Koenraad Elst (born 7 August ), Belgian Indologist and author of over twenty books on topics related to Hinduism, Indian history, and Indian politics. Results 1 – 16 of 31 Decolonizing The Hindu Mind (PB). by Dr Koenraad Elst in India: concealing the record of Islam. by Koenraad Elst. Dr. Koenraad Elst was born in Leuven, Belgium, on 7 August , into a Flemish (i.e. Dutch-speaking Belgian) Catholic family. He graduated in Philosophy.

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Posted by Est Elst at 8: Now, everywhere on earth a straight tree like the evergreen used in the north is an eminent natural symbol of the world axis, and if tradition really evolve, they had better adopt and incorporate this universal symbolism rather than doing yet another kowtow to Christianity by clumsily adopting a transparent imitation now introduced as the Diwali Tree.

koenraas I had been wondering why, during this historic window of opportunity which may never come back, so few Indians take this issue up. In Britain, the atmosphere around these annual commemorations has been one of mourning, of national resolve, and of victory.

In any event, Elst’s proposal that earlier tribes could have emigrated from India bearing the centum characteristics and, after the velars had evolved into palatals in the Indian Urheimat, later tribes could have followed them bearing the new satem forms while the Indo-Aryans remained in the homelandcannot actually be discounted as a possibility on these particular grounds.

In much of the 19 th century, Bactria remained a candidate, favoured e. He was an editor of ,oenraad New Right Flemish nationalist journal Teksten, Kommentaren en Studies from to[7] focusing on criticism of Islamvarious other conservative and Flemish separatist publications such as Nucleus’t PallieterkeSecessieor the neoconservative The Brussels Journal and Middle East Forum.

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The apex Court in Pannalal Bansilal Pitti v. He has become something of a mascot of the Euro-Nationalists. From at least the 13 th century, doxographers like Madhavacharya see a pan-Hindu essence, able to compete with the creeds defining Islam and Christianity. That was all very bad. Trade between India and the West has been traced back to the koeenraad millennium BC.

Contrary to their Arabic or Chinese counterparts, the Indian Studies departments have been structurally anti-Hindu for decades, so the absorption of this bias is no surprise. In the Samkhya worldview, which has permeated Hindu philosophy in general to some extent, there is a strict separation between Purusha, pure consciousness not immersed in the objects of elsy, and on the other Prakrti, nature, which includes every single instance of object consciousness, both sensory perception and its digestion Manasand the awareness and elaboration of mental objects like memories and imaginings Buddhiwhich even includes synesthesia and other altered states of consciousness.


The only controversy is between different Homelands in Europe: The Three Ayodhya Debates more. I had been advocating a policy in this sense since my book On Modi Time inbut like so much free and unsolicited advice by pen-pushers, this had been to no effect at all. Real Violence, Selective Outrage.

He adopts their hard-line stance against the two religions in his book, Decolonizing the Hindu Mind. Hasn’t Hindu civilization made an unnecessarily complicated, huge detour? As an honorary member of the Kumarila Bhatta Samiti, i. Article 29 confers cultural and educational rights to all sections of citizens, majority or minority, having distinct language, script or culture of their own. My general point, of which the present instance is but an joenraad, is that the ongoing exposure to the Christian world need not lead to the acceptance of Christian doctrines, symbols or customs.

About years ago there lived a king Rama who along with his wife Sita and his younger brother Lakhsman were all having an adventure in a jungle living in a small garden hut called Vatika surrounded by many animals and colourful flowers and trees.

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In any case, it was never the intention of the makers of our Constitution to deny to the majority the rights expressly provided to the minority. Instead, they swallowed the missionary idealized image of Jesus and of Christian history hook, line and sinker and even made it part of their worldview and ritual.

Either they came from India, as Europeans thought ca. There is only passing mention of the not yet thus called OIT in its earlier European version, ca.

The majority community or any section thereof should also be allowed to establish and administer educational institutions of its choice, if it so desires. Then another bad king Ravana from a nearby kingdom came and snatched poor Sita and took her to his kingdom.

Manu as a Weapon against Egalitarianism: But in the Indian context, they are more or less forced to pay lip-service to the principle of secularity. Going by that principle, it becomes koebraad that they should support rather than oppose the abolition of religious discriminations.


Hindus are in the same position. It was also a victor and acquired Rwanda and Burundi as well as a small German territory on the border. Of course I can see the beauty of the artwork on the appended photographs and koennraad use in imparting the Ramayana and Hindu tradition in general.

Ooenraad goes without saying that nursing any real or perceived grievance against the State by any section of citizens, majority or minority, is detrimental to the unity and integrity of the country. Article 26 bestows rights on all religious denominations, irrespective of majority or minority, to establish and maintain institutions for religious and charitable purposes, to manage their own affairs, and to own, acquire and administer property thereof.

However, it was never the intention of the framers of the Constitution to keep the study and learning of traditional knowledge systems and civilizational heritage including study of such great texts like the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Mahabharata, the Ramayana, etc. The right to establish a religious and koeneaad institution is a part of religious belief or faith and, though law made under clause 2 of article 25 may impose restrictions on the exercise of that right, the right to elt and maintain such koenraas cannot altogether be taken away and vested in other party; more particularly, in the officers of a secular Government”.

For the record, I am publishing another piece of free and unsolicited advice, viz. Back then it was not known yet, but today we know that he constitutes a formidable pointer to Indian origins. Two things are problematic with this “Diwali Tree”.

The experts were outdoing each other in predicting how terrible BJP rule would be: PragyataDecember There is thus a case for amendment of article 28 to provide for teaching of our traditional knowledge and ancient texts.

A Belgian revisionist, Koenraad Elst, has nevertheless claimed that the Aryan migration was not towards India but out of India.

Regarding religion, he combines human sympathy with substantive skepticism.