10 Nov

Ancient India: Culture of Contradictions with Dr Upinder Singh

A study of ancient India throws up many contradictions. For instance, how do you explain the celebration of desire and the call for detachment; powerful goddesses and the ruling patriarchy; inequality and the promise of salvation; and the role of violence versus the message of non-violence in India’s ancient past?
Historian and Author Dr Upinder Singh delves deep into the dilemmas that history throws up and offers a refreshing and nuanced perspective.