RAJIV MALHOTRA is an Indian–American researcher, writer, speaker and public intellectual on current affairs as they relate to civilizations, cross-cultural encounters, religion and science. Rajiv is a “game-changer”, having influenced thinkers around the world. He provides fresh perspectives on India, comparative religion, globalization, and East-West relations. The author of hundreds of articles and several books, including, most recently, “Being Different: An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism”, “Indra’s Net: Defending Hinduism’s Philosophical Unity”, and, Battle for Sanskrit: Is Sanskrit Political or Sacred, Oppressive or Liberating, Dead or Alive?. Rajiv Malhotra is founder-director of Infinity Foundation in Princeton, NJ.
https://archive.org/download/Rajiv-Malhotra-Talks/2017-03-09-FBLive-0030-CNNs-Hinduphobia-Discussion.mp3 fb LIVE #30 Date: 09 March 2017 Rajiv Malhotra & Hindu Students Council Discuss CNN’s Latest Hinduphobia. Reza Aslan Cannot Be Trusted. Reza Aslan’s Fraud. Believers. Caste System. Dalits. Brahmins. Moksha. Aghoris. Aghori. Liberation. Karma. Caste Cow Curry. Cannibalism. — [YouTube]
https://archive.org/download/Rajiv-Malhotra-Talks/2017-02-24-Idea-of-Bharatiya-Exceptionalism.mp3 “Idea of Bharatiya Exceptionalism” — Idea of Bharat International Conference. भारत बोध (Idea of Bharat) 24th Feb 2017 Organised by Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal Venue: IGNOU, New Delhi
https://archive.org/download/Rajiv-Malhotra-Talks/2017-02-20-Diplomacy-and-Brand-India-Lecture-at-FSI-Delhi.mp3 Lecture by Rajiv Malhotra on “Diplomacy and Brand India” to 2016 Batch OT’s at The Foreign Service Institute, Delhi. 20th Feb 2016
https://archive.org/download/Httpsarchive.orgdetailsSwadeshi-Indology-Conference-02/2017-02-19--05-SICON02-Closing-Session-05-TSM.mp3 Swadeshi Indology Conference 2 – Closing Session Speaker: Dr. T.S. Mohan Remarks on behalf of Foundation for Indian Civilization Studies(FICS). Closing Session 19th Feb, 2017 IGNCA, New Delhi
https://archive.org/download/Httpsarchive.orgdetailsSwadeshi-Indology-Conference-02/2017-02-19--06-SICON02-Closing-Session-06-KAR.mp3 Swadeshi Indology Conference 2 – Closing Session Speaker: Dr. K. Aravinda Rao IGNCA Board Member, Advisory Board Member of Infinity Foundation India Closing Session 19th Feb, 2017 IGNCA, New Delhi
https://archive.org/download/Httpsarchive.orgdetailsSwadeshi-Indology-Conference-02/2017-02-19--S14-Monograph-2-Politics-of-Sanskrit-Studies.mp3 Swadeshi Indology Conference 2 – Inaugural Session Speaker: Manjushree Hegde Sheldon Pollock employs a three-dimensional philology to “make sense” of Valmiki’s Ramayana i.e, he analyzes the text from three different angles/planes: a) Plane 1 — analysis of the “original nucleus” of the Ramayana; b) Plane 2 — analysis of Indian tradition’s reading of it; … Continue reading 2017-02-17 SICON02 S14 Monograph 2: Politics of Sanskrit Studies
https://archive.org/download/Httpsarchive.orgdetailsSwadeshi-Indology-Conference-02/2017-02-18--S9-Purva-Paksa-of-Pollocks-use-of-Chronology.mp3 Swadeshi Indology Conference 2 – Inaugural Session Speaker: Purva Paksa of Pollock’s use of Chronology – Megh K & Manogna S 17-19th Feb, 2017 IGNCA, New Delhi
https://archive.org/download/Httpsarchive.orgdetailsSwadeshi-Indology-Conference-02/2017-02-18--S9-Critique-of-Rebuttal-to-Pollocks-Dating-for-epics-NO.mp3 Swadeshi Indology Conference 2 Critique of & Rebuttal to Pollock’s Dating for epics Speaker: Nilesh Oak A Critique of Pollock’s “Self-Evident Claims” for the Chronology of Mahabharata & Ramayana AND Assertion for the Dating of Mahabharata & Ramayana Events Based on the Internal Astronomy Evidence The presentation provides a summary of astronomy evidence that … Continue reading 2017-02-17 SICON02 Critique of & Rebuttal to Pollock’s Dating for epics
https://archive.org/download/Httpsarchive.orgdetailsSwadeshi-Indology-Conference-02/2017-02-17--S3-gaNita-shAstra-Western-Mathematics-SM.mp3 Swadeshi Indology Conference 2 Gaṇita Śāstra & Western Mathematics – S Mukhopadhayay Śāstras are an integral part of Indian knowledge systems and provide systematic procedures to accomplish specific objectives in diverse fields like mathematics, philosophy, architecture, politics, economy and others. Noted Sanskrit scholar Sheldon Pollock however views śāstras as a problem, and sees a … Continue reading 2017-02-17 SICON02 S3 gaNita shAstra & Western Mathematics
https://archive.org/download/Httpsarchive.orgdetailsSwadeshi-Indology-Conference-02/2017-02-17--S3-Are-Sanskrit-Grammar-Royal-Power-Related-SK.mp3 Swadeshi Indology Conference 2 Are Sanskrit Grammar & Royal Power Related – Sowmya K Sheldon Pollock portrays grammar as a form of political power, and holds that formal grammar was developed and publicized by kings as a tool to spread their political power. He claims that all the major texts of grammar were produced … Continue reading 2017-02-17 SICON02 S3 Are Sanskrit Grammar & Royal Power Related
https://archive.org/download/Httpsarchive.orgdetailsSwadeshi-Indology-Conference-02/2017-02-17--S2-The-Science-of-Meaning-Sudarshan-Therani.mp3 Swadeshi Indology Conference 2 The Science of Meaning Speaker: Sudarshan Therani The nature of the method of interpreting text – Philology – the method used by Pollock is examined. Can it be used or interpreting Sanskrit text the way Pollock is doing ? What are the actual methods available for interpreting text ? Can … Continue reading 2017-02-17 SICON02 S2 The Science of Meaning
https://archive.org/download/Httpsarchive.orgdetailsSwadeshi-Indology-Conference-02/2017-02-17--S2-Examination-of-Pollocks-Project-SKSEC-MH.mp3 Swadeshi Indology Conference 2 Examination of Pollock’s “Project SKSEC” Speaker: Manjushree H. According to Pollock, India witnessed a great intellectual flowering in the two centuries just prior to the colonial encounter— purportedly due to the consolidation of Muslim rule in India. With the spread of British rule (in the mid eighteenth century), this “flowering”/intellectual … Continue reading 2017-02-17 SICON02 S2 Examination of Pollock’s “Project SKSEC”
https://archive.org/download/Httpsarchive.orgdetailsSwadeshi-Indology-Conference-02/2017-02-17--S3-A-Computational-Theory-for-Rasa-KG.mp3 Swadeshi Indology Conference 2 Pollock opines that Indian thinkers have not attempted a robust theory for creativity nor did they have a theory across many kalaas. We sketch a computational theory of rasa to argue against this position and illustrate it with examples in a few art forms. For background info, pl. see Prof. … Continue reading 2017-02-17 SICON02 S3 A Computational Theory for Rasa
https://archive.org/download/Httpsarchive.orgdetailsSwadeshi-Indology-Conference-02/2017-02--02-SICON02-Inaugural-Session-02-RSP.mp3 Swadeshi Indology Conference 2 – Inaugural Session Speaker: Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad Union Cabinet Minister Law and Justice and Information Techonology Inaugural Session 17-19th Feb, 2017 IGNCA, New Delhi
https://archive.org/download/Httpsarchive.orgdetailsSwadeshi-Indology-Conference-02/2017-02--04-SICON02-Inaugural-Session-04-RV.mp3 Swadeshi Indology Conference 2 – Inaugural Session Speaker: Prof. R. Vaidyanathan Indian Institute of Management Bangalore Inaugural Session 17-19th Feb, 2017 IGNCA, New Delhi
https://archive.org/download/Httpsarchive.orgdetailsSwadeshi-Indology-Conference-02/2017-02--06-SICON02-Inaugural-Session-06-SJ.mp3 Swadeshi Indology Conference 2 – Inaugural Session Vote of Thanks by Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi Member Secretary Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts (IGNCA) Inaugural Session 17-19th Feb, 2017 IGNCA, New Delhi
https://archive.org/download/Rajiv-Malhotra-Talks/2017-01-Interview-with-Stephen-Siegel-of-Prayag-Center-on-Hinduized-Judaism-Tantric-Kabbala-More.mp3 Rajiv Malhotra begins this unique conversation with Stephen Siegel by saying, “Namaste and Shalom,” because Mr. Siegel- whose life work includes opening a center called Prayag, in which he teaches what can be called Hinduised Judaism- practices both Hindu and Jewish traditions. Though he doesn’t acknowledge either tradition as a “religion” per se, he … Continue reading 2017-01 Interview with Stephen Siegel of Prayag Center
https://archive.org/download/Rajiv-Malhotra-Talks-With-Living-Legends/2016-12-22-Dialogue-with-Dr-HR-Nagendra-President-VYASA-Bangalore.mp3 Dr. HR Nagendra is the President of VYASA (Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana), Bangalore.
https://archive.org/download/Rajiv-Malhotra-Talks-With-Living-Legends/2016-12-18-Rajiv-Malhotra-at-Bangalore-Literature-Festival-India-Reclaiming-Our-Civilizations-Heritage.mp3 Rajiv Malhotra at Bangalore Literature Festival – India Reclaiming Our Civilization’s Heritage. Rajiv Malhotra In Conversation with TV Mohandas Pai – Bangalore Lit Fest 2016.
https://archive.org/download/Rajiv-Malhotra-Talks-With-Living-Legends/2016-12-18-Dialogue-with-Prof-R-Vaidyanathan-IIM-Bangalore-Caste-System.mp3 Dialogue with Prof R Vaidyanathan, IIM Bangalore – Caste System. 18th Dec 2016, Bengaluru.
https://archive.org/download/Rajiv-Malhotra-Talks-With-Living-Legends/2016-11-21-My-dialogue-with-Shri-Chamu-Krishna-Shastry-great-champion-of-Sanskrit.mp3 Dialogue with Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry, great champion of Sanskrit.
https://archive.org/download/Rajiv-Malhotra-Talks-With-Living-Legends/2016-11-15-In-Conversation-with-Dr-Nagaswamy-Eminent-Archaeologist-Scholar-23.mp3 In Conversation with Dr. Nagaswamy, Eminent Archaeologist & Scholar.
https://archive.org/download/Rajiv-Malhotra-Talks-With-Living-Legends/2016-11-14-Rajiv-Malhotra-In-Conversation-with-Sri-Sri-Ravi-Shankar-fb-LIVE-22.mp3 Rajiv Malhotra In Conversation with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
https://archive.org/download/Rajiv-Malhotra-Talks-With-Living-Legends/2016-09-10-Rajiv-Malhotra-Dr-Subramanian-Swamy-in-a-Vibrant-LIVE-Broadcast-on-Strategic-Issues-16.mp3 Rajiv Malhotra & Dr Subramanian Swamy in a Vibrant LIVE Broadcast on Strategic Issues.
https://archive.org/download/Rajiv-Malhotra-Talks-With-Living-Legends/2016-07-13-Rajiv-Malhotra-Discusses-Strategy-for-Kumbh-Mela-with-Head-of-Akhada-Parishad.mp3 Mahant Sri Narendra Giri, Head of Akhada Parishad Rajiv Malhotra Discusses Strategy for Kumbh Mela with Head of Akhada Parishad.
https://archive.org/download/Rajiv-Malhotra-Talks-With-Living-Legends/2016-07-In-Conversation-with-Swami-Nithyananda.mp3 In Conversation with Swami Nithyananda. A Discussion with Nithyananda: on God vs. Sadashiva, Why Wear Gold, Attacks against Hinduism & More.
https://archive.org/download/Rajiv-Malhotra-Talks-With-Living-Legends/2016-07-A-Discussion-with-Nithyananda-on-Sadashiva.mp3 In Conversation with Swami Nithyananda. July 2011— Rajiv Malhotra in Conversation with Swami Nithyananda : Our Past : Today’s International Kurukshetra : Extraordinary Powers & Agamas
https://archive.org/download/Rajiv-Malhotra-Talks-With-Living-Legends/2016-10-01-4-Provocative-Speculation-Are-Many-Hindus-Unfit-for-Hinduism-Rajiv-with-Dr-Satyanarayana-Dasa-4.mp3 Provocative Speculation: Are Many Hindus Unfit for Hinduism? Rajiv with Dr Satyanarayana Dasa.
https://archive.org/download/Rajiv-Malhotra-Talks-With-Living-Legends/2016-10-01-2-Can-Dharmic-Abrahamic-Traditions-be-Reconciled-Rajiv-in-Dialogue-with-Dr-Satyanarayana-Dasa-2.mp3 Can Dharmic & Abrahamic Traditions be Reconciled? Rajiv in Dialogue with Dr Satyanarayana Dasa.
https://archive.org/download/Rajiv-Malhotra-Talks-With-Living-Legends/2016-10-01-1-History-Contributions-of-the-Jiva-Goswami-Tradition-Dialogue-with-Dr-Satyanarayana-Dasa-1.mp3 History & Contributions of the Jiva Goswami Tradition: Dialogue with Dr Satyanarayana Dasa.