Monday, 27 June, 2022
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Topic: Hinduism

The gains of Dismantling Global Hindutva conference will help reclaim Hinduism

The fact that hundreds of believers of Hindutva were intently listening to a conference elaborating on the nature of the ideology was truly noteworthy.

Yati Narsinghanand doesn’t speak for Hindus. Hinduism is all about inclusivity, not hatred

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Hinduphobia is a reality. Scholars at ‘Dismantling Global Hindutva’ conference must know

Scholars from Western universities—from Columbia to Rochester—write and oppose what they understand are disturbing assertions on Hinduphobia

Non-BJP Hindu writers are correcting Nehruvian history. With little space for modern Muslims

Recent books by authors like Shashi Tharoor and Pavan Varma invoke Hindu subjugation by Muslims to construct a ‘real’ history of India.

A Communist Ram Rajya? Satyabhakta is a forgotten figure of ‘Hindu Left’

Satyabhakta was a marginalised and maligned figure in Indian communism, who challenged the monopolistic single-mindedness of communism's official practitioners.

Aryans or Harappans—Who drove the creation of caste system? DNA holds a clue

In ‘Indians’, Namit Arora writes that scientists trace the earliest instances of endogamy in the subcontinent to the first millennium BCE.

Vaishakha Purnima coinciding with lunar eclipse this year recalls a 1400-yr-old battle

Over 1,400 years ago, when lunar eclipse coincided with Vaishakha Purnima, Chalukya dynasty ruler Pulakeshin II commissioned a copperplate on his victory over Emperor Harshvardhana, ruler of Vardhana dynasty.

Adivasis are not Hindus. Lazy colonial census gave them the label

There is a reason Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren's statement at Harvard's India Conference that Adivasis were never Hindus rattled the BJP and RSS.

We must applaud Thol Thirumavalavan’s stand on Manusmriti. BJP attacking the messenger

In US, Hindu nationalists avoid discussing the caste system and Manusmriti, but want to be seen as allies in the fight for racial and gender equality.

Former CBI chief Nageswara Rao slammed for calling Swami Agnivesh’s death ‘good riddance’

Rao Friday tweeted that Swami Agnivesh was an ‘anti-Hindu donning saffron clothes’. Agnivesh died Friday after a multiple-organ failure and cardiac arrest.

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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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