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David Frawley

Vedic Vision | Resurgent Bharat

Dr David Frawley, or Pandit Vamadeva Shastri, is a Western-born Vedacharya, who teaches an integral approach to Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda and Vedic studies. He is the author of 50 books published in 20 languages, and is a recipient of the Padma Bhushan from the Government of India. He is the director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies.

The myth of Hindu majoritarianism

Hindus are portrayed as intolerant and promoting a dangerous Hindu majoritarianism in India. Yet what this Hindu majoritarianism actually consists is seldom defined.

Apr 2, 2019 - 04:41 PM IST
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2019 Lok Sabha election is Narendra Modi versus the Dynasty and its shadowy alliances

India's national election 2019 features one of the unusual, contentious and bizarre campaigns of recent decades anywhere in the world. 

Mar 22, 2019 - 06:11 PM IST
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Your true self, Vedanta and modern psychology

We live in an age of psychoanalysis.

Mar 18, 2019 - 05:00 PM IST
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Why India's new assertive Kashmir policy is essential

For India to arise, for Bharat to be resurgent, Kashmir must be reintegrated into India. It is a question of national security, national identity and throwing off outside interference.

Mar 15, 2019 - 06:16 PM IST
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Bad Hindu, Good Hindu: The creation of a new politics of Hinduism vs Hindutva

I remember not many years ago when Hindu politicians in India would seldom announce their Hindu identity.

Feb 19, 2019 - 07:19 PM IST
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Battle over Sabarimala is purely political, not about religion, gender equality or culture

(Note: This column is the second of a two-part series on the relationship between the Central and state governments and courts on the one hand, and Hindu temples and their traditions on the oth

Jan 18, 2019 - 04:12 PM IST
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Hindu temples are targets of systematic oppression by government, courts

(Note: This column is the first of a two-part series on the relationship between the Central and state governments and courts on the one hand, and Hindu temples and their traditions on the othe

Jan 18, 2019 - 04:27 PM IST
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Essence of the Yoga Sutras

Yoga in its asana form has spread worldwide in a remarkable manner.

Nov 12, 2018 - 05:58 PM IST
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Navaratri: World's longest, most dramatic and direct worship of the Universal Mother

Durga Devi is first honoured in the famous Vedic Durga Sukta, composed of Vedic verses to Agni going back to the most ancient Rigveda.

Oct 10, 2018 - 11:20 AM IST
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The use of images and Murti Puja in the Vedas

The Rigveda is the most ancient teaching of the Hindus, its Śruti or revelation, dating back five thousand years or more. The text consists of the mantric hymns of the Vedic Rishis.

Oct 7, 2018 - 12:36 PM IST
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