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Introduction to Hinduism

I had prepared a screencast video introducing Hinduism to Hindus and others. You can access the video here. Here is the text from the video: The name Hinduism gets its name from the river Sindhu (Indus). Persians called the people, … Continue reading

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Inspiring Quotes from Swami Vivekananda

Here are some inspiring quotes from the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda. References are given for further pursuit. Strength We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. … Continue reading

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Complexity of Hinduism

(This paper was presented at International Conference on Communal Harmony & Nation Building at Benaras Hindu University, on 15-16 June 2015. The Conference was jointly organized by Department of Political Sciences, BHU and Islamic Students Organization.) Understanding the Complexity and Dynamism of Hinduism … Continue reading

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Hindus and Cows

Recently a person asked about the controversy regarding the law banning beef in India. Here is my reply. I thought more people might be interested in it. Hinduism is a very dynamic religion. It is not frozen in the past. … Continue reading

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Hindutva

My idea of Hindutva is from what I have seen in my friends associated with RSS, VHP, etc. And that is: “Hindutva” is merely the Hindi/Sanskrit word for “Indianness”. It is just an umbrella word for everything that is “uniquely … Continue reading

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