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The Unhindu Spirit of Caste Rigidity

The Unhindu Spirit of Caste Rigidity

The caste system was once productive of good, and as a fact has been a necessary phase of human progress through which all the civilisations of the world have had to pass. The autocratic form of Government has similarly had its use in the development of the world's polity, for there was certainly a time [...]

February 1, 2022 HHR Archives, Articles 0

The Great American Presidential Riddle

The Great American Presidential Riddle

The 2016 American Presidential election currently has a large number of candidates on the Republican side, and a remarkable battle between two candidates on the Democratic side. Rather than endorsing any of the candidates, I want to take a look at some of the essential political background, especially from the point of view of Sanatana [...]

January 30, 2016 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

Gandhi was assassinated by a “fundamentalist” Hindu, correct?

Gandhi was assassinated by a “fundamentalist” Hindu, correct?

An excellent interaction between an American 'white' Hindu responding to accusations of Hindu fundamentalism in a very interesting debate. [...]

December 18, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 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

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
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