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17 Nov, 9 tweets, 2 min read
No one explains away the the post colonial mental condition called "Macaulayism" better than late Shri Sitaram Goel. He always had a special way with words while describing the ills afflicting contemporary Hindu society. Allow me to quote the great man in the next few tweets (1)
SRG on macaulayputras/putris in his own words

"A sceptical, if not negative, attitude towards Hindu spirituality, cultural creations and social institutions with solemn airs of scholarship and
superior knowledge. Nothing in Hindu India, past or present, is to be approved...(2)
...unless recognised and recommended by an appropriate authority in the West.

A positive, if not worshipful, attitude towards everything in Western society & culture, past as
well present, in the name of progress, reason and science. Nothing from the West is to be rejected..(3)
... unless it has first been weighed and found wanting by a Western evaluation.

An intellectual inclination to compare Hindu ideals and institutions from the past not with their contemporaneous ideals and institutions in the West but with what the West has achieved in its.. (4)
... recent history-the 19th & 20th Centuries.

A mental mood to judge the West in terms of the ideals & utopias it proclaims from time to time, while judging the Hindus with an all too
supercilious reference to what prevails in Hindu society and culture at the present time..(5)
...when Hindus have hardly emerged from a long period of struggle against foreign invasions.

A psychological propensity to scrutinise,interpret & evaluate Hindu culture,history,society & spirituality with the help of concepts
& tools of analysis evolved by Western scholarship(6)
...It is never granted that the Hindus too have well developed concepts and tools of analysis, derived from their own philosophical foundations, that it would be more profitable to use these concepts and tools of analysis for a proper understanding of the Hindu heritage.. (7)
If the Hindus use their own concepts and tools of analysis to process and weigh the Western heritage, our Macaulayists always throw up their hands and denounce the exercise as unscientific and irrelevant to the universe of discourse" (8)
Now put this in context & understand what we are dealing with. Macaulay is long dead & gone. But his highly mentally conditioned children continue to hold us hostage. Only a very few (those rooted in tradition) have managed to break free from the shackles of this mental condition

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A Thread on the description of Bharatavarsha & its sacred mountain ranges, river systems & its people in the Brahma Purana

Rishi Lomaharshana begins the description of Bharatavarsha with this verse:

उत्तरेण समुद्रस्य हिमाद्रेश्चैव दक्षिणे।
वर्ष तद्धारत नाम भारती यत्र सतति ॥ (1) Image
To the north of ocean and to the South of Himalayas is the sub-continent Bharata. The subjects are called Bharatis.

नवयोउ नसाहस्रो विस्तारश्च द्विजोत्तमा । कर्मभूमिरिय स्वर्गमपवाञ्च इच्छताम् ॥

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महेंद्रो मलय सह्यः शुक्तिमानक्षपर्वत ।
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