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Rejoinder to the Criticism of the Article on Pashubali
Archives, Rights (Discrimination & Appeasement)

Rejoinder to the Criticism of the Article on Pashubali

Rajarshi Nandy- October 24, 2019

Each sampradaya has its own texts, ritual praxis, their authoritative Gurus and the experience of the lineages who have kept the sampradaya alive. Again, so ... Read More

A Case for Pashubali in the Light of Vamacara Tantra
Archives, Rights (Discrimination & Appeasement)

A Case for Pashubali in the Light of Vamacara Tantra

Rajarshi Nandy- October 7, 2019

Tripura HC judgment on Pashubali sets a very dangerous precedent and using this kind of questionable logic of "essential practice" viewed through a monotheistic prism, ... Read More

Nara, Nārāyaṇa, and the Bhagavad Gita
Archives, Indology

Nara, Nārāyaṇa, and the Bhagavad Gita

Rajarshi Nandy- September 2, 2017

It is no wonder therefore that the Rishis Nara and Nārāyaṇa, who are supposed to be eternally engaged in meditation on Sanatana Dharma, incarnated to ... Read More

New Tactics: Attack Yoga to malign Hindus
Archives, Identity (Distortion & Appropriation)

New Tactics: Attack Yoga to malign Hindus

Rajarshi Nandy- June 24, 2017

A certain ecosystem has been rattled, and now their survival depends on using their foot-soldiers to attack everything from India to Yoga Read More

Deconstructing Arun Shourie’s “Two Saints”
Archives, Indology

Deconstructing Arun Shourie’s “Two Saints”

Rajarshi Nandy- June 7, 2017

Arun Shourie's new book, “Two Saints” explores an interesting, but not unknown, area of spirituality wherein mystical experiences, their mechanism and effects are investigated in ... Read More

A brief study of possession in Hinduism-II: The Spiritual Context
Archives, Indology

A brief study of possession in Hinduism-II: The Spiritual Context

Rajarshi Nandy- November 23, 2016

In the perspective of Sanatana Dharma, possession in its true scope and origin is not only a fundamental theological mechanism, but also an indicator of ... Read More

A brief study of possession in Hinduism-I: Introduction
Archives, Indology

A brief study of possession in Hinduism-I: Introduction

Rajarshi Nandy- November 2, 2016

It is a widely held belief that possession and related phenomenon is more common in folk aspects of Hinduism but a careful reading of the ... Read More