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Category Archives: Hinduism

Video of Talk on India’s Educational Heritage

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May 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Retracing my roots in Ahichhatra

After having written a little on the history of ancient India, I am now delving into my own family history. Some of you know that I am a Singh only … Continue reading

February 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

India’s deep but forgotten roots in South-east Asia

Twenty years ago, when I moved from India to Singapore with my husband, I found myself marvelling at the many reminders of home after the initial strangeness of being in … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jauhar-Shaka: When The Enemy Was At The Gate

When the enemy was at the fort gates, when rations ran out, and when defeat was certain, Rajput kingdoms, especially in northwestern India followed a code of honour that inspires … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Review: The Educational Heritage of Ancient India – How an Ecosystem of Learning Was Laid to Waste

  Republished from India Facts In her book, The Educational Heritage of Ancient India – How an Ecosystem of Learning Was Laid to Waste, Sahana Singh shakes the dust off … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Discovering Myanmar

Myanmar was a total revelation to me. I did not expect to find such a beautiful country steeped in Indic traditions. From the clothes people wore to their spirit of … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

How Hinduphobia Rears Familiar Head In American Academia

Every community has had to struggle against prejudice and bias that gets entrenched in institutions, and masquerades for a time as the truth – the Jewish community has had to … Continue reading

March 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Skimpy dressing was common in ancient India

Those who think Indian women are copying the west in dressing skimpily know zilch about history. Travellers to India in ancient and medieval times were struck by the fact that … Continue reading

March 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

No coercion in Hinduism

The following final verse from the Bhagwad Gita is what my mother often quoted to emphasise the freedom of thought that is inherent to Hindu philosophy. There is no coercion, no compulsion, … Continue reading

March 14, 2016 · Leave a comment