Tag: Pages from History

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…

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…

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