Tag: Pages from History

Mahabalipuram, the cradle of architecture and sculpture
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Mahabalipuram, the cradle of architecture and sculpture

March 8, 2020

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy Recently our Prime Minister Narendra Modi dressed in typical attire of South India met the Chinese President Xi Jinping and discussed bi-lateral matters. Modiji chose Mahabalipuram for the talks. Most people have seen this in print and electronic media. What happened during their talk is not relevant as it has…

King Raja Dahir: Forgotten Hero
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King Raja Dahir: Forgotten Hero

February 23, 2020

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore History is witness to rise and fall of empires and smaller kingdoms from the time of Ashoka the Great. In fact, it was Ashoka who unified most parts of the country. After the Kalinga war which saw a lot…

Goa, the Land of Cathedrals and Cashew Nuts
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Goa, the Land of Cathedrals and Cashew Nuts

February 1, 2020

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Recently, and to be precise a week from 20th December 2019, we were in Goa. The reason was that the first batch of medical students of Adichunchanagiri Medical College and Research Institute at Mandya had decided to meet at…

Great Sanskrit Scholar, illustrious Music Composer
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Great Sanskrit Scholar, illustrious Music Composer

December 21, 2019

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Recently, I was invited to attend a music concert at Veene Seshanna Bhavan in city. The invitation came from Neeraja Achyuta Rao. The concert was really wonderful and everybody including myself enjoyed it. This concert was arranged in the…

What Kautilya says about juvenile crimes?
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What Kautilya says about juvenile crimes?

November 30, 2019

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore We are all concerned about juvenile crimes. But many organisations that want to save juveniles from taking the crime path are helpless because this problem is so huge and spread all over the world. The Police have to make…

Musings on Madurai Meenakshi Temple
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Musings on Madurai Meenakshi Temple

November 9, 2019

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy About fifteen years ago, I was invited to attend a national seminar and present a paper. As Madurai was far away and involved long distance travel, I was reluctant to go to Madurai. However, as I had not seen the famous Meenakshi temple, I went to Madurai.  Having gone there…

Saint Nijaguna Shivayogi
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Saint Nijaguna Shivayogi

September 15, 2019

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Mysore From time immemorial our country is famous for Saints of various religious denominations. To them these denominations did not matter because they were all speaking the same language incorporating the good of the society, which is generally known by…

Anecdotes on Mahatma
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Anecdotes on Mahatma

August 24, 2019

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore August 15, 1947 is a red letter day to us Indians because India got political independence from the British on that day. The first Prime Minister of Independent India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru lowered down the British flag and hoisted…

Rudrapatna Shamasastry  and Oriental Research Library
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Rudrapatna Shamasastry and Oriental Research Library

June 30, 2019

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Rudrapatna Shamasastry, who discovered the palm leaf manuscript of Kautilya’s Arthashastra became a celebrity all over the world overnight. Perhaps this has no parallel in the history of literature in any of the languages known to us. Rudrapatnam has…

Ambassador Nazareth, a true Gandhian
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Ambassador Nazareth, a true Gandhian

June 23, 2019

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Recently we were invited to attend an international convocation in Mysuru city. The graduating students were mostly from universities abroad. They, wearing conventional gowns and hoods, were full of joy as it was a red-letter day in their lives….

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