How credible/biased is european/western scholarship regarding Indian topics, does it reek of some phobia?

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Im just fed up with biased European scholarship, they try to put down Indian history really badly some of the issues related with european scholarship is stereotyping indian pre islamic history

for instance when i was editing info on Indian history came across these dubious, sketchy and really biased claims from the european scholars completely rubbishing pre islamic indian culinary and dressing history, these are also backed by top western institutions like cambridge, Columbia, Oxford etc

If Hinduism has given a high spiritual content to the meal, it has paid little attention to the art of cooking. Boiled cereals and griddle bread, stewed vegetables, and pulses had been the usual diet since the beginning of Indian civilization. Roger, Delphine (2000), "The Middle East and South Asia (in Chapter: History and Culture of Food and Drink in Asia)", in Kiple, Kenneth F.; Ornelas, Kriemhild Coneè (eds), The Cambridge World History of Food, Volume 2, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 1140–1150, ISBN 978-0-521-40215-6
for here instance the european sources badly put down pre Islamic indian cuisine by saying that Hindus didn't even know art of cooking before muslims

According to historian Poulomi Saha, until the arrival of the Muslims in medieval India, the Hindus primarily wore only draped single lengths of cloth. Saha, Poulomi (16 April 2019), An Empire of Touch: Women's Political Labor and the Fabrication of East Bengal, Columbia University Press, ISBN 978-0-231-54964-6 Quote: "Through its recognizability, clothing communicated a shared sociality in particularly situated ways in British India where, until the arrival of Muslims in the medieval period brought stitched cloth, Hindus primarily wore only single lengths of cloth."
for instance the ''columbia university'' scholar assumes that ''Hindus'' were entirely unknown to stitched clothing before arrival of the muslims, given the plentiful amount of evidences suggesting otherwise from pre islamic indian sculptures and paintings it just seems such a blatant agenda based lie.

this really boggles my mind, why european scholarship trying to instigate hindu muslim divide when it concerns indian history by putting down indian pre islamic history.

dont you think that european scholarship needs its radical re evaluation concerning indian topics and a mindset re evaluation of indian history when it comes to pre islamic and post islamic eras? in my opinon not only western scholarship reeks badly of ignorance but borderline indophobia, im not sure why they have notions of indophobia while dealing with indian history?

i thought that western scholarship was just ignorant of Indian stuff, but seeing such claims from top institutions like columbia really makes me think that its not even about ignorance but more about phobia. It also seems that these anglo western scholarships have been towed by majority of Indian scholarships as well and minority who doesnt adhere to it resorts to hindu nationalism and tows a big portion of it to use it for their hindu nationalism purposes.

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Im just fed up with biased European scholarship, they try to put down Indian history really badly some of the issues related with european scholarship is stereotyping indian pre islamic history


this really boggles my mind, why european scholarship trying to instigate hindu muslim divide when it concerns indian history by putting down indian pre islamic history.


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It's not just India they try to put down every other civilization which has no connection to Europe. Not only this they even try their best to find an European connection with every achievement/inventions of other countries.
But the difference is other countries proactively defend themselves while Indian scholarship is littered with crazy commies whose mind can't grasp anything profound. They are the most intolerant breed of humans who can't stand any viewpoint other than their own. They can't let any 'outsider' else enter their circle.
India needs to revolutionise it's education system so that saner minds can become involved in writing history. India has many bright people and properly education will also help in increasing wealth of country.
A rich country is always seen with more respect(like Europeans had huge admiration for India when they sat their foot on our land. Offcourse before they started depriving this land of it's wealth).

Why won't they would do it? United Hindu-Muslim means better chances for development of India. Don't you know how did British rule India? The effect of social engineering still lingers on our country.

Even prestigious university like Havard is den of Indophobes(who have strong haterd for Hinduism). Incidently those unqualified(Yes they are) scholars have clear Evangelist connections.
 
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It's not just India they try to put down every other civilization which has no connection to Europe. Not only this they even try their best to find an European connection with every achievement/inventions of other countries.
But the difference is other countries proactively defend themselves while Indian scholarship is littered with crazy commies whose mind can't grasp anything profound. They are the most intolerant breed of humans who can't stand any viewpoint other than their own. They can't let any 'outsider' else enter their circle.
India needs to revolutionise it's education system so that saner minds can become involved in writing history. India has many bright people and properly education will also help in increasing wealth of country.
A rich country is always seen with more respect(like Europeans had huge admiration for India when they sat their foot on our land. Offcourse before they started depriving this land of it's wealth).

Why won't they would do it? United Hindu-Muslim means better chances for development of India. Don't you know how did British rule India? The effect of social engineering still lingers on our country.

Even prestigious university like Havard is den of Indophobes(who have strong haterd for Hinduism). Incidently those unqualified(Yes they are) scholars have clear Evangelist connections.
how do they put down chinese history, for instance, dont they also exaggerate persian and west asian history by putting down indian history in the first place?

i really dont know the reason for this western blind hatred and phobia of misrepresenting indian history.

lets not bring communists to this debate here, the mainstream indian scholarship also tows this colonial archaic indo history, this history also deliberately towed by hindu nationalists where ever it suits them for instance

regards
 
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