Are the seculars
& liberals in India, losing the hopes for social survival?
The Semantic Trap of the ‘Western
‘Seculars & liberals have lost moral authority only because they condone all crimes against Hindus from conversion to killing.’ - Tweeted @sgurumurthy
‘Sadly both are clueless!’ – Respond tweeted @madhukishwar
The above tweets motivated me to raise and explore the answer to the above question, in view of my unusual background and experiences.
I was once a staunch ‘PeriyAr’ E.V.R supporter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periyar_E._V._Ramasamy )& hence experienced the extreme mind set of the seculars & liberals. I was convinced that the ‘nationalism’ of India was anti-Tamil & anti-Tamils, justifying the demand of the separation of Tamilnadu, from India.
Fed up with the dominating selfish emotional trend in public life, during the rule of the Dravidian parties in Tamilnadu, I diversified to music related application of Physics to the ancient Tamil texts. In the process, I discovered how ‘PeriyAr’ E.V.R & the seculars & liberals, unconsciously led themselves to become the victims of the anti-Swadeshi colonial conspiracy. (‘The Dravidian Movement & Rescuing Tamilnadu’; http://tamilsdirection.blogspot.sg/2014/10/normal-0-false-false-false-en-us-x-none_10.html )
Also I doubt if the ‘seculars & liberals’ are aware of the ‘probable pitfalls in the western based rationalist approach’ (http://tamilsdirection.blogspot.sg/2014/09/normal-0-false-false-false-en-us-x-none_19.html )
If they continue to be the prisoners of the western paradigm through the following semantic trap, they will become irrelevant to the Indian society.
‘The semantic trap of the western origin words; like caste, religion, Hindu, nation, nationalism, classical & folk; denying the evolution of the Indian rooted meanings and concepts through the process of modernization without westernization, is now effectively challenged.’ (‘What is wrong with importing Euro-centric nationalism to India? A criticism on Romila Thapar’s ‘ON NATIONALISM’ ; http://tamilsdirection.blogspot.sg/2016/07/what-is-wrong-withimporting-euro.html )
In my view, seculars & liberals in TN are in the process of alienation from the common public, speeded up during the Modi era.
The resulting decline of the political parties supported by the seculars & liberals, unless reversed, may lead to depriving the potential opposition to the Modi govt, essential to serve the interests of the Indian democracy.
Fortunately the opposition from RSS serve the purpose of safeguarding the interests of the country and democracy. ((The Modi governments reform agenda continues to face opposition from the RSS. http://www.businesstoday.in/magazine/features/the-modi-governments-reform-agenda-continues-to-face-opposition-from-the-rss/story/244680.html )
Also R.S.S is emerging as the only mass based organization to rescue all the Indian languages, facing demise due to the onslaught of the English medium western worshipping education business. (‘Why RSS, the only option, to rescue the TN Tamil Medium Education & hence Tamil?’; http://tamilsdirection.blogspot.sg/2015/11/normal-0-false-false-false-en-us-x-none_10.html )
Minus the ‘periodic’ social oxygen supplied by the ‘cow vigilantes’ & ‘over enthusiastic censor officials’ deleting few words in the documentary on Amartya Sen (note below), are the seculars & liberals in India, losing the hopes for social survival?
‘Also as the pro-Hindutva writer S.Gurumurthy, the editor of Tamil weekly ‘thugLak’, had rightly observed, the fast weakening of the Congress party, will not prove to be good in the interests of democracy. In the interests democracy & to strengthen a right opposition to BJP, anti-Hindutva scholars, need to distance themselves, from anti-Swadeshi forces with camouflaged ‘Anti-Hindutva’ masks, and be familiar with the ground level realities, & emerging new polarization- pro-Swadeshi & anti-Swadeshi polarization.’ (http://veepandi.blogspot.sg/2017/06/why-karl-marx-on-castes-in-india-noam.html )
‘When AIADMK leader Jayalalitha replaced DMK leader Karunanidhi as TN CM after the previous assembly elections, the Tamil word & the picture for ‘sun’ – சூரியன், the symbol of DMK, were removed from the school text books all over in TN, by the officials of the education dept (like the above censor board officials), a great mockery witnessed by TN public.’;http://veepandi.blogspot.sg/2017/06/why-karl-marx-on-castes-in-india-noam.html