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Back to the Basics: Understanding Jati, Varna, Gotra and Kula

Back to the Basics: Understanding Jati, Varna, Gotra and Kula

Speak to any intellectual on the world wide web or real life as to what the solution is for the problems that Hindus are facing today, you are more likely than not to compulsorily hear that the “caste system” is the biggest problem that Hindus have.  This a standard ripped off reply that your standard [...]

May 9, 2014 HHR Archives, Spirituality/Culture 0

From Caste to Casteism

From Caste to Casteism

Today casteism is rampant. It is a new phenomenon. Old India had castes but not casteism. In its present form, casteism is a construct of colonial period, a product of imperial policies and colonial scholarship. It was strengthened by the breast-beating of our own “reformers”. Today, it has acquired its own momentum and vested interests. [...]

September 26, 2013 HHR Analysis/Insights 0

The UnHindu Spirit of Caste Rigidity

The UnHindu Spirit of Caste Rigidity

 Over a century ago, the great sage Sri Aurobindo wrote an article called “The UnHindu Spirit of Caste Rigidity” (available here). His ideas for striking at the very root of the caste problem are valid even today, and need to be taken up with more urgency that in the past. To secure its future, Hindu [...]

September 23, 2013 Rajesh Patel Analysis/Insights, India 0