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Arise Arjuna Hinduism And The Modern World
Index of Arjuna

Preface

Arise Arjuna Hinduism In Crisis
Misrepresen- tations Of Hinduism

Hindu Funda- mentalism

Leftist Scholarship In India India And The Concept Of Nation-State
Religious Persecution In Pakistan Taking Offense In At Once...
Vedanta Unity And Universality... Practical Vedanta...
The Unity Of Religion... Swami Rama Tirtha On Islam
A Comment On Ram... Yogic Spirituality And Islam
India And Hinduism... The Aryan Invasion Of India
The Aryan-Dravidian Divide The Unity Of The Vedic...
The Ancestry Of Ravana East And West...
The Value Of Hindu... An American Discovers...
Major Sections
Books By David Frawley
Arjuna

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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THE UNITY OF THE VEDIC AND SHAIVITE RELIGIONS
There has been an effort to divide the Hindu religion into two hostile camps by opposing Shaivism, the worship of Lord Shiva, versus Brahmanism or the Vedic tradition, as two separate and conflicting religions in India. This has arisen as part of a general tendency to interpret the diversity of Hinduism not as a universality approach which is the Hindu view-but as a collection of contrary cults artificially put together.

Shaivism has been regarded by many, particularly Western scholars, as Dravidian; that is, as an ethnic religion of South Indians, while the Vedic tradition has been labeled as Aryan or the ethnic religion of North Indians (meaning Aryan race, though Aryan is nowhere a racial term in Sanskrit). According to the Aryan invasion theory the North Indians were invaders and the South Indians or Dravidians were the original people of the subcontinent. Shaivism thereby has been regarded as the indigenous religion, while Brahmanism has been turned into a product of the invading Aryans.

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