Thursday, April 26, 2007

rajiv malhotra: Whiteness Studies and Implications for Indian-American Identity

apr 26th, 2007

rajiv always has very interesting things to say.

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From: Rajiv Malhotra
Date: Apr 27, 2007 2:45 AM
Subject: Whiteness Studies and Implications for Indian-American Identity
To:

My latest article on the way whiteness in america impacts Indians is
now posted at:

http://rajivmalhotra.sulekha.com/blog/post/2007/04/whiteness-studies-and-implications-for-indian-american.htm

Rajiv Malhotra

1 comments:

Chatrapath said...

I think Indians should not fall for this trap. We should not aim to be assimilated into this "whiteness". Unfortunately a lot of Indian girls fall into this trap. They think that by sharing their bed with any white sahib that they no longer have to suffer not being accepted by society. What they don't realize is that they end up completely losing their identity, their soul, and their essential core that anchors them to the person that they are MEANT to be. Our Vedic culture provides this anchor.

This is a brilliant article by R. Malhotra. Brilliant. I could not have expressed it better.

I think that Indians have a choice. We are definitely at a crossroads. We can choose to be sucked into the Western/MTV/fast life/fast food/debt-laden/following our dreams/fast lane/trade up spouse/kick our parents out of the house...OR we can choose not to be subsumed into this reckless and decadent Western culture. We can choose instead to adopt the wonderful Western (non Christian) ideas of modern capitalism. AND we can retain our wonderful Vedic culture that provides us with everything we need to succeed under any circumstances. I make the distinction between Christianity and Westernism because christianity has nothing at all to do with the benefits provided by Western culture. christianity is just a mask that cloaks the brazen face of white domination.

Apart from the rules of modern capitalism that are supposed to protect consumers and shareholders that Westernism provides, Vedic culture provides everything else. Most Hindus are just too gullible to understand this. They find validation in a religion that was created by a King in England so that he could get a divorce (Anglicanism), rather than in time-tested ideals and principles of the Vedas.