Historical and Civilisational Studies
Panel Discussion on ‘Swami Vivekananda and Nation Building’

In order to commemorate Swami Vivekananda’s 156th birth anniversary this year, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a panel discussion on ‘Swami Vivekananda and Nation Building’ on 17th January 2019. Th....

Colonial Legacy: An Impediment to Regional Integration in South Asia

Introduction
South Asia was earlier as identified as Indian Sub-continent. Generally, it was identified as ‘India’ under the British Empire. 94 percent of what territorially constitutes South Asia today was governed by the British (Gu....

Sister Nivedita’s Ideas on Indian Nationhood and their Contemporary Relevance

… the issue of diversity has been played up in contemporary identity politics to such an extent that it has come to threaten the very fabric of Indian nationhood ... a skewed understanding of the subject perpetuated by the fact that if modern Indi....

Swami Vivekananda’s Idea of Service

What is the concept of service? Swami Vivekananda says: “This is the gist of all worship — to be pure and to do good to others. He who sees Shiva in the poor, in the weak, and in the diseased, really worships Shiva; and if he sees Shiva only....

Swami Vivekananda and the New Gospel of ‘Manliness’

(This Commentary has been written to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Before the new generation misconstrues, Manliness is truly defined as ‘Purusharth’. - Ed) On the occasion of the 156th birth annive....

संवाद – भारत और जापान ने साझे मूल्यों पर दिखाया एक जैसा रुख

अक्टूबऱ 2018 में प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी की आधिकारिक जापान यात्रा ने भारत-जापान विशेष रणनीति....

UIHC Lecture Series, ‘Indian Mode of Philosophising’ by Prof. S. R. Bhatt

The second talk of the VIF lecture series, ‘Understanding Indian History & Civilisation’ (UIHC) was delivered by Prof. S. R. Bhatt, Chairperson, Indian Council of Philosophical Research, on 10 October 2018. Prof Bhatt spoke on ‘Indian mode of p....

SAMVAD Series of Conferences - India and Japan Find a Common Language on Shared Values

Prime Minister Modi’s official visit to Japan in October 2018 has greatly cemented the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership. The two countries are building a relationship on common values rooted in their ancient cultures. The Vision....

Talk on ‘Chinese Masters in India’ by Dr. Shashi Bala

During her third lecture Dr. Shasi Balas spoke on Chinese pilgrims who came to India in search of Buddhist sutra texts and to pay homage to the sacred land. She spoke about Chinese monks Faxian, Zuanxang, Yijing and relatively less-known Chinese tra....

Talk by Ku. Nivedita Bhide, Vice President of Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari on ‘Swami Vivekananda and his Contemporary Relevance’

In commemoration of 125 years of Swami Vivekananda’s famous Chicago speech, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi, invited Sister Nivedita Raghunath Bhide, the Vice President of Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari to dwell upon the ....

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