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Keerthik Sasidharan

Keerthik Sasidharan is an author who lives in New York City. His forthcoming book The Dharma Forest will be published by Penguin India

Being Doubtful in a Secular World
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Being Doubtful in a Secular World

The history of Indian disbelief adds a wrinkle to the story of modernity

29 November 2019
The Epic Epiphany
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The Epic Epiphany

The abiding attraction of the Ramayana to Indian society, and to the Indian mind, lies in the innumerable idealised social relations that abound in the epic. Its importance as a template for social bonds is what is often missed in the textual discussions that preoccupy scholars

15 November 2019
A Civilisational History of Motifs
Columns
A Civilisational History of Motifs

The ragamala matrix

01 November 2019
The Mandate of Heaven
Comment
Cultural Evolution

As Xi Jinping comes calling, a close examination of China’s effort to educate its students and lead well-funded research platforms—from a state that sent poets to jail for subjectivism to Jack Ma’s Alibaba

10 October 2019
A Meta-History of India’s Space Science
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A Meta-History of India’s Space Science

The cosmic gaze

13 September 2019
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The Gita and Being Modern

Why the platitudes of our time are not an alternative to the religious vision of the Bhagavad Gita

05 August 2015

Authors

Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity. Views are personal

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press

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