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Hindu Response to Western Intellectual Challenges

By Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley) For the closing plenary session of the World Hindu Congress Nov. 23, 2014. The congress included seven conferences covering media, educational, women, youth, economic, political and organizational events. Nearly two thousand people from over fifty countries attended this historic event, including important religious, political and educational leaders. It was the

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Narendra Modi and Barack Obama : A New Vision for Both India and World Hinduism

Article by Acharya David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri)  Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States brought about many glowing statements from the American government, both about Modi and about India. These included productive meetings with President Barack Obama, Vice-President Joe Biden, and Secretary of State John Kerry, who were quite elated with Modi’s visit.

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Shri Narendra Modi, Hinduism, and Resurgent India

Let us support Narendra Modi in his endeavors and not look at him through the narrow lenses of older politics in America, which were often unfairly anti-India and anti-Hindu. By David Frawley, August 06, 2014 First published on Narendra Modi is rare among the political leaders in the world today in that he has

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India Reborn 2014 -The Promise of a New Era

The following article by Acharya David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) was first published by Hindu Human Rights on July 22, 2014.  India’s recent election – which brought Narendra Modi to power with a great majority – is clearly an important if not epoch-making event in the history of the country. It may be the most

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Linguistics and Civilization

By David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) The proposed Aryan Invasion or Migration into India that most history books present as a fact so far has not yet yielded any solid evidence to support it. There is no archaeological, genetic, or literary evidence that shows it to be the case. On the contrary, existing evidence is

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The Need for a New Indic School of Thought

By David Frawley Adapted from Hinduism and the Clash of Civilizations. During the Eurocolonial period, Indian history and civilization were distorted to fit European perceptions. A new school of thought is needed that will see Asian history and tradition with Asian eyes and thought, beginning with India . The “clash of civilizations” A clash of

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