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Dr. Naresha Duraiswamy

Dr. Naresha Duraiswamy

'Dr. Naresha Duraiswamy is a Sri Lankan national. He received his doctorate in International Relations at Columbia University. His writes on Hindu civilization and public life with a focus on law, economics, statecraft and sociology.

Hinduism and Caste: A Counter Narrative
Archives, Indology

Hinduism and Caste: A Counter Narrative

Dr. Naresha Duraiswamy- December 29, 2015

An enlightened liberalism underpins all Hindu philosophy and metaphysics. Read More

Tirukethiswaram and the Silk Road of the Sea
Archives, Commentaries

Tirukethiswaram and the Silk Road of the Sea

Dr. Naresha Duraiswamy- February 25, 2015

The history of the Sri Lankan temple of Tirukethiswaram should be viewed in the context of ancient navigational routes. Tirukethiswaram was located in Mantai, a ... Read More

Jaffna: A Medieval Tamil Hindu State
Archives, Commentaries

Jaffna: A Medieval Tamil Hindu State

Dr. Naresha Duraiswamy- August 25, 2014

There was a Tamil kingdom in north Sri Lanka that lasted between 350 to 400 years despite the vicissitudes, turbulence and interruptions. The Kingdom of ... Read More

Hindu law and jurisprudence: a Primer
Archives, Commentaries

Hindu law and jurisprudence: a Primer

Dr. Naresha Duraiswamy- June 27, 2014

This piece is intended to demonstrate that Hindu or Brahmanic law is rooted in popular convention and practice. While it is a high textual tradition, ... Read More

Ambedkar: a dispassionate assessment
Archives, Commentaries

Ambedkar: a dispassionate assessment

Dr. Naresha Duraiswamy- June 5, 2014

I would like to share my individual and personal views on Ambedkar, a path breaker and rebel iconoclast I have tremendous regard for. This said, ... Read More

Decline & Fall of the Hindu Civilization in Cambodia
Archives, History Nuggets

Decline & Fall of the Hindu Civilization in Cambodia

Dr. Naresha Duraiswamy- April 7, 2014

Cambodian history illustrates the interplay of economics and ideology in defining the fate of a nation. A vibrant South East Asian empire that selectively adopted ... Read More

The Arthashastra and the welfare state
Archives, Commentaries

The Arthashastra and the welfare state

Dr. Naresha Duraiswamy- January 2, 2014

As a new Gregorian year begins, it is appropriate to revisit the concept of a welfare state in the Sanskrit canon. The state had its ... Read More