Historical and Civilisational Studies
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....

‘Gītā for the Millennia’ by Swami Mitrananda

On 6th January 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted ‘Gītā for the Millennia’; an online talk series based on Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā by Swami Mitrananda, Chinmaya Mission. In his introductory remarks during the event, Dr. Ar....

Understanding Indian Heritage: Shedding the Colonial Past

The Indian subcontinent was largely colonised by the British Empire for almost two centuries and an official establishment for archaeology was introduced by Alexander Cunningham, a British army engineer. He was the founder of the Indian Archaeologica....

भारतवर्ष का विचार

एक ऐसे व्यक्ति के रूप में जिसको अपने भारतीय पासपोर्ट पर पाकिस्तान की यात्रा करना लगभग असंभव है, ....

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....

A Different 9/11: How Vivekananda Won Americans’ Hearts and Minds?

On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attack on the World Trade Centre in which thousands of Americans died, the American people were in grief. On the same day, the Taliban were in a celebratory mood in Kabul having ‘defeated’ the Americans ....

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