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Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian and an environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai. She has co-written Chennai Then Madras Now (2014)

Myth versus Reality
Guest Column
Myth versus Reality

Instead of searching for truths in myths, it would be easier if we appreciated the scientific achievements of ancient Indians

11 June 2018
The Truth About Tuticorin
Essay
The Truth About Tuticorin

Polluters must pay, but still...

31 May 2018
History Minus Hinduism
Essay
History Minus Hinduism

Time to save textbooks from Leftist historians

05 April 2018
Shashi Tharoor
Books
The Hindu Way of Writing

Both scholarly and simple in his argument, Shashi Tharoor celebrates Indian syncretism

14 March 2018
A portrait of Mir Jafar Khan
Books
Woes of a Warrior

The prince who took on the East India Company for the era’s biggest port city

21 February 2018
Being blessed at a temple in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
Books
Lost in the South

Charles Allen’s south Indian journey misses many historical moments

10 January 2018
Sunrise at Mount Kailash
Travel
A Letter from Shiva’s Abode

The sacred and the profane

09 November 2017
Amitabha beneath a canopy held by apsaras and flanked by Bodhisattvas in cave 217
History
Enlightenment in the Gobi Desert

Amidst the India-China standoff elsewhere, art unites the two countries on the Silk Road. Nanditha Krishna looks at the Grottoes of a Thousand Buddhas to realise how civilisation is a unifying force even in the time of adversity

19 July 2017
Stone chariot at the Vittala temple, Hampi
Essay
Hampi: Return to a Forgotten Empire

In Hampi lies a larger tragedy of south India

11 May 2017

Authors

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s Islam

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.

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