Historical and Civilisational Studies
Sister Nivedita and India’s Freedom Struggle

As we recently completed 75 years of Indian independence and will also observe the 155th birth anniversary of Sister Nivedita (1867-1911) on 28 October, it is time to uncover a not-so-well-known part of the history of our freedom struggle—Sister Ni

भारत की स्वतंत्रता : सुभाष चन्द्र बोस और आईएनए

भारत में अंग्रेज, आजाद हिन्द फ़ौज (आईएनए) के अस्तित्व से लेकर उनसे जुड़ी हर खबर को छिपाने का प्रयास

The Precondition to ‘Tolerate’: Remembering Swami Vivekananda’s Wisdom on September 11

The usage of the word ‘tolerance’ could be traced back to 15th century when it denoted ‘the power or capacity of sustaining’. It evolved to receive a more political meaning in the 16th century to mean ‘action of allowing; license, permissio

An Outline of the Development of Ancient Historical and Archaeological Studies in India

There is a wide range of studies on this topic, often contentious in various ways. Here I shall adopt a simple factual approach, outlining how the study of ancient Indian history and archaeology has developed in different stages from the mid-18th cen

Perceiving Silk Road as a Pilgrimage Route to India

If someone has to physically locate the Silk Road, then they would usually find a region from the main landmass of China to the ancient Roman Empire. The route in between, also touches the northern region of the Indian subcontinent as well as the Cen

Examining the Confluence of Tradition and Modernity in Modern Indian Temples

India as a country is renowned for its diversity, both in terms of geographical habitats and its social composition. This diversity rests on interplay of several factors, including economic, political and social structures that have been nurtured ove

Understanding Hinduphobia

The term Hinduphobia is subject to discussion in various domains. The discourse of Hinduphobia, like other discourses of phobia, is no more restricted to News channels; instead, we see the discourse becoming popular in academia and International poli

Diversity within the Indian Subcontinent: Gandhara Region, its Art and Architecture

The Indian Subcontinent has always been at the crossroads of some major trade networks, such as the Silk Routes trade as well as the Indian Ocean trade. The Silk Routes trade and the Indian Ocean trade have both been looked at separately by most scho

Mohinī on a Swing: Between the Singularity and Plurality of Desire(s)

“We bow to the god whose sign is a sea serpent, To Kāma , who makes the gods Śiva, Brahmā and Viṣṇu slaves in dark chambers of doe-eyed women; To Kāma, whose marvelous artifice eludes all words”
New Focus on Hindu Studies

The academic study of Hinduism is the subject of numerous ongoing debates and initiatives increasingly taking place on a global scale. Hence, many crucial questions may arise when we think of conceiving the academic discipline called Hindu Studies. T

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