How India Went From World’s Education Capital to Depths of Illiteracy – Part II

Author: Sahana Singh Press Release: indiafacts.org/india-went-worlds-education-capital-depths-illiteracy-part-ii// We continue our series on the universities of ancient India, which imparted a multi-disciplinary education to students of advanced learning. In this second part, we look at India’s temple universities, graduation ceremony, funding of scholars and the saga of transmission of knowledge outside the frontiers of mainland India. Previous Part […]

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How India went from World’s Education Capital to Depths of Illiteracy –I

Author: Sahana Singh Press Release: indiafacts.org/india-went-worlds-education-capital-depths-illiteracy/ Just a thousand years ago, India was dotted with universities across its length and breadth where international students flocked to gain credentials in advanced education. But in the last 200 years, the connection with age-old knowledge streams has been severely disrupted. In the first part of this new series, Sahana […]

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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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How Hinduphobia Rears Familiar Head In American Academia

The gatekeepers of American academia have struck again. This time, the gate has been slammed on the face of Dharma Civilization Foundation (DCF), a California non-profit that aimed to promote the multidisciplinary study of Dharma at accredited institutes of higher education. “We were motivated by the desire to advance an integral and transformative approach to […]

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