- Apr 2015
You have a smart habit of dragging Aryan invasion theory in every unrelated discussion discussion. Beside, Evangelists had a great patronage of Aryan invasion theory, even a Brahmin priest murdering St Thomas the Apostle was a cooked up story to malign Brahmins and Hindus. First step for evangelism is to make South Indians hate their own religion. Manismiriti is not the major Hindu text, its a post Mauryan era text and not at all related to early phase of Hinduism.Not sure what you are trying to say. Muslims in Indian Kashmir definitely want to join Pakistan. Other Indian Muslims decided to stay for various tactical reasons. Most would have went to Pakistan if the process was easy.
Critical evaluation of the Aryan invasion history has long been done. What is going on now is the non-critical evaluation by Hindu nationalists with the agenda of whitewashing Hinduism. Manusmrithi, the sacred laws of Hinduism, has long defined what is a Sudra. I come from a place in India, never conquered by Muslims, and Hinduism was practiced to the fullest for more than a thousand years, where castes were meant to be as defined in Manusmrithi. There were no beggar Brahmins. They were next to the Gods, king makers and the law makers. In vast majority Hindu areas of India, Hinduism was greatly disrupted by Muslim conquerors, and it lost its power over society. As a result, people lost the memory of experience of a real Hindu society.
I found the BBC article funny. The author claims that even Rig Veda was modified by the British. It seems there is no limit to the whitewashing of Hinduism going on.