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Sumpolites | The Women of Sriperumbudur

Nokia India’s shutdown of its factory, and the resultant unemployment status for the women who worked there should prod us into asking questions about how serious we are about closing the gender gap in our workforce Livemint’s essay on the shutdown of the Nokia India factory in Sriperumbudur, was as much about gender relations in […]

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Varnam | In Niti Central: Empowering history, no flagellation

(This was co-authored with Parag Tope, the author of Tatya Tope’s Operation Red Lotus and originally published at Niti Central) Whether one evaluates petrified history or percipient history, the practical benefit of studying history is only as relevant to how that knowledge helps the present and the future. Therefore, thestudy of history must achieve two […]

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  1. In Niti Central: Petrified History to Percipient History (This was co-authored with Parag Tope, the author of Tatya Tope’s Operation Red Lotus and originally published at Niti Central) In the first part of this series we described India...
  2. In Niti Central: Politics of ‘official’ History (This was co-authored with Parag Tope, the author of Tatya Tope’s Operation Red Lotus and originally published at Niti Central) With a nationalistic government leading India, there is an unprecedented...
  3. In Niti Central: Enduring history of a forever nation (This was co-authored with Parag Tope, the author of Tatya Tope’s Operation Red Lotus and originally published at Niti Central) In the late 1860s, a German businessman, enthusiastic about Greek...
  4. Writing Historical Fiction (5): Research Langum Prize for American Historical Fiction for 2010 has gone to Ann Weisgarber for The Personal History of Rachel DuPree. This book does not tell the story of murder or...
  5. Languages and Brain There has been a study in Britain on the brain structure of bilingual people and They found learning other languages altered grey matter – the area of the brain which...
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Varnam | In Niti Central: Petrified History to Percipient History

(This was co-authored with Parag Tope, the author of Tatya Tope’s Operation Red Lotus and originally published at Niti Central) In the first part of this series we described India as having an “accumulative” history versus other civilisations having maintained “discrete” histories. This key differentiator between India and other civilisations is an important factor to […]

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  1. In Niti Central: Enduring history of a forever nation (This was co-authored with Parag Tope, the author of Tatya Tope’s Operation Red Lotus and originally published at Niti Central) In the late 1860s, a German businessman, enthusiastic about Greek...
  2. In Niti Central: Politics of ‘official’ History (This was co-authored with Parag Tope, the author of Tatya Tope’s Operation Red Lotus and originally published at Niti Central) With a nationalistic government leading India, there is an unprecedented...
  3. Gypsies came from India It seems there were four waves of migration of Indians to rest of the world. The first was after the earthquakes which caused the drying up the river Saraswati. The...
  4. In Pragati: Another nail in the Aryan coffin (This article appeared in March 2012 edition of Pragati) The Aryan theory has gone through many revisions: Historians and archaeologists like A L Basham and Mortimer Wheeler advocated an invasion...
  5. Deconstructing Leftist Indian History Jaffna, in a brilliant post corrects the Marxist slant in Indian history and suggests future course of action. The Marxist school is an effort, inadvertent or otherwise, to demolish the grand narrative...
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Varnam | In Niti Central: Politics of ‘official’ History

(This was co-authored with Parag Tope, the author of Tatya Tope’s Operation Red Lotus and originally published at Niti Central) With a nationalistic government leading India, there is an unprecedented opportunity to undo the damage that has been caused to Indian memories, by forces hostile to Indic ethos. A natural reaction would be to take […]

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  2. Deconstructing Leftist Indian History Jaffna, in a brilliant post corrects the Marxist slant in Indian history and suggests future course of action. The Marxist school is an effort, inadvertent or otherwise, to demolish the grand narrative...
  3. Politics of History Politics Seldom Far From Ancient India bq. Those who are on the side of the Hindu fundamentalists have been misusing archaeology to push back the antiquity of Indian civilization This...
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Varnam | In Niti Central: Enduring history of a forever nation

(This was co-authored with Parag Tope, the author of Tatya Tope’s Operation Red Lotus and originally published at Niti Central) In the late 1860s, a German businessman, enthusiastic about Greek history, started digging in the small town of Hisarlik in Turkey, in search of a Homeric site. He claimed to have discovered Troy, made famous […]

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  1. Troy: Did the war really happen ? Coming soon on the big screen is the “movie Troy”:http://troymovie.warnerbros.com/, starring Brad Pitt as Achilles and his heel. But “was there a Trojan war”:http://www.archaeology.org/0405/etc/troy.html ? bq. According to the archaeological...
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  4. In Pragati: Evidence for the continuity between Harappan Signs and Brahmi letters (Original published link) Instead of a complete termination of one civilisation and the beginning of a radically new one, there was a period of both continuity and change. One of...
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