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Book Review : Jihadist Threat to India by Tufail Ahmad Reviewed by Dr David Frawley

Book Review : Jihadist Threat to India by Tufail Ahmad Reviewed by Dr David Frawley

Tufail Ahmad is a powerful and provocative voice for reform in Islamic society and in India in particular. He is also a key expert on national security issues in India, which is under siege by jihad. His recent book – Jihadist Threat to India: The Case for Islamic Reformation by an Indian Muslim – is [...]

April 30, 2016 HHR 0

Meenakshi Jain’s book ‘Sati’ : Reviewed By Dr Koenraad Elst

Meenakshi Jain’s book ‘Sati’ : Reviewed By Dr Koenraad Elst

Meenakshi Jain’s book ‘Sati’ After making history with her book on the Ayodhya controversy, Rama and Ayodhya (2013), Prof. Meenakshi Jain adds to her reputation with the present hefty volume Sati: Evangelicals, Baptist Missionaries, and the Changing Colonial Discourse (Aryan Books International, Delhi 2016). In it, as a meticulous professional historian, she quotes all the [...]

March 27, 2016 HHR 0

Film Review : Baahubali – A Very Good Beginning, Indeed

Film Review : Baahubali – A Very Good Beginning, Indeed

The blockbuster movie, Baahubali (the Strong-Armed One), has been a record-breaking success since it was first released several weeks ago. It has made a huge splash, not just for its commercial success, but for its unique positioning as an epic fantasy sourced in Hindu thought and culture. The movie, in the title screen, is subtitled [...]

August 6, 2015 HHR 0

Book Review : Kancha Ilaiah’s “Why I am not a Hindu”

Book Review : Kancha Ilaiah’s “Why I am not a Hindu”

Kancha Ilaiah is professor and head of the department of political science at Osmania University , Hyderabad . He is perhaps best known for writing Why I am not a Hindu in 2007. Anyone approaching this work with the prior knowledge of Bertrand Russell (Why I am not a Christian) and Ibn Warraq (Why I [...]

May 31, 2015 HHR 0

Book Review : What Every Hindu Should Know about Christianity

Book Review : What Every Hindu Should Know about Christianity

What Every Hindu Should Know about Christianity (Wilmington, Delaware, 2014) is a book by Kalavai Venkat, pen name of a computer scientist living in Silicon Valley but originating in Kanchipuram, India. To Hindus it might be meaningful to know that he is a “Tambram”, a Tamil Brahmin. His mother tongue is Tamil, but he is also [...]

December 14, 2014 HHR 0

Movie Review : Interstellar a journey into the Hindu Mind Dimension

Movie Review : Interstellar a journey into the Hindu Mind Dimension

Interstellar” brilliantly melds some of the most fascinating concepts of theoretical physics with Vedic Philosophy. Whether this was intentional or not is uncertain though. I was eager to find out if everything I observed in the film was intentional or just a really uncanny set of coincidences but after hours of playing google detective I [...]

November 14, 2014 HHR 0

Wendy Doniger’s – ‘The Hindus: An Alternative History’ : A Chapter-Wise Review

Wendy Doniger’s – ‘The Hindus: An Alternative History’ : A Chapter-Wise Review

Summary: ‘Aldous Huxley once said that an intellectual was someone who had found something more interesting than sex; in Indology, an intellectual need not make that choice at all.’ Wendy Doniger in ‘When the Lingam is Just a Cigar, Psychoanalysis and Hindu Sexual Fantasies”. Wendy Doniger’s book “The Hindus, an Alternative History” (see the cover), [...]

February 13, 2014 HHR 2

Book Review : The Origins of the World’s Mythologies by E.J. Michael Witzel.

Book Review : The Origins of the World’s Mythologies by E.J. Michael Witzel.

This is an astonishing book, but not for the reasons the author intended. The Origin of the World’s Mythology utilizes completely out of date and highly questionable scholarship to claim a grand scientific discovery which relies on the author’s “theory” of ultimate mythological reconstruction, dating back all the way to reconstructed stories (i.e., made up [...]

January 27, 2014 HHR 0

Being Different By Rajiv Malhotra : A Dharmic Challenge to Western Recolonisation

Being Different By Rajiv Malhotra : A Dharmic Challenge to Western Recolonisation

Apart from a few fads such as yoga, vegetarianism, meditation and the now ubiquitous curry house the impact of Indian culture on the West remains minimal. With the emphasis in India itself on rote learning the country has excelled in producing high achievers in the spheres of science and technology. However the fanatical drive in [...]

July 5, 2012 HHR 0

A Vedic feel underlines the new Avengers movie : A review

A Vedic feel underlines the new Avengers movie : A review

Anyone familiar with Vedic themes and concepts would certainly travel back in time with Joss Whedon’s ‘The Avengers’  (Avengers Assemble in UK ).  The movie is a potent cauldron of opposing elements and forces that yet again brings back to life the epic battle of good and evil. In Vedic metaphysics, the universe is segregated [...]

April 28, 2012 HHR 5