The hatred of likes of @HannahEP mirrors the Christian right. If you remember, for 19th century Europeans, for the right Bible justified racism and slavery, for the Left "evolutionary science" did. Not much has changed in Hindu hate—the aim is erasure.
Yes, then Sikhism was "discovered" as a "separate religion" just in time as Sikhs were being recruited in the army. The brainwashing is so high that current Brit-Sikhs take that narrative as "gospel truth."
This spin by Sitharaman also misses how the APEDA act forces halal slaughter and has turned the entire meat industry into an enterprise which generates funds for one specific religion. This is called "secularism."
Tired of Bollywood controlled by Gulf money and now streaming services as a platform for anti-Hindu propaganda?
If there were an Indic-oriented streaming service, would you support it? Also, what monthly/annual subscription would you be willing to pay to help make it viable?
Please add in replies what you would be willing to pay for it as 1. Patrons 2. Regular subscribers
If the question above wasn't clear, please suggest what would a subscription you'd be willing to pay as a subscriber. (Some patrons may pay more to help it vs regular subscribers, so suggest rate as subscriber and also if you'd want to be a patron).
Some Indians advocate English-medium in India "get jobs in the US." I've argued this is short-sighted. An education policy cannot be based on serving a few hundred thousand who will emigrate out. Now what will #SlaveMinds argue—change medium to Chinese?
The fantasy of the "Aryan Invasion" crafted by 19th century Europeans to justify colonization of India is funny.
There is no textual, epigraphic or archeological evidence. But when one piece of "evidence" was disproved, rather than discarding the theory, they would spin another.
Other than justifying colonialism, their "Caste" narrative rests on this theory. So they have to keep it alive.
Then DNA evidence showed that Indian DNA is totally mixed contradicting a racial "caste" theory based on European society. But they keep spinning to keep it alive.
Maj Gen (Dr) G D Bakshi has taken this apart in the book "The Sarasvati Civilization." Must read how the largest civilization flourished around the Sarasvati river and how people migrated *out* when the river dried.
@dhume@virsanghvi Sanghvi and the English academic elite are obsessed with European history and theory. In their imagination India must be understood by grafting on a European lens—"Nazism" "Fascism" and so on. They have no other foundation, are ignorant of Indic thought.
@dhume@virsanghvi All of the critiques of Hindu thought by this elite is based on an ignorant strawman fallacy. They don't care to understand what they're critiquing since the aim is to demonize, not engage with ideas.
So some stray quote about Hitler becomes the motif for "Hindu nationalism."
Ex-Muslims are a tiny minority who are the most persecuted lot.
But it's a minority that "liberals" don't care about. Which minorities do they care about—two world-dominant massively funded religions, who can write big checks. 😀 More fat wallet liberals than "bleeding heart."
The worst exhibits of the "caste system" has been the stereotype of the controlling zamindar, heaping inequities over hapless "lower caste" peasants. But zamindari is not a traditional Hindu institution at all. It comes from Islamic & British rule, made much worse by the latter.
As the rapacious British rule consolidated power, and especially after the First War of Independence in 1857, it created a narrative of what I call #BlameShift. In this narrative war, it shifted the deprivation caused by its own enormous loot and barbarity to "Hindu culture."
Vast amount of atrocity literature was produced. The exploitative revenue system instituted by the British was blamed on "caste." Their robbing widows of rights and pensions, and resulting protests, were blame-shifted to "sati."
The success of colonialism and then Nehruvianism in India is that Indian academia has largely been turned against itself, i.e. as sepoys to fight the Indian civilization.
Thus there is no Indian academic *response* to the Western narrative, rather it is an outpost of the latter.
The response, if any, has been from outside academia. Thus even completely crass White supremacists like Doniger, become feted in Indian academia. It has no capacity to respond. In fact, Hindu studies as a discipline doesn't even exist in India, its center is outside.
Academia thus actively cultivates hate for Indian civilization. Tnis shows up in media, in academia worldwide, and in all the coverage India receives.
A guerrilla rearguard force can never counter a formal army. With not institutionalized response Hindus are a sitting duck.
@OwenJones84 The human rights issue in Kashmir is about how a region which was the cradle of Hindu civilization was overrun by totalitarian religion and how a terrorist Islamic state then promoted the ethnic cleansing of Hindus.
@OwenJones84 Also how an Islamic Sunni majority trampled on rights of non-Muslims and also of legal immigrants, of LGBT and of underprivileged groups under discriminatory laws which were finally repealed.
As a shill for an ISIS-Islamic State, that’s not part of your talking points, is it?
@OwenJones84 Between plural Hindus and totalitarian Islamists who would stone women, throw gays off buildings and legally turn non-Muslims into 2nd class citizens guess what “anti-fascist liberals” would support?