ancient India
Chikitsa Dharma (Medical Ethics): Insights from Ancient Indian Tradition

The Vivekananda International Foundation held an online discussion on 10th August 2020, on the subject of “Chikitsa Dharma (Medical Ethics): Insights from Ancient Indian Tradition”. The main aim of the discussion was to understand medical ethics ....

The Arthasastra- New Directions in Research

On 6th August 2020 VIF organised a symposium on the theme: “The Arthasastra: New Directions in Research”. The aim of the symposium, apart from briefly discussing the historical perspectives on the Arthasastra, was to shed light on the strategic u....

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 Internatio....

From Indraprastha to New Delhi: The Millennial Itihasa of a Capital

sarvanyetani dharmani ksatre bharata sattam, nirashishe jivaloke dharmem vyavasthitaha; majjet trayi dandanitau hatayam sarvem dharma prakseyeyurvi rudadhaha, sarvem dharmashchshramanam hataha syuhu ksatre tyakte rajadharmem purane.....

The Making of Early Kashmir: Landscape and Identity in the Rajatarangini, by Shonaleeka Kaul, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 222 pp, Rs 750 INR, 2018

Kashmir has been the crest of India’s geopolitical problems, quite literally, occupying the geographical head of the country. Majority of the problem is maintained so by producing a selective propagandist hegemony and discourse by vested interests.....

Basant K. Gupta, Timeless Wisdom from Ancient India, Laksmi di Asya Om, Italy, Second Edition, 2014, Italy. ISBN 978-88-96642-27-6, pp.235

Attaining Peace, Harmony and Happiness, the Indian way
Everyone wants to be prosperous, at peace and happy, and but few manage to attain these desirable goals. Why? How can one achieve peace and harmony while leading normal life? Vedas....

Seminar on ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Relevance of India’s Ancient Thinking to Contemporary Strategic Reality’

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized an important seminar ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Relevance of India’s Ancient Thinking to Contemporary Strategic Reality’ in collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR....

Talk on Towards A New Historiography for Ancient India

Dr Navratna S Rajaram, the Boston-based Indian mathematician with a keen interest in ancient Indian history, delivered a talk on ‘Towards a New Historiography for Ancient India’ at the VIF on February 21, 2014. Debunking the Aryan Invasion Th....

The Study of Ancient India: Erroneous Perceptions and the Reality - A Talk by Dr. Dilip K Chakrabarti

In his talk, delivered at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on August 31, 2011, Dr. Dilip K Chakrabarti, Professor Emeritus of South Asian Archaeology, Cambridge University made out a strong case for presenting the history of ancient India i....

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