Raja Ram Mohun Roy-A Social Reformer nay Deformer? Part 3

f) Self immolation or Sati in India:- The word Sati is evolved from Sanskrit words Shaswati Satta i.e. eternal / immortal existence. Self immolation performed by Hindu devoted wives on the pyre of her dead husband though rare, was seen as the most unique and illuminating instance of soul uplifting selfsacrifice, and was considered as the manifestation of divinity in a… Read More Raja Ram Mohun Roy-A Social Reformer nay Deformer? Part 3

Raja Ram Mohun Roy-A Social Reformer nay Deformer? Part 2

Continued from Raja Ram Mohun Roy-A Social Reformer nay Deformer? Part 1 c) Sanskrit:- The East India Company had a policy of encouraging both Sanskrit and Arabic by way of pleasing both Hindus and Muslims and, that was the beginning of bifurcation of learning, that came as a danger to the growth of the common intellectual culture. Lord  Cornwallis established the Sanskrit… Read More Raja Ram Mohun Roy-A Social Reformer nay Deformer? Part 2

Raja Ram Mohan Roy-A Social Reformer nay Deformer? Part 1

Prasun Sonwalkar, HT Correspondent, Bristol, writes as follows in the WORLD on Sep 24, 2017 under the caption– Bristol pays tributes to Ram Mohan Roy, the great Indian social reformer – “Keeping with tradition going back more than 180 years, the city of Bristol paid tributes to the legacy of Indian social reformer Ram Mohan Roy, who visited England in the 19th… Read More Raja Ram Mohan Roy-A Social Reformer nay Deformer? Part 1

The Emergency & The Rajmata

On 12th June 1975, a landmark and historic judgement passed by Justice Jagmohanlal Sinha of Allahabad High Court disbarred Mrs Indira Gandhi, the ruling Prime Minister as a member of Parliament (MP) for election malpractices and from holding any elected post for six years.Mrs Gandhi had appealed against this ruling, but the vacation judge of Supreme Court, Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, refused… Read More The Emergency & The Rajmata

Control of Hindu Temples But Not Mosques And Churches

Swaminathan Venkataraman, MBA in Finance from IIM Calcutta and a B.Tech in Electronics Engineering from IIT, Madras who is an executive council member of the Hindu American Foundation, and a financial analyst based in New York, writes the following under the caption “So-called secular Indian state controls temples, not churches and mosques” on November 15, 2017– Rich temples such as Tirupati, Guruvayoor, or Mumbai’s… Read More Control of Hindu Temples But Not Mosques And Churches

The Concept of Varna(Caste)

A section of English educated, present day intellectual jugglers are found to engage in arguments and altercation on issues relating to Varna Vyavastha and caste system. An erudite scholar of the Shastras Tattwabhikshu, Sri Shaktipada Das in his translation and treatise on Srimad Bhagavad Gita (in Bengali language, published by Shastra Dharma Prachar Sabha), explains that Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra are in the… Read More The Concept of Varna(Caste)

“Dharmaheen” Religion Mother of Violent Intolerance

The following reports indicate to the deep dissension and widespread devastation caused by internal differences amongst the Islamic sects that has been ravaging the world. The Shia, Sunni, Kurd, Bahai, Sufi etc. divide is one such issue plaguing the world today. 1. On the second of October, 2017 a riot broke out between Shias and Sunnis at Lucknow relating to… Read More “Dharmaheen” Religion Mother of Violent Intolerance