INDRA'S NET
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    INDRA'S NET  (English, Hardcover, Malhotra, Rajiv)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: HarperCollins
    • ISBN: 9789351362449, 9351362442
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    Originating in the Atharva Veda, the concept of Indra's Net is a powerful metaphor for interconnectedness. It was transmitted via Buddhism's Avatamsaka Sutra into Western thought, where it now resides at the heart of post-modern discourse. According to this metaphor, nothing ultimately exists separately by itself and all boundaries can be deconstructed. This book invokes Indra's Net to articulate the open architecture, unity and continuity of Hinduism. Seen from this perspective, Hinduism defies pigeonholing into the traditional, modern and post-modern categories by which the West defines itself; rather, it becomes evident that Hinduism has always spanned all three categories simultaneously and without contradiction. It is fashionable among intellectuals to assert that dharma traditions lacked any semblance of unity before the British period, and that the contours of contemporary Hinduism were bequeathed to us by our colonial masters. Such arguments routinely target Swami Vivekananda, a key interlocutor who shattered many deeply rooted prejudices against Indian civilization. They accuse him of having camouflaged various alleged 'contradictions' within traditional Hinduism, and charge him with having appropriated the principles of Western religion to 'manufacture' a coherent and unified worldview and set of practices known today as Hinduism. Indra's Net: Defending Hinduism's Philosophical Unity provides a foundation for theories that slander contemporary Hinduism as illegitimate, ascribing sinister motives to its existence, and characterizing its fabric as oppressive. Rajiv Malhotra offers a detailed, systematic rejoinder to such views, and articulates the multidimensional, holographic understanding of reality that grounds Hindu dharma. He also argues that Vivekananda's creative interpretations of Hindu dharma informed and influenced many Western intellectual movements of the post-modern era. Indeed, as he cites with many insightful examples, appropriations from Hinduism have provided a foundation for cutting-edge discoveries in several fields, including cognitive science and neuroscience.
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      • 128 inch
    • Height
      • 198 inch
    • Length
      • 5.71 in
    • Weight
      • 270 g
    Ratings and Reviews
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    5

    A Masterpiece

    I have read two books by Rajiv Malhotra – ‘Breaking India’ and ‘Being Different’ and Indra’s Net is third book by same author. This book is serious work. Indra’s Net is for those who are genuinely interested in knowing the correct history and interpretations of Hindu civilization and are willing and open minded to imbibe those thoughts in their ordinary lives as their age old customs, live those thoughts and pass on to next generation in their pristine originality. As with every work of his, ...
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    Indra’s Net a comprehensive and synoptic view of the Glory that was and is India, its integrity and spirit

    To understand the advancement of any nation it is essential to know its cultural and spiritual history. Every nation has its own genius which marks the trend and course of its evolution, internal and external. The Indian genius lies in its religion and spirituality,rooted in the Vedas, considered eternal and without any authorship and sung by Seers who were mantra-drashtas.
    In the course of more than three millennia of Indian philosophical, spiritual and cultural history, there were many gi...
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    NIGAMANTHA SRINIVASA CHAKRAVARTHY( N.S.CHAKRAVARTHY)

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    1 Mar, 2014

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    Master piece

    lets u understand Hinduism.
    Its preface itself speaks alot.....
    My request is pls buy this book....because we need to read and understand and educate others...
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    Himansu Nayak

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    25 Jan, 2014

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    Excellent book

    This is another excellent book from Rajiv Malhotra, that should not to be missed by Indophiles. Though some of the concepts being abstruse will take time to sink in, but you will certainly receive partial enlightenment on Hinduism after reading this book.
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    Pravin Pai

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    20 Jun, 2014

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    Hinduo Kaa Uday Ho

    It is Best and pioneer book for defending Hinduism and Hindus.

    Approach Is very Intellectual.

    YOU will Really enjoy Reading it
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    pradeep kumar yadav

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    2 May, 2014

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    Just wow!

    Tells us the real story behind the birth of pseudoseculars...
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    Manish Murudkar

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    17 May, 2017

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    Good choice

    Very good
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    Madan Mohan Mahabhashyam

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    25 Jan, 2017

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    Good Read

    Read to know what we have been ignoring and compare with the leftist-junk that we learn everyday.
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    Awadhesh Pathak

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    18 Nov, 2016

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    Amazing! Must Read.

    Amazing !
    Must read to know our inherent strengths, our past, and for a new outlook.
    It describes how the life is coherent with unity, and continuity of the Yogic and Vedantic tradition.
    Very interesting to see how the universe is a web of connections and inter-dependencies and how can it affect our lives, physical and emotional well being.
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    Rishi Chandra

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    5 Jan, 2016

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    Must read for Hindus.

    After reading this book, my whole perspective of dharma changed. Another masterpiece. Just read it and experience it, thats all I can say.
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    Shashank

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    19 Dec, 2015

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