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Did Brahmins Really Monopolize Education In Ancient India? — #SangamTalk By Pankaj Saxena

Shri Pankaj Saxena has shed light on a very important, often discussed topic in the present talk. He discusses in detail the prerequisites and hardships of Vedic studies in ancient India and that being the main reason why these studies were passed on through families. These studies were highly specialized

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Sulba Sutra Geometry: Can We Teach It In Schools Today? | C K Raju | #SangamTalks | Vedic Mathmatics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLI_UU6dfnE Indians often boast that the śulba sūtra-s (manuals for masons to construct fire altars) “state the Pythagorean theorem before Pythagoras”. To the contrary, our NCERT school texts summarily reject all non-Western geometry as inferior. Who is right? Neither! The key instrument of śulba-sūtra geometry is the śulba (or rajju) or

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Comparative Analysis of Kurukshetra War Dates | Jijith Nandumuri Ravi | Mahabharata | #SangamTalks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeqvIkojal4 The Dating of Kurukshetra War between the Kauravas and the Pandavas mentioned in the Mahabharata, is one of the intellectual activities of many scholars. The dates ranging from 800 BCE to 5561 BCE is proposed by various scholars. This talk is the result of a critical study done on the

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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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