Saturday, September 04, 2010

Notion of a seamless India-Hindu nation is a ghost of the past

[Comment posted by: Sandeep:  I am told that Alok's comment was made in the context of repeated denigration of Indian devotional practices by Heehs.  One has to be careful with words in order to not play into the hands of a master rhetorician like Carlson.  I would have enunciated this differently by speaking in third-person rather than first-person.]

[Jugal Kishore Mukherjee (1925-2009): Mr. Anurag Banerjee’s remarks are clearly aimed at placing Jugal-da on a pedestal which he has laboriously constructed only to later use that stature in a desperate attempt to give some weight to those personal remarks Jugal-da must have regretfully made about some personalities in the Ashram, against whom Mr. Anurag Banerjee also has an axe to grind. Posted by Anonymous to Savitri Era Open Forum at 3:43 PM, September 03, 2010
Because with one petty stroke, AB has undone his monumental labour of portraying JKM as a great soul and sadhak. Because would a great soul and sadhak really entertain petty and personal talk, particularly to talk ill of others? Posted by Anonymous to Savitri Era Open Forum at 12:24 PM, September 03, 2010]

Pandey invoking India or Deshpande’s curious wikitour of Somnath Temple are not mere syntactic lapses but depict repressed political stance. A lot of muscular nationalism is hidden between the lines and hence the apparent incoherence. The notion of a seamless India-Hindu nation is a ghost of the past which the Savitri Erans must get rid of. No wonder, no one comes forward with open support for the Nadkarni Doctrine. [TNM]    

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