Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicThinking Medieval

Topic: Thinking Medieval

Sri Lanka wasn’t India’s backwater. Just look at its violent, religious medieval history

In some ways, Sri Lanka’s history is a laboratory where we can observe trends — from medieval state formation to modern religious and ethnic nationalism.

Food fights not new to India. Medieval texts show mud-slinging among Jains, Buddhists, Hindus

In the medieval period, meat was being eaten by most, irrespective of religion. And yet religious leaders were criticising others for doing so.

Buddhist Asia had a globalised script 1,000 yrs before the West. It spread from north India

Siddham is, in some ways, the McAloo Tikki of the medieval world.

How India’s coastal Muslims helped it become wealthy, successful economy in medieval era

Muslims were crucial to India’s global trade because their familial ties allowed them to relate information and capital from West Asian markets to Indian buyers and craftspeople.

Why is a dragon carved on Jain temple in Mangalore? Medieval Africa-China trade holds answer

While many of us have heard of Indian interactions with Southeast Asia and China, or even Arabia, Africa is a gaping hole in how we think about premodern trade. But it was one of the most prosperous.

Why did Tamil merchants build Hindu temples in China? Answer lies in commerce

Indian Ocean history is full of violence. What's important is that its peoples developed long-term commercial strategies through diplomacy.

Guns, blood, bronze — The southern Sultans led India’s ‘military revolution’

The victory of Deccan Sultanates shows us that Indian polities can and did innovate militarily, once we look beyond the limited perspective of North India.

India was part of medieval arms race stretching from Russia, China to Iran. All for horses

In the early 1200s, the Mongols had created an empire unlike any in human history. And India wanted in on it.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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