Opinion  /  Published 14.07.21

India is a land of many ancestral cultures

Great books, it is said, can change one’s life. In my case, though, it was not so great a book that triggered the change. Neither did it contain any original ideas, nor did it have any stylistic...
By G.N. Devy

Books  /  Published 02.07.21

A shared language

In the period between the composition of Prithvirajavijaya and Sarvadeshavrittantasangraha, the literary landscape came to be defined by the establishment of Persian as the dominant lan...
By Sanjukta Datta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.06.21

Doniger's love for Santiniketan

Doniger liked the slow-pace of life at Santiniketan, where one could enjoy life and where leisure afforded the study of scriptures and telling stories. “Bengalis always nibbled on something, whe...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.04.21

Covid: Schools shift to online classes

At least two schools have suspended in-person instructions for Classes IX to XII and several others are being flooded with requests from parents to do so because of an alarming rise in the number of C...

India  /  Published 10.02.21

Salary pain at universities

By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 17.12.20

All the same: madrasa, Sanskrit tols

The multiple connotations of the word ‘secularism’ sometimes contradict one another — in effect even if not semantically. The Assam government has decided to repeal the laws regardin...
By The Editorial Board

North East  /  Published 03.09.20

Assam to shut govt madrasas, tols in Nov

The Assam government has said that it would close down all government-run Sanskrit tols (schools) and madrasas in November. State education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma made the announcement in the A...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

India  /  Published 19.08.20

Caste bias cry in VC choice

A Dalit professor with “sound” academic and administrative credentials at a central university dedicated to Sanskrit education has alleged that he was not considered for the post of its vi...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 03.07.20

Krishnakamal Bhattacharya: Rebellions that still resonate

In Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar’s bicentennial year, perhaps it is also important to remember some other extraordinary individuals around him. Krishnakamal Bhattacharya (1840-1932) was one of them: ...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

India  /  Published 01.07.20

Sacked teachers to get back jobs

The Sikkim government on Tuesday said it would reappoint the “discharged” 124 ad hoc Sankskrit school teachers from August under different pay slabs. While those with BEd degrees would be...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Gangtok


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