OK, this blog post's title is more provocative than it should be.
Hindus such as Vivekananda, Ambedkar and Rajaji – and many members of the Freedom Team of India - have argued in favour of liberty and economic liberalisation.
But the BJP and the Hindutva brigade are DEAD AGAINST liberty. (See these:
- BJP, a party without principles. FDI in retail supported in 2004 but opposed today!
- Kautilya would have strongly favoured FDI and opposed Anna Hazare's approach to alcohol
Ambedkar was one of the greatest Indian proponents of liberty. But he is hated by many "Hindus" because he took thousands of "Dalits" – their slaves – en-masse out of Hinduism into Buddhism.
But now Chandra Bhan Prasad has pointed out this alarming (alarming to "Hindus") fact (see:
His has argued that "that India's economic liberalization is about to do the unthinkable: destroy the caste system". Where would that leave the Hindutva fanatics who can't live without chamars, bhangis and other such slaves?
Caste is a form of racism. To the extent caste exists, Hindus are RACISTS. Anyone who accepts the caste system is, in my view, racist.
I have advocated the abolition of the caste system ever since I began to think – by age 12.
Let's hope that Chandra Bhan Prasad is right in his prognosis about Hinduism's future. In the meanwhile I need to get in touch with Prasad and interest him in joining FTI.
Request: Chandra Bhan Prasad runs a very bad website (this) without even an email contact. If anyone knows his email ID pl. send it to me.
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