Silencing the Voice of the Indigenous: The Aryan Invasion/Migration Theory

Silencing the Voice of the Indigenous: The Aryan Invasion/Migration Theory

This Roundtable discussion at the World History Association Conference, examines the ongoing problems associated with the Aryan Invasion/Migration Theory, and the controversies involving the late-18th and 19th-century origins of this theory and its explicit service to European national and colonialist interests and agendas. This historiographical controversy centers on academic arguments that still dominate the field, […]

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The Transmission of Dharma

The Transmission of Dharma

Dharma Chintana Ultimately, a civilization rests on its ability to transmit its values, goals and aims, priorities, practices, rituals, art, science and knowledge systems, spirituality, festivals and food habits, and indeed all that may be deemed to constitute its culture, with as much fidelity as possible from one generation to another. A unique distinguishing characteristic […]

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UCI expresses continued interest

UCI expresses continued interest

After sustained engagement with the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD), the University of California has issued a letter to Dharma Civilization Foundation, expressing both regret for ‘any misunderstanding’ as well as ‘continued interest’ in working with the Hindu community to establish Chairs at UCI. The full text of the letter can be seen […]

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DCF Response to UCI’s rejection of its Gifts

DCF Response to UCI’s rejection of its Gifts

The UCI School of Humanities’ Ad hoc Committee (Download report) and the Humanities Executive Committee (Download Statement) have acted hastily to reject the gifts from Dharma Civilization Foundation, without any consultation with the donors. In part they have cited procedural issues; In part they have openly questioned the legitimacy of the Foundation. Whatever be their […]

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Tempest in a Teapot

Tempest in a Teapot

Over the past few days, media outlets have covered a boycott petition led by some University of California Irvine (UCI) faculty and students. This petition has cast aspersions and doubt on the motivations and intentions of the Dharma Civilization Foundation (DCF). DCF rejects the accusations put forth both by the petition and the people who […]

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The Future of Hinduism in America’s Changing Religious Landscape

The Future of Hinduism in America’s Changing Religious Landscape

The recent PEW Research Center findings on America’s religious landscape revealed that approximately 56 million Americans are religiously unaffiliated and belong to the category of religious “nones”. There are more ” nones” than Catholics or mainline Protestants and the “nones” are second only to evangelical Protestants. “Nones” are comparatively younger and more educated. In addition,the […]

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