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"Much of the ancient history of India is no history at all. Not that ancient India has no history. It has plenty of it. But it has lost its character. It has been made mythology to amuse women and children. This seems to have been done deliberately by the Brahminical writers."
—Dr B.R. Ambedkar's opening salvo in "Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Ancient India" (never mind that Ambedkar forgot to add "men" who get so carried away by myth as history)
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Ajay Navaria

Ajay-Hiralal picAjay Navaria is the author of two collections of short stories, Patkatha aur Anya Kahaniyan (2006) and Yes Sir (2012), and a novel, Udhar ke Log (2008). He has been associated with the premier Hindi literary journal Hans. Navaria teaches in the Hindi department at Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi. A selection of his short stories has been published in English as Unclaimed Terrain.