HSS launches Hindu Education Foundation

via HSS published on November 18, 2005

As per a recent estimate, in addition to more than 2 million Hindus of Indian origin, the US is now home to nearly 1 million Hindus of non-Indian origin. And another 15 million Americans have taken to Hindu practices like Yoga, meditation and Ayurveda which are now commonplace in the American mainstream. A growing number of prominent Hindu physicians, teachers, scientists, software engineers and entrepreneurs are making their mark in this country.


Although Hindu presence and influence is visible, misconceptions about India in general and about Hinduism and Hindus in particular prevail among the general public as well as in academic settings.  Hindu Education Foundation, an educational project of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, strives to replace these various misconceptions with a correct representation of India and Hinduism. Such a true representation becomes necessary in a changing world that continues to be plagued by religious misunderstanding, intolerance, hate and violence.  A right understanding of any faith including that of Hinduism would lead to peace and harmony as well as preservation and nurturing of religious diversity, a vital necessity for the continued well being of any nation.


Hindu Education Foundation (HEF) (On the web: http://www.hindueducation.org) is planning to work with school boards across the country to correct the mis-representation of Hinduism and India in school textbooks. For example, when studying about Hinduism or Hindus or India, you would have predominantly heard about castes and cows. Not about Yoga, Ayurveda, Science and Technology from Ancient India, Not about Modern India’s achievements etc…HEF is strived to work in correcting these mis-representations.

HEF is interested in talking to students (past or present) of middle/high schools, who have studied about Hinduism or India, as part of their curriculum. HEF is interested in learning your experiences.

Interested students/individuals, who would like to share their experiences can contact.

Khanderao Kand –   [email protected]

Anjali Patel          –   [email protected]

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  1. Ed Viswanathan Reply

    November 19, 2005 at 7:59 am

    Re: HSS launches Hindu Education Foundation
    Namasthe Hindu Education Foundation: I wish you god speed in your efforts in educating every one about our great culture. There are a lot of false ideas about Hinduism among masses all over the west. We have to eradicate them. We cannot sit idle. Apathy on our part will make our lives miserable all over the world. Every Hindu, in fact every Indian is an ambassador of Hindu culture and it is our duty to eradicate falsehood about our culture. I have conducted “power point” seminars on many aspects of Hinduism in many universities in USA and Canada. From those seminars, I understood that many hate us due to ignorance. Hundreds of thousands of us should march into the battle field to wage a very “peaceful war” of educating masses all about our culture. On my part, I am the author of international best seller on Hinduism by name AM I A HINDU? http://www.amaiahindu.com [ISBN 1-879904-06-3 HALO BOOKS, USA and RUPA PRESS in India, which has sold many copies around the globe….This book is translated to HINDI [ “Kya Mai Hindu Hai?”] HINDI and Indonesian languages [ Apakah Saya Orang Hindu?]
    For the last so many years, I have sent more than 1800 complimentary copies of my book at random to Indian students studying in western universities. If you represent a Hindu Temple or any ethnic association such as Gujarati, Malayalee, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Maharashtraian association, please write to me for a complimentary copy. Many universities in US & Canada are using this book as a medium of instruction in Hinduism. This book is one of a kind with 90 chapters and hundreds of questions and answers. This book is in the form of thought provoking dialogue between 14 year old American born Indian teenager and his middle aged father on all aspects of Hinduism. Almost all the papers and magazines [such as THE HINDU, Madras, HINDUISM TODAY, INDIA WEST, Indian Express etc] in India have written excellent reviews on this book. In USA many magazines [LIBRARY JOURNAL, BOOKLIST etc] have recommended this book for all libraries. Thanks Ed Viswanathan [email protected] [email protected] http://www.amiahindu.com

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