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 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...

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...

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

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...

High Time we Declare JNU a Crime Scene and Cordon it...

Perhaps in no other country would you witness university students sloganeering for the destruction of their own nation and for clamours promising to fulfill...

Profound Prefaces: Mahabrahmana

It will be an interesting topic in a study of literary history to trace the first book—fiction or non-fiction—for which a preface was written....

Hindus Still Don’t Own the Narrative about themselves

This essay is more in the nature of an attempt. To examine the socio-political and cultural narrative about India that was set in motion...

4 Ways Hindus can and should Counter the Congress-Media Propaganda Onslaught

The Puranic story of Raktabijasura is one of my all-time favourites. Very briefly, Raktabijasura is a Rakshasa, a demon who is endowed with a...

The Apocalyptic Battle of Talikota is an Eternal Warning

The Renaissance in Europe witnessed the revival, restoration and resurgence of the ancient, classical traditions of the Greeks and the Romans chiefly in the...

Jawaharlal Nehru’s Contempt for Sadhus

We’ve seen how extraordinarily accurate Sitaram Goel was in his assessment of Jawaharlal Nehru whom he characterized as “a bloated Brown Sahib” and “the...

The Story of Sthambheshwara

In the present era where Europe is desperately struggling to keep its civilization and history alive, the Seven Years’ War is largely consigned to...