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Book : ‘A Hindu’s Guide to Advocacy and Activism’ By Sean Bradrick

Book  : ‘A Hindu’s Guide to Advocacy and Activism’ By Sean Bradrick

Hinduphobia, Lies and Bias in the Spheres of Academia and the Media (Taken from ‘A Hindu’s Guide to Advocacy and Activism’)  “For the great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie – but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject [...]

February 26, 2022 HHR 0

Book Review : Reclaiming Humanity in ‘Dawn: The Warrior Princess of Kashmir’ by Rakesh K Kaul

Book Review : Reclaiming Humanity in ‘Dawn: The Warrior Princess of Kashmir’ by Rakesh K Kaul

Reclaiming Humanity in ‘Dawn: The Warrior Princess of Kashmir’ by Rakesh K Kaul Kashmiri Pandits around the world recently celebrated their most important festival of the year. It is Herath. And most Pandits are caught, like the outlaws of Rakesh K Kaul’s novel, Dawn The Warrior Princess of Kashmir, in small pods, far from their [...]

June 1, 2021 HHR 0

Review : The Bhavagad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation By Jeffrey Armstrong

Review : The Bhavagad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation By Jeffrey Armstrong

For those looking for an authentic English translation of the Bhagavad Gita, Jeffrey Armstrong’s recently published “The Bhavagad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation” is a must read. What makes it radical? All other translations of the Gita use “colonized” English terms such as ‘soul’, ‘sin’, ‘lord’, and many other terms which do not fully [...]

March 14, 2021 HHR 0

Book Review : Bose or Gandhi, Who Got India her Freedom? by G D Bakshi

Book Review :  Bose or Gandhi, Who Got India her Freedom? by G D Bakshi

General GD Bakshi is not just anyone. After retiring from the army, he became a well-known television face applying his military knowledge both to the contemporary political debate and to classical cultures, e.g. the strategic aspect of the Mahabharata war. Everyone in India knows the story that on his very first day in service, in [...]

April 10, 2019 HHR 0

Book Review – Krishna Rājya : An alternate system of government for modern India

Book Review – Krishna Rājya : An alternate system of government for modern India

Krishna — India’s unsung unifier As far as characters from the ancient or hoary past go, Krishna, one would say, has been one of the most written about and discussed. The plethora of literature on Krishna, straddling his multi-faceted persona of the boy wonder, mischievous son, steadfast friend, indulging in thieving butter, companion of the [...]

May 27, 2018 HHR 0

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

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
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