Articles by: Devdan Chaudhuri

New Silk Road and the Asian Century:  India, China and the Empire

New Silk Road and the Asian Century:  India, China and the Empire

          For the much of human history on planet earth – till the 18th century – India and China were the two largest economies in the world, who periodically interchanged the top position amongst themselves. This was mainly possible because of the ‘blessing from the heights’: first, the Tibetan Plateau – the largest water tank in the world from which[Read More…]

by September 29, 2020 World
Hindi was devised by a Scottish linguist of The East India Company – it can never be India’s National Language

Hindi was devised by a Scottish linguist of The East India Company – it can never be India’s National Language

If the Anglophone Indians are derided as ‘Macaulay’s children’, then the Hindi speaking Indians can also be called ‘Gilchrist’s children’.            My late maternal grandmother – who had studied philosophy and biology in the 1940s Calcutta – had told me once during my boyhood, that Calcutta was the birthplace of the modern Hindi language: it was ‘invented’ by the British[Read More…]

by September 27, 2020 India