Profiles

Amin-ul-Mulq - Sir Mirza M Ismail - Part 1

Sir Mirza Muhammad Ismail Saheb’s ancestors hailed from Persia. Persia is known as the land of famous poets like Firdausi [Abul-Qāsem Ferdowsi Tusi], Hafiz [Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī], Omar Khayyam [Ghiyāth al-Dīn Abū al-Fatḥ ’Umar ibn Ibrāhīm al-Nīsābūrī al-Khayyāmī], Sadi [Abū-Muhammad Muslih al-Dīn bin Abdallāh Shīrāzī]. Persian literature and culture had come to Mirza as a family trait. His ancestors had come to India from Persia as traders.

S Srikanta Sastri (Part 1)

Recent research has debunked the theory—built on philological grounds—that the Aryans came to India from Central Asia or elsewhere and settled here. The person who sharply criticized the ‘Aryan Invasion’ Theory of European scholars even before the decades of 1940–1950s is the renowned historian Dr.

G P Rajarathnam: The Gem who Trod the Royal Path - Part 3

Recognition of Self

Understanding and responding to the tender minds of children needs a kind of dissolution of Self. It needs an assessment of our self from a perspective outside of us. This came to Rajarathnam somewhat by nature. (After his graduation he worked in śiśu-vihāra—kindergarten—among children for some time). The following extract from his work Hattu-varuṣa that is presently relevant, which can be considered as a part of his autobiography, has remained in the minds of many people –

Prof. S K Ramachandra Rao - Savyasācitva

Bhāmaha writes the following in his Kāvyālaṅkāra

upeyuṣāmapi divaṃ sannibandhavidhāyinām|

āsta eva nirātaṅkaṃ kāntaṃ kāvyamayaṃ vapuḥ ||

“Many people who wrote excellent poems have gone to the svarga. However, their beautiful, poetic body will remain here for ever.”

The above statement is quite popular in scholarly circles.

Reminiscent of this statement, Prof. S.K. Ramachandra Rao’s yaśaḥ kāya –body of fame has remained with us through his immortal works.