Monday, May 20, 2019

Subverting the True History of India: How Jawaharlal Nehru and his Cronies Sidelined Prof R.C. Majumdar

Ramesh Chandra Majumdar’s life is one of the glowing showcases of a full life lived productively, usefully, in the devoted pursuit of an ideal: knowledge and national service. It reminds us of D.V. Gundappa’s evocative line in his magnum opus, Mankutimmana Kagga: “ghana tattva ondakke dinaratri manasotu…” (surrender yourself day...

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NOTES ON CULTURE

The Shakespearean Mists that Cloud the Colonised Indian Elite

Apart from being a great leveller, social media like sunlight, is a great disinfectant. In the heydays of blogging, if you bluffed, you would be mercilessly called out but you had a safety valve...

The Incurables who are Chopping Hindu Traditions and Temples

Prologue I distinctly recall an anecdote a veteran scholar once told me. The incident in the anecdote occurred sometime in the 1960s, the nascent stages of the era of spurious spiritualists and that class of...
Bhagavad Gita

Hindu Ethics of War: A Gentle Introduction

Hemachandra Vikramaditya is that rare and solitary Hindu king of a unique category who rose from being a humble fruit-seller on the streets of Delhi to wresting its throne occupied for nearly 250 years...
Babri Masjid

How Arjun Singh Blocked the Ram Temple Excavation: The Full Story

Thus records the late Koluvail Vyasaraya Ramesh in an interview he gave to a Kannada periodical in 2006. An unforgettable experience of my stay in Delhi occurred on...
Ramayana War Painting

The Hindu Code of War Ethics and Jihad

In the previous essay, we have seen the three main classifications and ethics of war and their respective features as defined and explained by our ancients:  Dharma, Lobha, and Asura. We...

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HISTORY VIGNETTES

K.N. Govindacharya: A Politico-Intellectual History of Independent India

Note: This is the English translation of Dr. Shankar Saran's Hindi article titled गोविन्दाचार्य: स्वतंत्र भारत का एक राजनीतिक-बौद्धिक इतिहास published in...

How Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru Ousted Dr. B.R. Ambedkar from the...

The life, career, and legacy of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar continues to remain an unnecessarily controversial topic just like most malaises afflicting...

A Glimpse into the Appalling and Unparalleled Economic Bleeding of India...

Editor’s Note: This excerpt is part of a history initiative at The Dharma Dispatch, which aims to educate and inform our readers...