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Crazy things the Greeks actually saw in ancient India!

The Greeks noted that there was no slavery in that part of India that they saw, saying "This is a great thing in India, that all inhabitants are free, not a single Indian being a slave."

Songs of India: Hindi film songs that captured the mood of the nation

Note by Note, which released in Delhi last week, encapsulates 70 years of independent India through its film music.


Chandigarh: In our tradition, there is nothing as end of time, says Professor B N Goswamy

He has pioneered different ways of seeing and thinking about the art of the past and established clear new paradigms in the area of art historical research.

What’s happening now is troubling investors... this isn’t the India they have been told about: Sunil Khilnani

Khilnani on the 50 “angry men and women” of his latest book Incarnations, why India has a “small time horizon” to seize the moment, connection between inequality and “some of the politics today”, and why varsities must be “republic of ideas where you say the unsayable”

6 times more ‘Puranas’ in hand, RSS puts 100 on job for new history

Apart from a version based on Puranas, Sangh plans history of all dists, tribes

In search of Modi

Who would have thought he would fail to communicate his thoughts, his ideas of reform, his vision for a new India?


A less sterile story

Historiography needs to go beyond Eurocentrism and saffronisation.

Tribals,backwards seek own voices in Durga Puja this year

People belonging to indigenous tribes say invaders demonised them as Asuras.

Out of my mind: Legacy Wars

The Congress had promised a coalition with the Muslim League in UP after the 1937 elections.

Padmashri winner historian Bratindra Nath Mukherjee passes away at 79

Doyen of ancient Indian history died today at his residence here after a protracted illness.