Writing for Voice of India
I soon realized that there was a dearth of writers
from a Hindu point of view in readable modern English. I decided to
publish several books with Voice of India, starting with a shortened
version of my historical study of ancient India. I called it the
Myth of the Aryan Invasion and it was first published in late 1994.
I thought such a short work would have an easier access in India
because it would be very inexpensive.
I also became inspired to write longer works on
Hinduism. I took a collection of my articles and put them together
as Arise Arjuna: Hinduism and the Modern World (1995). This was my
first social- political-journalistic book. Its theme came from the
short article Arise Arjuna. It included a number of articles that I
had done on various topics.
I wrote a book specifically on
Hinduism called Hinduism, the Eternal Tradition (1995), which
followed the line of thinking of Ram Swarup and was done according
to his suggestion. This included questions and answers on relevant
topics, including a Hindu response to common criticisms leveled
These books brought a greater
sense of responsibility upon me because they influenced people on a
more vital and emotional level than simple books on health or
spirituality that I had already written. At the same time they were
more engaging and helped catalyze more significant changes in my own