- Aug 2019
- Bengaluru, India/Sharjah, UAE
Yes I do agree. I'm one of the ashrafi muslim aka non hindu descendant. In our culture we do look down upon converted Muslims and low caste hindus. We don't look down upon high caste hindus though.It's true though. Most of lower-middle class muslims were culturally Hindus. Their clerics were moderate. Many Hindu kids used to get their primary education in Madarsas. Maulavis did not try to proselytize/influence those kids. Only rich and powerful muslims who considered themselves belonging to Persian or Turks aristocracy were inmical towards natives.
Arabaisation of India is fairly new phenomenon. In my town a few Muslims still pay respect to local deities while we have lost many to Wahabism.
I guess it's a nobles or darbari culture.
Those who aren't enlightened tend to follow hypocrisy and corrupted practices and ashrafis dislike that.
I must mention that I'm a Deccani and not a Mughal they were our enemies. My ancestors rebelled from Dehli Sultanat and were first to adopt Hindavi instead of Persian as offical.
So the very idea of a partition would mean loss of identity for Deccanis which is simply not acceptable at all. No matter where we go we retain that indianess. But obviously Pakistan being Mughal successor state was one place we definitely would not go.
The entire land of pure bullshit is too much for us. We are a grounded culture living in reality not trying to be angels.
Emotions best expressed by this video below.
It's simply would make us angry that you'd consider Deccanis with questions like why didn't you go to filthy Pakistan without knowing the basic history.
Jehangir called our people crows and kites. Crows for dravidians and kites for marathas. But we Turks believe in the eating of salt namak khaya phrase. Go ask Mehmood. He did represent us well in bollywood.