Indian Grand Narrative

Democracy in India—Its Foundation in Cultural Pluralism

Dr. Madan Lal Goel The success of democracy in India is frequently attributed to the British influence. Britain ruled India for some 200 years, roughly 1757 to 1947.  The British democratic influence is certainly there but so is the influence of the Indian tradition of debate, discussion and pluralism embedded …

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Know Thy #CulturalTerrorist : Cultural Terrorism exposed

Team IK for Dr. B S Harishankar Cultural Terrorism : Conflicts and Debates on Cultural Pasts authored by Dr.B.S.Harishankar . The work  is published  by  Indus Scrolls Press  New Delhi (www.indusscrolls.com). The price of the book is Rs.350. 248 pages. The book has been recently released , by RSS Sarsangachalak …

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Publishing for Posterity : The way of the Sanatani

Mayura Rao Humans are social beings who lived in groups from prehistoric times hence interaction was integral to keep the group intact. As the groups grew bigger into clans, communities, villages, towns, and states – so did the need for establishing continuous communication channels for transmission of accumulated experiences, traditions, …

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Hindu Rashtra – Toward a Global World : An alternative to the limiting idea of Nation states

Author: Abhisek Kumar Panda. Editorial Note: Building on vocabulary introduced in the book Being Different , IK Abhisek Panda makes a very compelling case for alternatives to the regressive idea of a nation State. These kinds of ideas rooted in a sense of Sanatana and Dharma, will not provoke any …

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#RamJanmaBhoomi : Rejuvenation of Bharatiya Grand Narrative

Author: – Krishna Ravishankar. Editorial Note : Young IK Krishna discusses the role of the Ramayana in the conception of the Indian Grand Narrative. As Rajiv Malhotra says , the Ramayana is the world’s oldest and most widely spread Grand Narrative. The reconstruction of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple at Ayodhya …

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History needs to be History ! .. We need an Alternative To History

Author: Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. History as it is In Indian history curriculum, Emperor Ashoka is an important figure, being the only other emperor in India apart from Akbar to have received the honorific “Great”. The following is an excerpt on Ashoka from a typical NCERT history text book used in Indian schools. …

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Unleashing Bharat’s Innate Entrepreneurial Spirit

Global Models The Mumbai-centric RBI believes in the “global” model of lower interest rates. Lower interest rates they say drives growth. The idea is that when interest rates are low, companies will borrow more at lower rates and expand their businesses. More employment will be generated. At lower rates, people will borrow more to buy electronic gadgets, houses, cars and go on foreign…