JAIN INTELLECTUAL RESPONSE TO CHRISLAMIST INFLUENCE: CONTRIBUTION TO HINDU INTELLECTUAL RESISTANCE
Blog 2-Jain intellectuals from medieval times to the present, their arguments against moorti repudiation, and review of some Jain Indologists: In the last blog, we studied the background of Jain suffering against Islam, in the broader picture of Hindu suffering. In this second blog of the series, we shall be studying Jain intellectual responses to the intra-Jain debate: whether or not to worship (Jain) moortis, which line of argument then became available in the colonial era, to provide a template to counter even Christian propaganda against Indic faiths. We shall also be reviewing the works of some Jainology Indologists.
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JAIN RESPONSE TO ISLAM IN AN OVERALL DHARMIK-HINDU NARRATIVE
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... more
WHEN JIHAD ATTACKS, JAINS TREATED NO DIFFERENTLY, KAFFIRS ALL THE SAME
This is an account of Jihad against Jainism: Jain mandir destruction, conversion, lovejihad, terrorism and killing of Jain leaders and GoRakshaks, across centuries, spanning 1300+ years in India and lands lost to India, namely Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Jainism Versus Islam
In the Islamic mission to wipe out everything unIslamic from the face of the earth, to wipeout moorti-pooja / worship of anyone other than Allah or reverence to anyone other than Mohammed, does not spare Jainism. So there has been plenty of destruction of Jain structures, just like destruction of Vaidika-Astika structures... more
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.
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... 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