Historical and Civilisational Studies
The Decline and Reclamation of the Discourse on Duties

Introduction: The Conflict between Rights and Duties
Unlike the language of rights that have received great momentum in the contemporary world, the language of duty is seemingly less popular. The notion where rights are met through the f

Cultural Entrepreneurship for Shaping Brand India

This Podcast features Arunima Gupta, Principal at Network of Indian Cultural Enterprises (NICEorg). NICEorg works towards strengthening cultural entrepreneurship in India by promoting and empowering cultural entrepreneurs through training, funding, n

How Ayurveda can Power the Development of a Global Health Culture

The Global Burden of Disease Study reveals that people live longer but with more diseases. The global burden of disease is shifting from infectious diseases to non-communicable diseases; chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, can

The Unbroken Guru-Sishya tradition and The Continuity of Bharatvarsha

Bharatvarsh, the nation that is today Bharat, has an antiquity dating back to the Vedic period -- at least 3500 years before. There is no land and people on this earth who have been aligned like Bharatvarsh and Bharatiyas. Their alignment has an anti

India: Mother of Democracy @G20

India is a country of 1.3 billion people, and the value of democracy and rule of law is embedded in its culture. The country has been a champion of democracy and the rule of law at every international forum. At the G20 Summit in Osaka last year, Prim

Sister Nivedita and India’s Freedom Struggle

As we recently completed 75 years of Indian independence and will also observe the 155th birth anniversary of Sister Nivedita (1867-1911) on 28 October, it is time to uncover a not-so-well-known part of the history of our freedom struggle—Sister Ni

भारत की स्वतंत्रता : सुभाष चन्द्र बोस और आईएनए

भारत में अंग्रेज, आजाद हिन्द फ़ौज (आईएनए) के अस्तित्व से लेकर उनसे जुड़ी हर खबर को छिपाने का प्रयास

The Precondition to ‘Tolerate’: Remembering Swami Vivekananda’s Wisdom on September 11

The usage of the word ‘tolerance’ could be traced back to 15th century when it denoted ‘the power or capacity of sustaining’. It evolved to receive a more political meaning in the 16th century to mean ‘action of allowing; license, permissio

An Outline of the Development of Ancient Historical and Archaeological Studies in India

There is a wide range of studies on this topic, often contentious in various ways. Here I shall adopt a simple factual approach, outlining how the study of ancient Indian history and archaeology has developed in different stages from the mid-18th cen

Perceiving Silk Road as a Pilgrimage Route to India

If someone has to physically locate the Silk Road, then they would usually find a region from the main landmass of China to the ancient Roman Empire. The route in between, also touches the northern region of the Indian subcontinent as well as the Cen

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