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Sanatana Dharma at Crossroads
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Sanatana Dharma at Crossroads

May 29, 2024

By R. Chandra Prakash Sanatana Dharma, true to its meaning ‘perenniality’, has survived several millennia of political and religious attacks. Today it is being practised by nearly eighty percent of the population of the country. Islamic occupations of 1300-plus years, and more than two hundred years of Christian colonialism did severely affect the Sanatana Dharma….

Bharat no longer international punching bag
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Bharat no longer international punching bag

May 3, 2024

By R. Chandra Prakash Title :  Why Bharat Matters Author : S. Jaishankar Year : 2024 Pages : 226 Price : Rs. 695 Publisher : Rupa Publications India Pvt. Ltd,. In 2019, Indian Air Force (IAF) planes bombed Balakot in Pakistan. This was a retaliatory action in response to Pulwama terrorist attack by Pakistan- sponsored…

Book on Pranab’s diaries
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Book on Pranab’s diaries

February 19, 2024

By Dr. C.D. Sreenivasa Murthy Title:      Pranab My Father: A  Daughter Remembers Author:  Sharmistha Mukherjee Year:       2024 Pages:   368 pages Price:     Rs. 795 Publisher: Rupa Publications India Pvt. Ltd. A boy aged 11 years had come to Calcutta to attend the wedding of his eldest brother. The day was 16th August 1946, an infamous…

A timely book on caste system and politics-1
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A timely book on caste system and politics-1

February 9, 2024

By R. Chandra Prakash Title: VARNA, JATI, CASTE  – A Primer on Indian Social Structures Authors:  Rajiv Malhotra & Vijaya Viswanathan Year:     2023 Pages:  160 Price:     Rs. 250 Publisher:  OCCAM, BluOne Ink LLP, India Caste system has been arraigned for creating extreme discrimination in the Hindu society. It has also been a political tool…

T.N. Seshan-Maverick in Action
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T.N. Seshan-Maverick in Action

December 22, 2023

By R. Chandra Prakash Title: Through The Broken Glass-An  Autobiography Author: T.N. Seshan Year: 2023 Pages:  350+ Price:     Rs. 795 Publisher: Rupa Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi [Continued from Dec.20] T.N. Seshan was  aware  that elections had become a symbol of corruption. He records, “The practices and traditions of hol-ding and con-ducting elections were going…

Hundred years of Mysore Varsity Philosophy Dept.
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Hundred years of Mysore Varsity Philosophy Dept.

October 11, 2023

By Gouri Satya, Sr. Journalist The Department of Philosophy, University of Mysore, is as old as the University itself. The University was established on July 27, 1916. The Department came into existence the following year under the stewardship of Prof. A.R. Wadia. Prof. Wadia had his higher education in Oxford and Cambridge. He reported to…

A book for birders
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A book for birders

June 25, 2023

Title : Haruva Nari Mattu Itara Parisarada Kathegalu Author : Dr. H.R. Sanjay Year : 2022 (second print) Pages : 134 Price : Rs. 180 Publisher : Kaveri Prakashana, Rajashekar Hospital, Mysuru Mention birding, the name of renowned ornithologist Salim Ali pat flies through one’s mind, especially those who are aware of the internationally renowned…

A book for Yoga practitioners
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A book for Yoga practitioners

June 18, 2023

When the f ive senses and the mind are still, and reason itself rests in silence, then begins the Path supreme. This calm steadiness of the senses is called Yoga. Then one should become watchful, because Yoga comes and goes. —Katha Upanishad Title : Yoga Arogya Jyothi Author : S. Sudesh Chandra Year : 2022…

Dakshin: South Indian Myths and Fables Retold
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Dakshin: South Indian Myths and Fables Retold

April 18, 2023

By C.P. Belliappa Reading the compendium of fifteen South Indian fables retold by Mookonda Nitin Kushalappa will transport the reader to a wonderous world of fairy tales full of angels, demigods, kings, queens, talking animals, birds, insects and the ubiquitous villains. Nitin has carefully selected the stories from popular folklore with their origins in Southern…

A critical work that salutes motherhood
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A critical work that salutes motherhood

April 17, 2023

Title : Bhyrappanavara Krithigalalli Taytanada Teregalu Author :  Prof. L.V. Shantakumari Page s: 144 Price : Rs.175 Publisher:  Sahitya Bhandara, Bengaluru By Prof. G.L. Shekar Bhyrappanavara Krithigalalli Taytanada Teregalu,’ authored by Prof. L.V. Shantakumari, a critic and a translator, is a critical work that salutes motherhood delineated in its myriad forms and manifestations in Dr….

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