Sandeep Balakrishna

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Writer, author, translator, and socio-political-cultural analyst. Author of "Tipu Sultan: The Tyrant of Mysore," "The Madurai Sultanate: A Concise History," and "Seventy Years of Secularism." He has translated Dr. S L Bhyrappa's magnum opus "Avarana" into English.

The Ayodhya Dipotsava Diaries: An Introduction

Preface Nothing prepares you for Ayodhya. Nothing. Not even when you go there bearing in mind such lofty slokas as अयोध्या मथुरा माया काशी कान्ची अवन्तिकापुरी द्वारावती चैव सप्तैता...

It is Time to Establish a National Institute of Liberal Pathology

If you’re a Hindu and you have a grown-up daughter, make sure that she doesn’t work in the degeneracy-infested, rootless, soulless Indian English media,...

Spiritual Freedom and the Sacred Geography of Bharata

The concept of Purusharthas is one of the most singular and unique contributions to world culture,  civilisation and human living. This is perhaps one...

The Four Key Pillars of Sanatana India that Sustains it

The first Europeans who set foot in India were astonished at the kind of diversity they noticed…indeed, it is also the first thing every...

The Cultural Weakening of India and the Hindu Civilisational Continuum

What is common to the two avoidable events that occurred recently, viz, the so-called #MeToo dog-and-pony show, and second, the pushback against and persecution...

It’s Nearly Five Hundred Years: Sri Ramachandra is Awaiting his Return...

If there's one person who has his finger on the pulse of Hindu pusillanimity, inertia and self-imposed helplessness with deadly accuracy, it is Sri...

Enforcement Directorate Raid on Amnesty International is Welcome. But not Enough

The breaking news of the Enforcement Directorate's raid on Amnesty International's office in Bangalore should gladden the heart of every Indian who loves his...

The Last Chance of the Hindus: Plea for a Contemporary Sanatana...

One major phenomenon over the last century that continues to astound me is this: the near-complete evisceration of the Hindu spirit. Let me explain. Beginning roughly...

How the Bhakti Movement Gave Hindus a Breather and the New...

Beginning with the so-called Arab invasion of Sindh and even today (albeit in a different form), the single biggest failure of Hindus has been...

Elements of the Cultural Unity of Bharata

In an earlier essay, I had remarked with some alarm about the shocking extent of de-Hinduisation that has occurred in the last seventy years...