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Spotlight: A Courageous Exposé

Spotlight: A Courageous Exposé by Kalavai Venkat The movie Spotlight won the Academy Award for best picture recently. It is an admirable movie for many reasons. It retells of a real-life story. It is, ... Continue Reading →
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The Straw Man Fallacy and the Battle for Sanskrit

The Straw Man Fallacy and the Battle for Sanskrit Kalavai Venkat The Battle for Sanskrit: Is Sanskrit Political or Sacred, Oppressive or Liberating, Dead or Alive? (TBFS) is Rajiv Malhotra’s latest book, ... Continue Reading →
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A Response to Intellectual Aggression by Peter Heehs

A Review of An Atrocious Biography by RY Deshpande  [This is a book critiquing Peter Heehs’s The Lives of Sri Aurobindo published by the Columbia University Press, US, in May 2008.] There are any number ... Continue Reading →
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Hating Hindus as a Fun Activity

Hating Hindus as a Fun Activity A Review of ‘Introducing Hinduism’ by Vinay Lal (2005), Totem Books, USA. By Vishal Agarwal The book under review combines cartoons with text – an attractive and light-hearted ... Continue Reading →
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The Hindu Philosophy of Life Through the Movie, “The Life of Pi”

The Hindu Philosophy of Life Through the Movie, “The Life of Pi”   This Q&A was prepared by the author to introduce the concepts of Jagat, Māyā and Samsāra in the Hindu worldview to middle ... Continue Reading →
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Hans Henrich Hock – A Scholar Lying Through His Teeth

Hans Henrich Hock A Scholar Lying Through His Teeth Hans Henrich Hock, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Sanskrit at the University of Illinois, and a prolific speaker and crusader for certain points ... Continue Reading →
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Wendy’s Hindu-Phobia – Withdrawal of Book and Anti-Hindu Propaganda

WENDY’S HINDU-PHOBIA (Dhiru Shah) Withdrawal of Book and Anti-Hindu Propaganda After deliberation for nearly four years, Penguin India compromised on February 4, 2014 in an out of court settlement to ... Continue Reading →
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The Doniger Book Controversy

Penguin India reached an agreement with a litigant and agreed to voluntarily withdraw Wendy Doniger’s The Hindus: An Alternative History from the market within six months. Doniger decried the decision, ... Continue Reading →
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A Critique of Wendy Doniger’s “The Hindus, an Alternative History”

A Critique of Wendy Doniger’s “The Hindus, an Alternative History” Penguin Books (2009) By Vishal Agarwal “Aldous Huxley once said that an intellectual was someone who had found something more ... Continue Reading →
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Nothing New or Alternative in Doniger’s “Linga”, her “narrative of religion”

Nothing New or Alternative in Doniger’s “Linga”, her “narrative of religion” By Bharat Gupt For Hinduism studies, the 21st century opens with an audacious tome by Wendy Doniger, “The ... Continue Reading →