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Did Schools Charge Fee in 19th Century?

The English education model made it compulsory for all schools to charge a fixed amount of monthly fees. But how did the old traditional schools sustain themselves before the British arrived in India? Read on to find out.

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The Subaltern School of Indian History

In this excerpt from the brilliant new work “The Indian Conservative”, Jaithirth Rao discusses the ideological imperatives of the subaltern school of history. He illustrates how the central beliefs and lynchpins of the subalternists and the postmodernists are often exactly the same as those of the Marxist school of historians. And for all of them, India is a British construct. Rao then proceeds to illustrate, how this is just pure hogwash.

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Karma is Not Fate

In this excerpt, Will Durant, the world famous historian discusses the ideas of Karma and rebirth in Hindu philosophy. He also compares it with the notion of fate in the West and tells us how it is different from fate. This is an excerpt from “Our Oriental Heritage”, the first volume of the monumental history of the world by Will Durant.

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