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The Role of Evangelism in the Disappearance of Tribal Communities in Europe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hztj9oV722Q In his #SrijanTalks, 'India as a Nation', Sankrant Sanu spoke about the Christian tactics to convert local communities and tribes into christianity. One of the chief argument of christian missionaries is that Hinduism has exploited the tribal communities via caste system and to escape from its grip, tribal communities as

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Why Sanskrit is the MOST Scientific Language?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC68JY7tPCA Conventional language, if you look at it, its all object specific. What is this in English? Hand… What is this? What is this? That’s all. Someone told us.., taught us.., we learnt it. But you do not have the right to ask why it is called ‘Hand’? Why this is

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How Were The Shiva Agamas Revealed ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tw4IaqZxeE Shiva Agamas are the Agamas which were revealed by Mahadeva Himself. The Kamika Agama which is considered to be one of the most important Agamas describes how they were revealed. It describes Mahadeva as having five faces – Sadyojata, Vamadeva, Aghora, Tatpurusha and Ishana. Each of these faces of Mahadeva

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What is Treaty of Peace of Westphalia and What Circumstances Lead to its Formation and Inkling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fk3FmCHCIE&t=122s What is nation? Who defines it? This is defined by European thinking. What is the idea of sovereign state? In 1648 treaty of peace of Westphalia occurred. How many of you know about Westphalia? Ok. In fact, this is one of the dogma of the church. Europe church first attached

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Basic Founding Principles of Sanatana Dharma Laid Out in Bhagwat Geeta

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPjm9bn1cSc&t=10s What is the basic foundational principle of Sanatana Dharma laid out in Gita? Of course there will be many versions, but the one that I like the most is that there are two particular shlokas which I always recite to lay out the basic foundational principles and that agree actually

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Role of Mohammad Iqbal in Two Nation Theory of Muhammad Ali Jinnah & 1947 Partition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0NJAmNgNgc&t=3s Sir Syed Ahmed Khan was the original proponent of the two-nation theory, that Muslims are a separate nation. Then Mohammad Iqbal carried it forward. Mohammad Iqbal was initially a very, what is called he was a little romanticized by the Indian past and he even composed, as everybody knows, the

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The Quest to Establish the ‘Land of Pure’ (Pakistan) in India After Aurangzeb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0Uc5dTkpwk?cc_lang_pref=eng&cc_load_policy=1 The story starts with ascendance of the Marathas in Bharat post Aurangzeb’s death. The Marathas had started taking over large parts of Bharat and the Mughal Empire was witnessing decline, the subjugation was so severe that the Mughal king was reduced to a mere tenant. The Red Fort was now

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Why Sanatana Dharma Has a Superior Idea of Oneness of God Than Christianity or Islam – Maria Wirth Talks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9r62SoQBhs&t=2s Why is sanatana dharma superior and the others inferior because they are based only on a blind faith in a story. There is no evidence whatsoever. And that has harmful consequences also. I don’t think colonialism would have been possible, the brutal colonialism that has this attitude that we are

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Why the British mess the Timelines and chronology of Adi Shankraracharya Tradition?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgAT8WTSsaU&t=43s?cc_lang_pref=eng&cc_load_policy=1 The British were aware that whenever history will be reviewed they will be seen as villain because they have done so many loots, such like massacre made here that they will presented as a criminal. And Bristish also knew that what are the soure of Indian's ideology? From where they

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Geography of Janapathas during Vedic Period

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X84seX-D-CE There is a general misconception among Indians that janapadas existed only during the Bauddha period and not during the Vedic period as there is no reference to them in the Vedas. Shri Mrugendra Vinod refutes this misconception by presenting internal evidence mentioned in the Vedas themselves. Shri Mrugendra quotes many references

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Ramanand’s role in bringing Hindus forcefully converted to other religions, back into the Hindu fold

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KObhh12mrY0 People who criticize Ramanand, claim that Kabir was not his disciple, are unable to come up with any coherent arguments to support their arguments. They keep talking in a confused manner. However, Ramananad ji’s role in bringing back Hindus who had been forcibly converted to other religions is very big.

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Ashta Diggajas of Sri Krishna Devaraya’s Royal Court

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX1SQsXrW5g&t=10s The other feature of Krishna deva Raya’s court was Ashta Diggajas. Ashta Diggajas are 8 elephants. I mean there is belief that you know there are 8 elephants which actually hold the earth in different directions. Like I told you the names Pundareeka, Vamana, Anjana, and of course Airavat, the

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The Abrupt fall of Vijayanagara Empire – Causes and Consequences

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g0b4ukK7d8 The Bahmani rulers realised their constant fighting against each other was going to be beneficial to the Vijayanagara Empire. They realised the other thing also. On their own they could not defeat the Vijayanagara Empire. On their own, none of them could defeat the Vijayanagara Empire. So, they decided to

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Irrigation and Water Supply System Under Vijayanagara Empire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o09oID33Hw&t=9s One of the greatest achievements of the Vijayanagara Empire was the irrigation and water supply network, especially since the region was extremely rocky. A massive city like Hampi needed a consistent supply of water round the year. The only source of water nearby was the Tungabhadra river. The credit for establishing

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Why is it important to know about Shankaracharya?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBySaPAfiJg&t=39s Understanding Bhagwan Shankaracharya is to understand the avatar parampara of Sanatana Dharma. Understanding Shankaracharya is to understand, ‘unity in diversity’. Understanding Shankaracharya is to understand, national integration, to understand social reform. Understanding Shankaracharya is to understand the revival of Sanatana Dharma. To Shankarachya parampara goes the credit of protecting Sanatana Dharma

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Accomplishments of Bhagwan Shankaracharya

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-pBRf9GU1g Bhagwan Shankaracharya was 8 years old when he left his house. He took sanyas at the age of 9 years. After that what he accomplished cannot even be conceived of today. Between the ages of 12 and 16 years, Bhagwan Shankaracharya wrote commentaries on Prasthanatrayi, 3 types of Prasthaan and

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Deliberate suppression of Vivekanand’s views on conversions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFzCcbKkbtY?cc_lang_pref=eng&cc_load_policy=1 Swami Vivekanand had said, when one Hindu converts to Christianity or Islam, then not just one Hindu reduces but one more enemy of Hinduism gets born. Just this one line explains the complete philosophy, our duties. It’s been a 117 years since his death, but what have we done about

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British reports on Indian Education system during 1800s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obVouUw1KIs   While on a visit to London, Dharampal came across extremely significant archival material - a series of surveys commissioned by the British government in the 19th century to assess the level of indigenous education in India. These surveys were conducted meticulously in various parts of India by the British and

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Why should Indians learn their past heritage?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12qJ2fOqe1w   A large number of Indians seem to have a tendency to conveniently brush the past under the carpet. They don’t see the need to study history. They don’t understand the need to know our past. They talk of concentrating on the present, on what can be done today. They talk

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Why did the British impose English on India

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbcKs9dDxB8 Why did the British impose English education on India? There were many reasons, the foremost of which was convenience as it was difficult for them to learn so many Indian languages. It was far simpler to have English-speaking menials to help them govern the millions of unwashed masses. There was, however,

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Knowledge transfer from India to China

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OCO41T_lHM Not many Indians are aware of the tremendous amount of knowledge transfer from India to China in ancient times. Not many know that a large number of Sanskrit manuscripts were carried to China by either Chinese scholars or by Indian scholars hired by Chinese kings. Translating ancient Sanskrit manuscripts into

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Nalanda according to Chinese Students

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_DdHPQqPpY&t=27s   I also visited this place and then the only way we get to know what it looked like is when you read the autobiography of Huan-Tsang and I-Tsing, so what Huan-Tsang said is that, it was the most beautiful campus he had ever seen. It had a huge gate all

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How did Hinduism led Indians to Science

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqeTF_6oyRg   Rishi Kanva’s ashrama was not a single ashrama, it was a collection, an assemblage of hermitages of which he was the presiding rishi. So, a student would go to one in ashrama and specialize in one subject underthe Guru, then go to another ashrama, adjoining ashram, and get specialization in another

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‘Auto da fe’ and torture methods of Goa Inquisition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0Kj89dL38g   Charles Dellon has described that the palace of Inquisition was a dreaded, imposing building, that contained about 200 prison cells, many of which were dark and windowless. According to Dellon, the 2 inquisitors had their living quarters as well as their chapel in the palace. All inquisitors were nominated by

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Inquisition System in Goa – Its structure, purpose and functioning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2iYryABHbA   How was the Court of Inquisition formed? The Court of Inquisition had 2 inquisitors, both were answerable only to the King. They were appointed only by the King of Portugal. They were not answerable to the Archbishops of Goa. They were not answerable even to the Viceroy of Goa who

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European testimonials for the forced conversion of Goan Hindus

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xA1iawkw2o   So along with the systematic persecution of Hindus, the Portuguese embarked upon aggressive proselytization. But most people converted out of violence, avarice or fear. Richard Burton, the famous British traveler who had visited Goa during that time, had said that “fire and steel, dungeon and the rack, the rice pot

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The religious oppression faced by Hindus under Portuguese colonial rule

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPxUV5lEtxw   Then in 1620, the Viceroy issued an edict that no Hindu could marry in the Portuguese territories. Hindus were forced to either cross the river and go to the main island in Adil Shah’s territories to marry. They couldn’t even cremate their dead. They had to cremate their dead in

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Policies adopted by the Portuguese colonialists to convert Hindus to Christianity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8mrMoxzDKw&t=16s   So the Portuguese had two kinds of policies. One was to make life so difficult for Hindus that being Hindu became a huge burden, a remaining Hindu became a huge burden and on the other hand if you became a Christian you had all sorts of incentives, you had financial

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Hindu Temple destruction by Portuguese invaders in Goa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN1QQC6Oa-Q&t=44s   And this is also the time Miguel Vaz actually went to Portugal, because he realized, even the proselytization was happening in Goa, it was not happening fast enough for his comfort. So he actually went to Portugal. He convinced the King and he got a diktat, saying that, “the regime should

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Appropriation of the Indian Knowledge by the Westerners

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YttpuDIZdJg   I would like to talk to you about transmission of this knowledge to Medieval Europe. In Toledo, if you remember there was a Christian Spain and Muslim Spain. Muslim Spain Cordoba was the capital; in the Christian side Toledo. At Toledo there was a monastery whose only job was to

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The Greeks borrowed Indian Mathematic wisdom in the ancient past

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es5mva8sfnI   I would like to talk about Hipparchus and Trigonometry. Before that Surya Siddhanta contains chord tables. Aryabhatta composed, there should be only one ‘t’ over here, I apologize, it is a mistake, composed sign tables in 3.5° segments the Gian sine and cosine. Pingala and Chandasastra in 400 BCE worked

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Pythagoras and his connection to Indian Wisdom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfsYksCadmY&t=38s   Pythagoras who lived in this time frame, these gentlemen who are all westerns, Albert Burki and A. N. Marlow and G. R. S. Mead, each of them says that Pythagoras went to India where he learnt his philosophies, knowledge and other things. These are not Indic people saying this. These

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Brahmagupta, Bhaskara-I, Madhava Samgramagrama – Three pearls of Indian Astronomy and Mathematics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTQn7x0cL6w   A collection of some of our greats, Brahmagupta who studied the works of Aryabhatta, Latadeva, Varahamihira and others. He wrote the Brahmasputa Siddhanta and Khanda Katkaya transmitted by the Arabs. I’ll show that later. Solutions of linear and quadratic equations and the rules for zero operations, positive and negative numbers.

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Indian discoveries in Astronomy – A Talk by Raj Vedam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCKIhREdoiI   Some selected discoveries. Rigvedic calendar 360 days, 12x30, but average is 365 days over 6 years because of correction month. Jyotishya Vedanga records astronomical data 4000 BCE. Sage Yajnavalkya 3000 BCE, propounded the heliocentric model. Satapata Brahmana, he measured the distance from earth to sun, earth to moon at 108

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When did Kaliyuga start and the comment about Abhijit in Mahabharata

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1flVV3bSoyM&t=5s   I would like to talk to you about the start of Kaliyuga. People at this point wonder what on earth am I doing, why am I talking about Kaliyuga? Well, it turns out that Kaliyuga is an absolute marker for all the Indian calendars. So, for example Aryabhatta gives his

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Keezhadi and Arikamedu excavations indicate that South Indian Civilization is older than 500 BCE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9B7Vfq16W4   In recent times we have been told about the story of Keezhadi. Keezhadi has got an exciting story behind it. Archeologists had wanted to dig in Madurai. However, Madurai is like any other Indian city; settled, very expensive land, no place to obtain land for archaeology and so on. So

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Stephen Oppenheimer’s model of Human Migration from Africa

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW-hLl1TXfM   I would like to talk to you about the work of Stephen Oppenheimer who in 2003 worked on the maternal mitochondrial DNA in an effort to establish who are we as a people, the homo sapeins. His story begins somewhere in 150,000 years ago but I prefer to start the

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