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)
Instead of searching for truths in myths, it would be easier if we appreciated the scientific achievements of ancient Indians
Polluters must pay, but still...
Time to save textbooks from Leftist historians
Both scholarly and simple in his argument, Shashi Tharoor celebrates Indian syncretism
The prince who took on the East India Company for the era’s biggest port city
Charles Allen’s south Indian journey misses many historical moments
The sacred and the profane
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
In Hampi lies a larger tragedy of south India
CELESTIAL HEROISM IS a bestseller, unless it is badly made. In it merges great survivor dramas and the romance of breaching the boundaries of human…
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals
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 is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s Islam
Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.
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