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“But foreign should not be defined in geographical terms. Then it would have no meaning except territorial or tribal patriotism. To me that alone is foreign which is foreign to truth, foreign to Atman.” - Koenraad Elst


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Sun 01 Nov 2020

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Retrospective-Prospective Series 5 – Webinar with Koenraad Elst


We bring you our next webinar in Retrospective-Prospective series, an important webinar on Dr. Koenraad Elst’s work, Indic Academy’s fifth installment in the series.

Koenraad’s Elst is an important scholar who belongs to the Voice of India school of thought, if one may characterize his work in that fashion. His exemplary work on Indian history is an important contribution to the modern Hindu Revival movement. He has published more than 30 books in a wide range of subjects from Aryan Invasion Theory to Hindutva politics. His books like “Decolonizing the Hindu Mind. Ideological Development of Hindu Revivalism”, “The Saffron Swastika. The Notion of ‘Hindu Fascism’” and “Negationism in India. Concealing the Record of Islam” are considered to have had a major impact on modern intellectual history.

This Sunday on Nov 1st, we welcome you to a discussion with Dr. Koenraad Elst on his works. We have put together a great panel of interlocutors who will interview him on his decades of work.

Webinar date: Sunday Nov 1st, 2020
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm IST


Hari Kiran Vadlamani

Founder Indic Academy, Hari Kiran is an investor, activist, seeker and an aspiring artist.


Dr. Ramakrishnan Sitaraman

Dr. Ramakrishnan Sitaraman has a doctorate in microbiology and is also a keen student of Indian and world history


Ashutosh Singh Thakur

Ashutosh is the founding director of Madhya Pradesh Young Thinkers Forum and recipient of National Youth Leadership Award. He did his MA in Applied Hindi from Banaras Hindu University and Bacherlor of Planning from NIT Bhopal. He is currently Asst. Program Officer, Acharya Shankar Sanskritik Ekta Nyas, Dept. of Culture, Govt. of MP.


Pankaj Saxena

Pankaj Saxena is an author who writes on Hindu temples, Indian art, literature, history and culture. He is also deeply interested in cultural anthropology, evolutionary biology and ecology. He has visited more than 600 ancient Hindu temples on his temple trails. He writes for Indiafacts, Indic Today, Swarajya, Sirf News, Vijayvaani etc. He has authored three books so far. He currently works at Centre for Indic Studies, Indus University, Ahmedabad and edits Indic Varta.