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Author: Rajiv Malhotra. Mutations of the Myth  The Myth mutated from its Christian base to include an Enlightenment base over time. Between 1795 and 1830 the agrarian expansion was very successfully accomplished, and the Christian-eschatological substructure of the original Frontier Myth was overlaid with a more secular ideology. This and
IK Masters Series, Rajiv Malhotra, Reversing the Gaze
Speaker: – Eltibium. Please watch episode 2 of Yug Tales and read the transcript here. Namaste wonderful person, and thanks for dropping by For more than a decade now Journalist everywhere have been lamenting the rise of the global right Apparently, no one sitting on their ivory towers on the
Eltibium
Author: Shruthee. After coming to power in 2004, the Congress-Communist combine needed just one year to put these textbooks in place. The BJP hasn’t even made a start. But even more hateful than the BJP’s utterly wrong priorities is the dishonesty of the thousands of Bhakts who have been whitewashing
Conversation, Purvapaksha, Shruthee
Author: Rajiv Malhotra. Americans not only have a deep and positive sense of history but are particularly invested in their own special place in the world. There is no need for the national myth to be explicitly stated as such and, in fact, leaving it implicit or denying its very
IK Masters Series, Rajiv Malhotra, Reversing the Gaze
Author: Rajiv Malhotra. Editorial Note: As part of the IK Masters Series, we re-publish a 2009 paper (book chapter) by Rajiv Malhotra on American Exceptionalism, published in the book,The Challenge of Eurocentrism: Global Perspectives, Policy, and Prospects. Given current events transpiring in 2020, this paper is all the more relevant,
IK Masters Series, Rajiv Malhotra, Reversing the Gaze
Author: Dr. Priyanka Shandilya. Editorial Note: This article is part of a Series on the purvapaksha of Western interpretations of Āyurveda. The claims and arguments made in the paper “Medicine and Dharma” by Dominik Wujastyk are examined with the traditional drishti. Videshi (by drishti) scholar Wujastyk, implies in his 2004
Priyanka Shandilya, Purvapaksha, Swadeshi Indology
Transcript: The Pen is Nastier than the sword PART 1 – Introduction Namaste Wonderful person, This is a series of videos based on the work of Shri Rajiv Malhotra What I found fascinating about his work is that he is not too hung up about providing answers but rather provokes
#BreakingIndia, Eltibium, Hinduphobia, Purvapaksha
Editorial Note: Rajiv Malhotra’s ideas are universal and can inspire all kinds of people. Eltibium, inspired by Rajiv Malhotra will soon be starting a new series of videos to explain some of his concepts in his own inimitable style. This is a teaser video for the launch a new video
Eltibium
Author: Swami Chidanandapuri. Editorial Note: The realities of the vicious State sponsored destruction of temples and the living culture of the Hindus. This is a state of WAR. Hindus are not realizing this. A detailed analysis by Swami Chidanandapuri. Swami Chidanandapuri discusses the Challenges in Kerala As the entire world
Hindu Temples, Hinduphobia, Political Narratives, Swami Chidanandapuri
Author: Rabinarayan Swain. In the era of intellectual imperialism, the Non-Left is slowly learning to give importance to ideas and it’s proponents, not just to politicians, but despite the Non-Left’s relentless trolling of people like Ravish Kumar or Romila Thapar or Devdutt Pattanaik, these divisive figures remain entrenched, which makes
Hinduphobia, Purvapaksha, Rabinarayan Swain
Author: Abbakka Prerana. || श्री || As I was reading the chapter व्यवस्था और अव्यवस्था (Order and Chaos) of the book विभिन्नता (Being Different), it reminded me of the few years that I spent in the US. We frequently get to know of experiences of foreigners visiting India and their
Abbakka Prerana, Reversing the Gaze
Author: Shruthee M S Editorial Note: IK Shruthee , calls out to Hindus. Please wake up from your slumber. The identity of anti-national voices are well established now. The question is, Are we ready? A few days ago, the statue of Bharat Mata, installed on a private land by a
#BreakingIndia, Conversation, Featured Articles, Shruthee

June 4, 2020

Mallelujah!

Author: Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. One of the biggest casualties of the current pandemic has been insaaniyat, which is often loosely translated as humanity. Strictly speaking such an equivalence will not be considered a halal interpretation by most purists. Even if we were to use an English equivalent, we should use the
Reversing the Gaze, Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay
Author: Shivoham. Editorial Note : This article is best understood in the context of the earlier pieces on Hinduism and Antifragility here and here Acknowledgment: Thanks to the IK Editors for suggesting this article and for their valuable feedback and pointers. Covid-19: A Worst-Case Estimate The current Covid-19 Crisis is
#BreakingIndia, Indian Grand Narrative, Shivoham
Author: Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. Genuine humanitarian crisis Migrant worker crisis is the latest divisive narrative being peddled by Indian mainstream media. A genuine issue about the plight of out of work laborers, on account of the coronavirus lockdown in India has been turned into a migrant versus native debate. For the
#BreakingIndia, Political Narratives, Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay
Author: Dr. Priyanka Shandilya. “All ancient Indian sciences have their roots in the vedas and strive toward a common goal, the moksha. Ayurveda and its paradigms too are robustly rooted in Vedas and in the ethico-cultural context of  “Bharata”, hence its association with the Vedas is indissoluble” Ayurveda, the Indian
Priyanka Shandilya, Purvapaksha, Swadeshi Indology
About Author: Abbakka Prerana. || श्री || In the current crisis of coronavirus, India seems to be doing better than the western world. Countries like US, UK, Italy which are expected to have better health facilities and hygiene have extremely high number of deaths. This has led everyone to think
Abbakka Prerana, Purvapaksha
Author: Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. History as it is In Indian history curriculum, Emperor Ashoka is an important figure, being the only other emperor in India apart from Akbar to have received the honorific “Great”. The following is an excerpt on Ashoka from a typical NCERT history text book used in Indian schools.
Featured Articles, Indian Grand Narrative, Purvapaksha, Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay, Swadeshi Indology
Author: Esther Dhanraj. Dear Sanatanis, What is wrong with you? Why are you fussing all of a sudden? Why are you yelling, and screaming from social media roof tops? Don’t you know the world is not used to seeing you retaliate? You are expected to be that silent sufferer who
#BreakingIndia, Esther Dhanraj, Featured Articles, Hinduphobia
Author: Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. Global Models The Mumbai-centric RBI believes in the “global” model of lower interest rates. Lower interest rates they say drives growth. The idea is that when interest rates are low, companies will borrow more at lower rates and expand their businesses. More employment will be generated. At
Indian Grand Narrative, Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay
Author: Girish Balasubramanian. The United States Commission on International Religions Freedom (USCIRF) is in the news and as guessed for all the wrong reasons. They have released their annual report for the year 2020 – in which India has been put under the Countries of Particular Concern (CPC) alongside countries
Girish Balasubramanian, Purvapaksha, Reversing the Gaze
Author: Hindu American. COVID19 has dramatically impacted the way we live. For the current millennial generation it will forever be their 9/11 or Pearl Harbor. All the things we have taken for granted- struck with a vicious blow in the form of a reality check. The way we shop, the
American Hindu, Purvapaksha, Reversing the Gaze
Author: Team IK Editorial Note: Shri Rajiv Malhotra’s recent discussion on the upcoming series of books on the UTurn theory and on the nature of Civilisational Digestion, has provoked deep churn. It raises serious questions on current narratives, which are designed to invoke awe of the white-man. As we try
Featured Articles, Purvapaksha, Reversing the Gaze
Author: Girish Balasubramanian. It has been almost four months since the first case of CoVid-19 was detected as per the official sources in Beijing, China[1]. However, unofficially it has been well over six months since the outbreak of the deadly virus. As on date, almost the whole world is in
#BreakingIndia, Girish Balasubramanian, Hindu Temples, Hinduphobia, Political Narratives
Author: Manogna Sastry. The year 2020, while entering the annals of humanity marked by the COVID-19 pandemic with origins in the Wuhan province of China, coincides with the 70th year of India-China diplomatic relations. The long advertisements across newspapers and the video message of the Chinese Ambassador to India, Sun
Featured Articles, Manogna Sastry, Purvapaksha, Reversing the Gaze
Author: Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. China’s crimes and cover-up China must pay for sure. There is no question about that. They exported a deadly virus from Wuhan. They downplayed the danger. They silenced the whistleblowers. If China had taken action 3-weeks earlier, infected cases could have been reduced by 95%[i]. Instead they
Indian Grand Narrative, Reversing the Gaze, Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay
Author: Divya Nagaraj. With Ramayana and Mahabharata back in the mainstream through our beloved national channel Doordarshan, there is a widespread resurgence in the discussion of values and morals upheld by these two great Itihasas of India and their correlation to current day events. India has largely lived on the
Divya Nagaraj, Featured Articles, Siddhanta
Author: Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. Islam and Jihad Muslims freely use terms like Kafir (infidel) and jihad (warfare against infidels), but Hindus are hesitant to use such words lest they be termed Islamophobic and accused of spreading communal divisiveness. So Hindus either avoid using the term altogether, or prefer to view jihad
#BreakingIndia, Hinduphobia, Political Narratives, Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay
Author: Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. From China’s Problem to Global Crisis For days people ignored #ChinaCoronaVirus – it was at best a footnote in most discussions. In early days people referred to it as the Wuhan Coronavirus and most thought that it would remain localized to China – so let the Chinese
Purvapaksha, Reversing the Gaze, Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay
Author: Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay In the previous part, we had delved into the concept known popularly as religion. We had analyzed the characteristics of God, Prophets and Holy Books. We had then shown some of the common features of Islam and Christianity, and we had provided a generic definition of religions.
Reversing the Gaze, Siddhanta, Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay
IKs examine TMK’s latest offering of Hinduphobic atrocity literature. This is Part 2. Read Part 1 here. …. With TMK, there seems to be no clarity of thought on whether the focus is on the “dishonesty” of the brahmin mridangist who wants to revere the cow and at the same
Hinduphobia, Team IK
Editorial Note: IKs examine TMK’s latest offering of Hinduphobic atrocity literature. We are grateful for contributions from Kavitha and Sreejith Who is T M Krishna T M Krishna or TMK as he is usually addressed as in musical circles, is considered a musical genius born into a “Tamil Brahmin family”
Hinduphobia, Team IK
Author: Lotus Pond. Editorial Note: Relevant as ever, Swami Dayanand Saraswati’s views on conversion. The article below features a case study, reiterating Swamiji’s call to end conversion. Hindus just never seem to wake up. The Mauritius Declaration was signed in 2018. Despite the awakening of the global Hindu diaspora, mainstream
Lotus Pond, Purvapaksha, Siddhanta
Author: Koenraad Elst. Editorial note: Dr. Koenraad Elst wrote this for the Infinity Foundation Mandala project almost two decades ago. The recent interview of ex-Christian Esther Dhanraj has provoked lots of discussion. This essay by Dr. Elst, in his own inimitable style, we hope, will add more perspective. Read Part
Koenraad Elst, Purvapaksha, Reversing the Gaze
Author: Koenraad Elst. Editorial note: Dr. Koenraad Elst wrote this for the Infinity Foundation Mandala project almost two decades ago. The recent interview of ex-Christian Esther Dhanraj has provoked lots of discussion. This essay by Dr. Elst, in his own inimitable style, we hope, will add more perspective. It will
Koenraad Elst, Purvapaksha, Reversing the Gaze
Author: Arvind Kumar. In December 2017, I published an article entitled ‘Law aiding Monsanto is reason for Delhi’s annual smoke season‘ in the Delhi based newspaper Sunday Guardian. The article explained why the Delhi metropolitan region had been blanketed by smoke from burning fields in Punjab every November since 2009.
Arvind Kumar, Political Narratives, Reversing the Gaze
Author: Gopal Vinod. Read Third Part Here. Today as the nation salutes the real architect of Indian Independence the intrepid Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 124th Birthday, the CAA completes six weeks of being passed by our Parliament. सभी के दिलों में हमेशा अमर रहेंगे महानायक – नेताजी |
Gopal Vinod, Political Narratives
Author: Gopal Vinod. Read Part 2 here. Narrow Focus on Just Three Neighbouring Countries (PAB Countries) Argument Secularism! Non-refoulement! Secularism! Prashant Bhushan! Secularism! Harakah al-Yaqin! Secularism! ARSA! Secularism! Ataullah Abu Ammar Jununi! Secularism! Burma Bazar! Secularism! CAA! Secularism! No, no! No one is getting schizophrenic here.  Actually, this happens when
Gopal Vinod, Political Narratives
Author: Gopal Vinod. Read Part 1 Here. The North-East Issue & CAA Argument Thirty-four years of Assam accord makes it a senior of most, if not all, the fulminating students. Most of these protesters were not even conceived when, in 1985, that accord was signed by Rajeev Gandhi, the father
Gopal Vinod, Political Narratives
Author: Gopal Vinod. It has been a few days since our Parliament passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) into law plunging our democratic country into incessant protests. A keen survey of these protests throws up an assortment of grouses. From the regional strife in North-East to destruction of secularism to
Gopal Vinod, Political Narratives
Author: Giuliano Morais. To Read Second Part of Article, Click Here. III – Some responses 1) Symbolical unity and Primordial Traditional: Hindu teachings, while making use of symbols, do not invest them with the garb of reality itself. Symbols can be used in poetics, aesthetics and even as directed means
Digestion, Giuliano Morais, Reversing the Gaze
Author: Giuliano Morais. To Read First Part of Article, Click Here. II- Departing from Dharma The question of reincarnation             Guénon openly departs from dharmic doctrines sometimes, as in the case of punarjanman (reincarnation), the existence of which he denied.  His point of view was also endorsed over the years
Digestion, Giuliano Morais, Reversing the Gaze
Author: Rabinarayan Swain. Editorial Note : The arguments being given against the CAA are changing by the hour. This is a rebuttal of the major ones in vogue currently. As new arguments appear, we shall update this article. After a long time, a great civilisational wrong has been corrected by
#BreakingIndia, Political Narratives, Rabinarayan Swain
Author: Giuliano Morais.             This article offers a short, but essential, description of René Guénon’s point of view about Hinduism and succinctly points out why his position cannot be considered dharmic, and how he contributed to the “sameness” approach (Malhotra, 2011, Ch. I) and to the digestion of dharmic traditions
Digestion, Giuliano Morais, Reversing the Gaze
Author :- Shivoham (@integralunity). (Original version published here in 2012) Read First Part Here. The Bandhu Principle How does Integral Unity make Hinduism antifragile? For that we turn to the Bandhu principle, which is described in ‘Being Different’ as follows: “Bandhu is a concept used to explain how the whole
Indian Grand Narrative, Shivoham, Siddhanta
Author :- Shivoham (@integralunity). (Original version published here in 2012) Author’s Note: This post is not intended to be viewed as a ‘celebration’ by the Hindu society of ‘succeeding in surviving continually for a very long time’. Barely surviving is not a cause for high-fives. Indeed, as Rajiv Malhotra remarked
Featured Articles, Indian Grand Narrative, Shivoham, Siddhanta
Author: Rajiv Malhotra. Editorial note: Originally written by Rajiv Malhotra nearly two decades ago, the essay is a showcase of incisive analysis. The arguments made and the questions raised are as relevant now as they were then. Nothing much seems to have changed in the kurukshetra. The recent AAR 2000
IK Masters Series, Indian Grand Narrative, Rajiv Malhotra, Sanatana
Author: Ananth Sethuraman. Introduction edX is a provider of massive open online courses [Ref 1]. It was founded by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One of the courses that edX offers is titled Hinduism Through Its Scriptures [Ref 2]. The course covers some concepts from the angle of
Ananth Sethuraman, Purvapaksha, Siddhanta
Author: Divya Nagaraj. The term “Difference Anxiety” as defined by Shri Rajiv Malhotra in his book ‘Being Different’ is as follows:  “The mental uneasiness caused by the perception of difference combined with a desire to diminish, conceal or eradicate it”. This phenomenon holds profound relevance in the lifestyle of millennials today. As
Conversation, Divya Nagaraj
Author: Lotus Pond. You stupid Hindus you deserve to die Because you bought into every lie Some from your own kith and kin Some other, from marauders who broke-in You thought the desert scorpions were pious Their beliefs are arrogant and atrocious You were blind to those weeds noxious You
Conversation, Hinduphobia, Lotus Pond
Author: Madhu Purnima Kishwar. Editorial Note: – An article written much earlier by Madhu Kishwar ji triggered by events in the News, burning of the Manusmriti , protests triggered by Bollywood movies , Court rulings and the like. Though the context seems to have changed in 2019 , the arguments
Hinduphobia, Madhu Purnima Kishwar, Swadeshi Indology
Author: Ujjwal Kislay. To Read First Part, Click Here. Eden Frontier Dichotomy 9 – It refers to a Biblical Christian myth that where the life of Christians is civilized, developed because of providence is Eden, and whatever is beyond their influence is a Frontier, land of the “others”, pagan and
Purvapaksha, Ujjwal Kislay
Author: – Ujjwal Kislay. Introduction Rajiv Malhotra ji has pioneered a new movement and kindled reawakening of Hindu Dharma against various existential threats it is facing in the modern Kurukshetra. He has successfully inspired and motivated many for this cause by his path breaking brilliant books – Invading the Sacred
Purvapaksha, Ujjwal Kislay
Author: Ananth Sethuraman. Introduction edX is a provider of massive open online courses [Ref 1]. It was founded by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One of the courses that edX offers is titled Hinduism Through Its Scriptures [Ref 2]. The course covers some concepts from the angle of
Ananth Sethuraman, Siddhanta
Author: Akaash Dheer. There is a disturbing reluctance within the Indian National Congress to make any attempt to move on from its deeply ingrained sycophancy to the West. This has been made all the more clear by the recent actions of the Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) in meeting with well-known
#BreakingIndia, Akaash Dheer, Political Narratives
Author: Ananth Sethuraman. Introduction edX is a provider of massive open online courses [Ref 1]. It was founded by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One of the courses that edX offers is titled Hinduism Through Its Scriptures [Ref 2]. The course covers some concepts from the angle of
Ananth Sethuraman, Siddhanta
Author: Girish Balasubramanian. The run up to the elections in Karnataka in 2018 saw an interesting turn of events in which Lingayats were declared to be a separate religion and were accorded the status of a minority which was eventually quashed by the Central Government. Independent India has often faced
Girish Balasubramanian, Hinduphobia, Political Narratives
Author: Sri. Rajiv Malhotra. The Hindu re-awakening movement must improve its game in the intellectual Kurukshetra. Unfortunately, we suffer from a deficiency of competent scholars and institutional mechanisms. Hindus are often being represented by substandard voices. Emotional bombast and political patronage are depleting prana and overshadowing vigour and originality. The
Hinduphobia, IK Masters Series, Indian Grand Narrative, Political Narratives, Rajiv Malhotra
Author: Ananth Sethuraman. Introduction edX is a provider of massive open online courses [Ref 1]. It was founded by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One of the courses that edX offers is titled Hinduism Through Its Scriptures [Ref 2]. The course imports some concepts of Christian theology into
Ananth Sethuraman, Siddhanta
Author: Ananth Sethuraman. Featured Image Credit: Thesaurus.plus Introduction edX is a provider of massive open online courses [Ref 1]. It was founded by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One of the courses that edX offers is titled Hinduism Through Its Scriptures [Ref 2]. The course covers some concepts
Ananth Sethuraman, Siddhanta
Author: Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. The word dharma is often translated as religion. But as scholars like Rajiv Malhotra have pointed out, dharma is a Sanskrit non-translatable and cannot be translated as religion[i]. Let us first try to understand what religion is. The Oxford Dictionary defines religion as [ii]: The belief in
Reversing the Gaze, Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay
Author : Ananth Sethuraman. Featured Image Credit: Thesaurus.plus Introduction edX is a provider of massive open online courses [Ref 1]. It was founded by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One of the courses that edX offers is titled Hinduism Through Its Scriptures [Ref 2]. The course covers some
Ananth Sethuraman, Siddhanta
“The churning of the milky ocean or ‘Samudra Manthana’ shows the eternal struggle between the two poles of order(personified by devas) and Chaos(personified as asuras). The nectar is produced only after a pot of poison emerges from the ocean-demonstrating the interdependence between good and bad. The myth points the way
Conversation, Divya Nagaraj, Purvapaksha
Author: Lotus Pond. This Uni was founded to promote great learningBut was named, bugger,  after a man known for his great failingsBitching, flirting, scheming, drooling and dreamingThis man, Jawaharlal Nehru, was a disaster from the beginning The Uni inherited the Nehru legacyStudies are at anarchist’s mercyIn learning and knowledge there
#BreakingIndia, Lotus Pond, Political Narratives
Author: Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. What is Soul? According to Cambridge dictionary, soul is “the spiritual part of a person that some people believe continues to exist in some form after their body has died”. The word is classified under the category “Souls, spirits & ghosts” and some of the common synonyms
Reversing the Gaze, Siddhanta, Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay

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