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The Mundane and the Sacred

How do you differentiate between the two, and who differentiates it? What is sacred and what is mundane? Deriving from Latin sacrare, meaning “to make sacred” or “to sanctify”, the word “sacred” implies that nothing is sacred until and unless it is made such, until and unless it is sanctified. In other words… Until and …

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Sindhu, Hindu, Indies, Hindia

by Anand Krishna It was the great Arab Historian of the 10th century BC, Al Beruni, who mispronounced Sindhu as Hindu. The historian collectively called all the lands and the islands beyond the Sindh valley “Hind”. Much later, when the Moguls came to India and settled there, they called their kingdom Hindustan. “Hindu” was never …

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