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Pavan K Varma

Pavan K Varma, a retired Indian Foreign Service officer and former national spokesperson of Janata Dal-United, is also the author of, among other titles, Adi Shankaracharya: Hinduism’s Greatest Thinker

Essay
Hindu Civilisation: The Test of Antiquity

A mysterious river and what it says about the true age of Hindu civilisation

06 August 2021
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Books
“The history of racism varies with the decades... like fashion”

As part of a monthly conversation series organised by Open at Smoke House Deli, William Dalrymple spoke to Pavan K Varma about writing for a foreign audience, romanticising the Raj, and much else . Excerpts:

18 October 2013

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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