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Vishal Agarwal

Vishal Agarwal

Vishal Agarwal is an independent scholar residing in Minneapolis (USA) with his wife, two children and a dog. He has authored one book and over fifteen book chapters and papers, some in peer reviewed journals, about ancient India and Hinduism.

Caste and Gender in Yoga: A Rebuttal
Commentary

Caste and Gender in Yoga: A Rebuttal

Vishal Agarwal- April 9, 2021

Like all spiritual disciplines, the path of Yoga is also open equally to all human beings, irrespective of their caste. Not even a single word ... Read More

Did ‘Their’ Guru Tegh Bahadur Save ‘Our’ Hindu Dharma?
Analyses

Did ‘Their’ Guru Tegh Bahadur Save ‘Our’ Hindu Dharma?

Vishal Agarwal- February 25, 2021

Whereas the Hindu-Sikh traditions and his own Bani preserved in the Adi Granth strengthen his peaceful and saintly image, the Muslim Persian sources view him ... Read More

No Mr. Saif, ‘Concept of India’ is not a Gift from British
Archives, Commentaries

No Mr. Saif, ‘Concept of India’ is not a Gift from British

Vishal Agarwal- January 21, 2020

This article is a brief compilation that will expose Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan’s lack of even elementary knowledge of Indian history and demonstrate that ... Read More

Svādhyāya: Studying our Holy Books- XIII
Archives, Indology

Svādhyāya: Studying our Holy Books- XIII

Vishal Agarwal- January 12, 2019

If the Gita were merely a historical record with no eternal relevance, dozens of great Hindu philosophers and scholars would not have labored in writing ... Read More

Svādhyāya: Studying our Holy Books- XII
Archives, Indology

Svādhyāya: Studying our Holy Books- XII

Vishal Agarwal- January 11, 2019

Part 12 of series showing that the Hindu tradition lays great stress on the study of scriptures- svādhyāya. Read More

Svādhyāya: Studying our Holy Books- XI
Archives, Indology

Svādhyāya: Studying our Holy Books- XI

Vishal Agarwal- January 9, 2019

In addition to Sanskrit and Tamil, many other Indian as well as non-Indian languages were used for composing Hindu scriptures. For e.g., we have a ... Read More

Svādhyāya: Studying our Holy Books- X
Archives, Indology

Svādhyāya: Studying our Holy Books- X

Vishal Agarwal- January 3, 2019

Hindu tradition states that the rules of Sanskrit as well as Tamil grammar were both formulated by Lord Shiva, and the latter were subsequently written ... Read More