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The Battle for Sanskrit: Is Sanskrit Political or Sacred, Oppressive or Liberating, Dead or Alive? by [Rajiv Malhotra]

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The Battle for Sanskrit: Is Sanskrit Political or Sacred, Oppressive or Liberating, Dead or Alive? Kindle Edition

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There is a new awakening in India that is challenging the ongoing Westernization of the discourse about India. Battle for Sanskrit seeks to alert traditional scholars of Sanskrit and sanskriti - Indian civilization - concerning an important school of thought that has its base in the US and that has started to dominate the discourse on the cultural, social and political aspects of India. The scholars of this field hold that many Sanskrit texts are socially oppressive and serve as political weapons in the hands of the ruling elite; that the sacred aspects need to be refuted; and that Sanskrit has long been dead. The traditional Indian experts would outright reject or at least question these positions. Is each view exclusive of the other, or can there be a bridge between them?

About the Author

Rajiv Malhotra's previous books include Breaking India: Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines; Being Different: An Indian Response to Western Universalism; and Indra's Net: Defending Hinduism's Philosophical Unity. In addition, some of Rajiv's debates are showcased as the central topic of Invading the Sacred. After studying physics and computer science, he worked as a senior executive in software and telecom industries, before becoming a management consultant, and then launching his own ventures in twenty countries. He took early retirement in the mid-1990s at the age of forty-four, and established Infinity Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Princeton, New Jersey.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01AI731PA
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins; 1st edition (10 January 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1194 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 627 pages
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By Yuvi on 4 September 2020
Very good book, worth buying and reading

All the praise I heard of Rajiv Malhotra Ji was not wrong, will buy other books written by him

The book dives in the thought of why one should revive the dieing practice of Sanskrit and how our Sanskriti is being damaged by the outsiders, and the definition of outsider is very appropriately given in the book
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