To be a history in the true sense of the word, a work must be a story of the people inhabiting a country. It must be a record of their life from age to age presented through the life and achievements of men whose exploits become the beacon lights of tradition; through efforts of the people to will themselves into organic unity.
Such a history of India is still to be written.

- Shri KM Munshi


A curve or geometrical figure, each part of which has the same statistical character as the whole. Any of various extremely irregular curves or shapes for which any suitably chosen part is similar in shape to a given larger or smaller part. A fractal displays the same properties at any magnification level, ie., it is multi-level.


A circle or anything circular- globe, circumference, orbit of a celestial object, an array of troops. From the root √maṇḍ (मण्ड्) meaning satisfaction, adornment, wholeness, complete, satisfied (√bhūṣ, √hṛṣ, tuṣṭa, alaṅkāra). A circle- śūnya or pūrṇam- is where all constituents form a unified whole, ie., it is coherent.

The Macrohistoric Case

The core fractal maṇḍala essay that clarifies how to think about Indian itihāsa and details more on the naming

Caturasūtra - 4 Aphorisms

Articulation of four essential aphorisms to internalize, in understanding the Indian civilizational consciousness

Indian Civilizational Consciousness

Fundamentals. Establishing what is meant by the words Indian, civilizational, and consciousness

Ratha as a Bīja

A look at an ancient technology, the ratha or chariot, and unpacking of its significance in the Indian civilizational trajectory

History is Ontic, Itihāsa Ontologic

A look at some names from Indian itihāsa in a new light. What new might we learn?

Ancestors Outside of Time

An exercise in verse, expressing our ambivalent attitudes towards Indian history and time

The Avatāra in You

A dive into the ādhyātmika Rāmāyaṇa to detail a primal fractal in the maṇḍala

Synaptic Reconnection

A preliminary schema to reconnect with civilizational consciousness. Developing a complete Ontology, Epistemology and Teleology for Bhārata

Fractal Maṇḍala

Civilization with multi-level coherence. Research, exploration, and furtherance of Indian civilizational consciousness