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History-Sangam Age, the Silapatikaram and the Society !!!

2017-10-02T16:20:23+00:00

Silapatikaram is a pre-eminent Tamil kavya that gives a detailed account of life in South India some 1,800 to 2,000 years before present (ybp). Many times have been written since the rediscovery of this then lost work by U Ve Swaminatha Aiyer. […]

History-Sangam Age, the Silapatikaram and the Society !!!2017-10-02T16:20:23+00:00

History Watch – Universities of Ancient India !!!

2017-02-13T21:51:29+00:00

Unfortunately, the quality of education in most of our institutes is below par. If we delve into our past, we could find renowned seats of higher learning – Nalanda, Takshashila, Vikramashila, Valabhi, Somapura and Odantapuri – that dominated the world higher education system for eighteen hundred years beginning sixth century BC. Scholars from round the globe flocked to these ‘poles of knowledge’. A different scenario is noticeable today. Many meritorious Indian students pursue their higher studies from foreign universities. Nobel laureates – Har Gobind Khorana; Subrahmanyam Chandrasekhar; Dr. Amartya Sen; and Venkatraman Ramakrishnan – did their graduate or post-graduate studies [...]

History Watch – Universities of Ancient India !!!2017-02-13T21:51:29+00:00

History Watch – Kautilya’s Budget vs Jaitley’s Budget !!!

2017-02-13T12:54:39+00:00

Note:- Last year UPSC has asked questions on Kautiya, and before exam we published an article on Kautilya’s view on national security – (National Security- Kautilya to Kofi Annan). Given that UPSC is now digging deeper and asking question Like Coelho case or Max Weber’s view in General Studies paper, we felt the necessity to publish this one (If it comes in the exam – well and good if not, a little more knowledge never harmed anybody) The questions that can be framed/answered from the article are :- 1) “Kautilya was a prominent politico-economic theorist of his times and his work “Arthashastra” [...]

History Watch – Kautilya’s Budget vs Jaitley’s Budget !!!2017-02-13T12:54:39+00:00

History Watch – Jayasi’s Padmavat – Rani Padmini And Alauddin Khilji: Separating Fact From Fiction

2017-01-31T03:30:19+00:00

Background – Activists of the Rajput Karni Sena wrecked havoc on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film ‘Padmavati’ recently by attacking the filmmaker and vandalising the crew’s equipment. The group claims that the director is showcasing wrong facts about Rajput queen Padmavati in the film and is keen to protect the lineage of their ancestors from any misrepresentation. […]

History Watch – Jayasi’s Padmavat – Rani Padmini And Alauddin Khilji: Separating Fact From Fiction2017-01-31T03:30:19+00:00