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Dalit Poverty

Dalit Poverty

Indian Economy

Poverty of Dalits in India cannot be treated as a snap shot at a given instant of time. The role played by the 1000-year Islamic rule, 200-year Christian rule and 60 year Socialist- Marxist rule must be considered.  A second factor is the economy of the UK itself that resulted in the utter impoverishment of Indian people. Furthermore, one must look at countries like Canada and the US to see if Christianity was blamed for the poverty of nonwhites in these countries. In general, the blame is attributed to the governments and to the religions that propped up these governments. Hinduism never was in power in these 1260 years.

The table shows Angus Maddison data plotted below where the x-axis is telescoped at the end.

Year CE

1

1000

1500

1600

1700

1820

1870

1913

1950

1973

2003

India

32.0

28.0

24.4

22.4

24.4

16.0

12.1

7.5

4.2

3.1

5.5

UK

0.3

0.7

1.1

1.8

2.9

5.2

9.0

8.2

6.5

4.2

3.1

 

 2017-03-23

 

Notice the following factors from the table:

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The Long History Of Racism Against Indians In America

The Long History Of Racism

“Every steamer from the orient brings a load of these highly undesirable people, most of whom are quite likely to become a public burden. They do not fit into the domestic or social economy of this country. As labourers they are inferior, and any severity of climate incapacitates them from work. “They are, in fact, the product of generations of lazy life under the tropics. We do not know how or why these people have been induced to come to California. We can understand that certain powerful influences which desire to introduce the cheapest kind of labour may have been brought to bear, but now that public attention has been directed to the influx by the Call, it may be hoped that some means may be found to stop it. The Hindus are not wanted in California. They are not wanted in any part of the United States. It is a cruel kindness to bring these unfortunate people to this country. They are wholly unfitted for the strenuous life of the temperate zone, and they are further handicapped by silly notions about caste and the special preparation of food in accord with caste rules. They are brought here to serve a selfish purpose, and they die off like flies in the cold season. We have more Asiatics now in this country than is desirable, and the Hindus are the least useful and the most inefficient of them. They are dirty and quarrelsome as well as worthless in the field of labour.” San Francisco Call, 1 February 1910. “Turn Back the Hindu Invasion”.

“Get out of my country” is what the white, Navy veteran Adam Purinton is alleged to have said before shooting and killing Indian Srinivas Kuchibhotla and wounding Alok Madasani in Austin’s Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kansas, on the evening of February 22.

A Sikh victim of a shooting on Friday, March 3, was also told to “go back to your country”. In the past two weeks, four Indians have been shot at, two fatally, sending shock waves through the Indian American community. The 3.3 million Indian Americans have come to relish their reputation as a “model minority”. In 2014, the Smithsonian Museum feted the community through a special exhibit - “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation”, highlighting the breadth and diversity of accomplishments of Indian Americans.

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Beyond Belief: We Are Not All the Same

Beyond Belief We Are

Believer, the recent documentary by Reza Aslan, succeeded in creating quite a buzz among Hindus all over the world. Most people took umbrage over the fact that Aslan zeroed in on a fringe community of ‘believers’ as if they were representative of Hinduism. Aslan was sly enough to acknowledge that theAghoriare a fringe group but that’s as good as saying nothing at all because in the ‘religion’ called Hinduism being a fringe group is quite the norm.

How justified are Hindus, intellectually speaking, in our objections to Aslan’s representation of our so-called religion? Not very, I’m afraid. This is because the problem we are contending with is a conceptual one first and foremost. It has little to do with the facts that one drums up in support of this framework. If Hindus are willing to swallow the conceptual framework thrust upon us by Aslan, then we have no solid ground to stand upon when disputing the facts.

How do we look at the world and who taught us to look at it this way? TheVedicseers did not cram a set of beliefs down our throats. Instead they made unparalleled discoveries with respect to what is Real and developed ways to access the Real, which they labeled as ‘Sat’. The key to lasting happiness lay in self-inquiry that provides access to the Real. Everyone can strive to be happy by following different paths to happiness based on their individual capacities and differences.

Meanwhile in the deserts of the Middle East there was another group of people that saw the world very differently. They claimed – as a factual truth – that there is an entity called God, who is the Creator of the world and who governs the world by his will. This God is the true God and if you don’t want to face dire consequences, you had better represent God’s truth the right way.

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Is India’s national anthem secular? – Koenraad Elst

Is Indias national anthem

India’s national anthem merely expresses love for the nation through all its variegated landscapes and experiences—plus a veneration for the divine Guru. – Dr Koenraad Elst

India’s anthem, written by Rabindranath Tagore, opens by addressing the Jana Gana Mana Adhinayak or “commander of the people’s minds”, the Bharata Bhagya Vidhata or “dispenser of India’s destiny”. Who is this?

Before focusing on the Indian anthem and wondering to whom it is directed, I want to remind my readers of some fairly well-known facts concerning the anthems of a few other countries, and the unexpected overlaps between them.  This will lay out a framework within which we can evaluate India’s anthem.

God Save the Queen

Indians will probably know, if only from historical movies about the colonial age, Britain’s anthem, the oldest anthem in the world. The writer is unknown, but the attribution to John Bull ca. 1618 is common. It is addressed to God, but otherwise, it is all about the monarch:

God save our gracious Queen [c.q. King], God save our noble Queen, God save the Queen. Lead her victorious, happy and glorious, ever to reign over us, God save the Queen.

As you will notice, the focus is not at all on the people but entirely upon the monarch, in whom the ideals of victory, prosperity and good governance are embodied. This is the traditional monarchical scheme: the ruler as the embodiment of the nation.

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Sanatana-Dharma/Hinduism in a Nutshell

Sanatana Dharma Hinduism

Some people think that Hinduism or Vedic philosophy is difficult to understand, and, thus, hard to explain. But if you look at it succinctly, it is not very difficult at all. All you have to do is know what to say. So this little article presents the essential principles in a concise way that everyone can learn and repeat when necessary. Hinduism is also more correctly called by its Sanskrit name: Sanatana-Dharma. This, essentially, means to follow one’s eternal duty, which is to search for and understand our spiritual identity, and then to learn to live according to those eternal and spiritual characteristics, especially by one’s own spiritual realizations. This is also the purpose and mission of the Vedic philosophy and culture, and our ultimate duty in human life.

The Vedic philosophy, or that which is based on the ancient Vedas and its supporting literature of India, is to help humanity understand who we really are, and the purpose of life. It is like the manual you get when you buy an appliance and need to understand exactly how it works. The Vedic literature is there to help all of us.

The essence of it comes down to 10 basic principles. These are the ones most accepted by the majority of people who follow Sanatana-dharma, and are also referenced in the Vedic texts. Beyond these, there are various schools of thought, which have further developments in their own outlook and philosophy, such as the Shaivites, Vaishnavas, Shaktas, Brahmanandis, Tantrics, and so on. These we can discuss at another time or you can read more about them in my books for further information.

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Jihadis Being Sheltered In Bengal, Says Intel Report; “Scare Mongering”, Says Mamata Govt

Jihadis Being Sheltered In Bengal

Why are the governments of Tripura and Bengal not taking issues of national security seriously?

front-page report in Tuesday's Kolkata edition of The Times Of India ought be be cause for deep alarm. The report said that there has been a three-fold increase in the number of terrorists belonging to the Harkat-ul Jihad al-(HuJI) and the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) entering Bengal, Assam and Tripura in 2016 as compared to 2015. The report, quoting central intelligence sources, said an estimated 2010 HuJI and JMB terrorists have infiltrated into these three states in just one year (2016).

The newspaper report also stated that the Union Home Ministry had written to the governments of the three states asking them to step up vigil along the international border and trace out the terrorists. The varying responses of the three states serve as an eye-opener and also provide the reason why such infiltration has occurred and why Islamic terrorists have found shelter in these states.

Top state officials in Bengal and Tripura, ruled respectively by the Trinamool Congress and CPI(M), dismissed the intelligence report and indicated that the MHA alert was nothing but scare-mongering. They also said that there was no need to launch any hunt against HuJI and JMB terrorists since none existed in the two states!

Assam, where a new BJP-led government is now in power, has taken the alert and advice with the required alacrity. Assam's Additional Director General of Police in charge of the state's Special Branch, Pallab Bhattacharya, admitted that there had been a spike in these terrorists entering Assam last year. The police officer said that 54 JMB terrorists have been arrested in Assam over the past few months.

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वामपंथी इतिहासकारों ने भारत के रक्तरंजित इतिहास को अपनी स्याह स्याही से ढक दिया!

वमपथ इतहसकर न भरत क रकतरजत

भारत उसकी संस्कृति और अकूत धन सम्पदा ने वर्षों से विदेशी आक्रांतों को भारत में आक्रमण के लिए प्रेरित किया। यूनान, तुर्क, अरब से आये विदेशी हमलावरों ने न केवल भारत की संस्कृति, वैभव और सम्पदा को लूटा बल्कि करोड़ों लोगों का नरसंहार भी किया। भारत की धरती को रक्तरंजित करने और गौरवशाली इतिहास को जितना तहस नहस मुस्लिम आक्रमणकारियों और मुग़ल साम्राज्य ने किया उतना शायद किसी ने नहीं किया! लेकिन भारत का दुर्भाग्य मानिये कि यहाँ के वामपंथी इतिहासकारोंऔर बुद्धिजीवियों ने भारत के रक्तरंजित इतिहास में आक्रांताओं और मुगलों की रक्तलोलुपता को अपनी स्याह स्याही से ढक दिया!

जानिये किस किस के आक्रमण और शासन काल में भारत में कितना रक्तपात हुआ :

महमूदग़ज़नवी:-वर्ष 997 से 1030 तक बीस लाख लोगों को महमूद ग़ज़नवी ने क़त्ल किया और सात लाख पचास हज़ार लोगों को गुलाम बनाकर भारत से ले गया था, भारतीय इतिहास में सबसे ज्यादा(१७) बार भारत में आक्रमण के दौरान जिन्होंने भी इस्लाम कबूल कर लिया उन्हें शूद्र बना कर इस्लाम में शामिल कर लिया गया, इनमे ब्राह्मण, क्षत्रिय, वैश्य और शूद्र तो थे ही!

कुतुबुद्दीनऐबक:-(वर्ष 1206 से 1210 ) सिर्फ चार साल में बीस हजार भारतीय गुलाम राजा भीम से लिए और पचास हजार गुलाम कालिंजर के राजा से लिए थे जिन्होंने उनकी दासता स्वीकर नहीं की उनकी बस्तियों की बस्तियां उजाड़ दीं। गुलामों की अधिकता का यह आलम था की कि “गरीब से गरीब मुसलमान के पास भी सैंकड़ों हिन्दू गुलाम हुआ करते थे।”

इल्तुतमिश:-(वर्ष 1211-1236) इल्तुतमिश को जो भी मिलता था उसे गुलाम बना कर, उस पर इस्लाम थोप देता।

बलबन:-(1250-1260) ने राजाज्ञा निकाल दी थी कि 8 वर्ष से ऊपर का कोई भी आदमी मिले उसे मौत के घाट उतार दो। महिलाओं और लड़कियों वो गुलाम बना लिया करता था,बलबन ने भी शहर के शहर खाली कर दिए। 

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