Kochhar is author of ‘The Vedic People: Their History and Geography’
Slavery treated the enslaved as sub-human, nothing more than muscle power. Banning a practice through legislative action does not affect that mindset. Changing it requires coordinated action on legislative, executive, social, and economic fronts.
The protesters know that the selection committee could not possibly have said that even though Khan was the best candidate for the position, he should not be offered the job due to communal considerations. If the selected candidate was, say, European, nobody would probably have raised any objection.
The harsh religion of today is based on illiteracy of texts, is divisive.
The Science Congress has lost its way. There is a strong case for abolishing it altogether
Legitimising suspect ‘traditional knowledge’ and passing it off as proven wisdom is perilous.
Botanical clues show the shared heritage of the Rig Veda and the Avesta.
Where did the Aryans come to India from? When did they migrate? Genetics is now beginning to affirm archaeological and literary evidence.
The history of the abolition of sati is instructive for the triple talaq debate