Historical and Civilisational Studies
Metaphors of Reverence: A Tale of Two Civilisational Gestures

Reverence to others comes out as what one has inherited and learned from their elders or ancestors. As Martin Heidegger puts it, “In giving thanks, the heart gives thought to what it has and what it is.”1 The praxis of revering would v

A Different 9/11: How Vivekananda Won Americans’ Hearts and Minds?

On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attack on the World Trade Centre in which thousands of Americans died, the American people were in grief. On the same day, the Taliban were in a celebratory mood in Kabul having ‘defeated’ the Americans

“The Hindus: An Alternative History” by Wendy Doniger: A Twisted Tale

Writing this review, makes me feel how David might have felt facing Goliath. How can one, a layman, have the gumption to take on a world renowned scholar, an accepted expert of her field? But then, perhaps like David, I know I am right, so here goe

Fascist Distortion of History?

Anandabazar Patrika of Kolkata has been for a long time the most widely circulated newspaper in Bengali. It is also closely linked to the political currents of West Bengal or more accurately, to the political party in power in that state. It h

प्रकृति, भारत, और अनुशासन

समस्त मानव जाति के लिए यदि ईश्वर का सर्वोत्तम वरदान कुछ है तो वह प्रकृति है। प्रकृति और मा

कोविड के काल में विवेकानंद

कोविड के इस संकट में आज चारों ओर विषाद और निराशा फैले हुए हैं। यह निराशा स्वाभाविक है। कई लोग मा

Vivekananda for Covid Times

The Covid crisis has spread gloom and despair. Despondency is natural. So many people have died. The bad news is pouring in from all sides. In many families, several members have passed away within a few days. The virus is spreading to rural populati

भारत को वीर सपूतों की नहीं, यद्यपि “वीर माताओं” की जरूरत है।

विश्व के अधिकांश देश मई माह के द्वितीय रविवार को “मातृदिवस” के रूप में मनाते हैं। हमारा देश

The Death of a ‘Progressive’ and ‘Secular’ Ancient Indian Historian

The death of a retired professor of ancient Indian history of Delhi University and a card-carrying member of the Communist Party of India, D. N Jha, generated a lot interest in the media. The reason of this media attention, which is unusual in view o

एकाग्रता : स्वामी विवेकानंद के शिक्षा के विचार में एक महत्त्वपूर्ण घटक

टोम्स ने स्वामी विवेकानंद की शिक्षा की अवधारणा के बारे में लिखा है। शिक्षा के बारे में उनकी उक्

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