Archive for: Jayakrishnan Nair

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Getting objective about it

In January 2009, PBS, a US television network, ran a documentary titled The Story of India. Hosted by Michael Wood, this six-part series narrated a compressed history...

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A Passage to infinity

A review of A Passage to Infinity: Medieval Indian Mathematics from Kerala and Its Impact by George Gheverghese Joseph. An important problem in historiography is...

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The lost age of reason

A review of Jonardon Ganeri’s The Lost Age of Reason: Philosophy in Early Modern India 1450-1700. Recently the Society of Biblical Literature published the...

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Evidence for the continuity between Harappan Signs and Brahmi letters

Instead of a complete termination of one civilisation and the beginning of a radically new one, there was a period of both continuity and change. One of the most...

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Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code and the Uncovering of a Lost Civilisation by Margalit Fox

Margalit Fox reveals the life and struggles of the people behind the decipherment of Linear B, an unknown language in an unknown script, similar to Indus-Saraswati...

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An earlier date for Indo-Europeans in Northwest India

Archaeological evidence suggests that Indo-European speakers may have been present in Northwest India two millennia earlier than previously thought. Between 4500...

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How old is Proto-Dravidian?

A new paper claims that there existed a super linguistic ancestor, older than Proto-Indo-European, around 15,000 years back. According to linguists, there is a relation...

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What caused the decline of Harappa?

It is certain that the decline of the Harappan civilisation was not caused by invading Aryans or non-Aryans. In The Wonder That Was India, A L Basham presented a...

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The missing prophets of 1857

 Evidence proves that the “Anglo-Indian War” of 1857 was a carefully planned operation. From the late eighteenth century to mid-nineteenth century, as the world...

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Holy war

Holy War: How Vasco da Gama’s Epic Voyages Turned the Tide in a Centuries-Old Clash of Civilizations by Nigel Cliff Urumi, a Malayalam historical film released...

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