Tag Archives: History

Incarnations: India in 50 lives


★★★★☆ https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25810355-incarnations Super book on Indian history. Brings into focus a lot of people, whose stories often get missed while writing about India’s history. Some of the interesting stories that I liked or were completely new to me are – … Continue reading

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Reviews of: Chanakya’s Chant


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: ★★★☆☆ Ashwin Sanghi tries his hand at a political thriller. He narrates two stories parallely in alternate chapters, one of the historical Chanakya and how he aided Chandragupta to become the emperor of Bharat and the … Continue reading

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Reviews of: India After Gandhi (book)


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: ★★★☆☆ A good compilation of post independence Indian history by Ramachandra Guha. It also gives a good perspective to understand present day India. The book is rich in detail and the writing style of Guha is … 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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Measuring Intelligence


Measuring a person’s capabilities is a thing that we do very often, either to admit him to a school or to employ him. The process starts pretty early, at least in India, with tests being administered to hardly 3 or 4 year … 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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