Sunday, September 15, 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".

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

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 in the mid-nineteenth century up...

How the Bhakti Movement Gave Hindus a Breather and the New Indian Renaissance

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 one or more or all...

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 in its only birthplace and...

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...

Podcast: Congratulations to Yogi Adityanath for restoring the Sanctity of Prayagraj

Amid the ongoing, spirited protest by the Hindu community against the SC Verdict on Sabarimala, is some good news of sorts. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced...

The Destruction and Christianization of Carnatic Music Might Occur Sooner than Anticipated

As expected, it has happened. There’s a proverb in Kannada which roughly means, “light up your beedi from the fire that is burning down your neighbour’s house.” The thoroughly agenda-driven...