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Those who turn away from India because they think it is about jati and power (sadly this includes many "academic scholars") are deluded.
They don't understand either the past or the present.
The heart of India is about inner and outer knowledge:https://t.co/IYqds6RvwB
— Subhash Kak (@subhashkak1) November 10, 2018
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While on a visit to London, Dharampal came across extremely significant archival material - a series of surveys commissioned by the British government in the 19th century to assess the level of indigenous education in India. These surveys were conducted meticulously in various parts of India by the British and Read More
A large number of Indians seem to have a tendency to conveniently brush the past under the carpet. They don’t see the need to study history. They don’t understand the need to know our past. They talk of concentrating on the present, on what can be done today. They talk Read More
Why did the British impose English education on India? There were many reasons, the foremost of which was convenience as it was difficult for them to learn so many Indian languages. It was far simpler to have English-speaking menials to help them govern the millions of unwashed masses.
There was, however, Read More
Not many Indians are aware of the tremendous amount of knowledge transfer from India to China in ancient times. Not many know that a large number of Sanskrit manuscripts were carried to China by either Chinese scholars or by Indian scholars hired by Chinese kings. Translating ancient Sanskrit manuscripts into Read More
Now, I come to debating, which was an intrinsic part of Indian education. So, you can look I have chosen this picture of Adi Sankara debating with Mandana Misra and look who is the judge it's a lady who is, who was a renowned scholar in her own right – Read More
I also visited this place and then the only way we get to know what it looked like is when you read the autobiography of Huan-Tsang and I-Tsing, so what Huan-Tsang said is that, it was the most beautiful campus he had ever seen. It had a huge gate all Read More
Here's a map, I have tried to map out the universities in the ancient times until the eleventh or twelfth century and you know it was, there are so many universities you can see that it's completely, it's every part of India is covered so far. The oldest one we Read More
Rishi Kanva’s ashrama was not a single ashrama, it was a collection, an assemblage of hermitages of which he was the presiding rishi.
So, a student would go to one in ashrama and specialize in one subject underthe Guru, then go to another ashrama, adjoining ashram, and get specialization in another Read More
So in the years that I have been living outside India, I get a lot of questions like: how is it that you Indians are motivated to study so hard? What is it that makes you study so hard? And another question I get very often is that why despite Read More