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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But his real claim to fame is as a published author. The Hindu Rashtra demand can only make you enemies, or strengthen their enmity and confirm their anti-Hindu prejudices “Hindu Taliban”.

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Was Veer Savarkar a Nazi? Akhand Bharat Gandhian socialism Integral humanism. He adopts their hard-line stance against the two religions in his book, Decolonizing the Hindu Mind. It is but an extreme of an attitude kkoenraad among Indo-Europeanists, viz.

Dharma Yuddha and Jihad more. At the present commemoration, French president Emmanuel Macron impressed on us the need “not to forget the lessons of World War1”. However, it was never the intention of the framers of the Constitution to keep the study and learning of traditional knowledge systems and civilizational heritage including study of such great texts like the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Mahabharata, the Ramayana, etc.

Skip to main content. Contrary to popular devotional Hinduism, philosophies like Samkhya and Mimamsa were godless in their own way. This way, some papers approach scholarly objectivity; but truth to tell, most contributors do show their bias to a limited degree, as they drink in this default position during their Indology studies.

Well, there may have been one or two, but if they could value development over their own religion, they can likewise see the fairness of equality before the law. 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 the privilege of the right to establish educational institutions of their choice.


Even then, they have mostly misunderstood it: 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.

In the s, Anatolia was koenraar briefly in favour, but the consensus among Western Indo-Europeanists reverted to the East-European steppe lands. Then another bad king Ravana from a nearby kingdom came and snatched poor Sita and took her to his kingdom. Will Sweetman and Aditya Malik, eds.

How Buddha was turned Anti Hindu more. Tantra for the Practitioner more.

The Vedic Harappans in Writing. Two things are problematic with this “Diwali Tree”. I was principally reacting to the element of imitation of the Christmas Tree tradition, possibly not at work in your own mind but kornraad operative in the minds of many who will adopt it. Rajaram Ramesh Nagaraj Rao K. This book is, after all, more focused on contemporary Indian sociology than on religious contents through classical or vernacular sources. Indian Politics and Hindutva. In article 30 of the Constitution—.

Indo-European StudiesAryanismand Hindutva. A brief interview of Elst in The Pioneer. What the overly busy multitudes are expected to do, is only to cast their votes, which is a very brief effort and in which voting for the one party takes no more breath than voting for the other. Posted by Koenraad Elst at 5: Why Linguistics necessarily holds the key to the solution of the Indo-European Homeland question more.

The Koenraav about “Hindu Iconoclasm”. Instead, it is purely a waste of energy on an impotent symbol that had better been expended on substantial Hindu gains. Jeffrey Lidke discussed the neuroscientific research about certain brain areas and mechanisms corresponding to certain states of consciousness, including synesthesia “hearing smells”, “seeing sounds”I admitted that this was exciting and innovative stuff, but perhaps not so relevant.

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Koenraad Elst

Geoffrey Oddie, general editor of the series elsg the present collective book, Hinduism in Indiathematizes the term in the first chapter. He has also published about multiculturalism, language policy issues, ancient Chinese history and philosophy, comparative religion, and the Aryan invasion debate.


This in turn is a symbol of the World Axis, physically the polar axis pointing to the Pole Star, being the star on top of the treehighlighted by the objective and measurable fact of the Elt Solstice, when the Sun turns northward and is, as it were, reborn. This is assumed here, though without any ado because it is not deemed to be the object of controversy.

Welcome to Koenraad Elst’s Indology site

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.

In a vast and complex plural society, almost every identifiable group, whether identifiable by religion, including denomination or sect, or by language, including koentaad, forms a minority at some operational or functional level, even if it forms a majority at some other levels. According to Elst, the linguistic data are a soft type of evidence and are compatible with a variety of scenarios, and the dominant linguistic theories turn out to be compatible with an out-of-India scenario for Indo-European expansion.

Interview that appeared in the online version of The Outlook on 13 October Elst’s work has drawn both praise and criticism.

State of Karnataka expressed an expansive opinion when it said, “The right to establish and maintain educational institutions may also be sourced to article 26 awhich grants, in koenraas terms, the right to every religious denomination or any section thereof to establish and maintain institutions for religious and charitable purposes, subject to public order, morality and health”.

Buddhist Studies and Medieval Indian History.

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