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Tarun Vijay, Dalits pelted with stone for defying temple ban

Tarun Vijay, Dalits pelted with stone for defying temple ban

PUNAHA POKHRI (UTTARAKHAND): Thousands of Dalits led by outgoing BJP Rajya Sabha MP Tarun Vijay and local activist Daulat Kunwar defied a centuries-old tradition on Friday and stormed a temple where their entry was earlier prohibited. However, soon after the community asserted their right to equal worship at the Silgur devta temple in Chakrata, around [...]

May 21, 2016 HHR Archives, Articles, India 0

Pejawar Mutt invites Dalits for Paryaya to end discrimination

Pejawar Mutt invites Dalits for Paryaya to end discrimination

Breaking centuries of tradition, Sri Vishweshatheerha Swami, the powerful pontiff of the Pejawar Mutt, has invited Dalits to witness the Paryaya (ritual) at the Udupi Sri Krishna temple.  Breaking centuries of tradition, Sri Vishweshatheerha Swami, the powerful pontiff of the Pejawar Mutt, has invited Dalits to witness the Paryaya (ritual) at the Udupi Sri Krishna [...]

January 9, 2016 HHR Archives, India, News updates 0

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

Caste Politics in UK and India

Caste Politics in UK and India

Britain has recently begun the process of outlawing discrimination based on caste. This follows intense pressure from various pressure groups, notably Castewatch, Dalit Solidarity Network, Dalit Freedom Network and Anti-Caste Discrimination Alliance. Now while these groups cannot control their larynx’s when invited onto Brit Asia TV when it comes to dialogue with the very Hindus [...]

January 22, 2014 HHR HHR Videos 0

European Race Theory and Conversion of Jatis into Castes

European Race Theory and Conversion of Jatis into Castes

Rajiv Malhotra on European race theory and conversion of Jatis into Castes More : Historical Christian Contributions to Tamil Language and Culture Language Wars : Aryan vs Dravidian   [...]

November 17, 2013 HHR HHR Videos 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

Hinduism, Hitler’s mother?

Hinduism, Hitler’s mother?

A Contention often heard in (indian) secularist circles, is that this Hindu revivalism is a form of Hindu fascism. Specifically, a BJP in power would soon reveal itself to be a Nazi government– but then it would be too late. I will not bother about quoting all the people who have made such allegations (there [...]

July 6, 2013 Dr Koenraad Elst Analysis/Insights 0

The Church, Indian Secularism or Valhalla ?

The Church, Indian Secularism or Valhalla ?

In western developed countries the very idea of Christianity standing up for secularism would be laughed off as part of some stand-up comedy act. But in India this is in fact the macabre reality. Here the Church claims to be standing up for secular ideas against the threat of Hinduism. This should really come as [...]

June 7, 2013 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights 1

The Problem of Christian Missionaries and the Sangh Parivar

The Problem of Christian Missionaries and the Sangh Parivar

I was raised as a Roman Catholic in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium, which was for centuries a Catholic frontline region against Protestant Holland and Masonic-secularist France, and a top-ranking provider of missionaries. One of my uncles is a missionary in Brazil, another was a parish priest in Antwerp until his death. We were [...]

June 4, 2013 Dr Koenraad Elst Analysis/Insights 0