Historical and Civilisational Studies
The Death of a ‘Progressive’ and ‘Secular’ Ancient Indian Historian

The death of a retired professor of ancient Indian history of Delhi University and a card-carrying member of the Communist Party of India, D. N Jha, generated a lot interest in the media. The reason of this media attention, which is unusual in view o....

Holistic Health Care in India: The Way Forward

Vivekananda International Foundation organized a panel discussion on 30th September 2020 on ‘Holistic Health Care in India: The Way Forward’. The panelists were Dr. Arun Agarwal, Professor of Excellence, Ex-Dean, Maulana Azad Medical College & Fo....

Talk on Vedic Feminism

Vivekananda International Foundation organized a talk on 19 October 2020 on Vedic Feminism by distinguished speaker, Prof. Shashi Prabha Kumar, Dean, Sri Sankaracharya Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan. This lecture is part of the ....

Concentration: An Important Component in Swami Vivekananda’s Idea of Education

Tomes have been written on Swami Vivekananda’s concept of education. Pages have been filled with his quotations related to education. But have any of them been worked out on the ground? There could be individual or local instances, but we do not ye....

Talk on Philosophy of the Upanishads

Vivekananda International Foundation organized a webinar on 17 December 2020 on Philosophy of the Upanishads by distinguished speaker, Prof. Shashi Prabha Kumar, Dean, Sri Sankaracharya Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan. This lectu....

Introduction to Vedic Literature: The Upanishads

On 26 November, VIF organized a lecture on ‘Introduction to Vedic Literature: The Upanishads’ by Prof Shashi Prabha Kumar, Dean, Sri Sankaracharya Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. This is part of the VIF Lecture Series ‘Philosoph....

India’s Musical Footprints in Asia

On 8 October, VIF organized a lecture in the ‘Understanding Indian History & Civilization’ series. Kalamandalam Shri Piyal Bhattacharya, artist, researcher and founder of Chidakash Kalalay in Kolkata, spoke on ‘India’s Musical Footprints in A....

Webinar on “NEP-2020 and STEM Education”

The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 is a milestone document for the growth and development of the nation. Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) has thus taken up issues arising out of the NEP-2020 which have a rather long-term bearing on th....

The Contemporary Relevance of Swami Vivekananda's Message

The Vivekananda International Foundation held a Vimarsh on 11 September 2020 on The Contemporary Relevance of Swami Vivekananda's Message for the anniversary of the historic speech given by Swami Vivekananda on, 11th September 1893 to the Worl....

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