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History: A Bomb Factory

History: A Bomb Factory

Is history being converted into a bomb factory? How does it promote the culture of hate? Does it fall us apart to embroil in violent communal skirmishes, riots and bloodshed? How can we differentiate between genuine and false histories? The answer to these questions is furnished by the following discourse. The truthful historical knowledge has become too scarce to be[Read More…]

by 16/03/2022 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
Cheraman Juma Masjid in Kodungalloor

How Did Islam Reach the Subcontinent: Through Socialization or Coercion?

How did Islam reach the Subcontinent: through Socialization or Coercion; Trade or Invasion? It is a very important question which has a direct bearing on the social ecology in which people live their lives nowadays. It requires a fair and satisfactory answer to clear the doubts that have crept into the minds of many people owing to their not so[Read More…]

by 21/12/2021 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
A Historical Perspective of Iconoclasm

A Historical Perspective of Iconoclasm

The practice of temple demolition/ appropriation of images of gods and goddess was in vogue in ancient India and Kashmir much before the arrival of the Muslims. In ancient times the achievements of Hindu Kings were measured not only by the number of temples they built in their realms during peace times but also of those they appropriated/demolished in the[Read More…]

by 26/10/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Brief notes on the African Sultans of Mediaeval Bengal

Brief notes on the African Sultans of Mediaeval Bengal

Translation based on the original Bangla contemporary piece: “Bangla-r Habshi-ra o Habshi Shasanmale Banglar Shamajik o Arthonoitik Obostha” by Al Hasan Circa 1204. The era of Muslim rule over Bengal began in earnest with Bakhtiyar’s conquest. However, Arab traders had begun to settle in the Chattogram, Noakhali and such other ports areas and their hinterland. Those were the thriving hubs[Read More…]

by 24/07/2021 Comments are Disabled India