Book Discussions
Book discussion on Dharma in Governance authored by Gunjan Pradhan Sinha

VIF organized an online book discussion on Dharma in Governance: Towards a Welfare State (Aditya Prakashan, 2018) authored by Gunjan Pradhan Sinha on 21 May 2020. The panel included the author, Prof. Arvind Sharma (McGill University), Col...

Book discussion, ‘Towards a New India – Governance Transformed 2014-2019’ authored by Mr V. Srinivas

On 11th March 2020, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held a book discussion on the book, ‘Towards a New India – Governance Transformed 2014-2019’, written by Mr V. Srinivas, Additional Secretary to Government of India in the ...

Book Discussion on Dilip Chakrabarti’s Ancient Rajasthan

On 24 February 2020, VIF organized a book discussion on Prof. Dilip K. Chakrabarti’s latest book Ancient Rajasthan: Research Development, Epigraphic Evidence on Political Power Centres, and Historical Perspectives (New Delhi: Aryan Books Inter...

Discussion on Book, ‘Containing the China Onslaught’, authored by Mr. Pradip Baijal

On 3rd October 2019, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held a book discussion on the book, ‘Containing the China Onslaught’, written by Mr. Pradip Baijal, a former Indian Administrative Service official. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Direct...

Book Discussion on “Amit Shah and the March of BJP” by Dr. Anirban Ganguly & Shiwananda Dwivedi

A discussion was held in VIF on July 23rd, 2019 by the esteemed authors Dr. Anirban Ganguly, and Shiwananda Dwivedi, on their recently released book, “Amit Shah and the March of BJP”, published by Bloomsbury publishers. Dr. Ganguly is the Di...

Discussion on ‘Emergency: Darkest Hour in Indian Democracy’,

A discussion was held at the VIF on 24th June 2019 on the eve of 34 years since the declaration of the National Emergency in India. The idea behind was to retell stories related to Emergency - considered as one of the darkest periods in the his...

Release of Book ‘Caste as a Social Capital’ by Prof. R Vaidyanathan

A seminal book, namely, ‘Caste as a Social Capital’, revisiting Caste as playing an important role in promoting economic growth, written by Professor R Vaidyanathan was released on 9th April 2019 at the Vivekananda International Foundation (...

Book Discussion on The Borderlands and Boundaries of the Indian Subcontinent, by Padma Shri Professor Dilip K. Chakrabarti

A distinguished panel of scholars and VIF faculty participated in examining the basic elements of geographical, historical, economic and religious interactions between the accepted outer boundary line of the Indian sub-continent and the major ge...

Panel discussion on the book, ‘Portraits of Hindutva: From Harappa to Ayodhya’, authored by Shri Rajesh Singh

The discussion traced the evolution of the Hindutva phenomenon since the Vedic period to the present, and recorded the contributions of key great personalities to its growth which led to the proliferation of Hindutva (but not anti-others) sentim...

Release of Shri RNP Singh’s Book, 'Sardar Patel, Unifier of Modern India', by Shri Ajit Doval, KC (National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of India)

Shri RNP Singh’s book “Sardar Patel, Unifier of Modern India” was launched by Shri Ajit Doval, KC, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of India, on the 4th of September, 2018 at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF). T...

Book Release, ‘Who Should Say Sorry for Two Millennia of Injustices’, authored by Ambassador Surendra Kumar

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a book release function for the release of the book, ‘Who Should Say Sorry For Two Millennia of Injustices’, penned by Ambassador Surendra Kumar, who has served in Indian missions in L...

Book Discussion: ‘Naxalite Movement in India’ and Review of Present Status of LWE Movement, at the Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi

A programme on the current status of Left Wing Extremism (LWE) movement in India, based on the book “Naxalite Movement of India”, authored by Shri Prakash Singh, noted expert on internal security, former DG BSF and former DG Uttar Pradesh, w...

Book Release: ‘The Emergency: Indian Democracy’s Darkest Hour’, authored by Dr. A. Surya Prakash

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), on June 25th 2018, organised a book release ceremony for the release of the book, ‘The Emergency - Indian Democracy’s Darkest Hour’, penned by Dr. A. Surya Prakash, eminent political commenta...

Discussion on Vivekananda International Foundation ‘History of Ancient India’ Series

In 2013, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) published the first five volumes of its multi-volume History of Ancient India Series. Three of the remaining six volumes are to come out shortly and the last three are scheduled to b...

Book Discussion, ‘Sharpening the Arsenal: India’s Evolving Nuclear Deterrence Policy’

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) arranged a panel discussion on 08 Jan 2018 over a recently published book ‘Sharpening the Arsenal: India’s Evolving Nuclear Doctrine’ (HarperCollins, 2017), authored by eminent defence expert,...

Book Discussion: “Securing India, the Modi Way”, authored by Nitin Gokhale, 24 Nov 2017

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a round table discussion on 24 Nov 2017, to discuss the book, ‘Securing India, the Modi Way’, authored by Nitin Gokhale, senior journalist and a member of the VIF’s faculty. The book...

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