Samrat Chandragupta (सम्राट चन्द्रगुप्त) – Historical Novel of Dhumketu

This historical novel – Samrat Chandragupta (सम्राट चन्द्रगुप्त) – is 3rd and last novel in the series of novels, on Chanakya-Chandragupta Maurya pair, written by Dhumketu. From the preceding two, first novel (Part 1) is – Mahamatya Chanakya (महामात्य चाणक्य). Analysis of the same can be read here. In Part 1, Chanakya’s journey from TakshashilaContinue reading “Samrat Chandragupta (सम्राट चन्द्रगुप्त) – Historical Novel of Dhumketu”

Antiquity of Kamasutra and Vatsyayana

In earlier article on kamashastra emphasis on importance of Kamasutra text as a shastra was provided. Vatsyayana’s Kamasutra is the oldest available text in the tradition of kamashastra. In the earlier article, the antiquity of the kamashastra and its author had not been discussed in detail which will be discussed in this part.  In thisContinue reading “Antiquity of Kamasutra and Vatsyayana”

Sanskrit in China – Arrival and Discovery

Sanskrit is the ancient most language of India and literature. Since ages, much of the knowledge of tradition, culture and civilization of India is passed down, from generation to generation, in this language only. Some prime forms of this knowledge were – Oral tradition, Manuscripts, Paintings/Drawings, Poems/songs, Inscriptions, printing etc. The reach of Sanskrit wasContinue reading “Sanskrit in China – Arrival and Discovery”

Sanskrit In Sri Lanka – From Bygone To Modern Era

Sanskrit is the oldest language of the world in which civilization and culture took their first breath. It is a fact that this beautiful language flourished on the land which is known as “India that is Bharat” and later on expanded to other regions. Sri Lanka is an ancient geography which is connected with India,Continue reading “Sanskrit In Sri Lanka – From Bygone To Modern Era”

Chandragupta Maurya – Historical Novel of Dhumketu

This novel – Chandragupta Maurya – is in continuation of the preceding novel – Mahamatya Chanakya (Book review can be read here). In preceding novel (Part 1), Chanakya’s journey from Takshashila to Pataliputra and return journey from there are covered. In between, readers get to know about Chanakya’s insult in court of Dhananand and hisContinue reading “Chandragupta Maurya – Historical Novel of Dhumketu”

Mahamatya Chanakya – Historical Novel of Dhumketu

Insult of Chanakya in the court of Dhananand is a turning point in Indian History. It was not an insult of one person but it was an insult of a Brahman … a traditional Brahman … whose only crime was to dream and try to build a strong nation based on foundation of Arthashastra. JustContinue reading “Mahamatya Chanakya – Historical Novel of Dhumketu”