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All posts by Smarak Prasad Sahoo

Religion and Culture

What is the relationship between religion and culture. A secular state claims to not touch religion and let it flourish and yet can religion survive at all without culture? Does the same apply on Hindu dharma.

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Importance of Hindu Festivals

A culture is known by its festivals. Festivals are not just celebrations or parties. They are rhythm or pulses of a culture and society. To celebrate them is to keep your culture alive. Smarak Prasad Sahoo expands on this in this beautiful article.

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Role of Nehru in Instituting Negationism in India

In this article Smarak Prasad Sahoo discusses negationism in India and what was the role of Jawahar Lal Nehru in it. He tells us how our first Prime Minister lied to his citizens and how he lay the foundation stone of academic distortion of Indian history.

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History of Sikh Separatism

It is true that there is no doctrinal animosity between Sikhism and Hinduism. But the Hindus cannot extend unilateral peace to any group without getting respect and peace in return. According to Shri Ram Swarup, when the Hindus tell the Sikhs “You have been our defenders”, it earns contempt in the present psychology because self-despisement and inferiority complex is the surest way of losing a friend or even a brother. It also gives the Sikhs an exaggerated sense of self-assessment.

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What does Hindu dharma say about violence?

Ever since Gandhi touted ahimsa as the primary goal of Hindu dharma, a lot of Hindus have taken it to be the overwhelming and overpowering value to be followed. However, looking at the history of Sanatana Dharma and its core values it is not its defining value. Smarak Prasad Sahoo in this article defines the take of Hindu dharma on violence in light of these values.

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The Importance of a Hindu Temple

The Hindu Temple is a unique institution. In India the institution of the temple was developed to a limit where it became the primary carrier of Hindu culture and civilization. Just how important it is, is discussed in this article.

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The Heart of Islam

In this article, Smarak Prasad Sahoo discusses about the famed heart of Islam, or the heart of Muslims. We often hear about we have to appeal to the inner goodness of Islam. Whether that is possible for us to approach or not is discussed by the author in this article.

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Media, Hindu society and Public Opinion

In this brief article, Smarak Prasad Sahoo tells us how our institutions like media, which is considered an important pillar of a free society is actually working against the national and Hindu interests.

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Cultural Self-Alienation of Hindus

Cultural self-alienation of Hindus is one of the major challenges faced by Hindu society which must be overcome if it is to win the civilisational war and ensure its survival. Most of the present day Hindus have got completely detached from their roots.

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