Historical and Civilisational Studies
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....

Gītā for the Millennia, Eighth Lecture

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised the eighth session of ‘Gītā for the Millennia’, an online talk series based on Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā by Swāmī Mitrananda of Chinmaya Mission on September 21, 2022. At the beginning of....

The Ruler’s Gaze: A Study of British Rule Over India From a Saidian Perspective |Author: Arvind Sharma, HarperCollins India, 2017, New Delhi| ISBN: 978-93-5264-102-4, 427 pp, Price - ₹552

Introduction
The seminal work of Edward Said titled Orientalism, which was first published in 1978 established itself as a canonical text of Cultural Studies. It studied the nature of Western insidious attitude towards the East, an approa....

India's Contribution to World Thought and Culture (Abridged and Revised Edition)

On the occasion of the inauguration of the Swami Vivekananda Rock Memorial in 1970, the Vivekananda Kendra Prakashan Trust published a book, India’s Contribution to World Thought and Culture, that contained about 70 articles by well-known experts o....

Maharaja Ranjit Singh: The Rise of the Sikh Empire and The Military History of The Punjab

Ranjit Singh was the most adventurous, audacious, and sagacious ruler of the Indian subcontinent since Chandragupta Maurya. Like the Kohinoor he wore, he was a gem among rulers. He rose like a bright and brief firmament when India became a part of th....

The Vedic doctrine of the creative Sacrifice of Purusha and the Christian doctrine of redemptive Sacrifice of Yeshua as the keystones of Hinduism and Christianity

On August 30th, 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation organised a talk titled “The Vedic doctrine of the creative Sacrifice of Purusha and the Christian doctrine of redemptive Sacrifice of Yeshua as the keystones of Hinduism and Christianity....

भारत की स्वतंत्रता : सुभाष चन्द्र बोस और आईएनए

भारत में अंग्रेज, आजाद हिन्द फ़ौज (आईएनए) के अस्तित्व से लेकर उनसे जुड़ी हर खबर को छिपाने का प्रयास ....

The Precondition to ‘Tolerate’: Remembering Swami Vivekananda’s Wisdom on September 11

The usage of the word ‘tolerance’ could be traced back to 15th century when it denoted ‘the power or capacity of sustaining’. It evolved to receive a more political meaning in the 16th century to mean ‘action of allowing; license, permissio....

Gītā for the Millennia (Lecture VII)

The seventh lecture of the online talk series ‘Gītā for the Millennia’, based on Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā by Svāmī Mitrananda of Chinmaya Mission, was hosted by Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on August 29, 2022. This session was a....

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