Professor Emeritus, Department of Archaeology, Cambridge University

Contributions 
भारतवर्ष का विचार एक ऐसे व्यक्ति के रूप में जिसको अपने भारतीय पासपोर्ट पर पाकिस्तान की यात्रा करना लगभग असंभव है, ...

The Idea of Bharatavarsha AS one who with his Indian passport finds it impossible to travel to Pakistan, I frequently treat myself to Pakistani travel videos available in ‘you tube’. I now know, for example, that Karim’s teashop in the old quarter of Gwadar at the we...

Fascist Distortion of History? Anandabazar Patrika of Kolkata has been for a long time the most widely circulated newspaper in Bengali. It is also closely linked to the political currents of West Bengal or more accurately, to the political party in power in that state. It h...

Academic Freedom: Some Unpleasant Considerations Among the left-liberal intellectuals, this has been a frequently used term in India for quite some time. The people, who use it, find it generally convenient not to explain its connotation. This way they enjoy the advantage of suggesting that a dread...

‘असहिष्णुता’ की रक्षा में इस बात के अभी ज्यादा समय नहीं हुए हैं, जब नरेन्द्र मोदी सरकार के पहली बार सत्ता में आने के बाद भार...

Book Published / Book Reviews 
History of Ancient India-VIII : Sculpture, Painting, Terracottas, Performing Arts and Architecture The present volume provides a thorough and meticulous introduction to India’s sculpture, painting, terracottas, performing arts and architecture. In each case the coverage is extensive, supported by detailed references and should lead to further re...

Debating Culture; Anirban Ganguly; D K Printworld (P) Ltd, New Delhi, 2013; PP 158; Price Rs 400 Dr Anirban Ganguly’s book Debating Culture discusses the concept of culture in the writings of several outstanding national thinkers. He begins with Swami Vivekananda who had a very catholic and wide interest in both world and Indian art...

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