Koenraad Elst (born 7 August ), Belgian Indologist and author of over twenty books on topics related to Hinduism, Indian history, and Indian politics. Results 1 – 16 of 31 Decolonizing The Hindu Mind (PB). by Dr Koenraad Elst in India: concealing the record of Islam. by Koenraad Elst. Dr. Koenraad Elst was born in Leuven, Belgium, on 7 August , into a Flemish (i.e. Dutch-speaking Belgian) Catholic family. He graduated in Philosophy.

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Instead, it is purely a waste of energy on an impotent symbol that had better been expended on substantial Hindu gains. Retrieved 11 December Genuine scholars shold therefore feel challenged to formulate a reply to the opposing homeland theory and break though the stonewalling that presently Many ex-Christian Westerners do adorn their houses with a Yule Tree and concomitant symbolism e.

But then nationalism has precisely been the spirit of the annual commemorations, certainly in the interbellum but even after that. It was and is all so simple in the beginning. Globalization of Mythology more. I find this situation deplorable, but something similar exists on the Western side, that stonewalls any Indian contribution to the debate. Elst is known to be sympathetic to Hindutvaa Hindu nationalist movement. HistoryHindutvaand Hindu-muslim Mughal History.

Even then, they have mostly misunderstood it: Savarkar, Hinduness and the Aryan Homeland. To anchor the language family even deeper in Europe, the stage of Proto-Indo-European unity is pushed back beyond the Neolithic to the end of the Ice Age in the Mesolithic more than 10, years ago, rather than the usually assumed 6,all on the strength of already existing hypotheses by legitimate scholars.

Monthly Review of Culture, Volume Indian studiesIslamic Historyand Indian Politics. Elst, known for his support for the Out of India theory related to Indo-Aryan migrationhas also written about multiculturalismlanguage-policy issues, ancient Chinese philosophy and historyand comparative religion.

But in the Indian context, they are more or less forced to pay lip-service to the principle of secularity. He also published on the interface of religion and politics, correlative cosmologies, the dark side of Buddhism, the reinvention of Hinduism, technical points of Indian and Koemraad philosophies, various language policy issues, Maoism, the renewed relevance of Confucius in conservatism, the increasing Asian stamp on integrating world civilization, direct democracy, the defence of threatened freedoms, and the Belgian question.


Hate okenraad Hysteria versus Hindu Sanity. Amendment of article It seems that there are always Hindus BJP men and others ready to thwart any initiative that threatens to serve Hindu interests.

Cambridge University Press, Shubhada Joshi related the whole Shaktatantra topic to Indian Marxism. Really existing Hindu society is studied more closely in chapters on its economics, healing traditions, the impact of modernity and specifically of the media, transformations in the institute of marriage, Hindu law, and of course the caste system.

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In a vast and complex plural society, almost every identifiable group, whether identifiable by religion, including denomination or sect, or by language, including dialects, forms a minority at some operational or functional level, even if it forms a majority at some other levels. Sita suddenly saw a golden deer hopping around their hut Vatika and she loved it so much she wanted to have it as her own pet so she could look after it. I was principally reacting to the element of imitation of the Christmas Tree tradition, possibly not at work in your own mind but certainly operative in the minds of many who will adopt it.

This page was last edited on 6 Octoberat In article 15 of the Constitution, clause 5 shall be omitted. Aryan Invasion Theory and Politics: Correction ,oenraad the common misconception, fortified by a false quotation, that Thomas Babington Macaulay imposed English education on India with the deliberate purpose koenraac harming an idealized society, whereas he really wanted to help the Savitri Devi’s last writings.

He slanderously alleges that Hindu leader VD Savarkar was complicit in the Mahatma Gandhi murder, against the police findings and the judicial verdict. She was very upset and crying all the time. Vedic religion and Ancient Indian History. As a polite outsider, I would never dare to say this, but then I am only quoting what numerous Hindus have confided to me. Indian studies and Orientalism. State of Bombay, it was held “in regard to affairs in matters of religion, the right of management given to a religious body is a guaranteed fundamental right which no legislation can take away.


The Journal of Asian Studies. Instead, they become the undisputed core of Europe, the real native Europeans. In any case, it was never the elat of the makers of our Constitution to deny to koenrzad majority the rights expressly provided to the minority. Mahatma Gandhi’s letters to Hitler.

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Our Constitution mandates that the State shall not discriminate on grounds only of religion, race, caste, language or any of them. India, a Superpower in the Third Millennium B.

Hanuman’s fetching the Sanjivani tree I actually didn’t realize it was a treeor rather the mountain on which it stands, in order to cure Lakshman’s wound, this scene is not the one that founds the Diwali festival, viz. He adopts their hard-line joenraad against the two religions in his book, Decolonizing the Hindu Mind. Their horizon usually stops at the Khyber Pass and they kownraad no notion of, nor interest in, what has happened in Central Asia and Europe.

So if at all they are ready to enrich their festival cycle with the custom of setting up a tree, let it emphatically not be a symbol associated with Christianity, but a natural universal symbol.

You see it all the time: It is undeniable that the army commanders on all sides sent numerous soldiers to the slaughter for extremely little military gain. In the age of ethnicity that has dawned in the world, all identifiable groups are equally anxious to maintain their identity and they too wish to have ,oenraad privilege of the right to establish educational institutions of their choice.

The existing article 27 of the Constitution shall be renumbered as clause 1 thereof and after clause 1 as so renumbered, the following clause shall be inserted, namely: