Eminent Indologist Dr Koenrad Elst in critical condition

via HK published on June 7, 2007

Courtesy: Gunter Cauwenberghs


Antwep(Belgium): World renowned Indologist Dr Koenrad Elst is admitted to Antwep University Hospital, following a massive Heart attack. Sources from Belgium revealed that Doctor’s are hoping for a Heart transplantation to save the life of this great scholar.

Dr. Koenraad Elst was born in Leuven, Belgium, on 7 August 1959, into a Flemish Catholic family. He graduated in Philosophy, Chinese Studies and Indo-Iranian Studies at the Catholic University of Leuven. During a stay at the Benares Hindu University, he discovered India’s communal problem and wrote his first book about the budding Ayodhya conflict. While establishing himself as a columnist for a number of Belgian and Indian papers, he frequently returned to India to study various aspects of its ethno-religio-political configuration and interview Hindu and other leaders and thinkers. His research on the ideological development of Hindu revivalism earned him his Ph.D. in Leuven in 1998. He has also published about multiculturalism, language policy issues, ancient Chinese history and philosophy, comparative religion, and the Aryan invasion debate. Several of his books have been published by Voice of India

His book The Saffron Swastika analyses the rhetoric of “Hindu fascism”. He argues that “while one should always be vigilant for traces of totalitarianism in any ideology or movement, the obsession with fascism in the anti –Hindu rhetoric of the secularists is not the product of an analysis of the data, but of their own political compulsions.

Hindus around the world is indebted to this great “Fellow Traveller” of Hinduism who whole heartedly proclaimed his support in the struggle for survival against the ongoing aggression and subversion by well-organized hostile ideologies against Sanathana Dharma.

Haindava Keralam along with their friends and relatives pray for his early recovery  

Those who wish to send your prayers and early recovery can contact his brother or sister: [email protected] or [email protected].

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