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JAIN RESPONSE TO ISLAM IN AN OVERALL DHARMIK-HINDU NARRATIVE

JAIN RESPONSE TO ISLAM IN AN OVERALL DHARMIK-HINDU NARRATIVE

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Abrahamic propaganda of Jihaad-bil-Zubaan,Jain intellectualism, Hindu narrative

Opposition of Islam or Christianity to moorti Pooja is well documented as it is there is Abrahamic scripture. This blog series 1-to-3 highlights how Jains faced the standard Abrahamic psychological propaganda machine, the “Jihad-bil-Zubaan”, as well as actual physical threats, and places Jain resistance squarely in the Hindu side of the overall ‘Hindus-facing-Abrahamics’ narrative.

Blog 1-The need for discovering a narrative by Jains to ‘Chrislam’ and the positioning of the narrative in the overall Hindu narrative; Jain reactions to Islamic presence, e...

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MARTIAL ARTS OF AKHANDA BHARAT

Martial arts of Akhanda Bharat or undivided India including Sri Lanka are our pan-Hindu heritage – a crucial system of Hindu armed resistance to invaders. When practising weapons is practised as a Guru-Shishya parampara, with rules and restrictions, with updating and evolution of styles, it is a martial art.

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A lot of internet information focuses on just a few styles. A lot of such internet websites  fail to underline the Hindu nationalistic basis of these martial arts, or show their similarities in origins and tenets. All that has been attempted in this blog. So while the style is informative and slightly encyclopedic, it serves to provide a ready compendium on Indian martial arts.

In this blog, as stated, we s...

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Gau Kaarya and benefits to India: Introduction, Economic benefits

Introduction: GoKaarya / GauKaarya / GouKaarya would be the net summation of all steps related to saving cows: from saving cows to saving breeds and saving society. Economic benefits, political gains and agroecological betterment are all accrued from GoKaarya. This article discusses the economic benefits of GoKaarya.

GoKaarya may have started with GoRakshaks halting trucks carrying cattle for slaughter and rescuing the cattle from Muslims or by accepting an old or neglected cow abandoned by Hindus, but it must progress to GauSamVardhan (restoration of cattle breeds of Bos indicus) to eventually, an inside-out change of mental thought processes and lifestyle of Indian society brought about by incorporating the presence of cattle into all aspects of life – health and food, farming and ecolo...

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Colonial Hindooism, Classical Hinduism (Sanatan Dharma) and mid-way Hinduism

Colonial Hinduism: The ‘Hindoos’

The image of Hinduism today, as presented to the world through the Western lenses, is an academic and missionary manufactured image, an image of caste-based apartheid after the Aryan Invasion Theory, an indescribable mass of disjoint superstitious practices defying labelling. Same is the case of the image of India: a land of snakes and snake charmers, of fevers and black magic, etc.

Hindu leaders felt not just politically but also  ideologically compelled to present a distorted version of Hinduism to please their Abrahamic masters; the real Hinduism is neither the caste-apartheid nor the export-variety Hinduism of the post-1800 period...

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Towards developing an IndoCentric world-view or, a Hindu Drushti…

Viewpoints which emanate from a country’s corpus of thinkers and policy makers travel with the carrier colonials and migrants. But wherever they take root in a different land and gain political control they seek to erase other viewpoints. 

As India rises, Hindus need to understand the different viewpoints in the world, particularly the Western viewpoint (the dominant paradigm) to decolonise one’s learning, and to emerge with a self-assured sense of identity and path for a better future.

THE ‘WEST’ IN NAME AND NAMESAKE, AND THE ‘WESTERN’ VIEWPOINT OF THE GREATER WEST:

Geographically together, ethno-politically not so:

The “West” refers to the Western hemisphere – in Geography, that is...

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