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Wednesday, December 08, 2021

D.N. Jha

The writer is former professor and chair, department of History, University of Delhi.

Republics for Kshatriyas
Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Ancient regimes in India were far from democratic, had little place for other castes

What the gods drank
Sat, Jul 29, 2017

It may be pointed out that there were a large variety of intoxicating drinks, nearly 50 types of them, available in ancient India. The use of alcohol by men was quite common, despite occasional dharmashatric objections in the case of Brahmins; and instances of drinking among women were not rare.

How the story of the cow in India is riddled with puzzles and paradoxes
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

It has struggled its way to sanctity through centuries of incongruous attitudes.