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Andrew Nicholson on Hinduism: Rhetoric of ‘Good Cop/Bad Cop’

by Shrinivas Tilak, PhD, Montreal, Canada In Unifying Hinduism: Philosophy and Identity in Indian Intellectual History (2010), American Indologist Andrew Nicholson collects evidence in order to argue that there was no single understanding of what it meant to be a Hindu in medieval India. Hindu unity was not a structure created in the late medieval period that has existed unchanged from that point... 

Idea Plagiarism, Paraphrasing, and Quotation Marks

by Praveen Chaddah A clever change of words, or paraphrasing, allows an idea to be plagiarized without detection by plagiarism-check software. Those who cannot manipulate words get the so-called ‘7-word jitters’. Standards being imposed require them to use quotation marks. This requirement is being used by hobbyists and political opponents to seek retraction, or withholding of publication. As... 

Rajiv Malhotra’s attackers must stop playing dangerous childish games and engage his ideas seriously

by Ram Kumar Recently, Indian-American author and historian, Mr. Rajiv Malhotra, has been charged with allegations of plagiarism of some passages in his book Indra’s Net. He is charged with having used certain small passages from Nicholson’s book “Unifying Hinduism” without proper attribution. This lack of attribution has been rightly argued to be a simple oversight, since Nicholson’s... 

Plagiarism is not Indian problem as contended by Sharma

by Naveen Chandra Ph. D. A Christian, parading as a Hindu. Jesuits of 15th Century invented it when they stole from Hindu scriptures and published it as their own without mentioning the source. An American with the help of a Telugu person had the Sumati Satakam translated and then he published it as his own without mentioning the source. He also made money and fame. It now looks from what I read... 

The battle of intellectual Kshatriyas

by Chakravarty Sulibele ಅಮೇರಿಕಾದ ಪ್ರಿಸ್ನಟನ್ ನ ಶಾಲೆ. ಅಲ್ಲಿನ ಶಿಕ್ಷರರೊಬ್ಬರು ದೆಹಲಿ ಮೂಲದ ಹಿಂದೂವೊಬ್ಬರನ್ನು ವಿವೇಕಾನಂದರು ಮತ್ತು ರಾಮಕೃಷ್ಣರ ಕುರಿತಂತೆ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಪಾಠ ಮಾಡಬಾರದೆಂದು... 
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