Category Archives: History

How do you justify Dronacharya asking Ekalavya to cut his thumb off?

Answer by Anirudh Acharya: Ekalavya belonged to a tribe that paid obeisance to the Chedi and the Magadha kingdom, then controlled by Shishupala and Jarasandha. These kingdoms were not exactly great friends of the Hastinapur empire. Jarasandha wanted to become … Continue reading

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What are some of the best stories about taking revenge in history or mythology or folklore or real life?

Answer by Anirudh Acharya: The story of Chanakya taking revenge on Dhanananda. Chanakya aka Vishnugupta/ Kautilya was the son of Chanak, a famous teacher of public policy in ancient Magadha. Chanak was an influential brahmin who vociferously opposed the bad … Continue reading

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India Through the Ages

The following is an excerpt from Pragati, a national interest review magazine. It describes India at various stages in history through the eyes of various foreigners who visited the nation in those times. Excerpts from perspectives on India. Megasthenes, c. … Continue reading

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Eye of the Sky

I wrote this article for my college magazine – The story is thousands of years old, old enough for its veracity to be speculated. Yudhishtira, thought to be dead in the lac house fire, returns to the capital city of … Continue reading

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