Sunday, June 12, 2011

Revolt of the Outlander

Revolt of the Outlander: "

The last occasion I witnessed this was the Ayodhya movement. Till L.K. Advani's rath yatra in 1990, cosmopolitan India treated the fuss over Ram's birthplace with sneering contempt. It was blind to the raw emotions unleashed in the hinterland, a phenomenon that was dismissed as 'false consciousness'.

Anna Hazare and Ramdev appeal to two distinct social classes

By Swapan Dasgupta

There is nothing as yet to indicate that Ramdev is likely to trigger a similar explosion of sentiment. Yet, the yogic entrepreneur has succeeded in extending the reach of the anti-corruption movement into the deep interior of the Hindi heartland. He has complemented a modernist unease with corrupt governance with populist anger against a venal, elitist order—note how his demand to secure the return of black money stashed in foreign shores was cleverly twinned with the demand to replace English with the vernacular. Ramdev has triggered the revolt of the outlander.

The Hindu faith has traditionally been caste-based and localised. Yet, there has been a congregational undercurrent that has subsumed these divisions. Over the past two decades and thanks in no small measure growing TV viewership, a new congregational faith has injected a new energy into the Hindu universe. Particularly noteworthy is the growing marginalisation of the Brahmanical order. Ramdev, a Yadav by caste, personifies this phenomenon. The Congress may have miscalculated by declaring total war on him.

The Telegraph, June 10, 2011


Transforming India — The Book

Transforming India — The Book: "

I am pleased to note that my book, “Transforming India” is available. You will have to be the judge of the content. But I hope you will not judge the book by its cover or the quality of the print run. Due to a major snafu, the book comes up short in the quality of the production department. It is a costly mistake and I am partly responsible for not paying attention to that part of the job. Mea culpa. For now, I hope you do grab a copy and read it. (I will soon provide links on how to order it.) (See where to get it below.) With some luck, the second printing of the book will be fine. Thank you and keep in touch.

UPDATE: If you have bought a copy of the book (or ordered it and is in the mail), please let me know. A second printing of the book, with better production values, is in the works and should be ready in 10 days or so. The publisher would be happy to send you a copy of that absolutely free. Thanks and my apologies for the trouble.

You can order the book from the publisher New Horizon Media in Chennai. They will ship it to you within 24 hours.


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Beware Hindu girls

Beware Hindu girls: "

Your boyfriend may be a sham Hindu

Tara Sardar, daughter of Tapan Sardar, is a minor girl of 16 years and was abducted by her Muslim boyfriend, pretending to be a Hindu.

This can be the fate of any other Hindu girl if not she becomes conscious of true color of Love Jihad.

Tara Sardar has also gone through these phases. She was thoroughly deceived by Hasem Mollah, a Muslim lad of 22 years, pretending to be an ideal Hindu (soft-spoken and gentle too) from the very beginning of the courtship. She fell in his love him as a result and was abducted on June 09, 2011. Hasem Mollah, shamming to be a Hindu still, married her conforming to all Hindu religious rituals, essential for an ideal Vedic marriage.

But his true color came to the fore afterwards. Tara was asked to shed her bangles and also to wipe-out Sindoor (mark of a Hindu married woman) without delay. When astonished Tara asked for reasons, Hasem told that he was a Muslim by birth. Shell-shocked Tara Sardar had no other choice except yielding to his diktats.

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Are we heading towards a Christian India ?

Are we heading towards a Christian India ?: "Are we heading then towards a Christian India under Sonia Gandhi’s helm? It would be a tremendous loss not only to India, but also to the world. For in India, you find the only living spirituality left on this planet."