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Vol. 49, No. 33, Feb 19 - 25, 2017
Note: Prodyot Banerjee (1943-2016) - Ismail Chaudhury
News Wrap - A G D
Showcase Of Billionaires: Slumdog Republic - Satya Sagar
GSR 2017: The Bourgeois Democracy: Threat from Within - Farooque Chowdhury
Moving Towards Calamity: The New Right is Hindu Right - Shamsul Islam
Fascism In Action: Fight for a Human Society
Contention For Hegemony: Japan, China, America - Mohan Guruswamy

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অহর্নিশ আয়োজিত অনুষ্ঠান “শতবর্ষ ছুঁয়ে সমর সেন”
অহর্নিশ সন্মাননা ২০১৭ পাবেন পুলক চন্দ। দেবেন শঙ্খ ঘোষ। আলোচনাঃ ‘সমর সেন ও ফ্রন্টিয়ারের দিনগুলি’ – বলবেন দেবব্রত পাণ্ডা। ‘বুদ্ধদেব বসু ও সমর সেন –মেধাবী সান্নিধ্য’ – বলবেন সুমন গুণ। ১০ই মার্চ ২০১৭। বিকেল ৫টা ৩০ মি। জীবনানন্দ সভাগৃহ। কলকাতা। সবাই আসুন।

লিটল ম্যাগাজিনের অফুরন্ত সম্ভাবনাকে কীভাবে এক নিরন্তর অনুশীলন-আন্দোলনে পরিণত করা যায়?
এই নিয়ে আগামী শনিবার ২৫ ফেব্রুয়ারি বিকেল ৪টে থেকে বৌবাজার-সেন্ট্রাল এভিনিউ ক্রসিং'এ ভারত সভা হলে লিটল ম্যাগাজিন সমন্বয় মঞ্চ'এর উদ্যোগে আলোচনাসভা। সবাই আসুন।

Fourteenth Annual Conference and fourteenth Annual General Meeting of Shekhar Sathee
Focal theme of the Annual Conference will be "In search of easier simple teaching methodologies for children to learn Mathematics ". Venue, Date and time: Meghnad Saha Auditorium, Science College Campus, 92, APC Rd, Kolkata-700 009. Sunday, the 26 February, 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome.


The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh - Review by Padmaparna Ghosh
Second-hand Time -By Svetlana Alexievich (Translated by Bela Shayevich) - Download (pdf/ 5.62MB)
Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover UP -By Rana Ayyub - Review by Suchitra Vijayan [Rs. 295]



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24 Feb 2017

Why were the Rajputs unable to defeat the Muslim invaders?

Murad Ali Baig

Muslim chroniclers record that the Indian soldiers were brave and resolute in battle and that the Afghans and Turks had initially been terrified by their huge armies led by gigantic elephants. They however also record that Indian armies were not trained to combine effectively. Rajput armies relied on one crushing victory and their martial pride could not face the ignominy of losing small tactical battles in order to win a greater war. Becoming a captive also entailed an unacceptable loss of caste that made death preferable to defeat. So whenever the prospect of victory faded the morale of the Rajput armies would be totally crushed. They fought according to inflexible rules of war and did not understand the principles of strategy and the importance of surprise.
Indian armies had also always been deficient in war horses and placed great reliance on their elephants that slowed them down and could often disrupt their own ranks if they were wounded. Muslim armies were much better mounted and their quick hardy ponies trained in rugged mountain areas were trained to make fast battlefield maneuvers. Indian armies always advanced slowly in big blocks according to a fixed, and thus predictable, science that had hardly changed since it had been defined in the third century BC in Kautilya’s Arthashastra. Pomp and show was more important than strategy. 
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