There are many similarities in the histories of India and Israel. Both are much more ancient civilizations than Christianity and Islam, yet they have been victims at the hands of twin barbaric religions. Both have hostile neighbours who hate their very existence. Both gained their independence in the late 1940s.
Kashmiri historian Jonaraja recorded the destruction of temples in Kashmir by Sultan Sikandar Butshikan in the 1390s. There was no city, no town, no village, no wood, where the temples of the gods were unbroken. When Sureshavari, varaha and others were broken, the world trembled, but not so the mind
Excerpts from my book: Swift Horses Sharp Swords with some additions Indian knowledge, specifically Hindu, proved to be a deep ocean of scholarship that was absorbed into Islamic knowledge, either by stealing or by natural adaptation and friendly exchange. The Islamic golden age, if it can be called one, in
Verdict: Must-read Author: Susmit Kumar Pages: 512, MRP: Rs 999, Publisher: Garuda Prakashan Reviewed by: Amit Agarwal, author of Swift Horses Sharp Swords & A Never-Ending Conflict. Gandhi is revered by the vast majority of Hindus as the hero of Indian independence, and many people throughout the world consider him
During the period of 1315-20, Rinchan, a Buddhist prince from Ladakh, revolted against the ruler of Ladakh who happened to be his uncle also. Rinchan was defeated soundly and was forced to flee to Kashmir. He was subsequently given asylum by Kashmir king Suhadeva and due to his abilities, had
The genesis of the current Manipur conflict is in the incessant conversions of tribals and Hindus in the region. The two Middle-Eastern cults cannot live at peace with others and even among themselves. Their philosophy is rooted in violence, and they enjoy it; and at times, it becomes their business
I watched “The Kerala Story” with my family. For the first time, it was the first day, the first show for me. And what a hard-hitting film, shot intelligently with admirable clarity and unflinching focus, with no silly songs and dream sequences. The filmmakers truthfully displayed everything which happens when