Historical and Civilisational Studies
Understanding Hinduphobia

The term Hinduphobia is subject to discussion in various domains. The discourse of Hinduphobia, like other discourses of phobia, is no more restricted to News channels; instead, we see the discourse becoming popular in academia and International poli....

Diversity within the Indian Subcontinent: Gandhara Region, its Art and Architecture

The Indian Subcontinent has always been at the crossroads of some major trade networks, such as the Silk Routes trade as well as the Indian Ocean trade. The Silk Routes trade and the Indian Ocean trade have both been looked at separately by most scho....

‘Gītā for the Millennia’ (Lecture VI)

The sixth session of the online talk series ‘Gītā for the Millennia’, based on Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā by Svāmī Mitrananda of Chinmaya Mission was held on 1 July 2022. In this session, Svamji continued the discussion of the third chapter of ....

Talk on ‘Asia as Method: Towards Deimperialisation and its Afterlife’

The Vivekananda International Foundation organised a talk titled ‘Asia as Method: Towards Deimperialisation and its Afterlife’ by Professor Chen Kuan-Hsing on 20 June 2022. Prof. Chen is an academic from Taiwan, who specialises in inter-Asian cul....

Mohinī on a Swing: Between the Singularity and Plurality of Desire(s)

“We bow to the god whose sign is a sea serpent, To Kāma , who makes the gods Śiva, Brahmā and Viṣṇu slaves in dark chambers of doe-eyed women; To Kāma, whose marvelous artifice eludes all words”
New Focus on Hindu Studies

The academic study of Hinduism is the subject of numerous ongoing debates and initiatives increasingly taking place on a global scale. Hence, many crucial questions may arise when we think of conceiving the academic discipline called Hindu Studies. T....

Swami Vivekananda: A Short Life Sketch

“The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.”             &nb....

‘Gītā for the Millennia’ (Lecture V)

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised the fifth session on ‘Gītā for the Millennia’, an online talk series based on Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā by Svāmī Mitrananda of Chinmaya Mission on June 10, 2022. In this session, Svāmīji f....

‘Gītā for the Millennia’ (Lecture IV)

On 12th May, 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized the fourth session on ‘Gītā for the Millennia, an online talk series based on Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā by Svāmī Mitrananda of Chinmaya Mission. Svāmīji began the lectu....

Language of ‘Dharma’ in a World of ‘Right-Duty’ Discourses

Human rights dry up without a language of human duties, which have consequences for the right protection demands itself. But again, the language of human duties withers without a language of Dharma. This article argues that it is a crisis that the mo....

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