Friday, June 09, 2006

காஞ்சா அய்லய்யா, தருமியின் பதிவு

தருமியின் பதிவில் பின்னூட்டமாக காஞ்சா அய்லய்யாவின் நான் ஏன் இந்து அல்ல புத்தகத்தை விமரிசித்து எம்.வி.ஆர்.சாஸ்திரி என்பவர் எழுதிய நீண்ட கட்டுரை போடப்பட்டுள்ளது.

காஞ்சா அய்லய்யாவின் புத்தகத்தைப் படித்துவிட்டு நான் எழுதிய அறிமுகம் இங்கே:

செப்டம்பர் 14, 2003: நான் ஏன் இந்து அல்ல - காஞ்சா அய்லய்யா


  1. I read your critic on illaiah's book. "இப்பொழுது பொதுச் சிவில் சட்டம் வேண்டுமென்று பாரதீய ஜனதா முதல் உச்ச நீதிமன்றத் தலைமை நீதிபதி வரை குரல் எழுப்பிக் கொண்டிருகிறார்கள். இதைத் தற்பொழுது தீவிரமாக எதிர்ப்பது முஸ்லிம்கள் மட்டுமே. ஆனால் இந்துகளுக்குள் "அடக்கப்பட்டிருக்கும்" தலித்துகளும் (புத்த, ஜைனர்களும்) தீவிரமாக எதிர்க்க வேண்டும். இந்த பொதுச்சட்டம் இந்துச் சட்டமாகி விடக் கூடாதே என்ற பயம் எல்லோருக்கும் இருக்க வேண்டும்"

    there is a little confusion as to understand that the above was your own comment or illaiah's. Haven't I said the same in my response to your posting on shariah?

  2. Badri

    I was reading your 2003 review of Kancha Illiah’s book

    I was stunned to see that you have endorsed the venom spewed by Illiah on the lifestyle of certain caste groups

    Is it any different from the generalization by hardened VHP fanatics and lunatic Hindu fringe of Muslims as Jihadi-supporting, uncouth, unclean, unhygienic criminals/terrorist

    How can any work which has got even the remotest pretensions of being scholarly indulge in this type of bigotry?

    Eating habits and Physical regiments are personal choices of individuals. How can someone even make such a scathing comment and get away with it.

    How can any community/caste group be viewed as homogenous whole and sweepingly derogatory generalisation made about them.If it is made, its nothing but

    I have read a similar article by Chandraprasad Bhans a excellent Dalit Scholar in which he had written on the need for dalit Society to participate in the liberalization process .In that article he had made a excellent case saying Dalit will make excellent consumer compared to the others.He compared the lifestyle of Dalist with other groups including Brahmins/Banias.But he never made the kind of sweeping statements that Illiah makes.Bhan used statistics on the consumptions pattern and made his case

    Badri –don’t promote shoddy scholarship that is basically hatred and bigotry

    I was under the impression that you are progressive liberal but alas this has been shattered

  3. தருமி அவர்களின் பதிவிற்கான லிங் வேலை செய்யவில்லை.

    மற்றபடி, கஞ்சன் ஐலையா பற்றி எனக்கு நல்ல அபிப்ராயம் ஏதும் இல்லை. அவருக்கு தலீத் மக்கள் முன்னேரவேண்டும் என்கிற எண்ணத்தை விட மேல் ஜாதி மக்களின் மேல் வெறுப்பை வளர்க்கவேண்டும் என்கிர வெறி தான் அதிகம்.

  4. Hi Badri,
    Thank you for the link.I would like to agree with Mr, Shastri.

    I didn't read the book ,From what I read on that review..

    I feel pity for what he went through...what was time era I don't know.I lived in a village in 1970's and lived in a town in from middle of seventies to late 80's and then in city.I have travelled to some of the interior parts of Tamil nadu during summer vacations and have lived in a village in maharashtra for one year in early 90's.Is it that I lived in a good place all along I didn't come across these kind of things.....possible or things might have developed as we are evolving........

    Defnitely this is not material related to Hinduism.He could have written this under a biographical category rather then associating his life to some religion which he has never understood, he has never followed or he has practised.He is going a step ahead to develop hatredness among the people , which is not really healthy for a highly diversified country.

    Just because some one can Talk effectively , write effectively , argue intelligently , Market in a sexy way doesn't mean what he is saying is true.Truth can never be Changed...

    Also I don't understand why we shouldn't have a common law, in what way it is going to effect the individuals freedom.Is there any other country , which has this kind of constitution....

    with best