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Hemu – History’s forgotten hero
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Hemu – History’s forgotten hero

February 14, 2021

By Prof.A.V. Narasimha Murthy Hemu or Himu, also known as Hemachandra was a commoner who, by his hardwork and bravery, became a distinguished hero. He was a contemporary of Mughal emperor Akbar.  Unfortunately, he is practically not known as most of the text books even at the higher level have ignored him. But he had…

Recalling Gandhiji’s visit to Kodagu
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Recalling Gandhiji’s visit to Kodagu

January 16, 2021

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Mahatma Gandhi was always impressed by Kodavas who are hard-working and play a major role in protecting India’s borders. In fact, there are many Kodavas who held and still hold top positions in Defence Forces like the Chief of…

Splendour of ancient city Balligave in Shivamogga
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Splendour of ancient city Balligave in Shivamogga

December 26, 2020

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore About ten years ago myself and my friends planned to visit some interesting places in Shivamogga town. It was also our desire to visit Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Shivamogga Kendra. We learnt that Balligave is very near and hence we…

Musings on Raja Ravi Varma A Great Painter
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Musings on Raja Ravi Varma A Great Painter

December 6, 2020

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy India has the good fortune of having multi-coloured paintings of known as well as unknown painters. Actually painting started during the pre-historic period as evidenced at Chitradurga, Hirebenakur, Mirzapur and other places. Later Ajanta and Ellora paintings were discovered. In Simhala, Sigiriya became famous for multi-coloured paintings. In fact in…

Homage to Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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Homage to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

September 5, 2020

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Mysore It was my good fortune to have met Vajpayee twice in New Delhi. He had not yet become the Prime Minister but was an MP. My first meeting with him was formal and not important. The second meeting was…

Venerable Vasudeva Maharaj
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Venerable Vasudeva Maharaj

August 9, 2020

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore India in general and South India in particular abounds in Saints whose main interest is serving the society through various methods. Some may deliver religious lectures while others may sing songs of these great men in their melodious voice….

Shamba Joshi – A Unique Kannada Scholar
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Shamba Joshi – A Unique Kannada Scholar

June 28, 2020

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy Shankara Baladikshita Joshi (1896 – 1991) was one of the greatest scholars who delved deep into the prehistory of Kannada language. At a time when the antiquity of Kannada and its environs were not clear, Joshi chose this difficult aspect of Kannada language as his main interest.  In the bargain…

Homage to Unwin of Kannada: Prof. H. M. Shankaranarayana Rao
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Homage to Unwin of Kannada: Prof. H. M. Shankaranarayana Rao

June 7, 2020

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy When I was browsing through some literature on Prof. H. M. Shankaranarayana Rao, a write-up in Kannada with the title ‘Unwin of Kannada’ written by M. Satyanarayana Rao of Geetha Book House-fame, attracted my attention. A great Publisher can understand and appreciate another equally great Publisher more intimately.  For the…

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…

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