Opinion  /  Published 11.07.22

Robust bridge

Gaudapada, the paramguru or grand preceptor of the Shankaracharya and the first one in the guru-shishya succession, proposed a radical concept that significantly influenced the path of Indian philosop...
By A. Raghuramaraju

Opinion  /  Published 16.05.22

Diverse voices

Can independent India, which recalled its past and partially inherited it, delve into its past to uncover something new? Perhaps a hitherto unexplored aspect with shades of dynamism might make the pas...
By A. Raghuramaraju

Opinion  /  Published 14.03.22

Original compiler

Despite India’s claim to be modern, traditions, including the textual tradition, continue to be a significant part of Indian life and thought. There are two aspects of the textual tradition: ide...
By A. Raghuramaraju

Books  /  Published 02.07.21

Journeying with philosophers

As dusk falls, Weiner learns from Nietzsche the secret of eternal recurrence; that reaping the best fruitfulness from existence is possible by living dangerously and with no regrets. Epictetus teaches...
By Annie Kunnath

Books  /  Published 08.03.19

Fukuyama augurs apocalypse of 'identity politics'

In the early Nineties, Fukuyama shot to fame with the End of History — a doomsday text more cited than the Communist Manifesto in post-Glasnost cultural studies, seldom read. In 2001, he made a brie...
By Deeptanil Ray


Opinion  /  Published 15.11.18

Why is so little known about Walter Liebenthal?

In Germany this summer, I visited an exhibition at the University of Tübingen, devoted to the life and work of Professor Walter Liebenthal. Seventeen large panels depicted the stages of a productive ...
By Martin Kämpchen

Opinion  /  Published 01.12.19

A weary modernity: the rise of non-reason

Modernity has its origins in 17th-century Europe. It subsequently spread to other parts of the world. At present, however, it seems to be under fatigue. Understanding the nature of this lassitude is v...
By A. Raghuramaraju

India  /  Published 29.09.19

Hindutva is an assault on Hinduism: Tharoor

The political project of Hindutva is nothing less than an assault on Hinduism, but where the life-affirming religion has for millennia proved its resilience to external attacks, it is now revealing it...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 14.02.19

An aversion innocent storytelling

Mrinal Sen’s little-known Telugu film, Oka Oori Katha (The Outsiders, 1977), was ‘invented’ out of Premchand’s story, Kafan (Shroud). Sen, who died recently, took the story far away from the H...
By Vidyarthy Chatterjee

Books  /  Published 21.02.19

Mahatma Gandhi and the art of disobedience

“If India remains a great nation, it is not because of its gurus, politicians, corporate leaders or Bollywood actors, but because it is the birthplace of a disobedient Indian, who gave rise to a new...
By Abdus Samad Gayen


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