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An Introduction To
Sita Ram Goel

Sita Ram Goel, historian, scholar, and protege of Sri Ram Swarup pioneered the detoxification of Indian history from a previously dominant Marxist interpretive lens. This short course, through the readings of Sita Ram Goel’s works, means to present the story of India as it really is.

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3 Weekends

6:30-8PM | Fri, Sat, Sun

8 Online Lectures

each followed by Q&A

Beginner Level

no prerequisite knowledge

Rs. 1499

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Indian history was hijacked by establishment-Marxists and card-carrying communists under the Prime Ministership of Smt. Indira Gandhi and education minister Dr Nurul Hasan, when Shri Sita Ram Goel almost single-handedly took up the challenge of detoxifying India’s history by removing all ideological biases from the history writing process. 

He created a corpus of around 25 books telling the history of India as it really is, without any Marxist or colonial lenses. As government after government in India keeps on teaching the toxic history of India, filling Hindus and Indians with nothing but resentment for Indian society, it is necessary to take the works and vision of Shri Sita Ram Goel forward and spread the true history of India without any ideological prejudices. 

Who should enrol for the course?

Are you the right fit?

Budding Historians

Any nation with aspirations of becoming a superpower cannot remain without telling its own story through its own lens. History writing is a major project of such an enterprise. Anyone who has an interest in history and wants to not just read but write the history of India will immensely benefit from this course.

Policy Makers

Anyone working with public policy and in the public arena, needs to know the pulse of the people they are working with. For this purpose, knowing the true history of a place and its people becomes necessary. This course will present to its learners the unadulterated history of India sans any ideological lenses, through the works of Sita Ram Goel.

Journalists and Academicians

Journalism has become a profession that does not dedicate enough time to teaching and learning. However, it was not always so. Journalists were not just good at reporting on the ground but also well-grounded in their own history, culture and tradition. This course aims to inform aspiring journalists to take the right path. 

Here's Why You Should Enrol

Takeaways from the short course
  • To know the real history of India, free from ideological lenses, and without political biases.
  • To understand what secularism really is, and how it is distorted in India’s context.
  • To know the true nature and history of Islam and the dynamics of the Hindu-Muslim relationship in India.
  • To know how Christianity came to India and how Hindu-Christian relations evolved over time.
  • To know how the political and academic culture of India, including India’s political language, is distorted and how that may disadvantage the Hindu society at large.

Official Rashtram Certificate

A ‘Certificate of Participation' will be given to all delegates provided that they have attended at least 75% of sessions.

Course Curriculum

7 Lectures - Duration for each Lecture: 45 min + 45 min (Q&As)

Lecture 1: India’s Secularism

One of the most common words in the Indian political lexicon postindependence has been ‘secularism’. It is a word that does not have an equivalent in any Indian language. And yet every political party, social group and institution and even individuals swear by it. Sita Ram Goel, in many of his works, discusses the idea and practice of Indian secularism and how it affects Indias polity, society, and even its future. This lecture will explain Sita Ram Goel’s work on India’s Secularism and its impact on Indian polity and Hindu society. 

Books to be Discussed:

  1. Goel, Sita Ram. Indias Secularism. New Delhi: Voice of India.
  2. Goel, Sita Ram. Perversion of Indias Political Parlance. New Delhi: Voice of India, 1984.
  3. Goel, Sita Ram. Freedom of Expression. New Delhi: Voice of India, 1998.
  4. Goel, Sita Ram. Stalinist historiansspread a big lie. New Delhi: Voice of India.

Lecture 2: Islam in India

While every important political leader in post-independence India has talked about the need for harmonious co-existence of various religions in India, particularly that of Hinduism and Islam, very few have made a serious attempt to study what Islam actually is. Sita Ram Goel, in a series of works, not only delved into the Nature of Islam but also its history and interactions with Hindu society in India. This lecture will discuss Islam in India, its nature and its impact on Hindu society. 

Books to be Discussed:

  1. Goel, Sita Ram. The Calcutta Quran Petition. New Delhi: Voice of India, 1999.
  2. Goel, Sita Ram. The Story of Islamic Imperialism in India. New Delhi: Voice of India, 1994.
  3. Goel, Sita Ram. Muslim Separatism: Causes and Consequences. New Delhi: Voice of India, 1987.

Lecture 3: Islam vis-à-vis Hindu Temples

Today, a lot of Hindu youth enquire about the purpose of rebuilding the Rama Temple at Ayodhya? The left-liberal media and academia. But, what was indeed the need to rebuild the Rama temple? Why was it demolished in the first place? Why did Islamic invaders go about serially demolishing Hindu temples? Sita Ram Goel has presented some incisive analytical works on the subject, which discuss these very pertinent issues and this lecture will cover them.

Books to be Discussed:

  1. Goel, Sita Ram. Islam visàvis Hindu Temples. New Delhi: Voice of India.
  2. Goel, Sita Ram. Hindu Temples What Happened to Them: Volume I The Preliminary Evidence. New Delhi: Voice of India, 1991.
  3. Goel, Sita Ram. Hindu Temples What Happened to Them: Volume II The Islamic Evidence. New Delhi: Voice of India, 1993.

Lecture 4: The Nature of Christianity

Today we have started discussing the problem of Christian conversion in India. But a Hindu is not well disposed to even begin to broach this topic. This is because Hindu dharma does not have the idea of proselytisation or conversion at its heart, and a Hindu considers it completely unnecessary to ‘convert’ someone to Hinduism. However, this feature of Hinduism is not reciprocated. Christianity has been converting Hindus ever since Christian invaders landed on the Indian shores. Its pace has now quickened many times. Why do Christians convert others and what is it doing to Hindu society, is a question every Hindu has to ponder. For that, he has to know the nature of Christianity. In this lecture discussing the works of Shri Sita Ram Goel, such an attempt is made. 

Books to be Discussed:

  1. Goel, Sita Ram. Jesus Christ: An Artifice for Aggression. New Delhi: Voice of India, 1994.
  2. Goel, Sita Ram. Papacy, Its Doctrine and History. New Delhi: Voice of India, 1986.

Lecture 5: Christianity in India

In many hill stations of India, we find ancient Churches erected by the British or some other European colonial power. In Goa, we see the Church of Francis Xavier where Hindus also go to pray. But what did the Christian ‘saints’ actually do in India? Did they merely convert from the Hindu populace or was there also religious persecution? And if yes, then why? What was the behaviour of Christian missionaries in India? How did the most prominent leaders of India, like Gandhi reflect on the matter?

Books to be Discussed:

  1. Goel, Sita Ram. History of HinduChristian Encounters. New Delhi: Voice of India, 1996.
  2. Goel, Sita Ram. Catholic Ashrams: Sannyasins or Swindlers. New Delhi: Voice of India, 1994.
  3. Goel, Sita Ram. PseudoSecularism, Christian Missions and Hindu Resistance. New Delhi: Voice of India, 2004.
  4. Goel, Sita Ram. Vindicated by Time: Niyogi Committee Report. New Delhi: Voice of India, 1998.

Lecture 6: Hinduism and Hindu Society

We are repeatedly told that Hindus are the majority in this country and hence they are not in danger. Sita Ram Goel, in a series of short books, debunked this myth and showed how the Hindu society is perpetually battling civilisational threats and is practically under siege from its enemies. This lecture will discuss how Hindus are civilisationally endangered, and how Hindu society has protected itself in the past, giving way to lessons for the future.

Books to be Discussed:

  1. Goel, Sita Ram. How I Became a Hindu. New Delhi: Voice of India, 1993.
  2. Goel, Sita Ram. Hindu Society Under Siege. New Delhi: Voice of India, 1992.
  3. Goel, Sita Ram. Defense of Hindu Society. New Delhi: Voice of India, 1987.
  4. Goel, Sita Ram. History of Heroic Hindu Resistance to Early Muslim Invaders. New Delhi: Voice of India, 2001.
  5. Goel, Sita Ram. Hindus and Hinduism: Manipulation of Meanings. New Delhi: Voice of India.

Lecture 7: Politics in India

India after independence, followed the path of socialism under the guidance of Nehru. This was not limited to just economy. At this stage, the peculiar brand of politics that spawned several problems was Nehruism. Sita Ram Goel wrote a very important book on the subject. He also shifted the gaze to some nationalist organisations like the RSS in one of his last edited works.

Books to be Discussed:

  1. Goel, Sita Ram. Genesis and Growth of Nehruism. New Delhi: Voice of India, 1993.
  2. Goel, Sita Ram. Time for Stock Taking: Whither Sangh Parivar?.New Delhi: Voice of India, 1994.

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The guide in your learning journey

Dr. Pankaj Saxena

Associate Professor and Director of Centre for Cultural Leadership

PhD , Jiwaji University (2012)
UGC – NET/JRF June (2009)
MA (English Literature) , Jiwaji University, Gwalior (2007)
BA Hons. (English Literature), Jiwaji University, Gwalior (2005)

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