Professor Emeritus, Department of Archaeology, Cambridge University

Contributions 
Academic Freedom: Some Unpleasant Considerations Among the left-liberal intellectuals, this has been a frequently used term in India for quite some time. The people, who use it, find it generally convenient not to explain its connotation. This way they enjoy the advantage of suggesting that a dread...

‘असहिष्णुता’ की रक्षा में इस बात के अभी ज्यादा समय नहीं हुए हैं, जब नरेन्द्र मोदी सरकार के पहली बार सत्ता में आने के बाद भार...

In Defence of 'Intolerance’ It was not long after the first Modi government came to power that a number of Indian academics based in some Indian and Western universities, issued a public statement expressing apprehension about the dangers that the country supposedly faced fr...

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...

नागरिकता संशोधन अधिनयम 2019 पर कुछ विचार जहां तक मुझे समझ आता है, यह कानून उप महाद्वीप के बंटवारे से पैदा हुई अशांति और भ्रम को खत्म करता ह...

Book Published / Book Reviews 
History of Ancient India-VIII : Sculpture, Painting, Terracottas, Performing Arts and Architecture The present volume provides a thorough and meticulous introduction to India’s sculpture, painting, terracottas, performing arts and architecture. In each case the coverage is extensive, supported by detailed references and should lead to further re...

Debating Culture; Anirban Ganguly; D K Printworld (P) Ltd, New Delhi, 2013; PP 158; Price Rs 400 Dr Anirban Ganguly’s book Debating Culture discusses the concept of culture in the writings of several outstanding national thinkers. He begins with Swami Vivekananda who had a very catholic and wide interest in both world and Indian art...

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