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Virendra Parekh

Virendra Parekh

Virendra Parekh is a senior journalist of 45 years’ standing. He writes in English and Gujarati on economics and politics as also on issues related to Indian civilization, history and cultural nationalism. Currently, he is Executive Editor of Vyapar, a 72-year-old Mumbai-based Gujarati bi-weekly economy, business and investment.

The Unity Of Indic Religions (IV) – Tribal Traditions: Nailing A Lie That Has Survived Colonial Rule
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The Unity Of Indic Religions (IV) – Tribal Traditions: Nailing A Lie That Has Survived Colonial Rule

Virendra Parekh- September 10, 2021

<Parts I, II and III of this series of articles can be found here (I), here (II) and here (III).> Colonial rulers had a bottomless ... Read More

The Unity of Indic Religions (III) – Sikhism: Bhakti, Shakti, and Seva
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The Unity of Indic Religions (III) – Sikhism: Bhakti, Shakti, and Seva

Virendra Parekh- August 9, 2021

Without analyzing the concept of idol worship/murti puja, it may be pointed out that Sikhs are not the only Hindu sect that does not believe ... Read More

The Unity of Indic Religions (II) – Jainism: Apart From and Yet Part of Sanatana Dharma
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The Unity of Indic Religions (II) – Jainism: Apart From and Yet Part of Sanatana Dharma

Virendra Parekh- July 24, 2021

Attempts are made sometimes to present Jainism as a revolt of the fair-minded Kshatriya against the clever, unscrupulous Brahmin. However, if at all there was ... Read More

The Unity of Indic Religions (I): There is No Discord, Only Different Ways of Understanding the Supreme Reality
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The Unity of Indic Religions (I): There is No Discord, Only Different Ways of Understanding the Supreme Reality

Virendra Parekh- July 14, 2021

The idea was to malign Hinduism and, more importantly, diminish Hindu society by slicing large sections away from it. Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism were misrepresented ... Read More

West Bengal’s Self-Goal: Forebodings About The Future
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West Bengal’s Self-Goal: Forebodings About The Future

Virendra Parekh- May 20, 2021

Patriotism at the regional level, if genuine, is not opposed to cultural nationalism but is underpinned by it. What nourishes Bengali, Tamil, Telugu or Marathi ... Read More

Existential Struggle, not just an Election
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Existential Struggle, not just an Election

Virendra Parekh- April 6, 2021

This Leftist model of governance was appropriated by Mamata Banerjee lock, stock and barrel. She beat the left by becoming more leftist than the left. ... Read More

Is Akhand Bharat Good for Hindus?
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Is Akhand Bharat Good for Hindus?

Virendra Parekh- March 17, 2021

Secularists are fond of pointing out that Indians and Pakistanis share the same languages, racial features etc. They never tell us what divides them. From ... Read More