Dr. Lavanya Vemsani is multi-award-winning scholar and Distinguished Professor of History in the Department of Social Sciences at Shawnee State University. Vemsani is also Honorary Professor in the Department of Historical Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University. She holds two doctorates in the subjects of Religious Studies (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada) and History (University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India) respectively. Her research and teaching interests are interdisciplinary and multifold. She researches and publishes on subjects of ancient history and religions as well as current history of India. Vemsani’s books include Hindu and Jain Mythology of Balarama; Krishna in History, Thought, and Culture: An Encyclopedia of the Lord of Many Names; Hinduism in Text and Context; and a number of articles on History and Religions of India. Her upcoming books include: Feminine Journeys of the Mahabharata; Hinduism in Middle India: Narasimha, The Lord of the Middle; India: A New History. She is the editor of International Journal of Indic Religion (2020-2023); and Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of History and the Journal of Indo-Pacifica Affairs. She previously served as the Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Indic Studies (2018-2020); International Journal of Dharma and Hindu Studies (2015-17), and Associate Editor of Journal of South Asian Religious History (2017-20). Prof. Vemsani served as President of Ohio Academy of History (1919-21)...more
https://youtu.be/DKEQ77130ZE Friends, please check it out. It is important to counter the fake narratives, I explained the steps here: we cannot wait anymore, this misinformation campaign has gone on for far too long, necessary to counter.
#Hinduphobia again.Desecration & destruction of statue of Gandhi repeated, now in New York; previously California & Washington DC. Unfortunately, these are becoming frequent. We must condemn such acts, it’s only a step away from direct violence. Attacking statues must stop.
https://youtu.be/DKEQ77130ZE#Exclusive | Fake ‘Info War’ on #India, #Disinformation exposed
Dr. Lavanya Vemsani (@ProfVemsani), Professor explains how to counter this in three steps
Watch #TheRightStand with @AnchorAnandN
War is not central to Indian history, but ideas & progress. It’s the mind & intellectual tradition that we cared about. That’s what we need to centre again. We have been studying history all wrong based on invasions & conquests, because of colonizers & their historical constructs
#ClaimHistory#ColonialHistory#ColonizedMinds let’s know our #TrueHistory to reclaim our roots History is the beginning, the first step of our journey #Imperialism#BritishRule
#colonialists#colonizedMinds continue to further the previously imposed colonial history as true history to continue exploiting the fault lines of history to negate the progress of India since it threw off the colonial yoke 75 years ago. This our #AmritMahotsav#ClaimHistory Nobody can steal our past from us.
#LeftHypocrisy: Now they say ‘ban guns’, but previously they said “it’s not the gun, but blah…blah…blah”. They are always jumping… do they stick to one line of thought ever. They contradict themselves so much all the time it’s hard to take them seriously #LeftLoses#Left
We have our own women’s festivals dedicated to our goddesses, which we celebrate with our family, friends, most importantly the womenfolk in our life. #FeminineDivine is missing from many religions, let alone celebrating the goddess. #Hinduism
#ReclaimIndigeneity the colonialists occupied & destroyed indigenous faiths & spirituality. In India they accomplished this by spurious theories: #Aryans#Hinduism is not really a religion or not known until they gave that name; #Bhakti is rebellion against #Hinduism etc., etc.