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Welcome to the Augustan Blog!

I’m a young Indian, just starting out with my first job, and like so many people my age, I face complex issues of national identity and heritage. Who are we as a nation? Where did we come from, and where are we going? That’s what my blog is for: searching for India’s Soul. But, just as much, I’m searching for my own soul. And so I’m heading back to our metaphorical roots : the history of the Subcontinent.

History is something that’s sadly neglected in my homeland, and I think the lack of a solid sense of historical consciousness and national heritage contributes to ourย modern-day identity crisis.

My goal when I started this site was to explore the modern world through the prism of history: modern culture, politics, and religion can be traced back to historical events. I’ve tried to keep my articles as short and interesting as possible, with tons of connections to themes that I will be revisiting over the next few months.

Head over to the “On India” tab to start reading! Be sure to subscribe if you like what you see ๐Ÿ™‚

Suggestions and feedback are always welcome! Happy reading ๐Ÿ™‚

~Anirudh.

 

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