Bhakti Raghava Swami awarded Doctor of Philosophy for The Vaisnava Vedic Perspective of Sociology

By Krishna’s mercy and Srila Prabhpada’s mercy Bhakti Raghava Swami has successfully conducted the Viva Voce Seminar at Osmania University and has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the subject of Sociology.  

The title of the thesis is VAISNAVA VEDIC SOCIOLOGY its Application in the 21st Century.  Dr. Ganesh, the Supervisor for the research requested a book based on the thesis. He further commented that such a subject matter dealing with Vaisnava philosophy is less known and therefore needs to be spread more.

The Vaisnava Vedic Perspective of Sociology – Its Application in the Twenty-First Century is an honest attempt to highlight the serious dichotomy between the worldview of eastern philosophy and western philosophy on one side and the need and merit of resolving their major differences. Only with an in-depth understanding of both constructs will that be possible. There is something unique to be said about eastern philosophy and the acknowledgment of traditional concepts such as sanatana dharma.

So as of today, if anyone sees this name appearing anywhere, Dr. Real L.J. Gagnon, it will refer to R.P. Bhakti Raghava Swami. With full concentration, he will now give all attention to Varnasrama College Foundation developments in Sridham Mayapur. Jaya Srila Prabhupada! 



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"Completing this research was only possible with the help of so many devotees who supported me in so many different ways. Govinda prahu, who is no longer physically with us today, would be especially happy and proud to see all these efforts come to their crowning success." Dr. Real L.J. Gagnon


The research highlights areas that need immediate attention:
1. production of food to avoid reliance on food production that is unreliable
2. need for communities to value the importance of cow culture knowing that our very existence is intimately connected with how well we look after cows in our villages.

Farmers should know that natural agriculture, devoid of an exploitative mentality, is the noblest profession. Their contribution to society is the most vital for without their produce the people in general cannot live. Natural farming, according to Vedic culture, is the basis of a sustainable economy wherein a family and a community can meet all of their necessities of life from the land


Rural communities form the basis of a sustainable culture where both material and spiritual values must be maintained.  Srila Prabhupada gave clear directives that the society he established is not only meant to be a religious organization but also a cultural, educational and social institution meant to help bring positive changes in general society.

To this end we have the mandate of introducing the social system of varnasrama dharma and this can more easily and more fully be implemented in rural areas where the natural economy based on land and cows is evident.