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Koenraad Elst

‘Hindus need Dharmic awakening? Rather, the BJP needs Dharmic awakening’ ! – Koenraad Elst

‘Hindus need Dharmic awakening? Rather, the BJP needs Dharmic awakening’ ! – Koenraad Elst

It doesn’t happen often, but here I must totally disagree with David Frawley ( Read :  Hindus Need Long Term Political Strategy And Dharmic ). Or should I say: with the Sangh Parivar, for this is the standard argument I have heard from them for more than twenty years. The central refrain is “unity”. This [...]

April 23, 2016 HHR Archives, India 0

The Disillusioned Hindu Returns

The Disillusioned Hindu Returns

On Sunday 7 August 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India condemned animal rights activist who have sought to protect cows from the butcher’s knife:   “I feel really angry at the way some people have opened shops in the name of cow protection. I have seen that some people commit anti-social activities through the night, [...]

April 17, 2016 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights, Archives, News updates 1

The ‘Respected’ Hinduphobic Academia Vs Rajiv Malhotra

The ‘Respected’ Hinduphobic Academia Vs Rajiv Malhotra

It was once prophesised that fascism or at least various forms of totalitarianism would sneak back by camouflaging themselves as an indefinable ‘freedom’. Now under this ‘freedom’ western academics and their willing collaborators in India’s universities, media and political chattering class were able to crush anything remotely smacking of India’s civilisational genius as reactionary Hindutva [...]

July 24, 2015 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

Learning from the Rajiv Malhotra affair

Learning from the Rajiv Malhotra affair

Now that everybody had had his say on the “Rajiv Malhotra plagiarism affair”, we can better discern the larger context that explains the different forces at work here. Plagiarism The trigger was the discovery that seven passages in Malhotra’s work, mainly in his book Indra’s Net, had been lifted verbatim from unacknowledged work by others, [...]

July 23, 2015 Dr Koenraad Elst Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

Aum in or out for International Yoga Day ?

Aum in or out for International Yoga Day ?

As a member of the Dutch-speaking Belgian Yoga Federation, I received a copy of the booklet the Government of India issued for the United Nations’ first-ever Yoga Day. It falls on 21 June, Summer Solstice, a day of mixed feelings: it is the longest day, alright, but it is also the start of the sun’s [...]

May 15, 2015 Dr Koenraad Elst Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

‘We Are Spirits In The Monotheist World’ : Part One

‘We Are Spirits In The Monotheist World’ :  Part One

The concept of monotheism is taken to mean belief in just one god, deity, the creator. This is contrasted with polytheism which belief in many gods, as well as atheism which is denial of such a supernatural being. But is it just so simple? Has this monotheist narrative now spilled over into what we would [...]

May 12, 2015 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights 2

A Hindu Government and the Minorities

A Hindu Government and the Minorities

The united minorities are waging a no-holds-barred campaign against Narendra Modi or against whomever is or can be pictured as a pro-Hindu power-wielder. One of their lines of attack is the blackening of the ruling party, the BJP, in the eyes of public opinion and of the world. An impression is being created that the [...]

March 30, 2015 Dr Koenraad Elst Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

India’s Intellectuals

India’s Intellectuals

From a lecture by former JNU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Kapil Kapoor before the Indore-based India Inspires Foundation, I have to relate a particularly relevant part, viz. about our Indian “intellectuals”. Any mistakes in my rendering are of course mine. These intellectuals are to be distinguished from Hinduism’s traditional men of knowledge, or Rishi-s. The Rishi-s were [...]

March 25, 2015 Dr Koenraad Elst Analysis/Insights 0

Down with Decolonization

Down with Decolonization

(Speech given at the Dharma Civilization Foundation’s Strategic Retreat, SVYASA, Jigani/Bengaluru, 5-7 February 2015) A knife is sharpened by shaving away all the superfluous material that makes it dull. A sharp knife is a live case of “less is more”: less material means more sharpness. At an action-oriented “strategic retreat”, our knife should be sharpened [...]

February 11, 2015 Dr Koenraad Elst Analysis/Insights 0

koenraad Elst : How I did Not Become a Hindu

koenraad Elst : How I did Not Become a Hindu

Both Sita Ram Goel and Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley) have written a book called How I Became a Hindu. I could never write such a book because I have deliberately made a choice not to identify myself as Hindu. In this article I will explain “why I am not a Hindu”. Leaving Christianity Before starting [...]

December 13, 2014 Dr Koenraad Elst Analysis/Insights, Archives 0