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The Colonial Genesis of Anti-Brahminism

The Colonial Genesis of Anti-Brahminism

When the Portuguese came, St. Xavier wrote to the king of Portugal, his patron, "If there were no brahmins, all pagans would be converted to our faith." He hated them with hatred that evangelists alone are capable of. He called them a "most perverse people." Brahmins became a persecuted people. Next the British came. They [...]

October 22, 2020 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

Brahmins are the Jews of India – Jakob De Roover

Brahmins are the Jews of India – Jakob De Roover

The contemporary stereotypes about Brahmins and the story about Brahminism … originate in Christian theology. They reproduce Protestant images of the priests of false religion. When European missionaries and merchants began to travel to India in great numbers, they held two certainties that came from Christian theology: false religion would exist in India; and false [...]

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