Tuesday 06th December 2016,
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Enlightenment for SALE : All Major Cards and PayPal Accepted

Enlightenment for SALE : All Major Cards and PayPal Accepted

The popular ‘New Age’ movement of this era is a vast network of individuals, groups, organizations, cults, foundations, etc. who expound and preach a watered-down patchwork of borrowed spiritual beliefs and rituals which present a dazzling array of luring theories and practices, yet somehow fail to capture the depth and intended essence of the esoteric [...]

August 3, 2016 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives, The Yoga Snatchers 0

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

The West’s simplistic views of Hinduism exposed – Sandhya Jain

The West’s simplistic views of Hinduism exposed – Sandhya Jain

“Prof Vamsee Juluri faces Hinduism’s critics frontally, be it the categorisation of Amarnath as a “penis-shaped lump of ice”, pornographic depictions of Ganesh, or Wendy Doniger’s flawed writings that put the Vedic people at par with the white settlers who destroyed the Native Americans and Hitler’s Nazis. While anti-Hindu writings of the colonial era can [...]

May 26, 2015 HHR Analysis/Insights 0

Lessons in Post-Wendy Donigerism

Lessons in Post-Wendy Donigerism

A possibly good side to the Wendy Doniger affair At first sight, the withdrawal of Prof. Wendy Doniger’s book The Hindus, an Alternative History by her publisher Penguin is an all-round disaster for the Hindus. The nit-picking by some Hindu activists that the book wasn’t really banned by a Court but only withdrawn by the [...]

March 5, 2014 Dr Koenraad Elst Analysis/Insights 0

The Gunga-din Within

The Gunga-din Within

Gunga Din is a character from a classic Rudyard Kipling poem, and was adapted into a film of the same name in 1939. In that production Gunda Din is a simple water bearer who sacrifices his life in order to save the white British soldiers from rebel forces of the Thugee. The film is now [...]

February 22, 2014 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights 2

L’affaire Doniger: Untangling the Knot – Jakob De Roover

L’affaire Doniger: Untangling the Knot – Jakob De Roover

The controversy about Penguin India’s decision to withdraw and pulp Wendy Doniger’s The Hindus: An Alternative History brings to the surface issues likely to trouble scholars of India for years to come. First, the obvious: the banning of any book violates academic or intellectual freedom. Rightly so, this leads to moral indignation among the intelligentsia of India [...]

February 22, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights 0

Will Free Speech Guardians Defend Pedophile book ?

Will Free Speech Guardians Defend Pedophile book ?

Over the Wendy Doniger Book withdrawal (NOT BAN) from Penguin we have seen worldwide protests from a veritable swarm of defenders of freedom of speech. As usual these self-righteous pompous airheads have been calling Hindus fascists, extremist Nazis, fundamentalists and anything else that their plethora of vilifying vocabulary can be employed in order to make [...]

February 17, 2014 HHR Archives, World Focus 0

Intolerance in the Name of Freedom of Expression

Intolerance in the Name of Freedom of Expression

I was shocked and aghast to read the comments of author Wendy Doniger calling Indian Judiciary as the main villain in this case. Equally shocking was the article of Ram Chandra Guha carried by your esteemed newspaper stating that courts have failed to protect artistic rights. Equally stunning was the letter of Arundhati Roy calling [...]

February 13, 2014 HHR Articles, India, News updates 0

Banning Wendy Doniger’s “The Hindus”

Banning Wendy Doniger’s “The Hindus”

Numerous Hindus come across as jubilant and triumphant now that they, or some of them, have managed to pressure Penguin books into agreeing to withdraw Wendy Doniger’s book The Hindus: an Alternative History and destroy its stock. I am not that happy about it. And I agree with Wendy that the real villain of the [...]

February 13, 2014 Dr Koenraad Elst Analysis/Insights, Articles 1

Freedom of Speech or Freedom to abuse Freedom ?

Freedom of Speech or Freedom to abuse Freedom ?

The recent withdrawal from Penguin Publishing of ‘The Hindus’ by veteran anti-Hindu academic and rabble rouser Wendy Doniger has brought out the usual useful idiots who clamour for freedom of speech. What these ardent democrat so conveniently forget is that it is demagogues like Doniger who have used their positions of influence to crush that [...]

February 11, 2014 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights, Archives 2