E book evaluation by– Pradakshina
This lengthy essay was initially written as a preface for the e book ‘Supreme Courtroom on Hindutva’. On this e book, thinker and writer Sri S. Gurumuthy, presents an outline of assorted west-centric, Anglo-Saxon ideologies, ideas and ideas which have predominantly formed the post-1947- India’s efforts at Structure-making and Nehruvian administration. The Nehruvian govt completely denied and negated civilizational India’s lengthy custom of functioning in all points of life, which was marked with lodging, inclusion, assimilation, conciliation and synthesis. The non-aggressive, non-competing, non-conflicting and all encompassing Hindutva of Indian civilization was instantly pitted with aggressive, predatory Abrahamic religions to the direct detriment of conventional India within the identify of `modernity’ and `secularism’. Not solely that, the international exclusivist religions have been equated and have been handled on par with Hindutva, within the identify of `dharma nirapekshata’.
Sri Gurumurthy brilliantly analyzes the character of this new animal `Geo-Christian secularism’ which was disdainfully thrust upon the non-suspecting quintessential conventional Hindu India, by a western educated elite post-1947. He discusses this nature of `socialist, secular’ India, within the background of momentous occasions earlier than 1947 which paved method for the dominance of ‘Geo-Christian secular’ ideologies on India. He additionally discusses the best way this `secular’, disconnected polity, stamped it’s authority on Structure, authorized and political frameworks, that are fully devoid of conventional Indian knowledge. He argues how western Euro-Christian mannequin was posited as `fashionable’ and `progressive’, and conventional India thus grew to become `communal’ and `regressive’. He debates how `socialism’ thrust upon India, takes the management away from self-sufficient and entrepreneurial capacities of Indians and makes them depending on State. He reminds that whilst just lately as 1700s, India had 25% share in world GDP, even after 700-800 years of subjugation, simply 1% lower than the then China. He discusses the conciliatory method of Supreme Courtroom in a few landmark circumstances, within the wake of the Indian civilizational ethos mounting a stiff resistance to the `secular’ institution, from mid-80s onwards. On this context, he talks about SC’s perspective on Hindutva.
Within the ongoing debate on `Secularism’ and `Socialism’ within the nation, this e book throws gentle on these necessary points at this essential juncture of the nation’s life. Talking on the civilizational continuity of India, on this contemplative, erudite, masterful and insightful e book, Sri Gurumurthy’s arguments are compelling and eminently readable.
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