The Story of Indian History – Introduction

Author: Dr. Jayakumar Srinivasan Press Release: https://www.esamskriti.com/e/History/Indian-History/The-Story-Of-Indian-History-~-Introduction-1.aspx Mainstream narratives of Indian History suppress or outright omit notable achievements and colonial violations because they are written by those who colonized and plundered India, not by those who lived, debated, nourished and left their indelible mark on the civilization. You can also read article in Tamil. PDF file […]

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Was India Always a Poor Country

Author: Dr. Jayakumar Srinivasan Press Release:  https://www.esamskriti.com/e/History/Indian-History/Was-India-Always-A-Poor-Country-1.aspx To read article in Tamil in PDF. Today, many people consider India to be a developing country, or a polite way of saying that Indians are “poor”. There is truth in this observation. Despite the dazzle and comforts of city life, air travel, multi-storied malls and Smart Phones, the majority of […]

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The Story of PYTHAGORAS

Author: Dr. Jayakumar Srinivasan Press Release: https://www.esamskriti.com/e/Spirituality/Education/The-Story-Of-Pythagoras-1.aspx The Pythagoras theorem is studied by almost every high school or college student all over the world. We have used this theorem of squares of the lengths of sides of the right angled triangle in solving numerous problems in geometry for years. Pythagoras lived from 570 to 495 […]

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FAMINES during British Rule

Author: Dr. Jayakumar Srinivasan Press Release: https://www.esamskriti.com/e/History/Indian-History/Famines-During-British-Rule-1.aspx More than 50 million died in famines during British rule, yet many school text books do not mention about them, or say thousands died. Read all about the famines. To read the same article in Tamil please click on PDF. Our team was asked by a State Government SCERT Textbook Board […]

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Understanding Modi’s Sanskrit Epithets – Part III

Author: Dr. Jayakumar Srinivasan Press Release:  indiafacts.org/understanding-modis-sanskrit-epithets-part-iii/ This article will explain the significance of the two Sanskrit phrases ‘Sarve bhavantu sukhinaḥ’ and ‘Tena tyaktena bhunjītha̅ḥ’. With a desire to unlock the meanings of Sanskrit phrases often quoted by India’s Prime Minister Narendara Modi, in Part I of this article series, I had provided some background – what […]

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Understanding Modi’s Sanskrit Epithets – Part II

Author: Dr. Jayakumar Srinivasan Press Release:  indiafacts.org/understanding-modis-sanskrit-epithets-part-ii/ This article will explain the significance of the two Sanskrit phrases Satyameva Jayate and Ahimsa̅ Paramo Dharmaḥ. Have you noticed that Modi’s speeches are sprinkled with many phrases that are not in Hindi? Here is an occasion, worth watching, where he quoted several verses in succession, as his Idea of […]

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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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What Hindus can learn from Batra vs. Doniger

Recently, after four years of engagement, Penguin agreed to an out-of-court settlement to voluntarily withdraw and pulp all copies in India of the book The Hindus: An Alternative History. Wendy Doniger, Distinguished Professor of History of Religions in the Divinity School of University of Chicago, is the author of the book.

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Response to New York Times Denigrating Ganesha

Two weeks ago, it was Gardiner Harris, South Asia Correspondent of the New York Times (NYT) bemoaning the rise of Narendra Modi in India (link). A week later, it was Ellen Barry, again of NYT, troubled by the immense display of faith to the most popular deity, Ganesha, of the oldest living non-aggressive tradition of […]

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Befriending a Stranger

HOUSTON: The 29th annual Houston Interfaith Thanksgiving service was held on Thursday, November 21 at the Houston’s Rothko Chapel in the museum district. Every year, an independent committee selects a new topic for the representatives of various religions to reflect on through their religious worldview. This year’s topic was “Befriending the Stranger”. Representatives of 9 […]

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