This book is entirely different from books that have been written on Indian civil societal relations, spiritual character, political economy, philosophical foundations, scientific roots, cultural essence, and historicity. It takes a journey from tribals upwards and looks at the pyramid of the communities in an inverse order.
In this book each community that was/is historically treated as unclean by Hindu Spiritual Fascism emerges as not only more clean than the Brahmin self, but also more nationalistic than that self. It draws the battle lines between spiritual fascism and spiritual democracy and predicts the possible course of an inevitable civil war between the hegemonized and the hegemonizer in the realms of spiritual life, social life and political life. It holds the hegemonic forces responsible for the ensuing ...
Chapter 12: Symptoms of Civil War and End of Hinduism
Symptoms of Civil War and End of Hinduism
The Setting of Civil War
The upper castes, led by the Brahmanic ideological forces, have greatly humiliated the large communities of Shudras, who have come to be known as the Other Backward Castes (OBCs) in the post-Mandal era. The historical humiliation meted out to Dalits is too well-known to be further elaborated here. The OBCs have come under attack in all the public spaces available to the upper castes, starting with the 1990 reservation debate. In 2006 reservation debate, the humiliation reached its nadir. The upper castes have quite consistently claimed that the OBCs are historically meritless. The classical Brahmanical discourse of Shudra brainlessness has revisited Hindu India in a modern ...