A VICTIM OF ICHABOD SYNDROME,EH?

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“ICHABOD! THE GLORY IS DEPARTED”, EH?

Warming Up:

If a Martian visited India he would notice the exorbitant attachment many Indians still have for a dead and gone past not only in their own individual lives but also in the life of their community, home State, the whole region as it used to be known as in ancient Indian history,   and finally the nation as a whole.

Some TV channels (e.g. Amrita TV) insist on keeping their viewers mesmerized with visions of the past glory with numerous stories and legends –as if it was all historically true and may appear again in Modern India! Hundreds of quite readable books have been turned out of presses by publishers with slightly modified re-written stories of the past of with their modern interpretations!

True it is that India lives in time-warped swathes –some regions living in the distant past and some others in…

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