Author Topic: Hindu Nationalism  (Read 1379 times)

Offline Jmpty (OP)

Hindu Nationalism
« on: March 30, 2014, 01:38:22 PM »
Hindus can be a surly bunch. I watched a PBS show on the Miss India pageant, and was quite surprised by the level of militancy in these groups.
http://www.pbs.org/pov/worldbeforeher/photo_gallery_background.php?photo=2
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Offline Aupmanyav

Re: Hindu Nationalism
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 11:22:37 PM »
From the link:

"Most Hindu nationalists reject secularism and advocate for Hindutva, an ideology that defines Indian culture and politics in terms of Hindu religious values." and

"While the Indian National Congress won 206 seats in the national assembly in 2009 (a 60% increase from the previous election), the B.J.P. won just 116 (a 30% decrease)."

Don't you think there is a contradiction between the two statements? If Hindus who make 80% of the Indian population were fascists to this extent would INC (Indian National Congress of the Nehru-Gandhi dynastic family now headed by Sonia Maino, an Italian Catholic) have ruled India for 56 years out of 64 years of Independence?

Sure, the Hindu party BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) is again on ascendance, but it is because of misrule and corruption of Congress. People have got tired of it and do not like the heir apparent, Rahul Gandhi, whom Congress wants to make the Prime Minister. His popularity is 27% against 58% of Narendra Modi of BJP. Such a change happened earlier also. Although because of the fractured Indian politics, there is no guarantee that Narendra Modi will become the Prime Minister of India.

This was an election year (we begin voting on April 10th). So, an exaggerated reaction to things is understandable. But beauty pageants and fashion shows have always been held regularly in India. Kindly visit the Politics forum to know more about the forthcoming Indian election.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2014, 11:26:29 PM by Aupmanyav »
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"Sarve Khalu Idam Brahma" (All this here is Brahman)

Offline Jmpty (OP)

Re: Hindu Nationalism
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2014, 01:56:56 PM »
I don't see the contradiction. It didn't say "most Hindus," it said " most Hindu Nationalists." Watch the film. All religion can be dangerous when zealots gain momentum.
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Offline Aupmanyav

Re: Hindu Nationalism
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2014, 01:56:09 AM »
I don't see the contradiction. It didn't say "most Hindus," it said " most Hindu Nationalists." Watch the film. All religion can be dangerous when zealots gain momentum.
Even the Hindu nationalists know their limitations. This has been proved time and time again. Therefore, Babri Mosque/Ram Mandir is not at all on agenda this time.

« Last Edit: April 05, 2014, 02:37:03 AM by Aupmanyav »
"Brahma Satyam Jagan-mithya" (Brahman is the truth, the observed is an illusion)
"Sarve Khalu Idam Brahma" (All this here is Brahman)

Re: Hindu Nationalism
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 04:35:46 AM »
From the link:

"Most Hindu nationalists reject secularism and advocate for Hindutva, an ideology that defines Indian culture and politics in terms of Hindu religious values." and

"While the Indian National Congress won 206 seats in the national assembly in 2009 (a 60% increase from the previous election), the B.J.P. won just 116 (a 30% decrease)."

Don't you think there is a contradiction between the two statements? If Hindus who make 80% of the Indian population were fascists to this extent would INC (Indian National Congress of the Nehru-Gandhi dynastic family now headed by Sonia Maino, an Italian Catholic) have ruled India for 56 years out of 64 years of Independence?

Sure, the Hindu party BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) is again on ascendance, but it is because of misrule and corruption of Congress. People have got tired of it and do not like the heir apparent, Rahul Gandhi, whom Congress wants to make the Prime Minister. His popularity is 27% against 58% of Narendra Modi of BJP. Such a change happened earlier also. Although because of the fractured Indian politics, there is no guarantee that Narendra Modi will become the Prime Minister of India.

This was an election year (we begin voting on April 10th). So, an exaggerated reaction to things is understandable. But beauty pageants and fashion shows have always been held regularly in India. Kindly visit the Politics forum to know more about the forthcoming Indian election.
Well said

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Offline Cavebear

Re: Hindu Nationalism
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 04:14:30 AM »
When clean drinkihg water is your 2nd biggest concern, you probably have to improve your iinfrastructure.  And when you have cows pooping everywhere, it might be time to eat some of them.  LOL!
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