Archive for May, 2012

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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