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Rajeev Malhotra: American Manuwadi’s not so different verbal diarrhea

Rajeev Malhotra the billionaire Brahmin businessman from Princeton is the latest darling of Hindutva and Manuwadis. Several Dalit intellectuals have expressed to us that they have been troubled after reading his books ‘Breaking India’ and ‘Being Different’. And some have felt that their whole Dalit worldview is shaken up.

Malhotra has whitewashed all the Brahmin oppression and blamed everything squarely on European colonialism. He has created a mishmash world view called the Dharmic worldview by combining Buddhism, Jainism and Brahminism. How Brahminism fits into this is Malhotra’s great intellectual circus. Brahminical philosophy which is full of all kinds of confusing rituals, yajnas, homas, untouchability, pollution, cow worship is now equated with an ethical and principle centered Buddhism in Malhotra’s fantasy Dharmic philosophy.

Malhotra claims caste system was created by Europeans in the 18th century. If that was the case what were Buddha, Kabir, Basavanna,Eknath and several other revolutionaries complaining about. Malhotra has proved the often repeated statements of the revolutionary thinker V T Rajshekar, Brahmins think only what they want to think.

The editor of Dalit Nation could not help but laugh at the superficial arguments in this book. Malhotra cleverly appropriates all the good principles and ethics from Buddhism and adds it into his fictitious Dharmic worldview. After that he goes on a tirade against Christianity and Islam through a process called purva paksha. Purva Paksha is not some unique Brahmin discovery. Every thinker worth his or her name employ purva paksha which is basically looking into the other’s view points. This can be learnt in any debating 101 classroom.

Malhotra calls Abrahmic religions history centric. Ignorant Malhotra does not realize history centric beliefs abound in his own backyard – yugas, avataras are all history centric beliefs and very central to Brahminism. So are sacred places which are geographic localization of beliefs very central to Brahminism. Even the Brahminical Indian judiciary accepts the reality and historicity of Ram Lalla and that this god was born at a certain place and is the owner of that place.

People like Malhotra should understand that Western universalism is based on rationality and science. This is something Brahmins never ever bothered to understand. Brahmins in India had lost all traces of their own history and it was the British who taught them and gave them the Hindu Identity. All that Brahmins were interested was their Mathas, the birth rites, funeral rites, silly festivals, untouchability and twenty course meals. The Theosophical society was the key movement which revived Hinduism. All the Hindu leaders of the last century were products of this either directly or indirectly. Vivekananda their darling prophet was steeped in western universalism and he appropriated these values into Hinduism. He even gave a philosophical framework to the ramblings of his illiterate schizophrenic homosexual guru Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. The Ramakrishna Mission, Bramho Samaj and Arya Samaj were all based on principles of western universalism.

The principles of social justice and democracy is an unknown and difficult concept to Brahmins. All that Brahmins of yore did was praise the King, ‘Rajan’ to provide them the goodies. In turn they fooled people into believing that they can control nature and bring in rains and prosperity through their hocus-pocus mantras and yajnas. Sycophants can never be revolutionaries or bring in revolutionary ideas. The result of all the Brahmin philosophy is the oppressive feudal caste system. It is there for all to see.

Malhotra’s Brahmin mind finds it very difficult to comprehend Jesus or Muhammad. Both of them were revolutionaries who fought for social justice and stood by the oppressed simple people. They fought against the status quo. All of Jesus’s disciples were simple fishermen and laborers. So was Muhammad’s. They treated the lowest of the low as equals. Jesus dined and wined with prostitutes and lepers. How can Brahmins who live in a worldview of untouchability and pollution understand this. Similarly Buddha’s teaching was open to all and not confined to any jati, dharma or gotra. He taught and converted murderers like Angulimala and prostitutes like Amrapali. There is not one Brahmin hero who fought for social justice. That’s the reason Ambedkar wondered why Brahmins could never give birth to a Rousseau or Voltaire.

You can see all the manifestations of Brahmin beliefs in Modern day gurus who suck up to businessmen and money. These gurus like Mahesh Yogi, Ravishankar, Asaram Bapu, Ramdev, Nithayananda and several other bearded buffoons have only one love and that is money. They are pimps who take money from the rich and teach them breathing and yoga to relax and live in opulence and without guilt. They even have the temerity to quote the Buddha who left the palace to live as a mendicant. All that they are interested in is to provide the counter-revolutionary opium to the stupid masses. The upper caste Hindus lick the feet of these gurus and drink the water used for washing the feet of these dirty crooks.

It is important to heed Babasaheb’s words and throw the garbage called Brahminism and Hinduism out. Malhotra even quotes Ambedkar and never criticizes. He misrepresents Babasaheb as if he stood for all these Brahminic concoctions. At Dalit Nation in Malhotra all we see is a futile attempt of a Brahmin trying to white wash the oppression and exploitation done in the name of Dharma. Any semblance of civilization that is in India is as a result of democracy, socialism and human rights and all these unfortunately for Malhotra are predominantly western ideas. Left to themselves the Brahmins could only create a feudal oppressive casteist society. The Brahmin worldview has very little to offer in terms of freedom and justice especially now that they have co-opted with the international banking and capitalistic machinery. Brahminism can only create ostrich like insight and they can keep chanting their Vishnu Sahasranama and Lalitha Sahasranama while the injustice and exploitation continues.

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NCERT Textbook Cartoon – Manuvadi last straw

Manuvadis are clutching to the last straw. What else can they do when Dalits have become assertive and challenging their hegemony. They have introduced a cartoon in NCERT textbooks in 2006 with chacha Nehru whipping Ambedkar to complete the Constitution faster.

The cartoon in the first place is simply irrelevant to the topic at hand. But when have the Purana spinning Manuvadis done anything relevant. Chachaji probably thinks the Constitution is a Purana or some such silly cock and bull Shastra or Agama or Darshana of Brahmins. You can write all these stuff without much thinking and all you need is to put in the intent of oppression. That’s how the Brahmins wrote them after injesting copious quantities of Soma juice.
Several people have been writing and contacting Dalitnation to write against this stupid cartoon. At Dalitnation we were silent because we can only laugh at these people. We know their strategy and we know their desperation.

Babasaheb was an original thinker unlike the mantra chanting phonies. He was in spirit a researcher and would not write or put anything without putting enough substance. To create a constitution for india to replace manu dharma shastra is no small acheivement that too in three years. If only Chachaji had known what revolution Ambedkar was heralding he would have put his whip down and even stopped the the constitution. But Babasaheb made fools of Chachaji and Manuvadi coterie. Manuvadis are still regretting the decision of bania Gandhi to get Ambedkar to write the constitution. Gandhi and his gang thought that Babasaheb will turn into a servile Babu like some of their Brahmin civil servants. But what a genius did Babasaheb turned out to be.

Dalitnation salutes the father of modern India Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar.
Jai Bhim

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Post-Hindu India – What’s Gone Wrong

A few years ago the revolutionary thinker Professor Kancha Ilaiah proposed that we are going to be in a post-Hindu India from 2010. Dalits including ourselves had gotten into a celebratory mode on Prof Kancha’s forecast. We have been waiting for this post-Hindu world since hundreds of years. We are waiting for our chains to be broken and the ugly caste system dismantled.

At Dalitnation we have been researching and reviewing this with several of our friends who are social and political scientists, media personnel, social psychologists and literary luminaries. What we get is a bleak picture of the collective Dalit behavior and with this the post-Hindu India will never be a reality.

The regional TV channels, movies and newspapers all promote a Brahminical worldview which the Dalit people have internalized. There are programs on Astrology, Vastu, Ayurveda and Brahmin Classical music which educated Dalit people have taken to themselves as their culture. Our people in hordes go to pilgrimage to Tirupati, Vaishnavo Devi, Mantralaya, Sabri-Malai, Shiridi Sai Baba and other Hindu holy places. Brahmins have even appropriated the Ganja Smoking Muslim fakir Sai Baba into the Brahminical fold. Vedas are recited in Shirdi as a form of puja by Brahmin priests who control the whole of the economy in this pilgrim city. The wily Brahmins have been doing their usual tricks and opened up these places for Dalits to visit. Dalits now do Puja to placate planets and remove their so called negative effects. The Brahmin priests are having a field day and their business is booming more than ever before. Earlier only their jatwallahs used to do this. Now they have Dalits getting their services and paying for it. We know several educated Dalit IAS officers and scientists doing homa, havans and visiting temples for their promotion. Many of these neo-rich dalits practice yoga and meditation and have no revolutionary spirit left in them. The poorer people are all influenced by TV and media and watch patriarchal soap operas like the ones created by Balaji Telefilms. All this makes us sad.

Is this what Babasaheb wanted us to do. What happened to the conversion to Buddhism. What happened to Buddha and his Dhamma of rationality and equality. Why are our brethren sucked into the superstition of Brahminism. We have seen Navayana Buddhists worshiping the violent Hindu gods and goddesses like Vishnu, Shiva, Laksmi and Kali alongside the Buddha and not seeing the obvious contradiction. We see even Dalit laborers having pictures of the elephant Ganesha and the servant monkey god of slaves Hanuman. Dalits do house warming and marriage ceremonies the Brahminical way. What happened to the ten vows that Babasaheb gave us.

This is a warning to all the Dalits. Unless Dalits wake up and fight this monster of Brahminism there will be no reprieve for them from the slavery of the caste system. We should throw the whole of BRahminism in the gutter – lock, stock and barrel, baby with the bathwater.
WAKE UP DALITS AND LET US MAKE THE POST HINDU INDIA A REALITY
EDUCATE ORGANIZE AND AGITATE
JAI BHIM

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Beef Food Festival Makes the Grass Eating Manuvadis Shiver

In April this year, the enterprising Dalits of Osmania University organized the Beef Food Festival. At Dalitnation we have been at the forefront of promoting beef, the food of our toiling Dalit brethren. Our inspiration VTR and Kancha Ilaiah have been working tirelessly to challenge the food imperialism imposed by the Hindutva criminals. What VTR, Kancha and we had written have been theory and conceptual. It took the Dalit youths of Hyderabad to  implement this and send shivers down the spines of the grass eating Brahmins and Banias represented by fascist organizations like ABVP. It is the beginning of a revolution. 

Beef is the food of Dalits. Our hardworking and working class people need the proteins. The leisure class Brahmins and Banias want to deny our basic food rights. They talk of their Gomata whom they worship. They want us to just like themselves drink the piss and eat the dung of Gomata. We have given a strong blow to the food imperialism by the beef festival and more of such things are going to follow.

The editor of Dalit Nation participated in the Beef festival and partook the delicious Beef biryani served. Each delicious morsel we ate was a body blow to the regressive Vedic culture and Brahminism. The day is not far away when the grass eating Brahmins will also start eating Beef just like their Vedic ancestors did.

We were lucky to hear great leaders like Kancha Ilaiah and the enchanting Dalit poet Ms. Meena Kandasamy at the revolutionary festival. At Dalit Nation we have been following this young lady and how she has blossomed into the great crusader that she is now. Her revolutionary poems have inspired Dalit women and men. The way she walked out of her abusive marriage with a sexually perverted Dalit Christian Communist showed her immense courage. Manuwadis and even so called Feminists swore at her when she walked off the sexually abusive relationship. They called her names and called her an attention seeking whore. But the brave Ms Meena never relented and is now the role model of all women who have been abused in their marriage by sexual perverts. This is also a message for all Dalit men that they cannot take the women for granted specially when they have inspirational role models like Ms Meena. We wish her well and wish that she continues to inspire Dalits with her revolutionary poetry which has the potential to smash Brahminism and Male Patriarcy.

We are also great admirers of her mother, Vasantha Kandasamy who is an illustrious professor of Mathematics and has fought vehemently against the Brahmin domination in the IIT Agraharam. Her landmark book on the problem of untouchability which is based on empirical mathematical framework is pure genius. She has smashed the citadels of Manuwadi worldview using Mathematics. She has used Fuzzy and Neutrosophic Cognitive Maps to analyze the views of the revolutionary Periyar E. V. Ramasamy. This is the power of Beef which Brahmins cannot understand. When the book was released the grass eating vegetarian Brahmins in IIT were dumbstruck by the sheer brilliance of the thesis. Their limited and bigoted minds could not comprehend the magnitude of her theories. This kind of research should have been given a Nobel prize but unfortunately the Chennai Brahmins began a conspiracy in the scientific community of India and has termed Vasanatha Kandasamy as a nutcase peddling in bogus theories. This is the fate of Dalit geniuses. We at Dalitnation stand by the Kandasamy daughter and mother duo and we want to assure them that they are not alone in battling the hydra headed Brahminical monster.

Jai Bhim

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V T Rajshekar – Down but not out

The editor of Dalitnation wishes to express his best wishes and good health to our great teacher and inspiration V.T.Rajshekar. VTR is universally acknowledged as the greatest and revolutionary intellect from India after Buddha, Babasaheb, Periyar and Kancha Ilaiah. However manuwadi media has deliberately ignored VTR. VTR has been taken ill and is recuperating in Mangalore since last six months. Even the great Dalit magazine Dalit Voice is not coming up with new issues. The website is also down as VTR has not paid up for the subscription. The whole of the dalit world has been covered with darkness as DV was the great beacon of hope for dalits.

It is at this time that the editor of Dalitnation would like to take an open pledge. We will uphold the flag of Dalit revolution and will make sure that the vision of Buddha, Babasaheb and VTR will be propogated and continued. we will educate, organize and agitate.

Jai Bhim

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Bogus Hunger Strike of Ramdev and Anna

Anna hazare wants to go onto a hunger strike for the second time. We at dalit nation can only laugh at these scoundrels like Ramdev and Anna Hazare. When several of dalit brethren and farmers cannot get to eat two square meals a day these theatrical acts are just a big drama staged by caste hindus. Both ramdev and anna are not against corporates looting the country. Ramdev has the nerve to talk againt black money when he himself has 1000 crore black money. The Manuwadis are such hypocrites.

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Arvind Adiga – Not White Tiger but the Black Panther

Arvind Adiga, a Brahmin from coastal Karnataka recently got the Booker Prize for his novel ‘White Tiger’. The novel describes the travails of a Dalit man from north India and how he finally triumphs over his slavery to the feudal upper caste and becomes an entrepreneur in the IT city of Bangalore.

Many reviewers have mentioned that the novel represents the struggle of a Dalit Man and his attainment of the ‘Indian Dream’. Several so called Dalit intellectuals got this book to the notice of the editor of Dalit Nation. We finally read the book and tried to put it in perspective within the overall Dalit literature and body of knowledge. What we found in this process was not in consonance with the rest of the reviewers.

The author of ‘White Tiger’ divides India into two – the Light part and the Dark part. The land of darkness is the cow belt states of North India – UP, Bihar, MP. The land of light are the states of the south especially cities like Bangalore and Hyderabad. This is the basic flaw of the novel. The author has assumed that caste equations are predominant in the northern Indian villages and the southern cities are lands of milk and honey where free will and thereby entrepreneurs can thrive. In the northern villages the destiny of Dalit men are fixed and irrevocable. The Dalits are born in such squalor where the parents forget to name their children. They finally end up as the servant, cleaners and car drivers of the upper feudal caste.

The basic problem with this premise is that it gives a clean chit to the southern cities. The editor of Dalit Nation has lived in Indian metropolitan cities and is well aware of the deeply entrenched casteism in these cities. The IT industry in Bangalore is no haven of equality (Read our article – Dalits must agitate for reservation in private sector). We have proved this time and again that the majority of the resources in the cities are appropriated by the upper caste and they control all major business and administration. But Arvind Adiga finds it the right place for the Dalit hero of the novel to escape and find emancipation.

In the whole book there is no mention of our great leader Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. There is mention of Gandhi in a disparaging way but nowhere the messiah of Dalits is mentioned. The Brahmin author of this novel has no clue about Dalits and northern India and how much the Dalits venerate Babasaheb. The Brahmin Adiga even fails to mention the term Dalit in the whole of the novel. Dalit is a powerful term and it is through this identity all our oppressed brethren relate to each other. It is a clever ploy of the upper caste writers to avoid such words as Dalit and thereby strip them of our identity.

Babasaheb taught the mantra – ‘educate, organize and agitate’. But this novel does not contain any elements of the Dalit mantra. The Dalit hero, Balaram Halwai is uneducated and there is no effort or striving among his community towards education. They seem to be happy in their illiteracy and their impending destiny of life long slavery. And how does the dalit hero escape from the slavery of the upper castes. He works as a car driver to his American educated feudal lord and finally murders him, steals his money and escapes to Bangalore. What is the message the Dalits should take from this stupid book. That they should murder and steal and that is the only way our for them. What nonsense. Is this what Babasaheb taught them.

Why did not the hero of the novel and his community get educated , organized themselves and agitate against the upper caste people. This is what Babasaheb would have done and this is what he exhorted the Dalits to do all his life. But for the Brahmin Adiga the only way out for a Dalit is to murder, steal and live like a fugitive.

And how does our Balram Halwai gets deliverance in Bangalore. He opens a transportation company for call centres by renting out a few vehicles. Is this the success story of a Dalit. I was anticipating the Dalit hero to become a CEO of a software company. But he again ends up as driver or rather a person who hires many drivers.

Does not Arvind Adiga know that we have a Dalit Chief Minister Mayavathi, does he even know who people like Jagajivan Ram and K.R.Narayanan were. Does he know that Babasaheb had a Phd from Columbia University. He finally made the Dalit hero to become the the scum of the IT industry in Bangalore and he wants us to believe that he has found his salvation there. Babasaheb was a lawyer himself and he did not believe in murder or stealing. He believed in the law and was the first law minister of Independent India. Babasaheb was a socialist and believed that state reform is needed for the emancipation of Dalits. But here the Brahmin Adiga gives us a false hope in free market capitalism. The very same capitalism which fuels feudalism and exploitation is praised by the author. What a shame.

Novels like these should be shunned by Dalits as they deny our heritage and demonize our people. The ‘White Tiger’ is neither empowering nor can it emancipate Dalits. In short it is just a piece of junk written by an upper caste Brahmin. This piece of junk is given some Booker or Hooker prize and the upper caste readers read these kinds of novels thinking that this is the Dalit condition and they can rest in peace. The aim of Dalits is social reform through state legislation and cultural revolution. But how can a shameless pseudo intellectual scumbag Arvind Adiga understand this. All they are interested in is the Hooker prize and international readership. We dalits do not need India to be the ‘White Tiger’ we will convert it into the ‘Black Panther’.

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