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Category Archives: History

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

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

Bypassing history, bypassing bias

Sometimes life’s ironies hit so hard that one gets dizzy. My grandfather, his father and his father and who knows how many before him were all Sanskrit Vayyakarnis (grammarians). Many … Continue reading

March 14, 2016 · Leave a comment
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