Historical and Civilisational Studies
Swami Vivekananda: A Short Life Sketch

“The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.”             &nb....

‘Gītā for the Millennia’ (Lecture V)

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised the fifth session on ‘Gītā for the Millennia’, an online talk series based on Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā by Svāmī Mitrananda of Chinmaya Mission on June 10, 2022. In this session, Svāmīji f....

‘Gītā for the Millennia’ (Lecture IV)

On 12th May, 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized the fourth session on ‘Gītā for the Millennia, an online talk series based on Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā by Svāmī Mitrananda of Chinmaya Mission. Svāmīji began the lectu....

Language of ‘Dharma’ in a World of ‘Right-Duty’ Discourses

Human rights dry up without a language of human duties, which have consequences for the right protection demands itself. But again, the language of human duties withers without a language of Dharma. This article argues that it is a crisis that the mo....

Remembering Swami Vivekananda's Concept of Universal Brotherhood on Africa Day

In the history of mankind, there have been rare instances where the introductory words spoken by a person have electrified the whole audience as much as Swami Vivekananda’s groundbreaking speech to the 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions. ....

भारतीय अभिलेखागार के कई पहलू

एक अभिलेखागार (आर्काइव) और इसके उपयोग के महत्त्व के विचार के संबंध में बहसें होती रही हैं। वर्तम....

Book Discussion - Hinduism in America: A Convergence of Worlds by Prof. Jeffery D. Long

On 9th May, 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a book discussion on "Hinduism in America: A Convergence of Worlds, authored by Prof. Jeffery D. Long, Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Elizabethtown College, U.S.A. His....

Gītā for the Millennia (Lecture III)

On 2nd May 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted the third talk on ‘Gītā for the Millennia’, an online talk series based on Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā by Svāmī Mitrananda, Chinmaya Mission. In this discourse, Svāmīji continu....

"Many facets of the Indian Archive"

There have been debates galore with respect to the idea behind an Archive and its usage. In the present context, unlike the Library and in circles outside academia, the Archive (state and privately run) is a less popular structure not completely sure....

‘Gītā for the Millennia’ (Lecture II)

On 18th April 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted the second talk on ‘Gītā for the Millennia’; an online talk series based on Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā by Svāmī Mitrananda, Chinmaya Mission. In his introductory remarks duri....

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