[Buddha-l] An "eastern" unquiet example

Christopher Fynn chris.fynn at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 23:02:23 MST 2011

On 11 November 2011 03:58, Jo <jkirk at spro.net> wrote:
> http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/MK10Df01.html
> ..The rich diversity in the various tellings of the Ramayana that Ramanujan
> wrote about raised the hackles of the Hindu right in 2008, when activists of
> the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the Sangh
> Parivar (a family of Hindu right-wing organizations) vandalized Delhi
> University's history department to protest against the teaching of this
> essay, describing it as a "blasphemous" essay that was "malicious,
> capricious, fallacious and offensive to the beliefs of millions of Hindus".

I sometimes wonder how much of the intolerance of these contemporary
Hindu groups is due to India's long exposure to intolerant Muslim and
Christian regimes - from whom they seem to have to have learned a lot.

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