Most Hindus who respect cows and their own culture as well as most opponents of cow protection seem to lump all the above words above into ONE system. Not that they are totally wrong, but there are shades of nuanced differences amongst these six activisms, along with an overlap in purport. Without doubt, Shree Krushna Bhagawan was all of these and much more.
Let us see the differences:
1. GoPaalak / गो–पालक Cow Keeper
These are the Hindus that keep and look after cows (and bulls), either as farmers or as goushala folks.
India is a country of farmers and villages, due to which agriculture is the backbone of India’s economy.
Farmers need both the bulls and the cows.
Cattle are the aatmaa of India’s agriculture, providing sources of fertility (dung, urine), food (milk and milk p... more
The Indian Desi cow: Potential for Hindu Resurgence in contemporary politics of India
Section I: Some science before politics: Taxonomy, evolution and physiology of ‘cattle’
(For clarity, buffaloes, nilgai, bison, mithun, yak and banteng are not included in the term ‘cattle’ or ‘gai’ in this blog, though buffaloes too are often otherwise considered ‘cattle’. For this blog, cattle = cows, calves and bulls.)
Activism for the Deshi Cow has the potential to be the next big mobiliser for political and social Hindu resurgence after the Ram Janma Bhoomi movement, can offer inputs in countering the Aryan Migration Theory, can positively affect Indian agroecology and our village economies, integrate our community components into one fabric, improve human health and create a conf... more
We Indians are endowed with a सुजलाम् सुफलाम् मलयजशीतलाम् country, and like our Vedas and mandirs, we have even an ecological heritage to conserve – our protected ‘tiger’ed forests.
The less Indians depend upon fossil fuels, the less we need the Middle East.
Most of the major countries that sell oil to India and other countries are Islamic. These Islamic countries either directly fund Islamic terrorist outfits or provide sanctuary to terrorists that have attacked India. While these oil-producing Islamic States fund terrorism in many other countries, the amount of Islamic terrorism unleashed in India is as high as India’s dependency on oil import.
India, dependent on Middle Eastern countries for fossil fuel and also at the receiving end o... more
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... more
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... more
PART ONE: HINDU INDIFFERENCE TO SELF-SUFFERING
Wrote Will Durant: “The Islamic conquest of India was the bloodiest story in history…”
Despite being sufferers of invasions through the ages, with attempts by anti-Hindu religious invaders at wiping out entire stretches of our national (Hindu) population, Hindus haven’t recognised their own death and deculturation by genocide themselves, leave alone highlighting that before the world.
Men add wood and straw to funeral pyres in preparation for cremation of corpses after bloody rioting against Hindus by Muslims, Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, during the Direct Action riots of 1946.
But what IS Genocide? What are its strategies? What are the criteria for conferring victim-hood status, and does getting that status earn the community some brownie... more
Reporting Christian inculturation of sacred Hindu dance forms Bharat Natyam and Kaththak
Classical Dance in Classical Hindu Dharma
Classical Hinduism is the pre-1800s’ Sanatan Hindu Dharma with all its Darshans but without colonial zeitgeist and Semiticisation or Abrahamisation to look acceptable to Westerners and Middle-Eastern religion followers. Classical Sanatan Hindu Dharma believes Indian dances have roots in Dharma, and orthodox Hindus frown at their commercialisation in films. Let us see the beliefs of the typical Hindu who would not want his / her own Dharmic tenets mixed with entertainment (leave alone eaten away by missionary inculturation):
- Music and art are unattainable without the blessings of Saraswati and Ganesh, and require single-minded hard work (sadhan...
Exposing the Christian inculturation into Hawaiian and Hindu sacred dances
Kali MahaDevi and Devi Pele
For Christianity to seep into any non-Abrahamic society, infiltrating a popular art form forms a great Trojan horse strategy. Christian missions have mastered the art of creeping into and chewing away a non-other entity from inside, leaving an empty façade from outside. Inculturation gained momentum with the infiltration of Greek Gnosticism which led to Greece becoming a citadel of Orthodox Christianity and the extinctions of Greek beliefs, Gnosticism, Hellenism or anything else. Most symbols of European Christianity that we see today – like Easter, the mistletoe, Santa Claus, etc. – had a pagan pre-Christian, non-Abrahamic origin... more
THE BIRTH OF BHARAT MATA WITH THE HIMALAYAS, AND THE BIRTH OF TIBET…
There is a creationist view of things, and there is a geological basis of things. This article seeks to connect prehistoric geology with modern international geo-politics as a continuum.
FROM PANAGAEA TO GONDWANA, AND, THE DETACHMENT OF WHAT WAS THE INDIA LANDMASS:
225 million years ago, we only had one land mass, the supercontinent Pangaea, which broke up into two aggregate super-continents:
(1) ‘Laurasia’ north of the equator and (2) ‘Gondwana’ south of the equator. They were separated by the ‘Tethys Sea’.
The name ‘Gondwana’ was applied by British researchers familiar with India, after the actual province of Gondwana or the land of the ancient Gond tribe of central India... more
ANDAMAN, NICOBAR, LAKSHADWIP AND MAINLAND INDIA:
THE IMPORTANCE OF ISLANDS, WATER ROUTES AND A BLUE WATER NAVY
TO INDIA’S SECURITY
Across history, invasions have happened through the sea:
Entire pagan nations and pagan societies, indeed entire continents have been occupied and converted to Abrahamic faiths by force, which began from the landing of successful expeditions of an invader navy. While Britain and France colonized Northern America, America further colonized and created American defence bases in islands and lands further off America’s shores. These far offshore places include Hawaii (our previous blog).
Any nation with a sea coastline, strives to augment one’s defence and offence capabilities, as well as seafaring entrepreneurships, through a naval arm... more