A Hindu Nationalist Perspective
The work done by Shantanu at his SEJ blog is eye-opening and honest. One can see the sincere effort put in by him and his friends to get to the best obtainable version of the truth.So much for than all the "evidence" provided by eminent historians, aka psi-fi writers (pseudo-sickular fiction)
A good example of hindu-buddhist amity is found in Sikkim. Sikkim was once a buddhist kingdom. It became part of India in 1975. It has a substantial buddhist population. But Hindus (Nepalese)are in a majority. There is no tension between the communities there. There is freedom of religion in Sikkim.But there is a lot of social tension in Bhutan.In the 80s Bhutanese government evicted many nepalese hindus fearing a takeover by these people. I guess the bhutanese king feared the same fate as that of the ruler of Sikkim before Sikkim became part of India. Nevertheless, the evicted nepalese continue to live in refugee camps in Nepal.
Thanks Rajeev - in particular for the link to your article re Sabarimala and Tobet. Fascinating! I have added excerpts to my post.In addition, you and your readers may find these two posts I wrote in response to Vir Sanghvi interesting and thought-provoking (they are to do with the causes for decline of Buddhism in India):http://satyameva-jayate.org/2010/10/12/jain-buddhist-temples/2009/12/09/hindu-kings-monasteries/and http://satyameva-jayate.org/2010/10/12/jain-buddhist-temples/2009/12/11/buddhism-decline-india/
Rajeev, just read your description (from a long time ago) on the Sabrimala-Lhasa connection. As fascinating as it gets. Please get these works published. Apart from it's educative value for many of us (Indian origin), it is so interesting for anybody to read.
@shantanu, thanks, i am reposting links to your articles in this blog as they are worth re-reading@shiva, thanks. i am too lazy to publish these things in a book, alas.
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