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Benaras, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Modern india, Sanskrit

Why I feel Modi has disappointed his mandate and Nehru could have done more

His new book 'The Twice-Born: Life and Death on the Ganges' explores Sanskrit, Benaras and being modern in India.


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Jharkhand, Cbse class 10, Muslim girl, Sanskrit

Why a Muslim girl scoring 100 in Sanskrit in CBSE Class 10 is no news

It's sad that the religious identity of the 15-year-old girl overshadowed her academic performance.


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Kashmir, Sanskrit, Rājataraṅgiṇī, Kalhana

The 'demise' of Kashmiri

[Book excerpt] Kalhana's Rājataraṅgiṇī — the oldest record of Kashmir's history — shows how the cosmopolitan became the vernacular.


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Language, Sanskrit

Sanskrit is not dying in India. But some want to kill it

[Book extract] Some people don't perceive it to possess value.


 |  Why bother with Sanskrit?  |  7-minute read
Manuscripts, Sanskrit

Looking for ancient manuscripts in India: Where to begin?

'In India, we don't care about history, because we have too much of it.'


 |  Why bother with Sanskrit?  |  6-minute read
Sanskrit literature, Sanskrit

Living on the edge: Marginalia in Sanskrit manuscripts

A SOAS Sanskrit Reading Room offering, rich with information and a sense of history and gravity.


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BJP, Sanskrit, Assam

Why impose Sanskrit in Assam classrooms when Hindi is still an optional subject?

BJP seems to be on a mission to saffronise education in the state.


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Ramanuja Devanathan, Sanskrit

My tribute to Acharya Ramanuja Devanathan, a Sanskrit scholar like no other

While I was in awe of @iksusara's scholarship, I will remember him more for his outlook, his attitude and his intellectual generosity.


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Syncretism, West Bengal, Sanskrit, Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee's purge of Sanskrit words makes her look ridiculous

Somebody in the West Bengal government has acted like a ramchagol!


 |  Why bother with Sanskrit?  |  4-minute read
Sanskrit, Vedas

Why are women not allowed to chant or study the Vedas?

I am being taught to recite and chant by a pandit who is only interested in my commitment.