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Al Jazeera’s Revolutionary New Method for Analyzing Population Data!
Commentary

Al Jazeera’s Revolutionary New Method for Analyzing Population Data!

Shrikant Talageri- May 21, 2024

Image courtesy: Times Now Editor’s Note: A version of this article was originally published here. We can also note that almost all Western media and ... Read More

Hindu Beliefs and Practices
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Hindu Beliefs and Practices

Milind Sathye- April 21, 2024

Image courtesy: Quora (Not imposing my worldview on others is Hinduism. Not accepting others imposing their worldview on me is Hindutva). Following a request from ... Read More

“Western Media: Narratives on India from Gandhi to Modi” — A Review
Book Reviews

“Western Media: Narratives on India from Gandhi to Modi” — A Review

Surya Chavali- April 9, 2024

Overall, this is a good effort, but it offers an uneven account of the long arc of Western coverage of India from independence to the ... Read More

Ram Mandir: Cultural Production or Cultural Renaissance?
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Ram Mandir: Cultural Production or Cultural Renaissance?

Jagdish Batra- March 27, 2024

Image courtesy: The Economist The consecration of the Ram Lalla idol in Ayodhya was unparalleled in that the entire nation united in welcoming it. Across ... Read More

A Critique of Amanda Lucia’s “Guru Sex”
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A Critique of Amanda Lucia’s “Guru Sex”

Dhruv Ramnath- March 24, 2024

Image courtesy: Vedanta-Red Zimbala As an embittered student who never got a scholarship to study in Britain, my academic fulminations against Western scholars of Hindu ... Read More

Finding Shiva in the Ashes: Meenakshi Jain’s Epic Reconstruction of the Timeless City
Book Reviews

Finding Shiva in the Ashes: Meenakshi Jain’s Epic Reconstruction of the Timeless City

Debtanu Chakraborty- March 9, 2024

Reading Padma Shri Meenakshi Jain is an exercise in discovery and delightful insights. Her works spanning over multiple decades now can be grouped into three ... Read More

“The Majoritarian Myth” – A Review and a Summary
Book Reviews

“The Majoritarian Myth” – A Review and a Summary

Dr Pingali Gopal- February 17, 2024

“The Majoritarian Myth: How Unscientific Social Theories Create Disharmony,” is a new book by Kausik Gangopadhyay, a Professor of Economics at IIM-Kozhikode. The book brilliantly ... Read More

The Hindu Right and the Hindu Liberal: Where They Meet
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The Hindu Right and the Hindu Liberal: Where They Meet

Dhruv Ramnath- February 2, 2024

Image courtesy: Agence France-Presse India is a country where you can be a ‘right-oriented’ person in the country and yet be considered of a ‘left ... Read More

Reinventing Bharat’s Dharmic Consciousness: A Journey Under Narendra Modi’s Captaincy
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Reinventing Bharat’s Dharmic Consciousness: A Journey Under Narendra Modi’s Captaincy

Rohith Chakrathirtha- January 21, 2024

Image Courtesy: YouTube India, under the leadership of Narendra Modi, has embarked on a transformative journey to rediscover and assert its dharmic roots, addressing the ... Read More

Indic Religions: Challenges For Survival
Book Reviews

Indic Religions: Challenges For Survival

Dr Pingali Gopal- January 16, 2024

Introduction India is a peculiar cauldron of many religions, where the 'majority' religion has managed to survive despite many attacks on it. Islam and Christianity ... Read More

An Assessment of Anti-Hindu Sentiments in the Digital Era
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An Assessment of Anti-Hindu Sentiments in the Digital Era

Ramsundar Lakshminarayanan- January 14, 2024

Image Courtesy: Swarajya Magazine Introduction In this digital age, social media platforms have become crucibles for the expression of diverse viewpoints, including those about religious ... Read More

Nepal Needs to Restore Monarchy
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Nepal Needs to Restore Monarchy

Anirban R Banerjee- January 13, 2024

Picture Courtesy: Times of India Nepal has a great history, and its people have a unique role to play in shaping the contemporary economic and ... Read More

Rewriting History: Ganesh Devy Puts Pali on a Pedestal, Sanskrit on a Stool
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Rewriting History: Ganesh Devy Puts Pali on a Pedestal, Sanskrit on a Stool

Hemant Dave- January 3, 2024

Image Courtesy: Madras Courier Frontline, a fortnightly magazine from Chennai, published an article titled “Why Pali Lost Out and Sanskrit Received More than its Due,” ... Read More

A Case Study of Riots in India: Piercing the “Secular” Veil
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A Case Study of Riots in India: Piercing the “Secular” Veil

Arun Goel- December 25, 2023

Image courtesy: The Sunday Guardian Prime Minister Modi’s four-day state visit to the United States in June this year was marked by a state dinner ... Read More

The Concerted Global Effort to Discredit Hindus and India: Tackling the Challenge
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The Concerted Global Effort to Discredit Hindus and India: Tackling the Challenge

Dr. Ramesh Rao- December 23, 2023

Image courtesy: India Narrative Note: This is a slightly edited version of a chapter I wrote for the book “Found Decades of Hindu Renaissance” published ... Read More

Colonial Consciousness: Consequences for the Nation and the Way Forward – Part 3
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Colonial Consciousness: Consequences for the Nation and the Way Forward – Part 3

Dr Pingali Gopal- November 23, 2023

Image courtesy: nasheman.in Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here Ignoring Indian Philosophy Philosophy deals with the most engaging questions for humanity related to ... Read More

Colonial Consciousness: Narratives of Caste, Religion, and Secularism – Part 2
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Colonial Consciousness: Narratives of Caste, Religion, and Secularism – Part 2

Dr Pingali Gopal- November 23, 2023

Image courtesy: history.howstuffworks.com Read Part 1 here, and Part 3 here… The Caste System The Ghent School of Scholars demonstrates how the caste story in ... Read More

Colonial Consciousness: The Background, The Important Narratives — Part 1
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Colonial Consciousness: The Background, The Important Narratives — Part 1

Dr Pingali Gopal- November 23, 2023

Image courtesy of: Dcc.Newberry.org Disclaimer: This essay is mostly based on the works of Dr. S.N. Balagangadhara Rao and the Ghent School of Scholars. This ... Read More

The Fate of Hindus in Hindu-majority India — “Hindus in Hindu Rashtra” – A Review
Book Reviews

The Fate of Hindus in Hindu-majority India — “Hindus in Hindu Rashtra” – A Review

Deeksha Tyagi- November 17, 2023

Hindus in Hindu Rashtra, Anand Ranganathan, BluOne Ink, First Edition (January 1, 2023). This book is essential reading for every conscientious follower of the dharmic ... Read More

Brahmin Genocide? A Review
Book Reviews

Brahmin Genocide? A Review

R Jagannathan- November 10, 2023

Editor's Note: This review was originally published here. We thank R. Jagannathan and Swarajya Magazine for permission to republish it. We thought this review, in ... Read More

Why Is Hindu Indian Civilization Stonewalled in Western Academic Studies?
Book Reviews

Why Is Hindu Indian Civilization Stonewalled in Western Academic Studies?

Shrikant Talageri- October 18, 2023

Note: This article was originally published here -- https://talageri.blogspot.com/2023/10/why-is-hindu-indian-civilization.html "Why Is Hindu Indian Civilization so calculatedly and systematically stonewalled in Western Academic Studies?" This is ... Read More

Hindumisia in Indian Academia
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Hindumisia in Indian Academia

Pranay Aggarwal- October 9, 2023

In an interview with the French state-owned TV news network France 24 on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Delhi, an IIT Delhi faculty ... Read More

The First, Major Reckoning!
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The First, Major Reckoning!

Dr. Ramesh Rao- October 8, 2023

SB403 is dead! The global conclave of Islamists, Christian conservatives, Khalistanis, Left-Marxist Extremists, Suppers at the Soros Trough, the social justice warriors masquerading as journalists ... Read More

The Kerala Story: A Repeat of Muslim Concubinage, Seduction, and Violence
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The Kerala Story: A Repeat of Muslim Concubinage, Seduction, and Violence

Arun Goel- October 7, 2023

Image Courtesy: blogtalkradio.com Release of the film, The Kerala Story, in May 2023, invigorated public discussions on the issue of “Love Jihad”. Derided as a ... Read More

Islamophilia in Bharat – The Obverse of Hinduphobia
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Islamophilia in Bharat – The Obverse of Hinduphobia

Deeksha Tyagi- September 12, 2023

Image courtesy: Huffintonpost.co.uk In India, people appear to have succumbed en masse to a strange psychic cultural disorder. When it comes to the subject of ... Read More

The Attacks on Hindus: A Global Strategem
Analyses

The Attacks on Hindus: A Global Strategem

Dr. Ramesh Rao- September 10, 2023

Image courtesy: Entitymag.com This essay, under a different title, was published in the book titled, “Four Decades of Hindu Renaissance” earlier this year. In the ... Read More

America’s Dangerous Obsession with Religious Conflict in India
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America’s Dangerous Obsession with Religious Conflict in India

Yogendra Singh Thakur- August 24, 2023

Image courtesy of -- NDTV.com When Prime Minister Modi was in the United States of America over a month ago in June, former US President ... Read More

ARYAA: An Anthology of Vedic Women
Book Reviews

ARYAA: An Anthology of Vedic Women

Dr Pingali Gopal- August 15, 2023

Image Courtesy: Amazon.in Aryaa is a brilliant celebration of women in Ancient India. A retelling of the famous female characters of Indian texts, it enthralls, ... Read More

Man, Woman, and Machine — Part 3
Analyses

Man, Woman, and Machine — Part 3

Maragatham- August 13, 2023

Image Courtesy: YouTube.com Part 1 can be read here, and Part 2 can be read here Prologue Readers who have read this earlier essay1 of ... Read More

Man, Woman, and Machine — Part 2
Analyses

Man, Woman, and Machine — Part 2

Maragatham- July 5, 2023

Image courtesy: Affarimedia.com Prologue (Read Part I, here) I have a feeling some kind of disclaimer is due. My fight is not the 19th-century fight ... Read More

Hindus: The Last Line of Defense
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Hindus: The Last Line of Defense

Dr. Ramesh Rao- July 3, 2023

Picture courtesy: IndiaToday The coordination by the Left, Muslim, Christian, and a multitude of anti-Hindu groups is indeed noteworthy for its extreme proficiency. Such coordination ... Read More

Man, Woman, and Machine — Part I
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Man, Woman, and Machine — Part I

Maragatham- June 7, 2023

Image, courtesy: look.com.ua Chapter 1 Man, Woman, and Ardhanareeshwara We are not enemies. We are allies. Ours is no battleground… what we have is a ... Read More

Dawkins’ Provocative Ignorance
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Dawkins’ Provocative Ignorance

G L Krishna- June 6, 2023

Image, courtesy: ograndedialogo.blogsport.com First things first. The theory of evolution, along with genetics and cell theory, constitutes the bedrock upon which the worldview and research ... Read More

Indology and Indologists – Flattering to Deceive: Part II
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Indology and Indologists – Flattering to Deceive: Part II

Dr Pingali Gopal- June 2, 2023

Image, courtesy of: aptitudeamplifier.blogpost.com In Part I of this two-part article, we saw the growth of Indological studies spurred by the Protestant scholars in German ... Read More

Indology and Indologists – Flattering to Deceive — Part I
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Indology and Indologists – Flattering to Deceive — Part I

Dr Pingali Gopal- June 1, 2023

Picture courtesy: Indology Academy Introduction India has fascinated foreigners since time immemorial. Many travelled to India, spent much time, sought to study and report on ... Read More

Targeting Hindus and India: The Deep State and its Collaborators
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Targeting Hindus and India: The Deep State and its Collaborators

IndiaFacts Staff- May 28, 2023

Image courtesy of: copticssolidarity.org Editor’s Note: This report draws on the original report by DisInfo Labs. We offer an introduction, and we have edited the ... Read More

Love Jihad — The Kerala Story
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Love Jihad — The Kerala Story

Kalavai Venkat- May 26, 2023

Image, courtesy of: marathi.hindusthanpost.com The Kerala Story is a poignant, evocative, and deeply disturbing story of “love jihad” where radicalized Muslims systematically target, seduce, convert, ... Read More

The Idea of Bharat – In the Line of Fire, In the Age of Hybrid Warfare
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The Idea of Bharat – In the Line of Fire, In the Age of Hybrid Warfare

Arun Goel- April 30, 2023

Image Courtesy: letude-marseille.com ‘Wars have ceased to become effective instruments to achieve political and military objectives. They are too expensive, unaffordable, and there is uncertainty ... Read More

Hindu Demonization: Orchestrated, Engineered, Potted Plots
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Hindu Demonization: Orchestrated, Engineered, Potted Plots

Dr. Ramesh Rao- April 28, 2023

Image courtesy: nbcnews.com The tsunami of anti-Hindu, anti-Hindutva, anti-Hinduism articles, reports, commentaries, and editorials over the past few years, reaching a crescendo now, has been ... Read More

Nations, Nationalism, and India as a Nation
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Nations, Nationalism, and India as a Nation

Dr Pingali Gopal- April 21, 2023

Image Courtesy: kractivist.org Editor’s note: Part of the Hinduphobic discourse involves the strident denial of any uniquely organized society and a civilizational entity within the ... Read More

Muslim and Hindu Perspectives on How Indian Law Should Function
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Muslim and Hindu Perspectives on How Indian Law Should Function

P. Ramanathan- April 18, 2023

Image courtesy: Indiatimes.com I. Vellore Ibrahim; His stance on Muslim Violence; Difference of Opinion Vellore Ibrahim is the National Secretary (Minority Morcha) of the Bharatiya ... Read More

Dismantling Global Hindutva: Shall We Continue to Wait?
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Dismantling Global Hindutva: Shall We Continue to Wait?

Shrikant Talageri- April 9, 2023

Image Courtesy: strafasia.com (A version of this article was first published here: https://talageri.blogspot.com/2023/04/dismantling-global-hindutva.html ) An International Virtual Conference on "Dismantling Global Hindutva" was held between ... Read More

“Gramscian Organic Intellectuals” – Innocuous or a Potentially Dangerous Threat to India?
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“Gramscian Organic Intellectuals” – Innocuous or a Potentially Dangerous Threat to India?

Akshay Ranade- April 8, 2023

Image Courtesy: notevenpast.org A few years ago, Jack Dorsey, former Twitter CEO, triggered a controversy when he, along with a group of Indian women, held ... Read More

The Ten Heads of Ravana: Identifying the Facets of Hinduphobia
Book Reviews

The Ten Heads of Ravana: Identifying the Facets of Hinduphobia

Dr Pingali Gopal- April 7, 2023

Malhotra, R., & Divya, R. (Eds.) (2023). Ten Heads of Ravana: A Critique of Hinduphobic Scholars. Gurugram: Garuda Prakashan Pvt. Ltd. Hinduphobia is real, deep, ... Read More

Islamism in US Politics: Examining a Proposed Massachusetts Bill and Islamist Propaganda Tactics
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Islamism in US Politics: Examining a Proposed Massachusetts Bill and Islamist Propaganda Tactics

Garuda- April 6, 2023

Image Courtesy: blog.timesofisrael.com The Massachusetts State Senate is currently considering a bill petitioned by State Senator James Eldridge that proposes to establish a commission that ... Read More

Rejecting the Myth of the Aryans: A Primer — Part II
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Rejecting the Myth of the Aryans: A Primer — Part II

Dr Pingali Gopal- March 26, 2023

Image, courtesy of: goyimtv.com The dominant story about ancient India is the AIT (Aryan Invasion Theory) or its softer version, AMT (Aryan Migration Theory). The ... Read More

Rejecting the Myth of the Aryans: A Primer — Part I
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Rejecting the Myth of the Aryans: A Primer — Part I

Dr Pingali Gopal- March 26, 2023

                                                  ... Read More

America and the Paradox of Anti-Caste Activism
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America and the Paradox of Anti-Caste Activism

Yogendra Singh Thakur- March 17, 2023

Image Courtesy: Localtoday.news On February 21 the Seattle City Council voted 6-1 to put caste among the banned categories in its non-discrimination policy. The Council, ... Read More

This Month in Hinduphobia — February 2023
Hinduphobia

This Month in Hinduphobia — February 2023

Nishant Limbachia- March 16, 2023

Note: Handles were selected based on validated content. Introduction This monthly report, based on data collected from Hindumisia.ai, enables readers, commentators, activists, and the media ... Read More

Artha, Kama, Moksha — And a Gaping Hole in the Middle: What Would You Choose, Modern Hindus?
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Artha, Kama, Moksha — And a Gaping Hole in the Middle: What Would You Choose, Modern Hindus?

Maragatham- March 9, 2023

Image Courtesy: YouTube.com The correct, non-contradictory way to live is to accept the existential truth that if we love something, we must also support the ... Read More

Canada’s Hijab-ed, Bearded, and Turbaned: Their Latest Anti-Hindu, Anti-India Caper
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Canada’s Hijab-ed, Bearded, and Turbaned: Their Latest Anti-Hindu, Anti-India Caper

Dr. Ramesh Rao- February 26, 2023

Image Courtesy: blogs.tribune.com.pk Canada’s population is about forty million, and of those forty million about five percent are Muslim. Wikipedia informs us that the first ... Read More

Hindutva – Caste – Race: Snakes at Deakin University, Australia
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Hindutva – Caste – Race: Snakes at Deakin University, Australia

Shashi Holla- February 25, 2023

Image courtesy: scholarship-positions.com Deakin University, in Melbourne, Australia is one of the prestigious research institutions in the world named after the founding father and second ... Read More

A (T)Radical Critique of Modernity — Sanatana Exceptionalism in the Light of Modernity
Analyses

A (T)Radical Critique of Modernity — Sanatana Exceptionalism in the Light of Modernity

Maragatham- February 21, 2023

Image -- Courtesy of -- Pinterest Coming to Grips The family is in steep decline, but nobody knows it. On the contrary, we have been ... Read More

Non-Brahmins themselves Responsible for the Caste System: Dr. B R Ambedkar
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Non-Brahmins themselves Responsible for the Caste System: Dr. B R Ambedkar

Milind Sathye- February 15, 2023

Image courtesy of: OpIndia.com A recent statement made by RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat that pandits (the priestly class) created the caste system has stirred up ... Read More

This Month in Hinduphobia — January 2023
Hinduphobia

This Month in Hinduphobia — January 2023

Nishant Limbachia- February 12, 2023

Note: Handles were selected based on validated content. Introduction This monthly report, based on data collected from Hindumisia.ai, enables readers, commentators, activists, and the media ... Read More

History and Historicity in Veda – Itihāsa – Purāṇas
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History and Historicity in Veda – Itihāsa – Purāṇas

Jijith Nadumuri Ravi- February 11, 2023

Image courtesy of: Itisaras.org Editor’s note: We Hindus are constantly told that we have nothing like historical consciousness, that we do not have any detailed ... Read More

Why “Itihaasa” means “History”
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Why “Itihaasa” means “History”

Koenraad Elst- February 11, 2023

Image, courtesy of: indianhistory-gk.blogspot.com Editor’s note: We Hindus are constantly told that we have nothing like historical consciousness, that we do not have any detailed ... Read More

When Did Christianity Come to India? A Review of “Unmasking the Syriacs”
Book Reviews

When Did Christianity Come to India? A Review of “Unmasking the Syriacs”

Shrikant Talageri- February 9, 2023

It is a fact that Hinduism, in all its aspects, is purely Indian, while Christianity is undoubtedly a foreign religion in India. The further fact ... Read More

Myth, History, Itihaasa, and the Hindu Dilemma
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Myth, History, Itihaasa, and the Hindu Dilemma

Pankaj Seth- February 7, 2023

Image Courtesy: amisdblogspot.com Editor’s note: We Hindus are constantly told that we have nothing like historical consciousness, that we do not have any detailed and ... Read More

Caste: Some Alternative Narratives
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Caste: Some Alternative Narratives

Dr Pingali Gopal- January 22, 2023

Image Courtesy: trunicle.com Introduction The classical conception of the so-called “caste system,” as Jalki and Pathan (2015) explicate, evolved and consolidated in colonial-missionary writings, and ... Read More

This Month in Hinduphobia — December 2022
Hinduphobia

This Month in Hinduphobia — December 2022

Nishant Limbachia- January 16, 2023

Note: Handles were selected based on validated content. Introduction This monthly report, based on data collected from Hindumisia.ai, enables readers, commentators, activists, and the media ... Read More

Dear NYT, Leicester Tensions have roots in Weaponized Social Media, not in India
Analyses

Dear NYT, Leicester Tensions have roots in Weaponized Social Media, not in India

Arun Goel- January 14, 2023

Photo Courtesy: The Telegraph, UK, and Reddit The day is August 28, 2022. Pakistan and India, participating in the Asia Cup cricket tournament in Dubai, ... Read More

The Status of Hindus in Malaysia: A Travelogue
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The Status of Hindus in Malaysia: A Travelogue

Dilip Amin- January 12, 2023

Malaysian Hindus are fearful of speaking out against atrocities against them, frightened that the Muslim authorities may incriminate them and give them a hard time. ... Read More

Who Funds Anti-Hindu Bigotry? It is Time for the FBI, the CIA, and the NSC to Investigate
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Who Funds Anti-Hindu Bigotry? It is Time for the FBI, the CIA, and the NSC to Investigate

Dr. Ramesh Rao- January 10, 2023

Image Courtesy: OpposingViews.com Labeling the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as “fascist,” “Hindu nationalist,” “extremist,” “Hindu supremacist,” “anti-Muslim,” etc., is now par for the supremacist, monopolist, ... Read More

The Roasting of Hindus at Brown U
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The Roasting of Hindus at Brown U

Dr. Ramesh Rao- January 1, 2023

Image courtesy: CNN.Com It is that time in this age of Kali Yuga that the roasting of Hindus in the vast cauldrons of the “Mullah-Missionary-Marxist” ... Read More

How Utilitarian Monotheistic Interpretation of Hinduism originates in Colonial Hindumesia
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How Utilitarian Monotheistic Interpretation of Hinduism originates in Colonial Hindumesia

Yogendra Singh Thakur- December 15, 2022

Recently, the former Lok Sabha Speaker and Union Minister Shivraj Patil claimed that Hinduism has a concept of “jihad” similar to the one in Islam. ... Read More

The Indian American Muslim Council is at it Again: Targeting of the Global Hindu Heritage Foundation
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The Indian American Muslim Council is at it Again: Targeting of the Global Hindu Heritage Foundation

Dr. Ramesh Rao- December 12, 2022

Image courtesy: istockphoto.com On November 27, 2022, the Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) organized a dinner and fundraising event in Frisco, TX, a town that ... Read More

A Conference of the Crooked, Peddling Mischief, Provocation, and Lies
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A Conference of the Crooked, Peddling Mischief, Provocation, and Lies

Dr. Ramesh Rao- October 11, 2022

We were sent a “booklet,” an anti-Hindu screed, full of gory pictures, little data, or manufactured data so wild that there is no corroborative evidence ... Read More

Open Lies to the American People: The NYT as a Vessel for an Incendiary Advertisement
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Open Lies to the American People: The NYT as a Vessel for an Incendiary Advertisement

Dr. Ramesh Rao- October 5, 2022

The Mahatma has been used for a variety of purposes, to serve a variety of ends, by a whole host of people in the world ... Read More

New Jersey Politics and the Attack on Hindu Americans: A Historical Lesson
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New Jersey Politics and the Attack on Hindu Americans: A Historical Lesson

Dr. Ramesh Rao- September 27, 2022

(Image courtesy: Newstrack.com) In the Mahabharata, Yudhishthira is quoted as saying, “Forgiveness is dharma. Forgiveness is sacrifices. Forgiveness is the Vedas. Forgiveness is the sacred ... Read More

Open Letter to Audrey Truschke: The Ultimate Provocateur and Troll
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Open Letter to Audrey Truschke: The Ultimate Provocateur and Troll

Koenraad Elst- September 9, 2022

Image Credit: Manushi *Editor’s Note: This essay/letter does not mention the brutal attack on Salman Rushdie by a knife-wielding twenty-four-year-old Muslim, Hadi Matar, on August ... Read More

This Month in Hinduphobia — July 2022
Hinduphobia

This Month in Hinduphobia — July 2022

Nishant Limbachia- August 2, 2022

Download Pdf Here Introduction This monthly report is based on data culled from Hindumisia.ai that enables readers, commentators, scholars, and the media to understand the ... Read More

The Glory that was Bishnupur & The Sati Who Killed her Husband
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The Glory that was Bishnupur & The Sati Who Killed her Husband

Sukrit Banerjee- July 2, 2022

Image Courtesy: Adotrip.com Author’s Note: This is a historical account of events that transpired in the Bishnupur region of Bengal, in the early 18th century. ... Read More

No Branches without Roots — An Understanding of Hindu Social Structure from the Outside-In – Part II
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No Branches without Roots — An Understanding of Hindu Social Structure from the Outside-In – Part II

Maragatham- June 29, 2022

(Image courtesy: viewbug.com) Editor’s Note: Part I in this series of three articles can be read here. Part II – Community and Sanatana Civilization (Concepts ... Read More

Michael Witzel — The Perennial, Compulsive Liar — A Review of “Which of Us are Aryans?”
Book Reviews

Michael Witzel — The Perennial, Compulsive Liar — A Review of “Which of Us are Aryans?”

Shrikant Talageri- June 27, 2022

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published as a blog by the author on June 24, 2022, here: https://talageri.blogspot.com/2022/06/michael-witzel-perennial-compulsive-liar.html Am I indulging in "ad hominem" ... Read More

An Instance of Hinduphobia in Edwin Bryant’s “Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”
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An Instance of Hinduphobia in Edwin Bryant’s “Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”

Jayaraman Mahadevan- May 3, 2022

(Image courtesy: businessinsider.in) It is unfortunate that most Yogasutra classes in universities, colleges, and yoga institutions happen through English in India. Teaching of the Yogasutras ... Read More

Cow Slaughter And The British Raj
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Cow Slaughter And The British Raj

Manu Kohli- April 26, 2022

  (Image source: istockphoto.com ) “Though the Muhammadans’ cow killing is made the pretext for the agitation, it is in fact directed against us, who ... Read More

Reclaiming Yoga
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Reclaiming Yoga

Hiral Dave- April 22, 2022

  (Image: istockphoto.com) In an interview with The Wall Street Journal recently Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that he uses non-sleep deep rest, or NSDR, ... Read More

“Secular” Distortions of The Syncretic Bengali Calendar
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“Secular” Distortions of The Syncretic Bengali Calendar

Sahishnu Bhattāchāryya ‘Pārāsharya’- April 18, 2022

(Image: istockphoto.com) In recent years, it has become a tradition of sorts for certain online media portals to recycle old articles during major Hindu festivals ... Read More

Amy Waxes Incoherent: It is the Poison in the Ivies
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Amy Waxes Incoherent: It is the Poison in the Ivies

Dr. Ramesh Rao- April 17, 2022

(Picture credit: kolumbus24.com) Ah, yes! These days we cannot have even a moment’s respite from the world as we are constantly bombarded with the blathering, ... Read More

Holy Shit! – Manufactured
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Holy Shit! – Manufactured

Madhava Madanapalli- April 13, 2022

(Image courtesy: HuffPost India) The American Society of Microbiology on March 31 published a research paper titled “Are Unique Regional Factors the Missing Link in ... Read More

Dalit Narratives in the US: Fact and Fiction
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Dalit Narratives in the US: Fact and Fiction

Dr. Ramesh Rao- April 5, 2022

(Image courtesy: janataweekly.org) Dalits are the new cause célèbre here in the United States of America, which now has become a new center for hatching ... Read More

India Facts – 2022 Fellowships — Announcement
Announcements

India Facts – 2022 Fellowships — Announcement

India Facts- March 31, 2022

We are pleased to offer ten fellowships this year, with durations of one month or three months. One-month Fellowships Number of fellowships: Five Duration of ... Read More

The Kashmir Files: An Inconvenient Truth
Film Reviews

The Kashmir Files: An Inconvenient Truth

Jay Jina- March 23, 2022

(Image courtesy: Reuters) Many in the diaspora who know of Birmingham, England, will be aware of its links to the Kashmir issue. In 1984, Indian ... Read More

Decolonization and Resurgence/Revival/Reawakening of Hindutva
Commentary

Decolonization and Resurgence/Revival/Reawakening of Hindutva

Dhvanit Goswami- March 21, 2022

(Image courtesy: Curlytales.com) Editor’s Note: Through the ages, Hindus, or whatever we have called ourselves, have been reformists. Some have compared Hinduism to an “open ... Read More

“The Kashmir Files”  — A Review
Film Reviews

“The Kashmir Files” — A Review

Shrikant Talageri- March 16, 2022

This is a review, and not an advertisement or publicity piece of a truly revolutionary film by a truly great nationalist filmmaker. It is revolutionary ... Read More

An AI-Based Approach to Monitor, Expose, and Counter Anti-Hindu Hate
Commentary

An AI-Based Approach to Monitor, Expose, and Counter Anti-Hindu Hate

Ramsundar Lakshminarayanan- March 13, 2022

Anti-Hindu sentiment has been on the rise in recent years. It is a sentiment that advances, amplifies, and articulates hatred against Hindus and Hinduism (1). ... Read More

“India on the Brink”: An Agenda Driven “Summit” of Fearmongers and Mischief-makers
Commentary

“India on the Brink”: An Agenda Driven “Summit” of Fearmongers and Mischief-makers

Hiral Dave- March 11, 2022

It was the same coterie of anti-India communists, leftists, and Muslim and Christian apologists and supremacists, with their same old anti-Hindu diatribes, that gathered at ... Read More

Recalibrating and Understanding Hindu Philosophy: God Does Not Play Dice
Commentary

Recalibrating and Understanding Hindu Philosophy: God Does Not Play Dice

Virender Kapoor- March 8, 2022

(Image courtesy: genius.com) Editor’s Note: Through the ages, Hindus, or whatever we have called ourselves, have been reformists. Some have compared Hinduism to an “open ... Read More

A “Summit” of Crooks, Criminals, Conspirators, and the Cussed: Hinduphobes Gather to Provoke, Once Again
Commentary

A “Summit” of Crooks, Criminals, Conspirators, and the Cussed: Hinduphobes Gather to Provoke, Once Again

Dr. Ramesh Rao- February 27, 2022

Image Courtesy: dreamstime.com Tanks are rumbling into Kyiv/Kiev, missiles are raining down on the besieged capital, and world leaders are scrambling to figure out what ... Read More

God Save the Hindus: Need for a Constitutional Amendment
Analyses

God Save the Hindus: Need for a Constitutional Amendment

Shrijeet Phadke- February 24, 2022

(Image courtesy: indusscrolls.com) The hijab controversy in Karnataka has now been referred to the full bench of the Karnataka High Court. Supporters of hijab wearing ... Read More

The Saptapadī Rite of the Hindu Wedding: A Modern Commentary
Analyses

The Saptapadī Rite of the Hindu Wedding: A Modern Commentary

Sahishnu Bhattāchāryya ‘Pārāsharya’- February 24, 2022

Photo/Image courtesy: Subir Adhikary Photography Editor’s Note: This article is in the series of articles on Hindu wedding ceremonies which we have published in response ... Read More

Bringing Caste Discrimination to American College Campuses: A Ploy to Fan Hinduphobia
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Bringing Caste Discrimination to American College Campuses: A Ploy to Fan Hinduphobia

India Facts- February 17, 2022

(Image courtesy: onmanorama.com) “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” – Rev. Martin Luther King Jr There are two kinds of controversies: one which ... Read More

Hijab: “Freedom” and “Rights” Under Cover
Commentary

Hijab: “Freedom” and “Rights” Under Cover

Mayura Rao- February 12, 2022

(Image courtesy: dnaindia.com) The Hijab row in Karnataka seems to be stirring more political hornets than enlightening us about the religious sanctity or its social ... Read More

Philology versus Misology
Analyses

Philology versus Misology

Venkat Nagarajan- February 4, 2022

Introduction According to the ancient Greeks, philology is the study of ancient myths and tales to understand one’s true nature, specifically to understand whether one ... Read More

Islamic Sources and the Myth of Kamala Devi & Deval Devi
Analyses

Islamic Sources and the Myth of Kamala Devi & Deval Devi

Yogendra Singh- January 20, 2022

Character assassination of a medieval Hindu queen and a princess in modern historiography based on a preference of Islamic sources… Alauddin Khilji, the Sultan of ... Read More

What The Haridwar Conference Got Wrong
Commentary

What The Haridwar Conference Got Wrong

Aravindan Neelakandan- January 15, 2022

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in Swarajya on January 12, 2022. Reprinted with permission. Let us not mince words. The Haridwar Sammelan was ... Read More

The Rise and Fall of the Hindu Mahasabha
Analyses

The Rise and Fall of the Hindu Mahasabha

Sukrit Banerjee- January 10, 2022

INTRODUCTION The 20th century, in the history of India as well as that of the world, will always be remembered as a tumultuous century of ... Read More

“What Does it Mean to be ‘Indian’?” – A Review
Book Reviews

“What Does it Mean to be ‘Indian’?” – A Review

Jay Jina- January 7, 2022

Who do you think you are? Ask this question of the ordinary small town or rural vernacular-schooled Indian and they instinctively point to traditions, rituals, ... Read More

British Raj and the Defaming of India since the 1800s (III)
Analyses

British Raj and the Defaming of India since the 1800s (III)

Manu Kohli- January 4, 2022

Editor’s Note: This is the third in the three-part series of articles summarizing Dharampal’s work on the British origins of demonizing and undermining India and ... Read More

The Haridwar Sannyasi Assembly: An Emergent Face of Hinduism
Commentary

The Haridwar Sannyasi Assembly: An Emergent Face of Hinduism

P. Ramanathan- December 31, 2021

When we say “fundamental face” of a religion in this article, we mean that the “Means of Knowledge” is their scripture (Quran, Hadith, Bhagavad Gita, ... Read More