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Vedānta and Nationalism

On 23 November 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a virtual talk on ‘Vedānta and Nationalism’ by Śrī. Śrīnāth Mohandās, Assistant Professor at the School of Ethics Governance Culture (EGCS) and Social Systems, Chi....

Book Release | Nationalism in the Study of Ancient Indian History and Towards a Nationalist Narrative of India's Ancient Past: Including Recent Research on the Indus Civilization authored by Dr. Dilip K. Chakraborti, Prof Emeritus, Cambridge University

On 10 October 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a Book Release and Discussion on two books recently published by Aryan Books International and authored by Padmashri Dr. Dilip K. Chakraborty, Professor Emeritus of South Asian ....

Sister Nivedita and India’s Freedom Struggle

As we recently completed 75 years of Indian independence and will also observe the 155th birth anniversary of Sister Nivedita (1867-1911) on 28 October, it is time to uncover a not-so-well-known part of the history of our freedom struggle—Sister Ni....

Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border Clash: An Analysis

Background
On September 14, border guards from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan exchanged fire at a disputed border section. The violent confrontation escalated and lasted for two days, with drones, tanks, aircraft, and exchange of rocket fire. ....

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....

Sister Nivedita on Aspects of Civic Nationalism

Sister Nivedita (1867-1911), one of the foremost disciples of Swami Vivekananda, is well-known for her contribution to the Indian national movement. That she inspired the Indian youth of her times to take up the national cause through her writings an....

VIMARSHA: ‘Sister Nivedita’s Thought on Nationalism, Nationhood, Education and its Relevance in Contemporary Times’

Talk by Pravrajika Divyanandaprana, Monastic Member of Ramakrishna Sarada Mission and Principal, Nivedita Vidyamandir, New Delhi Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, welcomed the speaker and introduced the theme. He highlighted that in today’s world....

When A Judicial Sermon on Nationalism Became Necessary

There may indeed be a case for a fresh look at Section 124 A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) dealing with Sedition, but one must not allow this academic debate on the validity of such a provision to cloud the core issue that is before us, namely, the ....

Vimarsha: Institutional Subversion in India –Implications for the Nation & its Security with Mr Mahesh Jethmalani

VIF organized Vimarhsa on Saturday, July 20, 2013, where senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani dwelt at length on the topic ‘Institutional Subversion in India – Implications for the Nation and its Security’. In his introductory remarks, Ajit Dov....

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