Historical and Civilisational Studies
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....

गांधी जी की समकालीन प्रासंगिकता

महात्मा गांधी जी का जन्म 2 अक्टूबर 1869 ईस्वी में हुआ था। यह उल्लेखनीय है कि उनके जन्म के 150 वर्षों क....

Raja and Praja in the Mahabharata

The Vivekananda International Foundation held a Vimarsh on Raja and Praja in the Mahabharata on 5th October 2020. The speaker was Dr Bibek Debroy, Chairman, Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council. The event was initiated by Dr Arvind Gu....

Webinar on “NEP-2020 –Towards Holistic Education”

The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 is a milestone document in the context of nation-building. VIF has thus planned to take up, in a series of webinars, issues arising out of the NEP-2020 which have a rather long-term bearing on the country’s ....

Gandhi’s Contemporary Relevance

Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869. It is remarkable that even after 150 years people read and study Gandhi in the hope that they will find answers to contemporary problems. This is testimony to the universalism of Gandhi’s ideas. On Gandhi Jay....

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