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Hinduism - What Is The Benares Hindu University?



Benares Hindu University is a Hindu university in Benares, India. 


Madan Mohan Malviya (1861–1946), a nationalist politician in India, established an educational school in 1916. 



  • During World War I, the Indian independence movement took on a more active tone. 
  • One way that this activity expressed itself was via the establishment of educational institutions that allowed Indians more influence over the purpose, tone, and content of the colleges. 


Benares Hindu University was established to preserve Hindu cultural and philosophical traditions, as well as to educate students in the sciences and prepare them for contemporary life. 



  • This goal represented the founders' modernist thought as well as their deep devotion to Hindu heritage. 
  • It is still one of India's best institutions, especially for studying traditional Indian culture.


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