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those who may not know, Bharata is the traditional name for India.
It derives from the great king Bharata, one of the early emperors of
the region in Vedic times. It also refers to India as the carrier
(Bharata) of humanity's sacred flame of spiritual aspiration. Awaken
Bharata is a plea for that ancient spiritual soul of the country,
which was beaten down by a thousand years of brutal foreign
domination, to come alive today and lead not only India but the
world into a new spiritual age. It calls for Hindus to return not
only to the way of the great Rishis who realized the Divine reality
behind the universe, but to the way of the great kings and warriors
of Bharata, who were willing to lay down their lives for Dharma in
order to maintain a land where the spiritual life could be pursued
without oppression by worldly forces.
In this book I have dealt primarily
with broad principles and not tried to address the specifics of