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A Vedic Touch To Logic In Indian Thought – Part Two

Courtesy:- Subhash Kak / Swarajya Magazine SNAPSHOT The important role that logic has enjoyed in the Indian cultural area is due to belief in the overarching Vedic system that knowledge is of two kinds: objective and subjective. All objective knowledge is governed by logic, whereas the knowledge related to the experiencing subject is

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The Prevalence Of Indic Ideas In The Graeco-Roman World

Courtesy:- Subhash Kak / Pragyata / Swarajya Magazine Snapshot This paper reviewed some elements of Indian astronomy in Greece; also, a study of art has provided evidence of the Indic element in the Graeco-Roman world. We believe that ancient Eurasia had considerable trade and interaction within its regions. This interaction was a complex

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Contribution Of Hindu Scriptures To Archaeoastronomy

Courtesy: Subhash Kak / Swarajya Magazine SNAPSHOT:- The continuing analysis of the astronomical references in Hindu texts imply that astronomical ideas developed in India in stages. These stages can be seen in the different layers of the Vedic texts, the Brahmanas and the Vedanga Jyotisa. Astronomers were interested in information related to eclipses, supernovae

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Why Followers Of Sanatan Dharma Must Help The Yazidis?

Courtesy: Subhash Kak / Swarajya Magazine SNAPSHOT The Yazidis were denounced as infidels by al-Qaeda in Iraq who sanctioned their indiscriminate killing. The Islamic State began a campaign of destroying Yazidi cities and villages in 2014. The Yazidis claim to have originated in India, and the veneration of the peacock may be a

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In Pre-British India Temples Were Premier Educational Institutes

Courtesy:- Subhash Kak / Swarajya Magazine. Ancient Indian temples are some of the greatest artistic achievements of mankind, celebrated the world over, but not enough has been done to understand their history. Searching through the uncertainty and confusion of the present, knowledge of the past provides illumination, which is why history is

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What Does Archaeological Evidence Tell Us About Ram Janmabhoomi – Babri Masjid?

Kicking off a series of talks and interviews on the Ayodhya Ram Mandir issue, Srijan Foundation organised a Srijan Talk titled, "Case For Ram Mandir At Ayodhya" by Dr. Meenakshi Jain at INTACH, New Delhi. The esteemed speaker, Dr. Meenakshi Jain holds a Ph.D from Delhi University and specialises in Cultural Studies. She

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Lies Spread by Left Historians to Keep the Ram Janmabhoomi – Babri Masjid Issue Burning

Kicking off a series of talks and interviews on the Ayodhya Ram Mandir issue, Srijan Foundation organised a Srijan Talk titled, “Case For Ram Mandir At Ayodhya” by Dr. Meenakshi Jain at INTACH, New Delhi. The esteemed speaker, Dr. Meenakshi Jain holds a Ph.D from Delhi University and specialises in Cultural

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Distorted Notions of Secularism in Indian Education – Dr. Bharat Gupt – India Inspires Talks

Bharat Gupt, a former Associate Professor in English at the College of Vocational Studies of the University of Delhi, is an Indian classicist, theater theorist, sitar and surbahar player, musicologist, cultural analyst, and newspaper columnist. Here he talks about the wrong ideas that are paraded in the garb of secularism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXItoeHZTHo&t=5s Bharat

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Religious Demography of India – India Inspires Talk – J K Bajaj

Dr.J.K.Bajaj shares religious demographic data of India of last one hundred years. He speaks about how religious demography plays a defining role in shaping destiny of country. He explains how growth rate of population belonging to various religious members have larger impact on culture of country. He claimed that partition of

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Ayodhya: Old Consensus, Simple Solution — A Talk by Koenraad Elst

Koenraad Elst delivered a talk at the Press Club of India. The talk was organized by the Srijan Foundation on the topic 'Ayodhya Ram temple'. This is the transcript of Elst's Speech. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzT1NF1KLQ0&t=1829s Again Mr. chairman, ladies and gentlemen, I thank you for your outstanding patients as you are all still here.

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Cracking The Indus Script: A Potential Breakthrough

Courtesy:- Suzanne Radalia / Swarajya Magazine. SNAPSHOT:- Does your name appear on an Indus Valley seal? Read to find out. Back in the 1970s, my family lived in southern California. The infamous smog there often caused school closings in summer. I can recall walking home through the caustic, murky air, choking, eyes streaming

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How much of Indian History is really true — A Talk by Sanjeev Sanyal

To what extent is the Indian history really true. The genesis of this comes from the general impression among people that Indians are generally an ahistoric people, who are not particularly interested in their own history. But this statement is unfounded, as Indians are part of one of the oldest

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Case for Ram Mandir at Ayodhya – A talk by Dr. Meenakshi Jain

Srijan Foundation organised a talk on Ayodhya Ram Mandir issue, kicking of a series of talks and interviews on this topic at INTACH, Lodhi Estate. The speaker, Dr. Meenakshi Jain is Ph.D from Delhi Univeristy. She specialises in Cultural Studies. She is presently a member of the Governing Council, ICHR. Here is the

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Changing demography of India — a threat to the continuity of the Indian Civilization

Very scary talk by Dr. JK Bajaj of Center for Policy Research, on how India's changing demography threatens the continuity of the Indian Civilization. As people born into this this civilization, it is the duty of Indian Religionists (people belonging to home-grown Indian religions) to protect the civilization, is the assertion

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RTE is killing the Right to Education — A Talk by Anjana Thadani

Srijan Foundation organised a talk on RTE (Right to Education) at INTACH, Lodhi Estate. The topic of the talk was ‘RTE is killing the Right to Education’. One of the speakers, Shrimati Anjana Thadani, is a Consulting Developmental Paediatrician specializing in academic, behavioral and other developmental problems in children. Here is the refined transcript

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When did the Ramayana and Mahabharata Occur : Dating Based on Astronomical References in the Epics — A Talk by Nilesh Oak

Srijan Foundation organised a talk by Nilesh Oak at the Press Club of India. The topic of the talk was 'Dating of the Ramayana and Mahabharata'. The speaker, Nilesh Nilkanth Oak is the author of 'When did the Mahabharata war happen?: The Mystery of Arundhati' and 'The Historic Rama: Indian civilization

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Why we must rewrite Indian history

Sanjeev Sanyal opened his talk, organized by the Srijan Foundation, by countering the fundamental argument raised by Indian History students, lovers and researchers that Indians' aren't interested in their history. Here is what the amazing Sanjeev Sanyal says. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78jB3PrvUhg The genesis of this topic (Topic-How much of Indian History is really true) comes

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Did you know: Martanda Varma of Kerala defeated the Dutch – the most powerful navy of the time

The amazing Sanjeev Sanyal brings to the notice of the audience, the very important chapter in Indian history, Martand Verma and the Battle of Colachel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7vkREW_zqw And then of course if you don’t happen to be from Kerala, you probably never heard of Martand Verma. Martand Verma is an extremely interesting character. He was the ruler

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Did you know: Suhaldev Passi, a local chieftain, decimated a large Turkish army in the Battle of Bahraich 1033 AD

Sanjeev Sanyal in his talk at the Press Club of India, organized by the Srijan Foundation begins sharing some lesser known instances from Indian History. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sSZkDWrQ60 Sanjeev Sanyal:- So let me name a few battles through history that many of you may have never heard of but are actually major events in Indian

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Why Indian history needs to break from away a ‘Delhi-centric’ view to an ‘Indian Ocean rim’ view

Srijan Foundation organised a talk by Sanjeev Sanyal at the Jawahar Lal Nehru University. The topic of his talk was 'The forgotten history of India's Maritime Past'. Here in this piece, the amazing Sanjeev opens with the maritime neighbours of India. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKo0Eu0XUxE The theme of my talk today is the maritime history of

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Saraswati and Ports in Gujarat

The Srijan Foundation organized a talk by Sanjeev Sanyal at the Jawahar Lal Nehru University. The topic of his talk was 'The forgotten history of India's Maritime Past'. Here, Sanjeev discusses the coastline of Gujarat and the ports of Dholavira and Lothal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylXFf45q0Gw Sanjeev Sanyal:- I will start with Gujarat because my story starts with

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Did you know: The Sinhalese are originally Odiyas

After informing the audience about the advent of Iron Age in the Southern India, Sanjeev Sanyal discusses the Oriyas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrWhpsQfSW8 Sanjeev Sanyal:- But meanwhile a little further to the east, you have an absolute explosion of maritime activity that begins to now happen, in what is now Orissa and West Bengal. The zone

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