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Roop Kanwar sati incident

Tyranny of the Elect?

by Patrick Harriganon June 29, 2021
4th September 1987 sati incident in Rajasthan ignites controversy across India The Statesman (Calcutta) of November 5th 1987 by Patrick D. Harrigan Note by Sunanda K. Datta-Ray, Editor of The Statesman:It is not “surprising that a handful of English-educated exponents of ‘social progress’ would take upon themselves the moral burden of ‘uplifting the ignorant masses’—that is, to make […]
Agehananda Bharati

Past and Future Trends in Contemporary Hinduism

by Patrick Harriganon June 22, 2021
by Swami Agehananda Bharati Editor’s note: Agehananda Bharati, a native of Vienna, Austria, later a US citizen, was a monk in the Dasanami Sannyasi Order and professor of anthropology at Syracuse University, New York. He produced nearly 500 publications in several languages including The Tantric Tradition, The Light at the Center: Context and Pretext of Modern […]

Kadai Swami of Jaffna

Nallur, Sacred Sanctuary of Holy Beings

by Patrick Harriganon June 22, 2021
Nallur is an ancient city in Jaffna hallowed by the sacred foot prints of holy beings, jñānis and siddhas. From the 18th Century onward we are able to trace four sages whose presence added to the sanctity and glory of the Nallur Kandasamy Temple. Kadai Swami of Jaffna, honoured as a siddhar, was known earlier known as […]