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Assam government is planning to eliminate the controlling boards of madrassa and sanskrit tols (state run schools wh
DMK today announced state-wide protests on January 20 against what it called an attempt by the Centre to thrust education
The UN Charter, the seminal treaty of the United Nations, has now been translated into Sanskrit.
Kerala Health Minister and senior CPI(M) leader K K Shailaja today expressed reservations over rendering of a Sanskrit 'sh
In an obvious reference to controvesies surrounding promotion of Sanskrit language, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani today
Chanting Bharat Mata ki jai when asked to, talking about Sanskrit and not eating beef have become the deciding factors to
IITs have been asked to teach Sanskrit language for facilitating study of science and technology as reflected in its liter
Vice President Hamid Ansari today called on Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, on whom India has decided to bestow the
Sanskrit would have survived had it become language of commoners, Union minister Najma Heptulla noted here today while ask
The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has constituted a 13-member expert panel headed by former Chief Election Com
Jaithirth Rao in the Indian Express:
Professor Sheldon Pollock has just announced scholarships for Dalit students who wish to study Sanskrit at Columbia University. This is indeed welcome news. The tragedy is that this initiative is not being undertaken in India, the home of Sanskrit as well as Dalits. It is revealing to note what Professor Saroja Bhate of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute in Pune has to say: “I congratulate Professor Pollock for doing this. This is exactly what I would have done and would do in future if I have the resources.” The question we need to ask is why Professor Bhate does not have the resources. We spend crores and crores casually on conferences, commissions and committees of which we have lost count, but there is no money in Pune for pursuing Sanskrit studies or encouraging Dalits.