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How ‘Rich’ was Mughal India?

In the past two decades a concerted effort has been made by a group of compromised self-proclaimed historians like Rana Safvi and Ramachandra Guha to prove that everything good in India was brought to it by the Muslims and particularly the Mughals. One of the primary claims is that Mughal India was 'rich'. Historian Saumya Dey in this brilliant article analyzes whether even this claim was true or not.

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Madanlal Dhingra: The Martyr Extraordinaire

This article by Mangesh Joshi delves into the life of Madanlal Dhingra, a freedom fighter and a martyr who set the path for many more freedom fighters who came after him. Read this inspiring tale.

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Seven Astonishing Ideas in Indian Cosmology

The Indian cosmology, with its expansive notion of the equivalence between the outer and inner, produced many original ideas. Imaginative …

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Meenakshi Jain Recommends 5 Books on Indian History

Padma Shri 2020 winner, Dr. Meenakshi Jain, recommends the following essential books on Indian history. Dr. Meenakshi Jain is India’s finest historians who is currently working to bring out in the open the truth about many important aspects of Indian history. Her works on Sati and Ayodhya are recognized as fundamental works all over the world.

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Radhakrishnan’s Tryst with Plagiarism

In this piece, Satish Verma explores a forgotten episode of modern Indian history. He tells us how S. Radhakrishnan once found himself in the middle of a great controversy - of plagiarizing texts on Indian philosophy.

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How India lost Baluchistan

In this short essay, Khalid Umar argues that it is the fault of Nehruvian Congress that Baluchistan is today a province of Pakistan. Based on a claim by Baluch historian Hakim Baluch he claims that the Khan of Kalat had offered to accede to India but India declined. India also was not interested in an independent Baluchistan. Though the major Congress leaders denied this, but Hakim Baluch claims that AIR did air the news that the Khan wanted to accede to India. Umar argues a roadmap for future too in this very interesting essay.

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The Dream of a Casteless Society

Why is caste which we wanted to eradicate and completely uproot now becoming stronger and more prominent despite our persistent efforts to the contrary? Have we made the mistake of trying to eradicate the caste system because of our inability to comprehend the caste system? After all, why did we assume that caste is a social problem and that it is a hurdle in the path of national progress and unity? From where did we get this perspective? Is this, like our other major beliefs and principles, a part of the legacy of British socialism that we have inherited?

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The Doctrine of a Dead Man – A Pagan View of Christianity

Gnostics saw in the Jewish messiah—the Zaddikite figure that later morphed into the Christian redeemer, Jesus Christ—a counterfeit revealer and a bogus model of humanity. His claim to exclusivity as the “only-begotten Son of God” was simply a lie intended to set up an authority that could not be challenged by mere mortals. In the tradition of the Mysteries, revealers appear periodically through the ages to enlighten and teach.

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Learning from Mahatma Gandhi’s Mistakes – 3

In this third and concluding part of a series, Koenraad Elst tells us how the pacifism of Gandhi hurt the Hindu society. His was a position as untenable as that of Jinnah. His impractical advice in fact of violence led to even more violence and bloodshed and was irresponsible to say the least.

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Muslims Speak the Language of Power

In this short article, Dr. Shankar Sharan analyzes the history of modern India, and quoting various important religious leaders of Islam, he proves that they have always spoken a language full of arrogance of power. This fact alone shows that they cannot be the victims as they portray themselves to be. He also shows how this arrogant approach will no longer work in the modern world.

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