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Islamophobia: A Cover Up for Islamic Obstinacy and Violence – Sangam Talk By Abhijit Iyer-Mitra

Pointing out that #TablighJamaat is disproportionately responsible for the spread of a disease is NOT Islamophobia. It comes from the methods of political negotiation that muslims developed in the wake of 1857 & have been systematically rewarded by both Britain and India. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rbuMnV3-lI

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Some Stories, Some Science – #SangamTalk By Raj Vedam

Stories acquire deep importance in pedagogy in ancient India and were a key instrument to communicate some wisdom. Several ancient works including Upanishads and Puranas contain conversations that recourse to entertaining stories to reinforce a moral or an aphorism. Most people are familiar with the Panchatantra and Vikramaditya-Vetala stories that

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Blood Island: An Oral History Of The Marichjhapi Massacre – A Talk By Deep Halder

The Partition in 1947 split the large eastern province of Bengal into two halves, along religious lines. One half became West Bengal, a Hindu-majority province in the new independent state of India. The other half became East Pakistan, the Muslim-majority eastern half of Pakistan, and later the independent country of

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Colonial Discourse On India & Hinduism — Sankrant Sanu In Convesation With Kundan Singh

Colonialism is not about economic exploitation and exertion of political power alone, it involves a tremendous “transformation’ in social and cultural sphere through the process of generating literature on the colonized and then pumping that “knowledge” into the consciousness of the colonized through the establishment of institutions and universities. If

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The Death Of Arithmetic: How Indian Eyes Make Maths Education Simpler & Faster – A Talk By Jonathan J Crabtree

Historians of Hindu mathematics have long discussed how the concept of zero, positives, negatives and the laws of sign were documented in the early 7th Century. However, new research reveals an incomplete understanding of India’s zero in the Medieval Arabic world. This meant the role of zero as a placeholder

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Maharaja Ranjit Singh & His Legacy Of Reforms – A Talk By Siddharth Acharya

Siddharth Acharya in this #SangamTalk covers the following: 1. Geo strategic and Geopolitical game of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh and Hari Singh Nalwa.2. Early life struggle.3. Consolidation of Sikh Empire and committment against Afghan invasion.4. Philanthropic Ruler who donated gold and his work for temple restoration.4. Land and Revenue reforms. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxglCFGVmGQ

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