Historical and Civilisational Studies
Remembering Swami Vivekananda's Concept of Universal Brotherhood on Africa Day

In the history of mankind, there have been rare instances where the introductory words spoken by a person have electrified the whole audience as much as Swami Vivekananda’s groundbreaking speech to the 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions. ....

भारतीय अभिलेखागार के कई पहलू

एक अभिलेखागार (आर्काइव) और इसके उपयोग के महत्त्व के विचार के संबंध में बहसें होती रही हैं। वर्तम....

Book Discussion - Hinduism in America: A Convergence of Worlds by Prof. Jeffery D. Long

On 9th May, 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a book discussion on "Hinduism in America: A Convergence of Worlds, authored by Prof. Jeffery D. Long, Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Elizabethtown College, U.S.A. His....

Gītā for the Millennia (Lecture III)

On 2nd May 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted the third talk on ‘Gītā for the Millennia’, an online talk series based on Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā by Svāmī Mitrananda, Chinmaya Mission. In this discourse, Svāmīji continu....

"Many facets of the Indian Archive"

There have been debates galore with respect to the idea behind an Archive and its usage. In the present context, unlike the Library and in circles outside academia, the Archive (state and privately run) is a less popular structure not completely sure....

‘Gītā for the Millennia’ (Lecture II)

On 18th April 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted the second talk on ‘Gītā for the Millennia’; an online talk series based on Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā by Svāmī Mitrananda, Chinmaya Mission. In his introductory remarks duri....

नेताजी सुभाष चंद्र बोस और भारत में आर्थिक योजना

पिछले कुछ दशकों में नेताजी सुभाष चंद्र बोस पर सार्वजनिक चर्चा उनकी मृत्यु के विवाद में इस कदर उ....

Talk on Introduction to Mīmāṃsā and Vedānta Philosophy

On 16th July 2021, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a lecture on ‘Introduction to Mīmāṃsā and Vedānta Philosophy’ by Prof Shashi Prabha Kumar, Dean, Sri Sankaracharya Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New D....

Congrats Mr Tirumurti for defending an Orphaned Civilisation

You, the United Nations, cry about Islamophobia, Christianophobia, anti-Semiticism – all three Abrahamic religions. But what about non-Abrahamic religious phobias – the anti-Hindu, anti-Sikh and anti-Buddhist? You should see that also.” Approxi....

Routes of Exchange, Roots of Connectivity-The Archaeology of Ancient India’s Trade Networks by Dr. Marike van Aerde

On 19th January 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted Dr. Marike van Aerde for a talk on ancient trade connectivity and the integral role played by the Indian Subcontinent in these exchanges. The Director, Dr. Arvind Gupta’s openin....

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