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The Male Brain. A Book Review

Male and female brains are different from the moments of conception. It is common sense that all the cells in a man’s brain and body are male. Read this impeccably researched book by Louann Brizendine.

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The Bhagavad Gita for Millennials by Bibek Debroy – A Book Review

The Bhagavad Gita for Millennials by Bibek Debroy (2020) isn't just yet another translation of the Gita, as per Jatayu. Read this interesting review to know more.

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The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray: A Book Review

Today, it is fashionable and virtuous for us to stand for blacks, gays and women. But in doing so, are we creating more social problems than we expect to solve? Read this brilliant book by Douglas Murray to find out.

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How Christianity Destroyed the Pagan Greece

In this article, Sittun Swayam Prakash explains how Catherine Nixey has told the story of the destruction of the pagan polytheistic world by ascendant Christianity in the early first millennium. It is a heart breaking story of how ancient Greece was destroyed, its philosophers killed, its temples desecrated and its books burned.

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

This is a brief book review of the world famous work Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. The reviewer Jataayu B’luru throws light on some of the most salient aspects of the book, telling us that the book is different from others in the sense that it does not stop at human history and goes long back into evolutionary and geological history too. He also points out the mis-information of the author regarding India and Indian history.

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Five Books to Battle Adharma

In this article, Satish Verma recommends five books to understand the dominant ‘-isms’ of today’s intellectual climate, like feminism, Marxism, post-modernism etc. These books are important to understand how the minds of these ideologues work. And this understanding is necessary to defend Dharma against the many threats that it faces today.

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Sylheti-Hindu ‘Lifeworld’ – A Forgotten Hindu Community

Indians, by and large, are unaware of the existence of the Sylheti-Hindus, tucked away in a remote corner of the North-East. They have survived many vagaries of history, including the loss of their homeland. Here is finally a book that provides one a comprehensive introduction to the rich and vibrant, but vanishing, ‘lifeworld’ of the Sylheti-Hindus. Sylhet is now a part of Bangladesh. Very few now know that Sylhet was home to a great Hindu community which had a distinct identity of its own - the Sylheti Hindus. The Sylheti Hindus have a distinct language of their own, as well as a different script which has now fallen in disuse. The Sylheti Hindus have now dispersed through Assam, Tripura and various states of India. The tragic thing about this diaspora is that they are under the danger of losing their unique cultural identity under 'modernization'. Even more tragic is the fact that there is no effort from the side of the State or from even private cultural organizations to preserve the customs and traditions of the Sylheti Hindus for the benefit of posterity. The book discussed under this review is a step in that direction.

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