Post Tagged with: "RSS"

Pioneers of Hindu Nation in the 19-20th Century 

Pioneers of Hindu Nation in the 19-20th Century 

From Bengal: Bengal was the province where English had initial impact. The Bengalis were influenced by the British rule more than any other area of the country. The East India Company established its capital at Calcutta in 1773. The upper caste, the Bhadra Bengali people were attracted towards English culture and they were thinking that English education, English culture were[Read More…]

by May 2, 2021 India
For Politics of Hindutva There Is No Lockdown

For Politics of Hindutva There Is No Lockdown

Co-Written by Anandi Pandey, Lubna Sarwath and Sandeep Pandey A common question asked by upper caste people, who form the core support of Hindutva politics, when opposing the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 or the policy of reservation in educational institutions, government jobs or elected posts is why should they be held responsible for the atrocities committed[Read More…]

by April 30, 2021 India
How Hindutva socio-psychopaths rule India

How Hindutva socio-psychopaths rule India

The Hindutva socio- psychopaths are neither nationalists nor patriotic people. These medieval reactionary forces don’t understand the idea of citizenship, justice, liberty, equality and humanism. Indian democracy is merely an electoral transaction for the Hindutva forces. Hindutva forces neither follow science nor understand the sufferings of fellow human beings. These core qualities are common among the Hindutva forces in India.[Read More…]

by April 29, 2021 India
The RSS Story

The RSS Story

  Suppliant to the Strong, but Formidable for the Feeble “Oh coward, you don’t have the burden of the world in your hands.” We, the Indians who worship heroes, are out to disprove this world-conquering sentence of Rabindranath Tagore. Otherwise, why should we feel safe by voting for a Mahaviru to power, who poses to be a hero? We are[Read More…]

by April 27, 2021 India
Why RSS did not participate in freedom movement?

Why RSS did not participate in freedom movement?

It is generally observed that the RSS did not participate in the freedom movement. RSS does not answer the question or is not known to the people. There is answer to it if one fathoms deeper. The founder of the RSS, Hedgewar did participate in the freedom movement but that was the small stint. His association with Tilak and Savarkar[Read More…]

by April 2, 2021 India
RSS and Freedom Movement: Glossing Over the Non Participation

RSS and Freedom Movement: Glossing Over the Non Participation

RSS the parent organization of ruling BJP is quiet often being discussed in the public domain. While it has grown tremendously during last few years, there are attempts by many ideologues from its stable to prove that it was a major player in the freedom struggle. Rakesh Sinha, known as RSS ideologue and currently BJP MP in Rajya Sabha claims[Read More…]

by March 12, 2021 India
 Reading The Riot Act

 Reading The Riot Act

It is now 19 years when Gujarat 2002 riots happened.  The public memory of the nation has forgotten the event. Until has come a book Under Cover My Journey into the Darkness of Hindutva by Ashish Khetan to bring back the memories of the calamity which had overtaken the Muslims of Gujarat. In fact to be exact it was like reading the riot[Read More…]

by March 4, 2021 Book Review
Celebrating Golwalkar And Undoing The Indian Republic

Celebrating Golwalkar And Undoing The Indian Republic

RSS-BJP Rulers Declare Golwalkar, a Die-hard Casteist, Male Chauvinist, Conspirator, Hindutva Bigot, Habitual Liar, Denigrator of secular-democratic Indian Polity & Follower of Nazism as New Father of the Nation! First time in the history of independent India, in-charge minister of the Cultural Ministry in the current Modi government, Prahlad Singh Patel has shocked the nation by glorifying MS Golwalkar, the[Read More…]

by February 22, 2021 India
Nationalist toolkit of BJP – Tools to achieving Hindu Rashtra

Nationalist toolkit of BJP – Tools to achieving Hindu Rashtra

Politics: · Make country opposition free – only one party rule to be established – if necessary buy out MPs, MLAs to create one party dominance · Centralize power in hands of few in the ruling party – let the decisions concerning public issues be taken by a core and not necessarily through large public consultation · Treat federalism as[Read More…]

by February 19, 2021 India
Hindu Nationalism: From Genesis to Present Ruling Dispensation

Hindu Nationalism: From Genesis to Present Ruling Dispensation

As per Indian Constitution India is a secular democratic Country. Lately Hindu nationalism has started impacting the nature of state and citizenship in a very strong way. As Indian Nationalism developed during freedom movement, Hindu nationalism and Muslim Nationalism came as opposites of Indian Nationalism. The origin of Hindu nationalism and also Muslim Nationalism can be traced to colonial period.[Read More…]

by February 12, 2021 India
PM Modi’s Fraudulent Love For The Tricolour

PM Modi’s Fraudulent Love For The Tricolour

PM Modi conveys to the nation Mann ki Baat (words from the heart) only on Sundays. One assumes that the words coming from our PM’s heart would be pristine, innocent and without any malice. Unfortunately, his Mann ki Baat is not from heart but words spoken hail from brain which is generally believed to induce subjective, untruthful and sectarian thoughts.[Read More…]

by February 3, 2021 India
Hindutva way of normalising violence

Hindutva way of normalising violence

The pestilence of Coronavirus has given free hand to the Hindutva fascists in India to undermine all democratic norms and constitutionally established institutions. The caste, class and gender based structural violence is ubiquitous. Both the organised and fragmented nature of Hindutva violence is accelerated by the current political regime led by BJP government under the leadership of Mr Narendra Modi.[Read More…]

by January 21, 2021 India
Normalisation of “Hindutva Shock Therapy” for the Consolidation of Capitalism in India

Normalisation of “Hindutva Shock Therapy” for the Consolidation of Capitalism in India

The rise of neoliberal marginalisation combined with social and economic marginalisation under a Brahminical structure and its caste based hierarchical social order has laid the foundation for ‘Hindutva’ political, social, cultural and economic projects. The resurgence of neoliberalism from 1980s led to the acceleration of further marginalisation of the masses and consolidation of capitalist class’s grip over Indian economy and[Read More…]

by January 8, 2021 India
Patriotism, Religion and RSS Ideology

Patriotism, Religion and RSS Ideology

Word ‘anti-National’ has been more in vogue form last few years. Simply put all those who are criticizing the RSS and its progeny are labeled as anti-National. As fountainhead of Hindu Nationalism RSS is becoming stronger, it has been trying to link patriotism and religion. While hailing Hindus for their loyalty to this nation, the subtle hints are being circulated[Read More…]

by January 5, 2021 India
 Women protesting against the Farm Bills (Image for representative purpose)

Does RSS Have A Positive Agrarian Policy?

In the context of a massive farmer agitation to protect the agrarian productive mass self-respect and future of their age old occupation, it is important to see whether the ruling Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh ideology has any scope for developing agriculture as against its pro-business ideology. If one looks at the policy documents of the RSS right from 1925 it’s Cultural[Read More…]

by December 13, 2020 India
Hindutva Leviathan

Hindutva Leviathan

The Hindutva governments led by BJP in India are brazenly attacking Muslims, students, journalists, writers, human right activists, youths, farmers and marginalised communities. These assaults are integral to RSS and its ideology of Hindutva politics. The suppression of civil liberty is growing. The independent judiciary and free democratic institutions are abjectly surrendering to the Hindutva project shaped by the crony[Read More…]

by December 6, 2020 India
Kerala Science Centre to be named after Golwalkar: A Racist and denigrator of Kerala Hindu women

Kerala Science Centre to be named after Golwalkar: A Racist and denigrator of Kerala Hindu women

According to a statement (December 4, 2020) of the Science and Technology minister Harsh Vardhan a new campus with in the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala would be named “Shri Guruji Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar National Centre for Complex Disease in Cancer and Viral Infection”.  Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar was the second Supremo of the RSS (1940-1973) and the[Read More…]

by December 6, 2020 India
Hindutva: A Political and Economic Project of Shared Lies of Brahmanical Caste and Class Order in India

Hindutva: A Political and Economic Project of Shared Lies of Brahmanical Caste and Class Order in India

India is facing its worst crisis in its history. The Hindutva forces shaped by RSS and politically led by BJP are accelerating the crisis to undo liberal constitutional democracy in India. The political opposition is withering everyday with the help of media, puppet police, investigative agencies and judiciary. The Hindutva blue print is to declare India as a Hindu Rashtra[Read More…]

by October 27, 2020 India
Sangh’s Hindu Rashtra : A Threat to India and Indians

Sangh’s Hindu Rashtra : A Threat to India and Indians

The Sangh was founded in 1925 with the declared aim of opposing the ‘yavan-snakes’ (i.e the Muslims) who ‘were spreading riots in the country.’ It declared with equal determination that it was not concerned with the independence movement. The Sangh kept its word and opposed the freedom struggle with determination. When independence appeared a possibility, Golwarkar dreamt of India as[Read More…]

by September 28, 2020 India
How To Counter The Hindutva Project?

How To Counter The Hindutva Project?

Along with broader movement against the authoritarian project of RSS and BJP, emphasis must be laid on politicisation of society and balance of social forces must be changed Recently, senior journalist Santosh Bhartiya interviewed me on the contradictions of left movement. Responding to his question, I said that for me left movement in India is a democratic movement which stands[Read More…]

by September 28, 2020 India
RSS As A Terrorist Outfit: Evidences From Its Archives

RSS As A Terrorist Outfit: Evidences From Its Archives

PART 1 RSS Modelled After Nazi & Fascist Parties The process of Hindutva takeover of the democratic-secular Indian polity got huge push with Narender Modi, a seasoned RSS ideologue becoming PM of India in 2014. His commitment to the cause of the Hindutva politics and hatred for the Indian democratic-secular polity has been unambiguous. While ruling the State Gujarat as[Read More…]

by September 22, 2020 India
Lure of Hindutva fascism in India

Lure of Hindutva fascism in India

The feudal character of Indian society and Brahmanical Hindu religious order based on caste has become a fertile ground for the growth of Hindutva fascism in India. The seed of Hindutva fascism was germinated with the establishment of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the “National Volunteers Organisation” in 1925 by Keshav Baliram Hedgewar. Mr Hedgewar’s mentor Dr B.S. Moonje was fascinated and[Read More…]

by August 19, 2020 India
Documentary Evidence of the Betrayal of Quit India Movement by Savarkar, Syama Prasad Mukherjee and RSS

Documentary Evidence of the Betrayal of Quit India Movement by Savarkar, Syama Prasad Mukherjee and RSS

On the eve of 78th anniversary of the glorious Quit India Movement [QIM] we must evaluate the role of the Hindutva gang in India’s anti-colonial freedom struggle. QIM also known as ‘August Kranti’ (August Revolution) was a nation-wide Civil Disobedience Movement for which a call was given on August 7, 1942 by the Bombay session of the All-India Congress Committee.[Read More…]

by August 8, 2020 India
Party building, the way of the Communists and the Congress

Party building, the way of the Communists and the Congress

It would be interesting to recall in the context of the current India China relations that Liu Shaoqi’s book How to be a Good Communist was translated into Gujarati in the 1940s by Chandrakant Parikh, a full time CPI worker, in Mumbai. How much history has changed. Gujarat has come to this sad pass politically today. But it had a[Read More…]

by July 8, 2020 India
Is Indian State Proxying For The Hindutva Project Of Militarization Of The Majority

Is Indian State Proxying For The Hindutva Project Of Militarization Of The Majority

Presently, the Indian defence paraphernalia is ranked as the fourth mightiest army in the world after USA, Russia and China with Japan at the fifth place. It has approximately 3,544,000 on roll, 1,444,000 being on active duty with 2,100,000 as reserve personnel.[i] It is credited with innumerable military operations of glory like Bangladesh War 1971, Kargil War 1999, surgical strikes[Read More…]

by May 20, 2020 India
Education and the case of Hindu Nationalism

Education and the case of Hindu Nationalism

The RSS has set about rebranding itself with the recent lectures given by Mohan Bhagwat. With the constitution, secularism, Hindutva and other such aspects being discussed, vis-à-vis RSS’s policies and thoughts towards them, the RSS seems to be undergoing a tectonic shift in its ideologies. The threat of normalising the RSS and it tenants however, appear to be minimal. Already,[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 Communal Harmony
RSS, Mukherjee and the Mohan Bhagwat speech

RSS, Mukherjee and the Mohan Bhagwat speech

The recent visit of Pranab Mukherjee to RSS headquarter had attracted a lot of attention among political circles. Even before the visit, concerns were raised over the acceptance of invitation as well as the potential content of the speech that might be delivered. Contrary to the fears, the speech of Mukherjee only tried to emphasise Gandhian-Nehruvian concept of Nationalism. It[Read More…]

by June 10, 2018 Communal Harmony
Time to ‘Militarise Hindus, Hinduise Nation’

Time to ‘Militarise Hindus, Hinduise Nation’

Would it be possible to imagine that leader of any organisation openly declaring that her/his people/activists have the ability to prepare an “army” in three days , can be deployed on the front within three days, questions the ability of the security forces for quick operations, and does not face any legal hassles ? A lesser mortal would have been[Read More…]

by February 18, 2018 Communal Harmony
‘Banal Nationalism’ And RSS

‘Banal Nationalism’ And RSS

‘Banal Nationalism’ (Michael Billing’s phrase) means plain daily nationalism. It ‘covers the ideological habits which enable the established nations of the west to be reproduced’. These habits ‘are not removed from everyday life,’ ‘but very much ingrained in them might tactically be used to describe nationalism in non-western countries, particularly India.’ It is usually nurtured together with love for parents,[Read More…]

by February 1, 2018 Communal Harmony
RSS Controlled Garbh Vigyan Sanskar In pursuit Of “Master Race”

RSS Controlled Garbh Vigyan Sanskar In pursuit Of “Master Race”

  The RSS agenda of Hindu Rashtra draws heavily on the superiority of Aryan race and greatness of Brahmanical values. The ideology constructed by this organisation tells us that Aryans are a superior race. The whole foundation of the concept of Hindu nation as the teacher-leader of the World derives from twin and inseparable notions of the racial theory, promoted[Read More…]

by May 27, 2017 India
Hindu Rashtra: Is It Good For Hindus?

Hindu Rashtra: Is It Good For Hindus?

Hindu Rashtra is the goal of Hindu nationalist politics, which is also called as Hindutva. In contrast to Hinduism, Hindutva is a politics in the name of Hinduism with Brahmanism as the core of the same. In a nutshell Hindutva is a politics based on Brahmanical values of caste and gender hierarchy. The concept of Hindutva-Hindu nation is a modern[Read More…]

by May 9, 2017 Communal Harmony
The Hindu Rashtra And Kashmir!

The Hindu Rashtra And Kashmir!

  (With the unprecedented victory of BJP in the U.P. elections giving rise to militant Hindutva proclaiming India to be a Hindu Rashtra, the relationship of Kashmir to India loses the very basic premise of accession!) After the recent phenomenal success in the U.P. elections, the RSS is going full steam ahead to give practical shape to Golwalkar’s dream of[Read More…]

by April 6, 2017 Kashmir
Hindutva:  An Imaginary Interaction

Hindutva:  An Imaginary Interaction

Note: Imaginary debate with opponents is a thought process adopted since ages by thinkers such as Sankara, Madhvacharya and many others to demolish prativada (counter arguments). This samvada (debate) also follows this technique. The characters are fictitious, but the arguments are real. The Chief Pracharak had a brain wave, while pondering about how to make the Indian universities fall in[Read More…]

by March 29, 2017 Communal Harmony
From #SaveHinduismFromHalfPants To #HindutvaToHumanism

From #SaveHinduismFromHalfPants To #HindutvaToHumanism

#SaveHinduismFromHalfPants was a campaign Countercurrents.org ran in October 2015 in association with CPI (Mohammad Rafi) . Now that the RSS changed their uniform from half pants to full Khaki trousers, let’s hope that RSS will change their half baked Hindutva ideology to a fulsome understanding of Humanity! #FromHindutvaToHumanism

by October 13, 2016 Communal Harmony
History And Nation Making

History And Nation Making

In a seminal lecture delivered sometimes in 1970 at the Syracuse University, Amilcar Cabral stressed the importance of History in the making of a nation. Cabral’s concern was the need to reclaim the past and the traditions of the African people, ravaged by Western European colonialism as an integral part of decolonization. Cabral’s project was in the same lines as[Read More…]

by August 5, 2016 Book Review
Exit Smriti Irani: Now HRD Ministry Should Be More Accommodative

Exit Smriti Irani: Now HRD Ministry Should Be More Accommodative

As was expected PM Narendra Modi shifted HRD minister Smriti Zubin Irani to less consequential position, the textile ministry, in the recent reshuffle of the council of minister. To have a particular minister in a particular position is the well established convention and the prerogative of PM in a parliamentary democratic system, on this ground the shifting is natural but[Read More…]

by July 6, 2016 India
Should RSS Volunteers Be Permitted To Join Government Services?

Should RSS Volunteers Be Permitted To Join Government Services?

  An old controversy resurfaced lately. After the alleged denial of government jobs to candidates linked to the RSS, Minister of State in the PMO, Jitendra Singh, said last week that “the central government has not issued any such order (prohibiting government staff from joining RSS activities) recently”, and “if any old order exists, we will review it.” (16 June,[Read More…]

by July 6, 2016 Communal Harmony
Two Years Of Modi Sarkar- Broken Promises: Sectarian Agenda

Two Years Of Modi Sarkar- Broken Promises: Sectarian Agenda

The performance of the Modi Government during last two years has to be seen in the light of the promises made in the electoral campaign and on the barometer of values of Indian Constitution of pluralism and diversity. Acche din had become a buzzword, black money being retrieved and being deposited in everybody’s bank account was looked forward to and[Read More…]

by June 18, 2016 Communal Harmony
The Concept Of Women In Communal Ideologies: A Study Into The ideologies Of RSS And Jamat-e-Islami

The Concept Of Women In Communal Ideologies: A Study Into The ideologies Of RSS And Jamat-e-Islami

A communal organization derives its ideology, base and support from religion and tradition, that is, from the past or the existing social order, and functions as a bridge between religion and politics. Tradition is the continuation of the ‘glorious past’ as perceived, and projected, by the ideologies of such organizations, which may or may not bear any resemblance to historical[Read More…]

by June 18, 2016 Patriarchy