[2] Why social reform is necessary for political reform

[1:] The path of social reform, like the path to heaven (at any rate, in India), is strewn with many difficulties. Social reform in India has few friends and many critics. The critics fall into two distinct classes. One class consists of political reformers, and the other of the Socialists. [2:] It was at one … Continue reading [2] Why social reform is necessary for political reform

[1] Introduction—why I am an unlikely President for this Conference-

[1:] Friends, I am really sorry for the members of the Jat-Pat-Todak Mandal who have so very kindly invited me to preside over this Conference. I am sure they will be asked many questions for having selected me as the President. The Mandal will be asked to explain as to why it has imported a man … Continue reading [1] Introduction—why I am an unlikely President for this Conference-

THE TESTIMONY OF OTHER SHASTRAS ON THE ORIGIN OF THE VEDAS

RIDDLE NO. 3 THE TESTIMONY OF OTHER SHASTRAS ON THE ORIGIN OF THE VEDAS I The search for the origin of the Vedas may well begin with the Vedas themselves. The Rig-Veda propounds a theory of the origin of the Vedas. It is set out in the famous Purusha Sukta. According to it, there was a … Continue reading THE TESTIMONY OF OTHER SHASTRAS ON THE ORIGIN OF THE VEDAS

THE ORIGIN OF THE VEDAS

Riddle No. 2 THE ORIGIN OF THE VEDAS— THE BRAHMINIC EXPLANATION OR AN EXERCISE IN THE ART OF CIRCUMLOCUTION There is hardly any Hindu who does not regard the Vedas as the most sacred Book of his religion. And yet ask any Hindu what is the origin of the Vedas and it would be difficult to … Continue reading THE ORIGIN OF THE VEDAS