Hinduism and Colonialism

Vidyasankar Sundaresan vsundaresan at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 17 21:23:33 UTC 2000

>  VarNAzrama is not one of these elements.  This means many who reject
>varNAzrama are included.
>So, where is your remark coming from?

It had to do with Bharat Gupt's original statement that one
cannot always distinguish between Hindu and non-Hindu on the
basis of acceptance or rejection of varNAzrama. This is often
seen as a solely Hindutva construction, but the reality is

As for democracy or socialism being of Western origin, aren't
they? I don't claim that the Western origin is something negative.
Just that these concepts would not be applicable to pre-19th c.

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