Sunday, October 20, 2019

Sandeep Balakrishna

Writer, author, and translator. Author of the bestselling "Tipu Sultan: The Tyrant of Mysore," "The Madurai Sultanate: A Concise History," and "Seventy Years of Secularism." English translator of Dr. S L Bhyrappa's blockbuster Kannada novel, "Aavarana".

How the Secular Historians Transformed Punyabhumi Ayodhya into an International Crime Scene and Got Away With it

Preface Two key themes emerged from my scores of conversations with the people of Ayodhya on a fairly recent trip to the Punyabhumi, the birthplace of...

A Slice of Ramayana in Sri Rallapalli Anantakrishna Sarma’s Life

Of the numerous roads one can take in Tirupati to reach the foothills of the Tirumala mountain, one is adorned with the bronze life-size statue of Ganakalasindhu Sri...

The Contours of an India Before Nehruvian Secularism and an Impending Spiritual Loss

It is said that there’s nothing original that a human being can say that’s not already present in nature. It follows that even the best human “originals” are...

Sri Krishnadevaraya’s Empire of Fragrance and Food

Without doubt, Sri Krishnadevaraya was the greatest emperor of the Vijayanagar kingdom. And perhaps one of the greatest emperors that the world has witnessed. Much has...

Acharya Jadunath Sarkar: The Brilliant Flower whose Fragrance Knows no Death

At the zenith of Bharatavarsha’s Modern Renaissance, scholarship of the highest degree was not only actively sought after but was passionately nurtured and passed on to successive generations...

Revisiting Baahubali in a Quest for Rasa: An Analysis

It’s more than two years since the nonstop, deafening noise-hype over the two-part Telugu film Baahubali has finally died out. Fresh in the wake of the release of...