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Hi, just another software engineer :D


Apr
19
comment Why did the the East-Pakistanis oppose Urdu as their national language while Indians accepted Hindi as theirs?
I would like to add a point here. India has many official languages .at union it can either English or Hindi. But in states it wholly depends on the state government .for example, in karnataka,where i stay,the official languages is Kannada ,not Hindi or English . And we should not forget the fact that the states were later reformed on linguistic lines avoid clashes between people of different linguistic origins .
Apr
16
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Apr
16
comment Why is Dravidian history ignored?
Thought of asking it. But again arya means as far as I know noble, honourable. When i was reading arthashastra's translation of Varna system. It said something like Aryas have 4 varnas and sudras were agriculturists,artisans and craftsmen.Also actors came from this sect. Basically working class. What is interesting is there is a talk about "outcasts" called antavasayin. It says anyone within arya can be cast out and can become Non-Aryas if they committed crimes. One should not forget the Kautilya's arthashastra is newest and only existing.
Apr
16
comment What are the most comprehensive historical references for ancient India?
As far as i know there are only very few historical literature of ancient India. Harshacharita by banabhatta is one among them.
Apr
16
comment Why is Dravidian history ignored?
Can anyone tell me what exactly aryan mean in this context .
Feb
18
comment Comparison of Ancient Greecian and Egyptian schools and methods of studying to modern day
There were many in ancient India. One of them is even being restored.
Feb
17
comment Why did baseball become more popular than cricket in the USA?
Thanks for the response. Especially the link on American cricket history was very informative. So it is correct to say that the current baseball evolved in USA and not in England and Americans took interest in developing the game because they didn't want to play cricket due to its "Britishness". Also, British were completely oblivious of the baseball's evolution after American Independence.
Feb
17
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Feb
17
comment Why did baseball become more popular than cricket in the USA?
Thanks for the information.
Feb
17
asked Why did baseball become more popular than cricket in the USA?
Feb
10
comment What are other obvious samples in history where political/religious leaders try to shape religion to their need
Here is the wiki link for the same.Wiki
Feb
10
answered What are other obvious samples in history where political/religious leaders try to shape religion to their need
Feb
9
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Feb
9
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Feb
8
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Feb
7
comment Why is Dravidian history ignored?
The theory of sunken landmass has been rendered obsolete by the plate tectonic theory. So the references to a sunken landmass found in literary works called kumari kandam cannot be considered as a credible source for the coming to a conclusion that Dravidians came from there.