Rohith Krishna has a master’s degree in Historical Studies from Nalanda University, Rajgir. He also has a postgraduate diploma in Rural Development Management from the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Hyderabad. His areas of interest include Religious and Cultural Studies, Western Reception of Indian Thought, Intellectual History, Historicism, Cultural Experiences of Time. His Master’s dissertation titled “Through the Lens of Time: Time and the Discourse of Universal Religion” throws light on how the ‘sense of time’ gets reflected among various modern Hindu thinkers as they try to identify Hinduism as a universal religion in the context of modernity. It also focuses on the temporal background by which the cultural category called ‘universal religion’ was formulated

Contributions 
The Precondition to ‘Tolerate’: Remembering Swami Vivekananda’s Wisdom on September 11 The usage of the word ‘tolerance’ could be traced back to 15th century when it denoted ‘the power or capacity of sustaining’. It evolved to receive a more political meaning in the 16th century to mean ‘action of allowing; license, permissio...

Perceiving Silk Road as a Pilgrimage Route to India If someone has to physically locate the Silk Road, then they would usually find a region from the main landmass of China to the ancient Roman Empire. The route in between, also touches the northern region of the Indian subcontinent as well as the Cen...

Mohinī on a Swing: Between the Singularity and Plurality of Desire(s) “We bow to the god whose sign is a sea serpent, To Kāma , who makes the gods Śiva, Brahmā and Viṣṇu slaves in dark chambers of doe-eyed women; To Kāma, whose marvelous artifice eludes all words” ...

Do We Need an International Day for Hinduphobia? Introduction The world wouldn’t have forgotten the unfortunate Christchurch Mosque shootings in New Zealand, which killed around 50 people and was executed by a single gunman named Brenton Tarrant on Friday, 15th March 2019. To cement thi...

Metaphors of Reverence: A Tale of Two Civilisational Gestures Reverence to others comes out as what one has inherited and learned from their elders or ancestors. As Martin Heidegger puts it, “In giving thanks, the heart gives thought to what it has and what it is.”1 The praxis of revering would v...

Book Published / Book Reviews 
The Ruler’s Gaze: A Study of British Rule Over India From a Saidian Perspective |Author: Arvind Sharma, HarperCollins India, 2017, New Delhi| ISBN: 978-93-5264-102-4, 427 pp, Price - ₹552 Introduction The seminal work of Edward Said titled Orientalism, which was first published in 1978 established itself as a canonical text of Cultural Studies. It studied the nature of Western insidious attitude towards the East, an approa...

VIF Briefs 
Language of ‘Dharma’ in a World of ‘Right-Duty’ Discourses Human rights dry up without a language of human duties, which have consequences for the right protection demands itself. But again, the language of human duties withers without a language of Dharma. This article argues that it is a crisis that the mo...

Event Reports 
The Vedic doctrine of the creative Sacrifice of Purusha and the Christian doctrine of redemptive Sacrifice of Yeshua as the keystones of Hinduism and Christianity On August 30th, 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation organised a talk titled “The Vedic doctrine of the creative Sacrifice of Purusha and the Christian doctrine of redemptive Sacrifice of Yeshua as the keystones of Hinduism and Christianity...

Gītā for the Millennia (Lecture VII) The seventh lecture of the online talk series ‘Gītā for the Millennia’, based on Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā by Svāmī Mitrananda of Chinmaya Mission, was hosted by Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on August 29, 2022. This session was a...

‘Gītā for the Millennia’ (Lecture VI) The sixth session of the online talk series ‘Gītā for the Millennia’, based on Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā by Svāmī Mitrananda of Chinmaya Mission was held on 1 July 2022. In this session, Svamji continued the discussion of the third chapter of ...

Talk on ‘Asia as Method: Towards Deimperialisation and its Afterlife’ The Vivekananda International Foundation organised a talk titled ‘Asia as Method: Towards Deimperialisation and its Afterlife’ by Professor Chen Kuan-Hsing on 20 June 2022. Prof. Chen is an academic from Taiwan, who specialises in inter-Asian cul...

‘Gītā for the Millennia’ (Lecture V) Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised the fifth session on ‘Gītā for the Millennia’, an online talk series based on Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā by Svāmī Mitrananda of Chinmaya Mission on June 10, 2022. In this session, Svāmīji f...

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