Bharath Gyan is an endeavour to bridge old and new worlds by repurposing knowledge from the past, for the present and future, to experience, appreciate and apply. As one of the initiatives, under the guidance of Sri Sri Ravishankar, Bharath Gyan – Art of Living is an association instituted for disseminating this knowledge worldwide. A not for profit research organisation is in the process of bringing this knowledge out through far reaching and engaging mediums so that it can be easily understood and enjoyed by all across the world. The objective is to bring out this knowledge and wisdom, with relevance to current day topics of interest, trials and tribulations faced by Indians as well as the world.
D K Hari and D K Hema Hari, a husband – wife duo of Management and IT professionals, are the founders of Bharath Gyan. The entire family is engaged in community service in the field of healthcare, education and culture apart from each being successful in their respective professional careers.
The Hari couple has travelled extensively to over 30 countries and visited museums, expositions and other attractions worldwide to understand those civilisations, their culture and knowledge. Their novel initiative, Bharath Gyan has been collating specific, scientific knowledge of India, using ancient knowledge sources and modern scientific tools and methods, from a present day perspective and relevance
Bharath Gyan collates information on the knowledge in India through the ages and disseminate it for suitable appreciation and application. . The knowledge of the Indian civilisation is available scattered in various forms. The current generation is facing a barrier in reaching out to this knowledge due to the limited access to such sources. Their compilation currently runs into close to 500 hours’ worth of multimedia content. With factual content on 108 different subjects on the state of knowledge in India, its traditions and its sustainable practices compiled with dedication, over the years, since 2000, the Hari couple have evolved into subject matter experts on the overall understanding of India across ages from over 8000 years ago to the present.
Hari and Hema Hari are widely sought after as speakers on the Indian civilisation across India and the globe, to wide audiences ranging from the research community, to educational institutions, to Corporates, social organisations and in various conferences on technology, management, history, tradition, culture and religion. They have given over 250 joint talks in India and abroad on diverse subjects. Highlights among their research and publications include two sets of trilogies on Rama and Krishna.
Based on their research, the couple has authored 22 books that span a wide spectrum of disciplines, such as: Creation—Srishti Vignana (a book on the science of Creation from Indian thought in English and Tamil), Understanding Shiva (a book that explains the Shiva Tattva in English, Hindi and Kannada), A Trilogy on Historicity of Rama (Historical Rama, Ramayana In Lanka and Ayodhya – War and Peace), A Trilogy on Historical Krishna (Dating of Krishna, Footprints of Krishna, Facets of Krishna), You Turn India (on the secret behind the prosperity of India for millennia, in English and Hindi), Indo-Japan A Connect Over Millennia (on the ties that these 2 ancient civilisations have shared across the times, in English and Hindi), Telugu Talli—Her Unknown Side-Facets of Telugu Culture and Prosperity (in English and Telugu) etc. They have also produced five documentaries as well as many short films such as, Historical Rama (in English, Hindi, Tamil and Kannada), Creation—Srishti Vignana (in English and Tamil), Understanding Shiva (in English), Wonders of Indian Astronomy (in English), etc.
They have started penning a monumental series called the “Autobiography of India” of which, 2 titles have been published. Brand Bharat (A five volume series about how India was perceived by the world as a Brand). Another four volume series under the title Breaking The Myths discusses and details about the various myths that have also shrouded people’s perception of India and what the reality is.
Besides this research and dissemination activities, D K Hari is also part of the board of management of various institutions such as Hindu Mission Hospital—a 220 bed, multispeciality, charity hospital in Tambaram, Chennai, Valluvar Gurukulam—a foundation that runs schools for over 3500 economically disadvantaged children, in Tambaram, Chennai, SDNB Vaishnav College for Women, Chromepet, Chennai, Prof K V Sarma Research Foundation—a foundation working for the publishing of ancient and still unpublished manuscripts of India, Shri Narayana Yoga Universal Trust and Dakshina Chitra – a heritage village in Chennai. n