Culture

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....

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...

The Hindu Code of War Ethics and Jihad

In the previous essay, we have seen the three main classifications and ethics of war and their respective features as defined and explained by...

Hindu Ethics of War: A Gentle Introduction

Hemachandra Vikramaditya is that rare and solitary Hindu king of a unique category who rose from being a humble fruit-seller on the streets of...

T M Krishna: The Musical Urban Naxal

What ails T M Krishna? Wrong question. The right answer: T M Krishna is himself an ailment. To those who have followed Thodur Madabussi Krishna’s musical career...

Axing Sanatana Traditions One Judgement at a Time

Minister for Women and Child Development and Empowerment of Differently Abled and Senior Citizens, Government of Karnataka, Smt Jayamala must be a happy woman....

Teaching Sanskrit to Children will Save our Languages and Hinduism

In his landmark and classic novel Roots, author Alex Haley traces his genealogy back to seven generations pegging his roots in The Gambia, West...

What Happens when a Hindu Temple is Destroyed

In the previous part of this series, we saw how Hindu temples show a remarkable sense of unbroken continuity and cultural unity in that...

What is a Hindu Temple: A Brief Introduction

The conception, origin, evolution, and development of temples as physical, architectural, and later, artistic structures is perhaps as old as the dawn of human...

A Portrait of an Epigraphist as a Cultural Role Model

An unforgettable experience of my stay in Delhi occurred on 6 December 1992. The Babri Masjid structure in Ayodhya was brought down by the...