Monday, May 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 Ramnath Goenka Outwitted Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at her Own Game: A Preface

What’s common to Barkha Dutt, Rajdeep Sardesai, Karan Thapar, Nidhi Razdan, Sreenivasan Jain, Siddharth Varadarajan, Shoma Chaudhury, Punya Prasun Bajpai, Ravish Kumar and Abhisar Sharma...

The Dravidian Fantasy as History and the Mythical Kumarikandam as Geography

For a backgrounder, read the following essays: How the Dravidianists Ravaged the Tamil Heritage and Gifted Tamil Nadu to the Global ChurchAn Encounter with a 55...

The Making of Chanakya: Episode 3: Rajiv Gandhi and the Doordarshan Bureaucracy

This is the third episode of a multipart series of interviews with Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi, the creator of the Chanakya Television Series that aired on Doordarshan between...

How the Dravidianists Invented Kalabhras and Poisoned Tamil Public Discourse

For a backgrounder, read the following essays: How the Dravidianists Ravaged the Tamil Heritage and Gifted Tamil Nadu to the Global ChurchAn Encounter with a 55...

Kalyan Singh: A Civilisational Hero for all Seasons and Reasons

You’re not a student of history if you can’t make time your best friend. Time is perhaps the only thing that puts men and events in...

The Dharma Dispatch Reading List to Kickstart Your 2019

At the outset, I extend my heartfelt new year wishes to all readers of The Dharma Dispatch. Let's get down to business now.