Voice of India
Voice of India is a publishing house based in New Delhi, India, that specialises in books about current affairs, socio-cultural and political issues, and challenges before India and its people from the perspective of Hindu Culture, society and Hindu revivalism. It was founded by Sita Ram Goel in 1983 and joined by Ram Swarup.
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Mr. Goel's motive and objective in his own words behind founding the publishing house is to equip Hindu society with the information, knowledge and perspective needed to fight and counter the ideological, cultural, political, psychological and physical aggressions upon it by ideological and political forces that have been inimical and predatory towards it from the beginning, namely radical Islam, evangelical and fundamentalist Christianity, and Communism/ Marxism.
According to Heuze, the Voice of India authors draw their inspiration from democratic texts, European thought and secular and democratic polemicists to justify their anti-Islamic crusade, and they distance themselves from everything that could be perceived as extreme-right. 
It is notable for English language books by eminent journalists, historians, social commentators and academicians such as Arun Shourie, David Frawley, Shrikant Talageri, Francois Gautier, Harsh Narain, Subhash Kak, Koenraad Elst, and N. S. Rajaram. VOI has also published the official VHP evidence bundle in the book "History versus Casuistry, Evidence of the Ramajanmabhoomi Mandir". It has also published on the controversial Out of India theory. Voice of India books are reportedly widespread among the ranks of the leaders of the Sangh Parivar.
Critics of Voice of India have claimed it is part of a "cottage industry" indulging in historical revisionism, as put forward by Michael Witzel and Steve Farmer in their debunking of "horse seal," of The Deciphered Indus Script (by N. S. Rajaram and N. Jha, Aditya Prakashan, 2000) in 2000:
|“||In the past few decades, a new kind of history has been propagated by a vocal group of Indian writers, few of them trained historians, who lavishly praise and support each other's works. Their aim is to rewrite Indian history from a nationalistic and religious point of view. [...] Ironically, many of those expressing these anti-migrational views are emigrants themselves, engineers or technocrats like N. S. Rajaram, S. Kak, and S. Kalyanaraman, who ship their ideas to India from U.S. shores. They find allies in a broader assortment of home-grown nationalists including university professors, bank employees, and politicians (S. S. Misra, S. Talageri, K. D. Sethna, S. P. Gupta, Bh. Singh, M. Shendge, Bh. Gidwani, P. Chaudhuri, A. Shourie, S. R. Goel). They have even gained a small but vocal following in the West among "New Age" writers or researchers outside mainstream scholarship, including D. Frawley, G. Feuerstein, K. Klostermaier, and K. Elst. Whole publishing firms, such as the Voice of India and Aditya Prakashan, are devoted to propagating their ideas.||”|
The Greek Indologist Nicholas Kazanas, in a reply to Witzel's criticism, wrote that Witzel's comments on Voice of India in the Frontline magazine have "the shrill tones of McCarthyism or any totalitarian dogmatism (and censorship)". 
|“||While Voice of India had a controversial reputation, I found nothing irrational, much less extreme about their ideas or publications... Their criticisms of Islam were on par with the criticisms of the Catholic Church and of Christianity done by such Western thinkers as Voltaire or Thomas Jefferson. In fact they went far beyond such mere rational or historical criticisms of other religions and brought in a profound spiritual and yogic view as well.||”|
The magazine Hinduism Today has for many years honored the views of Ram Swarup in a number of its articles and publications, as it has also honored the views of Sita Ram Goel and the work of VOI. This reflects their writings wide influence on contemporary Hindu thought.
Arun Shourie praised the work of Voice of India published authors, stating: "One final reason for being confident is that because of the work of Ram Swarup, Sitaram Goel, Koenraad Elst, David Frawley, and Rajiv Malhotra the corpus is now reaching a critical mass. So, that we can think that within few years we will have a library for India and a library of India. " 
Partial list of publications
- Agarwal, Vishal A case study in Eminent Historiography, in India's Only Communalist, ed. by Koenraad Elst (2005).
- Goel, Sita Ram
- Elst, Koenraad
- Ayodhya and After: Issues Before Hindu Society (1991).
- Ayodhya: The Case Against the Temple (2002) ISBN 81-85990-75-1.
- Ayodhya, The Finale - Science versus Secularism in the Excavations Debate (2003) ISBN 81-85990-77-8.
- Gandhi and Godse - A review and a critique (2001) ISBN 81-85990-71-9.
- Hindu Resurgence (1997) ISBN 81-85990-47-6.
- Indigenous Indians: Agastya to Ambedkar (1993).
- Psychology of Prophetism - A Secular Look at the Bible (1993) ISBN 81-85990-00-X.
- Ram Janmabhoomi vs. Babri Masjid. A Case Study in Hindu-Muslim Conflict (1993).
- The Saffron Swastika - The Notion of Hindu Fascism. (2001) ISBN 81-85990-69-7.
- Update on the Aryan Invasion Debate ISBN 8186471774.
- Who is a Hindu? (2001).
- Goel, Sita Ram, Catholic Ashrams: Sannyasins or Swindlers?, Voice of India, New Delhi, 1995.
- Awaken Bharata: A Call for India's Rebirth (1998) ISBN 978-8185990514.
- Hinduism: The Eternal Tradition (Sanatana Dharma) ISBN 81-85990-29-8.
- The Myth of the Aryan Invasion of India (1994) ISBN 81-85990-20-4.
- Rajaram, N.S.
- Hindu View of the World: Essays In the Intellectual Kshatriya Tradition (1998) ISBN 978-8185990521.
- Profiles in Deception: Ayodhya and the Dead Sea Scrolls, 2000.
- The politics of history : Aryan Invasion Theory and the Subversion of Scholarship (1995).
- Heuze, Gerard (1993). Où va l'inde moderne?. Harmattan. pp. 91ff,114ff,123ff. ISBN 2738417558.
- Michael Witzel, 'Rama's Realm: Indocentric rewriting of early South Asian archaeology and history' in: Archaeological Fantasies: How Pseudoarchaeology Misrepresents the Past and Misleads the Public Routledge (2006), ISBN 0-415-30593-4, p. 205.
- Michael Bergunder, "Contested Past", Historiographia Linguistica xxxi:1 (2004), 59–104.
- Witzel, Michael and Steve Farmer. 2000. Horseplay in Harappa, Frontline, 17(20), September 30-October 13.
- The RV Date - a Postscript', by N Kazanas. Athens, Greece. http://www.omilosmeleton.gr/english/documents/rdp.pdf
- David FrawleyHow I became a Hindu: My discovery of Vedic Dharma
- Ayodhya and After: Issues Before Hindu Society (1991) Footnote 311
- "Hinduism Today's farewell tribute to Sri Ram Swarup". Hinduism Today.
- "The Sagely Activist, Sita Ram Goel". Hinduism Today.
- "Arun Shourie's lecture of Indra's Net".
- Das, Sankhadip (3 March 2014). "Transcript: Arun Shourie's Lecture on 'Indra's Net'". Hitchhiker's Guide to Rajiv Malhotra's Works. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
- Hock, H.H. 1999. Through a glass darkly: modern “racial” interpretations. In J. Bronkhorst and M.M. Deshpande (eds), Aryan and Non-Aryan in South Asia – Evidence, Interpretation and Ideology, pp. 145–74. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Oriental Series, Opera Minora, Vol. 3, Harvard University.University.
- Heuze, Gerard (1993). Où va l'inde moderne?. Harmattan. ISBN 2738417558.
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