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Arunansh B. Goswami

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Echoes of Byzantium: An Indian philhellene navigates Constantinople’s complex cultural history

As a philhellene deeply immersed in Greek and Byzantine culture and history, my recent visit to Constantinople (Istanbul) stirred a profound sense of déjà vu. The sight of the Greek …

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Exploring Alexandria’s rich Greek heritage in Egypt

Being a Hellenophile Indian scholar, I am intensely interested in visiting sites of Hellenic history in different countries and continents. Pursuing my interest and passion, I recently went to Alexandria, …

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EU and Indian protests echo calls for agricultural reform

Farmers across the EU are protesting, as are farmers globally, particularly in India. Greek farmers blockaded roads to Thessaloniki and reached Athens with their tractors. At the same time, Indian …

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Legacy of resistance: Greek and Indian struggles against centuries of Turkic Muslim oppression

It is a well-known fact accepted by scholars that Anatolian culture was mainly Hellenic, and South Asian culture was primarily Hindu before the arrival of Islamic Turks from Central Asia, …

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Celebrating 2350 years since Alexander’s transformative encounter in India

Enduring historical connections In 2018, the then-president of India, Ramnath Kovind, said, “The most famous Greek to come to India was Alexander the Great. He arrived at the head of …

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Tracing how Indo-Hellenes forged the Rajput warriors’ lineage

Thousands of years before the Turks had established their power in South Asia, a Hindu caste of warriors known for military prowess called Rajputs, or “Sons of Kings”, had found …

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