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On January 26, 1950, the constitution of India officially gave its citizens the power to choose their own government and paved the way for the world's largest democracy. A salute of 21 guns and the unfurling of the Indian National Flag by the first president Dr. Rajendra Prasad heralded the birth of the Indian Republic.

As India celebrates her 65th Republic Day, find out what famous scholars, historians and authors from around the world have to say about this country. Presenting top 30 quotations from Will Durant, Mark Twain, Albert Einstein, Max Mueller, Romain Rolland, et al, about India and its uniqueness. Read more...

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January 26, 2010 at 12:01 pm
(1) s mohan says:

you are doing an incredible job. we r proud to be an indian and i am enjoying the learning process of my own self…..as a beginner

January 26, 2010 at 1:11 pm
(2) www.ThankYouIndia.com says:

We read you regularly , it is great and lots of information.

January 26, 2010 at 1:42 pm
(3) hinduism says:

Thanks, Mohan!

January 27, 2010 at 7:31 am
(4) shay says:

Hello! I am an American and enjoy your blog so much! I live in the South and it’s hard to find people here to learn from. Thanks so much for having this where I can learn.

January 27, 2010 at 11:32 am
(5) Rajesh M. Bhatt says:

Hello Subhamoy:

Hats off to you! You are doing a great service through this superb site! Since last so many years, i have been recommending this web site to anyone, Indian or non-Indian, who is interested to know more about Hinduism. I have found one more such site which is stephen-knapp.com. This is also a superb site! Stephen has been visiting schools and colleges around the world to talk about the greatness of Hinduism! A must see site for all the details. Thanks, Subhamoy for all your efforts! Keep it up!


January 28, 2010 at 8:52 am
(6) hinduism says:

Thanks for you kind words – Radhika, Rajesh and Shay!

Best regards,

January 25, 2011 at 2:03 am
(7) Vinotha says:

I live in South Africa and also find it hard to learn key concepts and teachings on hinduism with the intellect and reason behind our traditions – i find this site very useful in this regard. It is also very easy, light and enjoyable to read – i like this! Thanks you are doing a great job and a great service to the hindu religion!

January 25, 2011 at 7:38 am
(8) T V Ramakrishnan says:

Mr Roy.
I have to congratulate you for the wonderful service of projecting the inner hidden gems contained in the Hindu scriptures through ur site. The vedas, upanishads etc written by the Hindu Rishis 5000 years ago are very relevant to the presentday affairs.The one statemnet Vasudeiva Kudumbakam denoting the world as one single family is enough to show how forwardlooking was our past Rishis.
Your effort to bring home the spirit in Hinduism is laudable, and pray to God to give you long life and mental strength to continue work in that direction.

January 25, 2011 at 1:28 pm
(9) Prem says:

Every Hindu should boycot Jim Carry’s show.He should be ashamed of himself for showing no respect to our Lord Ganesha.This guy is such an ignorant person.

January 25, 2011 at 4:05 pm
(10) Saraswati Chandra says:

thank you very much, I did not know, that India’s National
song. I enjoy your blog very much

January 26, 2011 at 11:29 am
(11) Veenu says:

Enjoy your blog and look to it, to keep me connected. Thank you very much for all your hard work.

May I also suggest you post the monthly ‘sangrand’ dates?

Thanks again.

January 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm
(12) Wendy says:

Thank you for the insightful messages and articles.

January 26, 2011 at 3:27 pm
(13) Subhamoy says:

Thanks, everyone for reading and enjoying the blog. I deeply appreciate your kind words.

January 27, 2011 at 12:02 pm
(14) varish sharma says:

This is a good service, must be not only praised but also be helped to nourish the indian culture with a scientific approach which is the very basis of the hinduism.Without knowing which every hindu scholar is a lame.
Varish sharma.Hyderabad.

February 12, 2011 at 6:52 am
(15) RANJIT says:

dear shubhamoy,
i am amazed at the variety of topics you are touching.

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February 14, 2011 at 1:22 pm
(16) hinduism says:

Thanks, Ranjit!

January 24, 2012 at 5:52 pm
(17) gopala krishna says:

Thank u for all the valuable mails.with blessings. Gopal

January 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm
(18) N. says:

I make an earnest request that all India loving people abandon calling our Dharm an ism. Dharm is not an ism and neither is even religion, an ism. The term Hinduism is highly derogatory and misleading. There is Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, even Sufism, but it is Christianity and not Christianism. It is not a grammatical accident, by any stretch of imagination. Microsoft Word will reject the term Christianism, but you can pretty well put ism to anything else, including Islam and it will accept Islamism.

The lovers of English and the language, both in India and elsewhere, are obsessed with using an a at the end, as if, it will cramp their style and make them unintelligible if they were not to. The word is धर्म and not धर्मा. However, if people insist on using an a at the end of each such word that has been brutally anglicized, it is their wish.

Those of you who are familiar with the culture of Hindi speaking North India will bear me out that when people refuse to do what they felt was improper, they will say. ” यह हमारे धर्म में नहीं है. यह हम नहीं कर सकते.” Here they are not referring to their religion nor to some ism. The reference is to the governing principles of their धर्म, which if I dare to transform in English it would be ‘our way of life,’ and some other similar terminology. A way way of life derived from their धर्म. You must forgive me for not being familiar with similar expressions in so many beautiful languages of India. Some that I understand and speak not efficiently, others are very alien to me.

Lastly, I thank all readers and urge them to look into any two bit dictionary for meaning of the term ism. I came across this site, looking for 30 Quotes about India…. Not one quote uses the word Hinduism, to best of my observation. It can be argued that the quotes are not about religion. I accept. I will also go to the extent of saying there is no such thing as Hindu Religion. It is Hindu Dharm, (हिन्दू धर्म).

January 27, 2012 at 4:21 pm
(19) K says:

Thanks for your wonderful site and information.
The 30 Quotes on India should be sent to every primary and secondary school and taught with reference to our contribution at large and cultural heritage. Is there any other country where another ‘religion’ prospered, respected, and its practices followed by Hindu population?

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January 13, 2014 at 9:34 pm
(22) Douglas Ford says:

Thank you Subhamoy for all the information, you have taught me lots and still I learn from you. Just to let you know 26th January is also Australia Day, when Australia became a nation.

Kind regards

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