Hindutva goes Semitic way

In more than two decades the emergence and surge of right in Indian politics have been primarily dominated by Hindutva and since may last year when BJP formed its government in centre  with clear majority on its own it also brought several questions on surface of academic and political debate. Continue reading “Hindutva goes Semitic way”

The surge of Hindu right in Indian politics

Western audience find rare chance to look to India in a stunned manner with a mixture of concern and its utility for them. In last few decades such situation has arrived rarely when westerns particularly elites and who matter in power politics have looked to India to watch it. The first such occasion arrived on 7th December 1992 when the whole western press was filled with the story of the demolition of the old mosque in holy city of Hindus in Ayodhya on 6th December where they brought down a mosque during their movement to demand a Temple at the birth place of their Lord Ram where in medieval period an Islamic invader Baber built a mosque in the process of his expedition to Hindu India . The mob of thousands of Hindus gathers in Ayodhya and disobeyed their leaders and took charge of the situation into their own hands and demolished the old mosque to declare the resurgence of Hindus as a force on international theater in near future. Continue reading “The surge of Hindu right in Indian politics”

Who blinks first Modi or RSS?

The ongoing debate on Conversion vs reconversion ( the so called “ Gharwapsi” ) has heated up the political temeprature of country and put RSS and its disciple Narendra Modi in a eyeball to eyeball situation where both can not sustain their position for a long and it would be interesting to watch who blinks first? Continue reading “Who blinks first Modi or RSS?”

How Hindu right turns left ?

In Last few weeks Modi government has exposed to the ever lasting dichotomy of Hindu rights in Indian politics. Although Hindu nationalists claim the division of right and left in modern polity is more a borrowed concpet for India as it was concptualised during french revolution where first parliament sat and those who sat on right side were termed as rights and those who sat on the left side became left but it was not so simple and had some ideological conotations for this. But division of right and left has not been so easy and in last few centuries it has journeyed  a long road  and several ideologies shaped this whole debate . In contemporary political scene only two things divide the debate of right and left , one who supports Israel and USA along with more free market economy are considered right  . Continue reading “How Hindu right turns left ?”

BJP government’s Church dilemma

When I hear the loud noise of  the so called conversions in country  from both the sides of ruling BJP and opposition led by Congress in parliament  it reminds me the days of Atal Biharee Vajpaee government in 1996 and 1998  when the Indian media and western media witnessed a surge of stroies of so called christian insecurity in the regime of Hindu nationalist BJP. During the regime of Atal Biharee Vajpaee infamous Jhabua incident become lead story for months in Indian media and western media where allegations were made against Bajrang Dal activists ( A wing of broader RSS ideology family) for misconduct against christian nuns. Continue reading “BJP government’s Church dilemma”

Don’t make Modi Alexander of Hindus let him be focused to governance.

Earlier I had decided to not talk or write anything which would sound as an assessment on the performance of government headed by Narendra Modi  even before it completes its one year term but after six months of its tenure it looks imperative to talk on the government. Continue reading “Don’t make Modi Alexander of Hindus let him be focused to governance.”

The dilemma of Hindutva

In last one month the debate on Hindutva has  come  in forefront of Indian media and politics. This debate was reignited for several reasons few of them were result of some statements from ministers of union cabinet and some were due to few  other incidents. A first time member of parliament and newly inducted member in union cabinet used some derogatory words in her public rally  which was later taken as an abuse by some particular community and in  one other instance senior member of union cabinet demanded the religious book of Hindus “ ShrimadbhagwatGita” to be declared as national book. Apart from these statements two other incidents also drew the attention of media as well as politicians across the country. Continue reading “The dilemma of Hindutva”