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India is home to a unique and vibrant civilization. It is unique for being the only ancient civilization to have survived the test of time. The ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian, and Assyrian cultures are only of academic interest today. Even the not-so-ancient Greek civilization has been wiped out clean from its

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नीलोत्पल-दल-श्यामां विज्जिकां मामजानता । वृथैव दण्डिना प्रोक्ता सर्वशुक्ला सरस्वती ॥ nilotpala-dala-shyamam vijjikam mam ajanata | vrthaiva dandina prokta sarvashukla sarasvati || Immadi Pulakeshi, the valiant ruler of the Chalukya dynasty, is the pride of all Kannadigas. Under his regime, the kingdom crossed many frontiers and extended its influence till the banks of Narmada. He was

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शुष्को वृक्षस्तिष्ठत्यग्रे तदुपरि कश्चित्सर्पोऽप्यस्ति । नीरसतरुरिह विलसति निकटे तदुपरि मणिमयकुटिलभुजङ्गः ॥ shushko vrkshastishthatyagre tadupari kashchitsarpopyasti | nirasataruriha vilasati nikate tadupari manimayakutilabhujangah || Banabhatta, the unrivalled champion of gadyakavya (prose-poetry), is no stranger to the lovers of Sanskrit literature. According to a legend, Sarasvati herself incarnated as Banabhatta and found her fullest and perfect expression in him. Such is

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