What does Nehru write about Shivaji in the “Discovery of India”?

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By Sunil Kumar My Qra answers continued: Excerpts from Nehru’s Discovery of India; “Only an Akbar might have understood the situation and controlled the new forces that were rising. Perhaps even he could have only postponed the dissolution of his …

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What are the top 10 non-fiction books about India everybody must read?

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By Sunil Kumar In no particular order; here are some non-fictional books about India that made an impact somewhat personally. Around India in 80 Trains – Monisha Rajesh: Liked the descriptions in this book, the train rides and different facets of …

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Sunday Salvation

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By Sunil Kumar As I ventured into the “Soulful Sunday” class; taking stock of my weekly moods that vary between bouts of patriotism; Spanish soap operas, Smallville and the daily social network trawling which yields both brickbats, bouquets and gems. …

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Sacred Games – Book Review

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By Sunil Kumar A post after a long time. So here goes. Managed to read Vikram Chandra‘s 900+ pages book; Sacred Games. Since it’s going to be on Netflix; this spiked interest and I managed to decipher why the commissioning …

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How were ministers in royal courts selected in Ancient and Medieval India?

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By Sunil Kumar Ancient and Medieval India is a long span of time characterised by many different kingdoms, ways of thinking, invasions and a change in thinking. However; there is still an underlying unified continuity. Earliest period: Indus Valley Civilization …

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Are Indian textbooks teaching true history?

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By Sunil Kumar(My Quora answers continued) Well; my answer to this question is subjective; based on my personal opinion, like most of Quora on a daily basis. We have to fundamentally examine what we mean by history. Is it the …

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Buddhist Theory of Apoha

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By Sunil Kumar Interesting article produced verbatim on my site: I THE STUDY OF THE problem of word-meaning in Indian philosophy has had a very complex and interesting development, much more interesting than is usually realized. It has probably sustained …

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Cases in Sanskrit

Nominative is used in the case of karta(or subject). In Three Vachanas(Singular, Dual, Plural) देव:    देवौ    देवा : (One God, Two Gods, Many Gods) Nominative case(the subject or Karta) (Prathama Vibhakti) Accusative case used in the case of …

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देववानी प्रवेसिका

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By Sunil Kumar आ नो भद्राः करतवो कष्यन्तु विश्वतो. – Let noble thoughts come to us from every side(Rig Veda) An attempt to get acquainted with the divine language has led me to understanding the many variations of its grammar. …

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While Bhagat Singh hogs all the limelight; why is Chandrashekhar Azad lost in oblivion?

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By Sunil Kumar The reason for this according to me is the media and the movies. The Punjabis are more sympathetic to Bhagat Singh; the Sikh; even though there were Rajguru and Sukhdeo apart from Singh. Since they formed and …

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