By Vamsee Juluri
By boldly hard a number of the media age's preferred ideals approximately nature, background, and pre-history besides the Hinduphobes' traditional myths approximately Aryans, invasions, and blood-sacrifices, Rearming Hinduism hyperlinks Hinduphobia and its hubris to a predatory and self-destructive tradition that maybe just a renewed Hindu sensibility can successfully oppose. it's a name to determine the current in a manner that elevates our desa and kala to the beliefs of the sanathana dharma once more.
"For a civilization is not only constructions and machines, yet its humans, their inspiration, and their culture. it's a approach of understanding the realm, a manner of giving that means and cost to the contents of lifestyles. it's a source, so much of all, for residing intelligently."
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