Historical and Civilisational Studies
Talk on Towards A New Historiography for Ancient India

Dr Navratna S Rajaram, the Boston-based Indian mathematician with a keen interest in ancient Indian history, delivered a talk on ‘Towards a New Historiography for Ancient India’ at the VIF on February 21, 2014. Debunking the Aryan Invasion Th....

‘Defining Hindutva’ Released at VIF

‘Defining Hindutva’, authored by Amb O P Gupta, was released at the VIF on February 24, 2014 by Dr Mohan Rao Bhagwat, Sarsanghchalak, RSS in the presence of Ajit Doval, Director, VIF and Santosh Taneja, Coordinator, Sankalp. Listing out the ma....

Release of VIF Series on ‘History of Ancient India’

The first five Volumes of the 11 volume series on ‘History of Ancient India’ being prepared under the aegis of the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) were released by former Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Opposition National De....

History of Ancient India (Vol. I - V) released on 23 December 2013

Volume I: Prehistoric Roots
Volume II: Protohistoric Foundations
Volume III: The Texts, Political History and Administration, till c. 200 BC
Volume IV: Political History and Administration (c.200 BC-AD 750)
Sardar Patel’s Legacy and the Congress: A Reality Check

The recent spat between the ruling Congress and the main Opposition BJP over the legacy of India’s ‘Iron Man’ Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel has reignited the debate over the differences among the stalwarts on key issues pertaining to the nation’s ....

The Kashmir Dispute—the Faultlines

In the dynamics of history and the variables which govern the course of political sociology, historians do not make history. They only record its course and describe the forces and narrate the events, which are a reality that the historians cannot di....

Debating Culture; Anirban Ganguly; D K Printworld (P) Ltd, New Delhi, 2013; PP 158; Price Rs 400

Dr Anirban Ganguly’s book Debating Culture discusses the concept of culture in the writings of several outstanding national thinkers. He begins with Swami Vivekananda who had a very catholic and wide interest in both world and Indian art....

Launch of “Debating Culture” at VIF

“Debating Culture”, authored by Dr Anirban Ganguly was launched at the VIF on October 8, 2013, by Prof. Dilip Kr Chakrabarti, Professor Emeritus at the University of Cambridge, Prof. Kapil Kapoor, Former Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Jawaharlal Nehr....

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