WHY I AM NOT A HINDU: A Sudra Critique of Hindutva Philosophy, Culture and Political Economy. by Kancha Ilaiah. Let me make it clear, however, that I am not . Why I Am Not a Hindu. A Sudra Critique of Hindutva Philosophy, Culture and Political Economy. Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd – Retired, Director, Centre for Study of. Who – or what – is a Hindu? There are no easy answers to this question. From the Oxford English Dictionary: Hinduism: A major religious and.

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Everything else that is normally perceived popularly about Vedas or Vedic religion is an extension.

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Its a bit like wearing glasses — if you see the world thru pink glasses, it will appear pink. Since this is about Telugu castes and culture, it hits closer to home. In Augusta brahman named Mr. Kanccha is a shame and should be bumped off. We succeeded in getting 12 students admission in the Jawahar Navodya School where the boarding and lodging free for seven years. I had requested Hon. This confirms your manuwadi state of mind which is unconstitutional and must put your good self behind the bars.

You are an idiot ofcourse.

They have to always bow before the landlords. His parents and community refused flatly. Even more importantly, by painting the dalitbahujan homogenously, J is contributing to the silencing of dalitbahujan voices and stories within Indian society, the one thing he says we must not do. Political Science Osmania University M.

Why I Am Not a Hindu

Ilaiah describes the Hindu myths as wilful stories created by Brahmins to enslave Dalits — and here he does go overboard, trying to make the Hindu religion nit evil as possible.

Thanking you, Jasvantkumar V. It requires mental skill to use the fingers, while physically turning the wheel, skill to convert that clay into pots, pitchers and jars—small or big—of all kinds.

This work is not like reading the Vedas or teaching in a school. However, historically Hindus have managed to incorporate Dalits into their worldview at a very low level, not even allowing them the common human dignities — a position the Dalits seems to have largely accepted till recently.

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Is this what you want in India?

We criticize what we read in their own scriptures! So faculties are multidimensional. Did you get the point? The likes of Kancha Ilaiah are exactly the kind of people responsible for all the hate crime and violence going around in this world and as long as such people spread such venom, religious iliah will remain a big part of humanity.

Chumber-ji, These are criminal acts and should be punished.

A Rejection of Hinduism – “Why I am not a Hindu” by Kancha Ilaiah | Sacred Space

This is a great book, which every Hindu and other Indian should read to introspect on the various evils hijdu outdated counterproductive aspects of Hindu society. What Karna of the Ma The Brahmins know nothing of all this.

Kancha Ilaiah’s book is a must read for anyone who has not understood the crippling role that caste and brahminism play in india, and how brahminism has increasingly co-opted more and more upper caste shudras who are helping to keep the rest of the dalit bahujans deprived o One of the most definitive works on presenting the dalit bahujan way of life.

Not all Brahmins, Jains and Buddhists were Hinddu. As he observes, the Gods of the Sudras and Dalits are acknowledged by the rest of Hindu society, tho Although I disagree with the major thesis of this book, I actually think its a great read, and that every Hindu should read it. There have always been two conflicting visions regarding the question of caste in Indian society: I suppose this, along with a reinterpretation of Hindu mythology are necessary tools to build a counter narrative to help the class struggle.

Within this explicitly caste-based meeting were further surname-based conclaves that seated people by clan or sub-group. Just go and see any traditional brahmin and watch his daily activities. Kancha Ilaiah’s book is a must read for anyone who has not understood the crippling role that caste and brahminism play in india, and how brahminism has increasingly co-opted more and more upper caste shudras who are helping to keep the rest of the dalit bahujans deprived of their true position in society.

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Sukra Charya said July 18, I olaiah not asking him after all to write a book even to provide a comparative study between Christianity and Hinduism. They toyed in with so many different schools of thoughts and philosophies.

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Not so good that Dalit and tribal women suffer the same and much worse on a colossal scale without getting ii fraction of the importance the tourists do. Sounds so much like a proselytizer, right! I am in the state administrative service. I hope you agree to this. As far concerned with my ancestral claim that the Sanskrit is the language of the aboriginal Indiansmy reasoning could not be challenged by you. Happy Hindu is now a days so much frustrated that he often uses the abusive language.

If a person can write a book criticizing Hinduism, living in a predominantly Hindu society, what sense it makes to us?

Or because you want to hear from someone who is born into a social construct that is so difficult to break free from that the best the oppressed have done is started kancua up as iancha oppressor. I support intercaste marriages which are based on Love between the man and woman. History is usually written by and for the people in power; this treatise is written from a point of view of people who are a majority, but not in power. And also about the patriarchal mindset that’s ingrained in hindu way of life.

The manuwadis are made of hate material that is why they still hate to RavnaKumbhkarna and Megnad. It hineu meant for those who do not do yagnas nor yog sadhak. Agrawal many times but he had not responded any of my letters of request.