Showcasing Indian Heritage Sites


Vice-chancellor of Deccan College (Pune, India), Dr. Vasant Shinde speaks about Harappan Civilization and the site of Rakhigarhi. See letter or download it.

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Mayor of Evanston Elizabeth Tisdahl speaks delivers her message of nonviolence

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Moen Jo Daro: Model of Non-violence According To National Geographic Magazine

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Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky supports American Institute of Sindhulogys Nonviolence Initiative

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky supports AIS’s Nonviolence Initiative

“As heartbreaking incidents of bullying, gang activity, and violent behavior among youth continue to occur throughout our nation, it is vital that we explorer initiatives that address the feat and hostility that lead to these tragedies….”
“….Utilizing the nonviolent model employed by leaders such as Gandhi and King, your program would expose children to different cultures and viewpoints though an exchange program in India, adult role models, and an online resource for nonviolence studies….”

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Malala Speeks, First Time Since Being Shot By Taliban

On her 16th birthday, Malala Yousafza, the young girl targeted by Taliban extremist with a bullet to her head, spoke before the United Nations calling for universal education and girls’ rights. The attack, she said, replaced weakness, hopelessness and fear with strength, power and courage.
“I’m not against anyone,” she claimed, not even her attackers. She learned “to be peaceful and love everyone” from Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Dr. Nelson Mandela, Badshah Khan also known Frontier Gandhi and other global advocates of non-violence. You can hear Malala’s speech and learn more about the great nonviolent leaders who inspire her at Sindhulogy.org.
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The American Institute of Sindhulogy (AIS)
is dedicated to building a better world
by promoting the values of inclusion, nonviolence and democracy
first embraced by the ancient Harappan, Sindhu (Indus)-Saraswati,
Ganga and Yamuna Civilizations
over 5,000 years ago.

Recently Discovered Ancient Civilization More Advanced than Modern Day

The ancient Sindhu (Indus Valley) Civilization was rediscovered less than 100 years ago when archeologists excavated at Mohenjo-daro in Sindh and Harappa in west Punjab.  Up until the early 1920s, we knew nothing about one of the world’s oldest urban cultures and first democracy.

At its peak — about 4,500 years ago — over 5 million people lived in a Texas-size federation of 2,000 settlements and cities covering northwest India, Pakistan and south Afghanistan. 

Ruled by democratically selected leaders, the ancient Harappans practiced religious tolerance, protection of the environment, sexual equality and nonviolence.

It’s remarkable to realize that one of the most divided regions in the world today was once the cradle of its first and largest peace loving civilization.

If ancients achieved all that, just imagine what we can do today!

Help us retell their story and learn from their remarkable example.

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Love is the Answer. Reflections on Youth Violence.

Love is the Answer. Reflections on Youth Violence.

In response to the tragic death of 14-year old Dajae Coleman, Evanston Mayor Liz Tisdahl convened a “stop the violence” community meeting on October 2, which happened to be Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. By the time of the meeting, everyone in the close knit Chicago... read more
AIS Celebrates Martin Luther King Day

AIS Celebrates Martin Luther King Day

ATLANTA (AP) — The nation will pause to remember Martin Luther King Jr. with parades, marches and service projects. King was born Jan. 15, 1929, and the federal holiday is the third Monday in January. In Atlanta, a service will be held at Ebenezer Baptist... read more
Frontier Gandhi, A Torch for Peach, Comes to Film

Frontier Gandhi, A Torch for Peach, Comes to Film

American Institute of Sindhulogy applauds Ms. Teri McLuhan’s efforts and work in bringing to life and to the big screen the untold story of the great non-violent leader of pashtun origin — Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, aka The Frontier Gandhi — in her current award-winning... read more
Happy Republic Day

Happy Republic Day

AIS would like to wish everyone a very happy 66th Republic Day. Republic Day, which honors the day the Constitution of India came into force on 26 January 1950 is another reminder to us for India’s rich cultural diversity and military might as well as achievements in... read more
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