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Western Philologists Were Responsible For The First Steps In The Devaluation Of Indian Culture

Source: - Subhash Kak / Swarajya Magazine. SNAPSHOT In the first part of this series, it is explained how the first Western philologists sowed the seeds for the denigration of Indian texts and culture. Europe’s task was to separate Indians from their “decadent” culture so that they could get connected to the “superior”

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The Colonial Influence: How The British Triggered The Illiteratisation Of Largely Literate India

Source: - Subhash Kak / Swarajya Magazine SNAPSHOT Macaulay’s famous minute on education (1835) led to the establishment of a colonialist system of education that is still in force. It replaced the traditional system of village schools, which created near-universal literacy, to a system that led to school dropouts in large numbers. This is

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A Vedic Touch To Logic In Indian Thought – Part Two

Courtesy:- Subhash Kak / Swarajya Magazine SNAPSHOT The important role that logic has enjoyed in the Indian cultural area is due to belief in the overarching Vedic system that knowledge is of two kinds: objective and subjective. All objective knowledge is governed by logic, whereas the knowledge related to the experiencing subject is

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The Prevalence Of Indic Ideas In The Graeco-Roman World

Courtesy:- Subhash Kak / Pragyata / Swarajya Magazine Snapshot This paper reviewed some elements of Indian astronomy in Greece; also, a study of art has provided evidence of the Indic element in the Graeco-Roman world. We believe that ancient Eurasia had considerable trade and interaction within its regions. This interaction was a complex

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Contribution Of Hindu Scriptures To Archaeoastronomy

Courtesy: Subhash Kak / Swarajya Magazine SNAPSHOT:- The continuing analysis of the astronomical references in Hindu texts imply that astronomical ideas developed in India in stages. These stages can be seen in the different layers of the Vedic texts, the Brahmanas and the Vedanga Jyotisa. Astronomers were interested in information related to eclipses, supernovae

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In Pre-British India Temples Were Premier Educational Institutes

Courtesy:- Subhash Kak / Swarajya Magazine. Ancient Indian temples are some of the greatest artistic achievements of mankind, celebrated the world over, but not enough has been done to understand their history. Searching through the uncertainty and confusion of the present, knowledge of the past provides illumination, which is why history is

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