Research Articles

Continued Distortions of Hindutva: Clubbing Hindutva with Nazism, Fascism, and Phobia

29 May 2022

What is Hindutva? What is Hindu Rashtra? Several recent books, articles, and podcasts qualify as an ill-informed hate speech against Hindutva. Some of these detractors view VD Savarkar’s “Essentials of Hindutva”, published in 1923, as the foundation of Hindutva; some others view the texts of MS Golwalkar and others as the main texts of Hindutva. …

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Abhinav Gupta (~950 to ~1015 AD) – a Scholar from Kashmir

28 May 2022

The runaway success of “The Kashmir Files”, a movie based on real-life incidents concerning the plights of Kashmiri pandit community, has re-ignited debates and discussions centred on Kashmir in India and elsewhere. Maharajah Sir Hari Singh, the then ruler of Kashmir, signed the Instrument of Accession on 26th October 1947. As per it, the whole …

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The Lost Upanishad – Patanjali’s Book on Yoga

28 May 2022

Patanjali is one of the central figures in all yoga traditions. Well-documented evidence on his life does notexist but he possibly lived in the 2nd century BC. His “Yoga Sutra” has been a near inviolable foundationof yoga for several centuries. Yoga enthusiasts worldwide, especially the ones who are familiar with theasana system propagated by the …

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GyanvapiMasjid

Historical Evidence from 16th & 17th Centuries on the Gyanvapi Masjid

27 May 2022

This brief article aims to point out some factual inaccuracies and to fill in the gaps in the well-presented BBC article titled “Gyanvapi masjid: India dispute could become a religious flashpoint” that was published on May 18, 2022. The article states that “A 1991 law called the Places of Worship Act disallows conversion of a …

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