Curating Rajiv Malhotra's Works. Online Resource, Database, Crowd Sourcing, and Expert Feedback on Contemporary Hinduism, Dharmic India, and topics covered in 'Breaking India', 'Being Different: An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism", 'Indra's Net: Defending Hinduism's Philosophical Unity', 'The Battle For Sanskrit', and the newly released book 'Academic Hinduphobia'.
Siddha or Tamil Medicine
In the 20th century, traditional medical practice
in Tamil Nadu became part of a politics of a separate Tamil identity.
According to one M. S. Purnalingam, Aryan ayurvedic medicine only began
in 500 CE, long after the origin of the Tamil Siddha medicine. V.R.
Madhavan, a Siddha manuscript scholar, subscribes to the Tamil
nationalist narrative and argues that Aryan invaders pillaged "the
greatness of Tamil culture in all its branches" ....
Response to a question that will be discussed in tonight's conf call
(excerpts)... QUESTION: I have read the book thrice. Some incidents have shook
India and Hindu society in the last five or six years whether they are
followers of a particular Sadhu or not. My questions are:
1)The arrest of Kanchi acharya finds no place in the book?
2)Also, the Nithyananda episode is also not mentioned.
Why is it so? ANSWER: (by Rajiv Malhotra)
question indicates that the book's core thesis has not been understood.
There have been numerous writings about Hindu gripes pointing out
injustices against them. This book is NOT one of them. It
is not a book on Hinduism as such, nor about Christianity per se. It is
not a random compendium of incidents that cause pain to Hindus. Given
gthe innovative and original nature of its thesis, it calls on the
reader to read with a fresh perspective, and to NOT treat it as some
prior matter already being discussed.
This book is about a certain kind of threat to India, one that is not being written about adequately today. The
book's particular approach shifts the discourse into the realm of the
armed forces, security agencies, and foreign policy. This is a dramatic
paradigm shift in how the dots are connected....
India needs a TV news channel
India needs a few TV channels and newspapers and magazines to
project the truth. The current news organizations have been co-opted too
and they are influencing..
deconstruction of inimical forces ...
Thanks to Rajiv Malhotra ji for writing this great book, and setting
up this mailing list. It is apparent that there has to be some
coordination and long-term...