Q.1 How to get connected with Rajiv Malhotra?
You can get connected with Rajiv in any one of the following ways:
Join Rajiv Malhotra for his FB LIVE Broadcasts. Follow Rajiv on facebook.com/RajivMalhotra.Official
You Tube Video of Rajiv Malhotra: https://www.youtube.com/user/BreakingIndia
Rajiv’s discussion egroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RajivMalhotraDiscussion/
Email address : Infinity.Foundation.India@gmail.com
Q.2 What are the various books written by Rajiv Malhotra?
The books are:
Invading the Sacred
Rajiv was the main protagonist behind “Invading the Sacred”. “Invading the Sacred” can be downloaded from http://rajivmalhotra.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Invading-the-Sacred-Final.pdf
Q.3 How to buy Rajiv’s books?
All books are available on Amazon, Flipkart and other leading retailers. People in and around Mumbai can send a mail to: Infinity.Foundation.India@gmail.com
Q.4 We would like to help. How should we get associated?
We recommend that any person who is offering to help, must have read at least one of RM’s books and watched many of his videos. The concerned person should join the e-group and also follow Rajiv Malhotra on YT, FB, Twitter. We also recommend that some time is spent on various websites listed above.
After above is done, there are following activities, where you can get involved, based on your inclination.
Swadeshi Indology movement: If you prefer doing independent research, you can send papers to the Swadeshi Indology Conference (SI conference).
The call for Papers is at: http://swadeshiindology.com/si-2-call-for-papers/
Specific FAQ on SI-2 conference may be seen here: http://swadeshiindology.com/si-2/faqs/
E-learning: We plan to develop e-courses based on topics where we have research leadership. You can assist us in providing help/ connecting to right persons in General animations and White-board animations
You can support translation work by sponsoring.
Social Media Outreach:
This includes popular level mass distribution of Rajiv’s articles, blogs, and videos on FB, Twitter, WhatsApp etc.
Q.5 In case we want to donate to Infinity Foundation, how do we go about it?
In case you are based outside India, visit: http://rajivmalhotra.com/get-involved/donate/
If you are in India and would like to donate:
Details of account are as follows:
Account name: Infinity Foundation India
Bank: Bank of Baroda
Branch: Alwarpet, Chennai
Type of account: Savings account
Account number: 12810100012575
IFSC CODE: BARB0ALWARP
Note that Infinity Foundation India (IFI) has got 80G approval from Income Tax Authorities. So our donors in India can claim tax exemption against 80G, for any donation given to IFI.
In this regards please note the Unique Registration No.: AABTI3519D/05/16-17/T-2081/80G
In case of any query or doubt, drop a mail to Infinity.Foundation.India@gmail.com
Q.6 What is Swadeshi Indology Conference?
While extensive and intensive studies of the heritage of every country are a natural concern of the respective countrymen, it is a paradox that Indian heritage is being studied too little by Indian scholars themselves, and rather extensively by Western academicians. This is a dangerous imbalance that must be rectified.
In order to nourish an indigenous Indology that naturally cares for the protection of its own cherished and valuable inheritance, a movement was started. The first step focused on conducting the purva-paksha i.e. studying the works of western Indologists. This was to be followed by the response – the Uttara Paksha.
The first Swadeshi Indology Conference was held at IIT Madras from 6th- 8th July 2016
Indology is the branch of study on India. It was made popular by the British Raj, and continues to be a domain largely controlled by Westerners. This branch of study attempts to study India from the point of view of social science theories developed in the West, and we have come to realise, belatedly though, that the scholarship emanating from the Western universities regarding India are seriously misrepresentative of the lens that India applies for its own civilization. The effects of the theories propagated by Western Indologists have created and exacerbated fault lines within Indian society which is detrimental for the future unity and integrity of India. Therefore, to restore the civilizational lens and reclaim adhikar of the narrative about our own nation, we have started Swadeshi Indology (SI). SI draws from the age old debating traditions of purvapaksha and uttarapaksha. We use these approaches for understanding the theories propagated from the West and provide our own counters based on our traditional worldview.
The first ever Swadeshi Indology conference was held at IITM where the focus of attention were 4 problematic positions of Prof. Sheldon Pollock, Professor at Columbia University, with respect to our Sanskritic heritage. Selected papers from scholars were presented at the conference and the proceedings have been documented here and here.
Second Swadeshi Indology Conference (SI-2) is to be held in Delhi in Jan-Feb 2017
The call for papers for SI-2 is here: http://swadeshiindology.com/si-2-call-for-papers/
Q.7 What is HIST series?
HIST – History of Indian Science and Technology
India’s historical contributions to science and technology are considerable, but are not well known. India’s scientific heritage, besides its philosophical and cultural legacy, needs to be properly understood, in order to give its own people a better sense of their place in history. HIST series is an attempt by Rajiv Malhotra to document the history of Indian science and technology in a systematic and rigorous manner
The following volumes have already been published and printed as part of this project:
|S. No.||Title of the book||Author(s)||Year of publication|
|1.||Harappan Architecture & Civil Engineering||J. P. Joshi, late Director General of Archaeological Survey of India||2008|
|2.||Marvels of Indian Iron Through the Ages||(Late) Prof. R. Balasubramaniam||2008|
|3.||History of Iron Technology in India||Prof. Vibha Tripathi||2008|
|4.||Harappan Technology and its Legacy||Prof. D. P. Agrawal||2009|
|5.||Himalayan Traditional Architecture||Dr. O. C. Handa||2009|
|6.||Indian Zinc Technology in a Global Perspective||Prof. J. S. Kharkwal||2011|
|7.||History of Metals in Eastern India and Bangladesh||Dr. Pranav Chattopadhyay & Prof. Sen Gupta (former D. G. of A. S. I.)||2011|
|8.||Traditional Water Management||Dr. Manikant Shah||2012|
|9.||Water Management and Hydraulic Engineering in India||Prof. S. P. Shukla||2014|
|10.||Animal Husbandry and Allied Technologies in Ancient India||Prof. P. P. Joglekar and Dr. Pankaj Goyal||2015|
|11.||Reflections on the History of Indian Science and Technology||Dr. O. C. Handa(Ed.)||2015|
|12.||India Beads: History and Technology||Prof. R. K. Mohanty and Prof. Tilok Thakuria||2016|
|13.||Beginning of Agriculture and Domestication in India||Dr. Vasudha Pant||2016|
|14.||Chalcolithic South Asia: Aspects of Crafts and Technologies||Profs. Vasant Shinde, Shweta Sinha Deshpande and Amita Sarkar||2016|
There are many important ways by which this project differs from a few other attempts that might appear similar to a non-expert in this field: Infinity Foundation India considers it very important to distance itself from such discredited scholarship. This is why the subject series has been built on solid academic scholarship only, and not on wild extrapolations. To accomplish this, IFI’s project involves rigorous peer reviews of each manuscript. There is a high quality editorial board of international eminence. Scholars will only rely upon reference works that are very credible and have gone through rigorous peer reviews and due diligence.
Q.8 How can we purchase books of HIST series?
Send an email to Infinity.Foundation.India@gmail.com
Q.9 Why does Rajiv speak in English? His ideas would be more effective if he speaks in an Indian language.
Rajiv has spoken in Indian languages at various forums. Rajiv is more conversant in English and therefore he makes his points in that language. Further, Rajiv is conversant with Hindi and Punjabi and not all persons in India know these two languages. Rajiv’s strength is to develop new ideas in academics and research. We cannot expect him to get involved in translations.
Team members of Rajiv Malhotra are trying to translate his videos/ blogs / articles in various languages. However, they could do with some support. Would you be willing to contribute? Refer next FAQ.
Q.10 Rajiv’s works should be translated in Indian languages for better reach.
Two books of Rajiv, Being Different and Breaking India have already been translated in Hindi. Being Different has also been translated in Kannada language.
A Marathi translation of “Breaking India” is ready. We require sponsorship to publish it.
Translation efforts are ongoing and you can sponsor this effort. Refer Q.5 for details on sponsoring.
Q.11 If I am a researcher looking to collaborate with Rajiv in his prospective works and think I can be of immense help to his unfinished projects, what should I do?
Please write to Rajiv directly at RajivMalhotra2007@gmail.com giving details of all your academic qualifications, papers produced and collaborated on, expression of interest (what motivates you to collaborate on research with Rajiv) and financial expectations.
Q.12 If we have any further doubt or query, whom should we contact?
Drop a mail: Infinity.Foundation.India@gmail.com
Q.13 If we want to invite Rajiv for a talk at our institution, organization, whom should we contact?
Rajiv is extremely busy and he travels to India 2-3 times in a year. Therefore you need to plan early. send a mail with your specific proposal to: Infinity.Foundation.India@gmail.com