Vivekananda &c.

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian ramakris at EROLS.COM
Thu Mar 5 09:17:36 UTC 1998

Robert J. Zydenbos wrote:

> Let it be very clear: V. is not mainstream Hinduism; scholars in Mysore
> assure me that the Ramakrishna Maths actually had themselves legally
> declared non-Hindu in court several years ago. V. is a figurehead for
> urbanised, Anglicised, well-to-do Indians who are partly alienated from
> traditional Hinduism. In rural India, as per my own observations, he is

The Ramakrishna Mutt _tried_ to get itself declared as a different
religion, basically because of the pseudo-secularism by which they could
have got some tax benefits as a non-Hindu religion. However they failed.


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