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Indian History Part 61 The Dance of the Religions Section I: The Assiduous Power of Hinduism

Canberra, 10 December 2017   From the earliest times, Indian civilisation has flourished within the confines of a great social and religious system called Hinduism. Although Hinduism is now equated to a religion, it has always been, and continues to be, a system as old and unique as the civilisation that it nurtured. The initiation, […]

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Indian History Part 23: THE INDIAN APPROACH TO PHILOSOPHY

Canberra, 2 January 2014 Indian philosophy has its roots in the Vedic period and was initially an attempt by the great sages of that era to find answers to the fundamental questions of human existence: What is the world? If it is a creation, then who was the creator? What is life? What is ‘truth’? […]

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FROM INDUS TO INDEPENDENCE: A TREK THROUGH INDIAN HISTORY Part 8

Canberra, 06 February 2013 THE FERMENT OF RELIGIOUS THOUGHT (~600 to 250 BC) Section I: The Upanishads Introduction Of all the periods in Indian history, the time between 6th and mid-2nd century BC can easily be confirmed as intellectually the most volatile. The period was defined by a palpable surge towards rationalism with the rejection […]

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