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James H. Billington
Office of Scholarly Programs, Library of Congress,
101 Independence Avenue S.E, Washington, DC 20540-4860;
telephone (202) 707-3302, fax 202-707-3595.

Dear Mr. Billington:

RE: Dr. Koenraad Elst as a candidate for the Kluge Chair

I am writing to support the candidacy of Dr. Koenraad Elst for the prestigious Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of South Asia. Dr. Elst was born in Leuven Belgium on August 7, 1959 into a Flemish Catholic family. He holds a Masters degree in Chinese, Indo-Iranian studies, and Philosophy from the famed Catholic University at Leuven (KUL). His research on the ideological development of Hindu Revivalism has earned him a Ph.D. in 1998, also from the KUL. Dr. Elst spent four years studying Indian Philosophy at the Benares Hindu University in India. While establishing himself as a reputed columnist for a number of Belgian and Indian papers, he has authored a number of books and articles in English and Dutch on Oriental philosophies, history of science, language policy issues, and a multitude of current and historical topics concerning the general religio-political situation in India. Dr. Elst shows a rare courage in challenging many of the historical dogmas concerning Hinduism and the ancient history of South and West Asia. I strongly recommend his appointment as the Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of South Asia.

John W. Kluge Center website: www.loc.gov/kluge

Contact:
Helen Dalrymple (202) 707-1940
Robert Saladini (202) 707-2692

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  • 06 January 2016450. Jayaprakash C
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  • 04 January 2016449. Rajarshi B
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  • 30 December 2015448. Latha Branch
    I support Dr.Konraad Elst's candidature
  • 28 December 2015447. Gopal Va
    Koenraad Elst a superbly gifted individual with a tremendous study of the East, he deserves to be on the Kluge Chair. He will certainly give an excellent of himself during all his tenure.
  • 19 December 2015446. Mohan R
    Dr. Koenraad Elst has been very scholarly,objective and fair in his treatment of a range of subjects on Oriental philosophy and religions. I strongly support his nomination for the Kluge Chair
  • 13 December 2015445. Gulcharan M
    Excellent candidate
  • 27 November 2015444. Djotipersad L
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  • 15 November 2015443. Chandrashekar Larson
    To hell with Romila Thapar. I am okay with anyone other than her.
  • 08 November 2015442. Gautham T
    Dr.Elst will bring respect and honour for the chair
  • 25 October 2015441. Kiran Cortez
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  • 16 September 2015439. Rajeev S
    Shri Elst has been a great help to our Indian History rewriting project as a member of RSS, I strongly support the chair for him
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  • 28 August 2015437. Ganesh D
    Koenrad Elst is well qualified for the honor
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    He is unbiased to any views
  • 13 August 2015433. Sudheer B
    I support Dr. Koenraad Elst for the Kluge Chair since he is an internationally recognized scholar on this subject.
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  • 10 July 2015429. Hbalakrishnan Clements
    I STRONGLY SUPPORT DR.KOENRAAD ELST'S CANDIDATURE TO THE CHAIR.HE WILL BRING HONOUR TO THE CHAIR.
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  • 29 June 2015426. P S
    Dr. Elst is a renowned scholar and should be appointed as the Chair.
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Rosalinda BarnesBy:
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James Billington, Libray of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue S.E, Washington, DC 20540-4860;

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