By Vamsee Juluri
By boldly difficult a number of the media age's hottest ideals approximately nature, background, and pre-history in addition to the Hinduphobes' traditional myths approximately Aryans, invasions, and blood-sacrifices, Rearming Hinduism hyperlinks Hinduphobia and its hubris to a predatory and self-destructive tradition that maybe just a renewed Hindu sensibility can successfully oppose. it's a name to work out the current in a fashion that elevates our desa and kala to the beliefs of the sanathana dharma once more.
"For a civilization isn't just constructions and machines, yet its humans, their proposal, and their culture. it's a means of understanding the realm, a manner of giving that means and price to the contents of lifestyles. it's a source, such a lot of all, for dwelling intelligently."
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When Hinduism is distorted, by either ignorance from outside or complacence from within, a very smart way of knowing the world--perhaps we could even call it nature's way of knowing the world--is distorted. Conversely, a world in which nature is demeaned and destroyed cannot understand Hinduism accurately either, and resorts to low and mean tactics against it. * Hinduism has travelled very far down the depths of time. Its future is now wide before us too, and it is a promising one. That future is in each and every child who lives on this earth today, and wonders: what exactly is this world of gods and goddesses that my parents so revere?
Hinduphobia came hard, from the Left and from the Right. It forced Hindus in academics into a strange limbo; a continuation of the uneasy equation between successful Hindus and Euro-American elite intellectual society; you are like us, as Kennedy once told Nehru, Indian-Irish brothers in colonialism, maybe; but an Indian sticks out in ways Irish don't. You are told you are privileged. You are told you must now suffer the same liberal guilt white society suffers for its past. If you don't agree, you must be a racist, casteist, creationist, Hindu fundamentalist.
All disputes are subject to the jurisdiction of competent courts in Chennai. This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, resold, hired out, circulated, and no reproduction in any form, in whole or in part (except for brief quotations in critical articles or reviews) may be made without written permission of the publishers. Agnirme vachi sritah Vagdhrdaye hrdayam mayi. Isano me manyau sritah Manyurhrdaye hrdayam mayi. For some words are born in fire alone.