Every Saturday and Sunday from October 16, 2021 to November 6, 2021
“Dismantling Global Hindutva” is a new phrase that is designed to galvanize and unify the forces of Hindudvesha, while gaslighting and confusing the Hindus worldwide. It is a clarion call for a sustained program of action, with violent undertones, not just a forum for seemingly innocuous intellectual discussion. It is Hindudvesha in the raw, i.e., a settled and ideologically driven, institutionalized hatred for Hindu Dharma and the Hindu people, bold, unvarnished, and unembarrassed. As this phrase gains momentum through sheer repetition – it should be recognized as a call for violence, an ethnocide i.e., a cultural erasure that has the potential for the legitimation of violence against the Hindus on a global scale.
What is the relationship between Hindu Dharma and Hindutva?
What is Hindutva anyway? Who owns the definition of the term ‘Hindutva’?
What is Hindudvesha?
Virtual Conference - “Hindu Dharma, Hindutva and Hindudvesha”
This virtual conference will attempt to address many of these pressing questions that one billion Hindus around the world are facing today. This conference, to be held in October 2021 as part of the Hindu Heritage Month, is a platform for a variety of voices, and a variety of perspectives. It will showcase the diversity of views within the Hindu world, and feature friends of the Hindu community from other adjacent traditions. It will clarify, define, and hopefully set out a charter for unified action, in the future.
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Press Releases and Media Coverage
October 16, 2021
Panel 1: Hindu Dharma and Hindutva
What is the relationship between Hindu Dharma and Hindutva? Are they same or different?
Panel 2: Understanding Hindutva
How was Hindutva term defined originally? To what purpose? Do we need a new, contemporary definition?
Dr. Shreerang Godbole
Sh. Saumitra Gokhale
October 17, 2021
Panel 1: Hinduism and Hindutva Movement
What is the genealogy of these terms? What is Hindutva movement and why? Why is it portrayed negatively?
Drs. DK Hari and Hema Hari
Dr. Ratan Sharda
Panel 2: Christianity, Race and Hindu World
How have Christian Theology and Critical Race Theory colluded to demonize Hindu world? Path forward?
Sh. Jeffrey Armstrong
Pt. Satish K. Sharma
October 23, 2021
Panel 1: Coloniality and Hindutva Movement
How do we understand Hindutva movement in context of Coloniality and imperative of reclaiming indigeneity?
Sh. Sanjay Dixit
Sh. J. Sai Deepak
Panel 2: Post-Colonial Hindu Hangover
Impact of coloniality on Hindu intellectuals condition? Is there path to recovery of indigenous intellectual tradition?
Prof. Kapil Kapoor
Dr. Madhu Kishwar
October 24, 2021
Panel 1: Hindudvesha and Islam
Have scholars been honest about Islamic record in India? What has been Islam's impact on Hindu psyche?
Sh. Sushil Pandit
Panel 2: Challenges Faced by Hindus in
Plight of Hindus in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan? What is the source of ethnocide tendencies in Islam?
Ms. Sudha Jagannathan
Sh. Tahir Gora
October 30, 2021
Panel 1: Impact of Colonial Hangover on
Hindu Art and Culture
How has colonial hangover and secularization affected Hindu art and cultural ecosystem?
Dr. Sonal Mansingh
Sh. Vivek Agnihotri
Panel 2: When we let others define us
How can we frame or reframe Hindutva term to discharge the negativity created by sustained competitive narrative?
Dr. Subhash Kak
Sh. David Frawley
October 31, 2021
Panel 1: Aryan Race Theory, Antisemitism and Hindudvesha
How has the Aryan Race Theory, designed to problematize Jews and Hindus, affected both communities?
Drs. Joydeep Bagchee & Vishwa Adluri
Dr. Peggy Shapiro
Panel 2: Caste as Anchor Point of
Impact of Recasting and Weaponization of Varna-Jati
into European idea of racially charged caste system
Ms. Suhag Shukla
Dr. Prakash Shah
November 6, 2021
Panel 1: Protecting Hindu Dharma
Why is protecting Hindu Dharma a civilizational
imperative - especially in a geopolitical and media environment that is intensely hostile to it
Gen. G.D. Bakshi
Sh. Pushpendra Kulshrastha