Saturday, January 09, 2010

The job of RSS is to be the RSS

"In Hauerwas’s phrase, the job of the church is to be the church," and hence, the job of RSS is undeniably to be the RSS. The concluding ceremony of the two-day second Rashtriya Kavi Sangam (National Confluence of Poets), accordingly, was awash with an overdose of sentiments for Ram and Rashtra. In that solidarity and euphoria of civilisational continuum spanning millennia, the question of quarantining what is pre-modern gets easily drowned and appears rather illegitimate. One leaves with a sad and inconvenient feeling of incongruity and helplessness. [TNM]  

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