Historical and Civilisational Studies
The Kural and Ethics

Introduction
The Thirukkural by Thiruvalluvar, also known as the Kural is a powerful and compact Tamil text from South India which has survived and thrived over 2,000 years. This work of outstanding brevity cons....

Dilip K. Chakrabarti, The Borderlands and Boundaries of the Indian Subcontinent. New Delhi, Aryan Books International, 2018. 232pp.

Prof. Dilip Chakrabarti has undertaken a stupendous task of studying and recording the borderlands and boundaries of the sub-continent right from the Hindu Kush and Karakoram through Chitral, Gilgit, Hunza, Ladakh, and Arunachal Pradesh upto the Arak....

Supreme Court’s Verdict on Ramjanmbhoomi and its Impact on Nepal

The recent verdict as given by India’s Supreme Court to allow the construction of Lord Ram’s temple at in Ayodhya has been heartily welcomed by over a billion-plus Hindus in India and other parts of the world, including in Nepal. In Janakpur, the....

Talk on ‘Indian Impact on Chinese Art’ by Dr. Shashi Bala

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a lecture by Dr. Shashibala, Dean at the Centre of Indology, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi, the topic being, ‘Indian Impact on Chinese Art’. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, chaired the ....

Vimarsha: Panel Discussion ‘Indraprastha- A Capital Journey’

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held its monthly ‘Vimarsha’ lecture series on 14th October 2019, which was a panel discussion that focused on a very pertinent topic ‘Indraprastha-A Capital Journey’. The topic is highly relevant for....

From Indraprastha to New Delhi: The Millennial Itihasa of a Capital

sarvanyetani dharmani ksatre bharata sattam, nirashishe jivaloke dharmem vyavasthitaha; majjet trayi dandanitau hatayam sarvem dharma prakseyeyurvi rudadhaha, sarvem dharmashchshramanam hataha syuhu ksatre tyakte rajadharmem purane.....

Talk on ‘Cave Temples in China’, by Dr. Shashi Bala, Dean, Centre for Indology, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a lecture by Dr. Shashibala, Dean at the Centre of Indology, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi. The topic of the lecture was ‘Cave Temples in China’. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF chaired the ....

India and China: Third Millennia of Culture and Commerce

The Prime Minister of India, Sh. Narendra Modi and the President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, meeting in Mahabalipuram exchanged mechanism for shaping future, unveiling dreams, deepening and strengthening relations, forging partnerships, establishing pe....

The Making of Early Kashmir: Landscape and Identity in the Rajatarangini, by Shonaleeka Kaul, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 222 pp, Rs 750 INR, 2018

Kashmir has been the crest of India’s geopolitical problems, quite literally, occupying the geographical head of the country. Majority of the problem is maintained so by producing a selective propagandist hegemony and discourse by vested interests.....

Gandhi and Mandela - Timeless Legends

On the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and 100th birth anniversary of Nelson Mandela, it is significant to look into the lives of these two prominent leaders. In addition, their interaction with people in Africa deserves spe....

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