Rajiv Malhotra is the full-time founder-director of Infinity Foundation in Princeton, NJ. The Infinity Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Princeton, New Jersey engaged in making grants in the areas of compassion and wisdom. In the area of compassion it has funded organization workings for health and human services -food banks, the American Red Cross and organizations working for AIDS victims, both in India and USA. In the area of wisdom, Infinity Foundation seeks to promote East-West dialogue and a proper understanding of the Indian civilizational experience in the world, particularly in the United States and India.
The Infinity Foundation seeks to create dialogue that breaks out of the dualities of anti- and pro- globalization forces, of the right vs. the left, of secularism vs. religion, of science vs. spirituality, of economic growth vs. ecological preservation. Globalization can be a positive force but it cannot simply be translated to Westernization of the planet – in cultural norms, in academic frameworks, in knowledge systems and in definitions of progress and patterns of development. To do so has enormous ecological implications in both biological and cultural terms. To create a global family, a “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”, requires that indigenous non-Western civilizations get a seat on the table as equals in crafting the frameworks of discourse, rather than simply being used as exotic artifacts to be plugged into an overall Euro-Centric framework. Re-vitalizing the Indic discourse and helping India find its own voice in this dialogue is a key part of Infinity’s mission.
To know more about the foundation, please go to Infinity Foundation’s Website