Sunday, May 28, 2017

Hindutva obscurantism pushed India a century back

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Savitri Era: Sri Aurobindo is the greatest brand By Tusar Nath Mohapatra, SRA-102-C, Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, UP
Dwindling political relevance is likely to take Marxism on a road downhill. Better to pay attention to Sri Aurobindo
Being in a country of 1.3b people, Indians are forced to worry way too much like an extended family. Sovereignty to States is the solution.
An abnormally large country like India facilitates jobs at distant locations thus uprooting people and gradual disintegration of family ties
We are forced to learn 3-4 languages leading to dilution of cultural purity and arresting of creativity due to flawed linguistic proficiency
Everyone on Twitter is an unelected virtual MP; some even MPs of multiple nations. Vishwa Manava was Kuvempu's idea.
Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF): Granularity of space-time is an outstanding issue #SriAurobindo
Politics in India relies on charisma and therefore we see a plethora of modern day kings and queens sprouting. Genuine Democracy is far away
Each State involving local leaders and their shifting allegiances is a different picture. Modi's attempt for a pan-Indian hold is a failure.
In many parts of India people are still emotionally attached to old kingdoms, their past rulers, and legends about them which is nationality
No wonder, most vibrant Democratic mobilisation of people is seen during Panchayat and local bodies elections. Real grassroots involvement.
People feel close to their own State and own language. Central Govt is a fictional imposition by the Constitution that needs to be discarded
There are 160 countries in the world with less population than Delhi. But hugeness of India implies obesity is a virtue and matter of pride.
People of all religions and all castes including migrants try to speak the same language within a State. Granting nationhood is most logical
1) Indian Constitution has outlived its utility
2) People centric worldview instead of grand narratives
3) Linguistic nations are best option
Hindutva votaries love to teach; want others to obey them and their ideas set by tradition; allergic to modern and independent thinking men.
China is under a totalitarian regime but their commitment to liberty as for lifestyle choices is perhaps much higher than Hindutva adherents
Armed with knowledge and technology, when Indians were on the cusp of claiming equality, Hindutva obscurantism pushed people a century back.
Peter Heehs has similarly been interrogating the life & legacy of Sri Aurobindo through his books & journal articles
There are two kinds of stocks: those that trade above book value and others which trade below. STT should be much higher for former category

Misc. References:
[Can we keep our republic?]
[With the Enlightenment & rejection of Judeo-Christian ideals, French scholars sought India's knowledge feverishly.]
[Sri Aurobindo's epic poem Savitri is “perhaps the most powerful artistic work in the world for expanding man’s mind towards the Absolute”]
[Savitri is likely the greatest yogic poem and spiritual epic in English, contains the secret of the higher evolution of humanity.] @Pragyata_
[My favourite book Telangana Today-Since 1977, my favourite book has been Sri Aurobindo's Savitri. I first read it as a student of M.A. English since it was a prescribed textbook. When I visited the Sri ...]

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