obvious reason could be that the environment had not degraded to the present limits and threat to public health was not of the present magnitude.”
The definition of a transgender in the 2016 bill, set to be tabled in the winter session, found its inspiration from the Australian law. In other words, the proposed bill imbibed the part of the Australian transgender definition as a whole, focusing on the male and the female.
The election campaign of this year was surprisingly dominated, not so much by the narrative of development, nor that of Hindutva. The issue of the Patidars had a stark visibility, with the community leader Hardik Patel taking centre stage.
Legal Weekly is a compilation of the landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon how the apex court is aiming to improve conditions for disabled and women in Delhi.
The Lingayats emerged as a reactionary force against Hinduism in the twelfth century. While it rejected most of the broad Hindu traditions, it also assimilated aspects of it, making the demand for a separate religious status a rather complicated affair.
The dispute over Jerusalem runs much deeper, going back thousands of years when the territory was dethroned and claimed over and again by different communities and subcommunities, all in the name of God.
Legal Weekly is a compilation of landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon Meghalaya HC observation on humanity above religion and Gujarat HC's nod to a live-in of a inter-faith couple.
“Is it tyrannical? Nowhere in advanced Muslim countries the personal law of each minority has been recognised as so sacrosanct as to prevent the enactment of a Civil Code,” Munshi had said.