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When Veda meets Secularism

When confronted with attacks on all fronts, the social consolidation of identity-conscious Hindus becomes inevitable. Such a precedent is unwelcome for secularists, who, it seems, endeavor to thwart such consolidation. Further, they dismiss with ridicule any contention that Hindus are discriminated against. Such outright dismissal leads to further neglect and deprivation. Fabricated Indo-secular idioms of […]

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Koregaon Ka Kora Sach

[This post is a reproduction of my article as it appeared in OpIndia   http://www.opindia.com/2018/01/battle-of-koregaon-lessons-in-unity/ ] It is unfortunate that in the year 2018, India is witnessing caste clashes which, if unchecked, could blow into a major civil war. We are seeing Media and “Youth” politicians like Jignesh Mevani and Rahul Gandhi adding to the […]

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Truth Triumphs

TOI Smear Campaign : Blatant,Defamatory Lies and Vitriol of TOI Editor I am a private citizen who is extremely interested in Indian history. The fact that I read Marxist historian Romila Thapar’s works at the age of 13, should indicate my fascination with History. I used to be in awe of her work until I […]

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Alt News or Fraud News? Shameless campaign of lies and defamation

One little-known website called “Alt News”, patronized by well known political propagandists, recently spun few posts using my Twitter Timeline, calling it a “goldmine of fictitious historical claims”. Well, since it has invoked my Twitter Timeline to get traffic and ad-revenue, of course, it is a goldmine, indeed, for the post truth peddling Fraud News. […]

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Alt News or Fraud News? Shameless campaign of lies and defamation.

This article has been updated here   https://trueindology.wordpress.com/2017/06/17/alt-news-or-fraud-news-shameless-campaign-of-lies-and-defamation/  

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Sheldon Pollock – An analysis of  scholarship and activism

Part 1 Chandrapida Ziauddin Barani was a medieval Islamic historian of 14th century India whose works like Tarikh I Firozshahi on history and Fatwa I Jahandari on Political Theory are  highly regarded alike in both traditional Islamic scholarly circles and modern day community of scholars who deal with medieval Persianate realm in India. In his book […]

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A Mahishasuramardini from Iran

  This silver rhyton has been discovered at Deylaman, Northern Iran.The inscription as well as leading art historians identify the artefact as representing “Durga mahishasuramardini”[1] Interestingly, it gives new insights into high quality production of silver icons. Its provenance is taken to be in Eastern Afghanistan. It was looted during the Arab Muslim raids on […]

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Examining the historicity of Cheraman legend

On April 3 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted According to oral tradition, Cheraman Perumal was the Chera King & a contemporary of the Holy Prophet.Cheraman Perumal went to Arabia and embraced Islam after meeting the Holy Prophet at Mecca.The mosque has an ancient oil lamp that is always kept burning and believed to […]

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Akbar slays Hindu sannyasis

“Whichever side may be slain, Islam is the gainer” Akbar slaughtering Hindu sannyasis. A miniature from Akbarnama complied c.1590 This miniature depicts Akbar and Mughal army slaying sannaysis who had come to bathe in the sacred place of kurukshetra near Thanesar This incident happened c.1567 when a group of sannyasis(referred to as puri by Abdul […]

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JNU and the historic hoax

[In this article, I use ‘Asur’ to refer to a tribe in Bengal and Bihar. I use ‘asura’ to refer to the Hindu mythological beings] Summary-The article looks into the claims that there exist Mahishasura worshipping tribes in India who mourn during Dussehra and bewail the ‘Aryan invasion’. Every single one of these claims turns […]