What Europe thinks of India? Past, Present and the Future

When Europe thinks about India, it still thinks about caste, curry and corruption. This European image of India has a long history. Let us start with the textbook story of the caste system and dig further into its link with the European ideas about origin and development of religion and what is problematic about it. … Continue reading What Europe thinks of India? Past, Present and the Future

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Team CIRHS bags Jean Monnet Project

     We are happy to share the news that team-CIRHS of SDMES has bagged a prestigious Jean Monnet Modules project, under the European Union's Erasmus+ programme, for the period 2017-20.          Since the inception of this project, SDMES is the third institution to be awarded this esteemed project in India, besides Manipal University and Jawaharlal Nehru University.     … Continue reading Team CIRHS bags Jean Monnet Project

Do We Know ‘Hinduism’? (Course Postponed)

Do We Know 'Hinduism'? A Three-day Intensive Course “Hinduism” has enjoyed an interesting career. From being condemned as “devil worship and gross idolatry” to “a corruption of God’s revelation” to “a pan-theistic spiritual system” to being “a way of life rather than a religion”, it has taken many avatars in popular and scholarly perceptions. From … Continue reading Do We Know ‘Hinduism’? (Course Postponed)