Why is the world so obsessed with India’s caste system?

Author: Sahana Singh Press Release:  http://indiafacts.org/why-is-the-world-so-obsessed-with-indias-caste-system/ There is an obsessive tendency to project the caste system as a form of social exclusivism found only in India. Clearly, not enough attention is being directed to the history of social hierarchies and exclusions in the western world, nor is the peculiar development of India’s social stratification under British colonialism […]

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Understanding Modi’s Sanskrit Epithets-I

Author: Dr. Jayakumar Srinivasan Press Release:  indiafacts.org/understanding-modis-sanskrit-epithets-i/ Have you noticed that Modi’s speeches are sprinkled with many phrases that are not in Hindi, like “Ahimsa Paramo DharmaH”?  Most of these are in “Samskritam”, or “Sanskrit” in Anglicized form.  What do these quotes mean? During my years working in the USA, I could not but notice the pride […]

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