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  • A well articulated piece however, in your effort to balance it, you have given petty examples of lone incidents of some pub or some insignificant organisation which no one follows. Shiv Sena doesn't represent hindu way of life, their attacks on non Marathi mumbaikars is no way hindu sentiment. You failed to mention Sanatan Dharma as the basis of civilisation and not hindutva which is foreign term for all those living East of Sindhu River.  For a Hindu, there is an amount of God in every human being.  An therefore it promotes universal brotherhood. However a nice attempt.
    By Jagdish - 5/30/2017 4:59:37 AM

  • We hope Muslims understand our sentiment and live as our guests not as masters
    By Dabangghindu - 3/19/2017 1:06:17 AM

  • Congratulations for a balanced, sweeping analysis of a phenomenon and an idea ... 
    By Rahul Shastri - 11/27/2016 10:12:32 PM

  • Good article. Impossible to cover such an ancient ideology in such a short space, so, a neat effort nonetheless. 
    By Naveen - 2/26/2016 8:46:05 AM

  • A brilliant  and objective analyses of  what Hinduism is. And also the reality of allegations levelled at Hindu society of hating other communities or followers of other religions. A very well written piece.
    By Arun Sharma - 2/25/2016 8:18:59 AM

  • Excellent analysis by Tufail Ahmad.  Please add these facts also: Hindus willingly and enthusistically participate in muslim festival of Muharram.  I have seen some Hindus installing Tajiyas.  I have also seen droves of Hindus going to attend Bale Miyan's wedding festival in the district of Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh). Many go to Dargah of Ajmer Sharif to worship and seek blessings of Muslim Pir.  These are facts despite some Hindu and Muslim groups being at odd with each other. It should be noted that Muslims do not respect nor worship Hindu deities or go to Hindu festivals like Hindus do.
    By Lalit M. Arya - 2/9/2016 9:23:40 AM

  • In the above comment Mr. Ghulam Mohiyuddin wrote ...
    "Hindutva is a right wing ideology which is centered around the beliefs: the entire Indian subcontinent (which includes countries other than India) is the homeland of the Hindus"  Wonder what he was trying to say.
    what does he mean by *belief*?  as if that's some false belief?
    I implore him to turn the pages of history and explore the facts that whatever he tried to paint as *belief* and possibly a WRONG one, is actually the fact.
    HOW can anybody deny that Muslims have entered the BHARATA-land long after the Hindu civilization was born and flourished for centuries?
    By Nandakishore N - 2/7/2016 3:41:41 PM

  • "Hindu masses, led by reformers like Raja Ram Mohun Roy, have also abandoned one of their sacred books Manusmriti" Totally wrong. He was Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.
    By Amit - 1/30/2016 12:19:23 AM

  • One very significant aspect of Hindutva missed in the article is the music and the chanting of the name of Hare Krishna or Hare Ram Om Shivaye etc to tunes which descend from ancient sages!
    By Himadri Banerji - 1/29/2016 8:51:46 PM

  • @ghulam
    In 1990 Ramdas married Zulfiqar Ahmad, a peace advocate, whom she had met in college. Zulfiqar is the nephew of the Pakistani academic and anti-war activist, Eqbal Ahmed, one of the Harrisburg Seven. Given her father's stature as a senior naval officer, there was speculation that their relationship could compromise India's national security.[9]

    By satwa gunam - 1/29/2016 11:32:36 AM

  • Whatever said and done, mixing religion/language and politics is bad for a pluralistic country. Once we stop doing that and value every single citizen, without indulging in votebank politics, minority appeasement or majoritarian domination will we progress.
    By Comman Man - 1/29/2016 11:20:21 AM

  • Tufail miyan (at my age I can address young as such). In simple terms when Hindustan was named as such with inien, inia all derived from Sindh, all other religions /Abrahamic were negligible, so those who came from outside clubbed all as Hindus.
    All those being worshipped are from nature -friends of mankind. Snake the best friend of farmers, without which rodents will eat all his crops.   I am 78 and over 65 years left village. There would be snake bambi with brick room built around it and on naag panchmi women in finest attire with children milk etc go to worship.  Trees now everyone accepts, sunderlal patwa who started embracing tree movement of virtually tying trees with thread -to start anti tree felling movement. Each that you may wonder funny and superstitious was the best way to tell right from childhood value of all that.
    A Hindu can never be communal or secular because later are frauds. It is natural that for a Hindu Allah, God etc are all  same. He cannot think ill of Quran, Bible etc. I would see almighty in you.
    To cut long story short, compare yourselves born in Hindustan with Arabs. You are humans they are not as human. I have seen from close quarters.
    Universalism came from here, in their own way . Nothing wrong till it does not teach hurting others.
    With best wishes,
    Bhagwat Goel
    p.s. i come from east Punjab/now Haryana, I was 9 in 1947. If any Muslim passes by Hindus he would wish 'ram ram ji', respond would be walekum salaam' and vice versa.

    By Bhagwat Goel - 1/29/2016 11:11:30 AM

  • Dear Tufail,
    In your well written article for large part,  I was so surprised you sacrificed truth when you said,
    "From Alexander onwards. The Greeks, the Portuguese, the British, the French, the Dutch, all of them came and looted us, took over what was ours"
    How come you mention Greek but fail to mention the Islamic kings who looted and destroyed.  Aurangzeb alone has destroyed more than 10,000 temples according to his own edicts that are available even today (look in google).   I suggest you read Will Durant 'History of Civilization' quoting from Islamic chronicles and you cannot blame Will Durant as biased since he heaps praises on Akbar and was hard if any on his own Christian Civilization.
    This only tells me, however tolerant or unbiased a Muslim looks to be, one can never trust them, that is part of upbringing in Islam.

    By Satya - 1/29/2016 11:09:25 AM

  • This article is both informative and objective. My heartfelt thanks to Mr Ahmad for pointing out the distinction between Hinduism (a term coined by foreigners to indicate a religion) and Hindutva, which is more pantheistic in nature; a way of life, unshackled by static laws, rooted in the belief that this universe is kept in order by the principle of change which demands constant adjustment.
    By Savitri - 1/29/2016 9:53:26 AM

  • Very balanced written!!
    By Ravindra Sharma - 1/29/2016 9:30:48 AM

  • Good article. People like Tufail Ahmad are the need of the hour. In india we have presstitutes and communists divide hindus and muslims so that Congress dynasty can reap vote harvest by creating fear psychosis on minorities.
    By kumar - 1/29/2016 8:43:14 AM

  • "Hindutva is a right wing ideology which is centered around the following beliefs: the entire Indian subcontinent (which includes countries other than India) is the homeland of the Hindus. "Hindus" are those who believe India is their fatherland (pitribhumi) and holyland (punyabhumi)." . .

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 1/29/2016 8:12:38 AM

  • Hindutva burning my country: Admiral Ramdas in open letter to PM

    Former chief of Indian Navy urges Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee to uphold rights of every citizen of India.


    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 1/29/2016 8:01:03 AM

  • Probably author was not aware of hinduism in details. Hinduism has been revived by saints from time to time with their life time sacrifice.  Starting from shankar, ramanuja or ramana.  Hinduism recognized that human are different and hence cannot have one medicine for different problems. every sect was allowed to draw down their solutions on the basis of their nature.  But the crux was trying to explain the relationship between jivatma and paramatma
    By satwa gunam - 1/29/2016 7:09:01 AM

  • Again an excellent analysis by this brilliant and rational writer.
    By mukesh tomer - 1/29/2016 7:04:39 AM

  • Commendable views but incomplete. No culture can be understood without the collective distribution of wealth system to the Public.It is true due to 2-3 harvest the feudal society was content and Bharat was `sone ki chidiya` but still the war for power within the civilisations and within the different kingdoms took place.
    By Rakesh Manchanda - 1/29/2016 5:26:00 AM

  • Very good analysis of the various facades of the word "Hindu". Mr. Ahmed deserves to be of the mainstream voices speaking for Muslims.

    By Nice guy - 1/29/2016 12:14:00 AM

  • A Very balanced article.
    By Brajesh Kumar - 1/28/2016 11:48:47 PM

  • @ghulam You are greatly helping the hindutva right wing. You have not spoken about hindus not in a position to worship in so called free india. that is what all fair minded hindu like me called sickularim.
    By satwa gunam - 1/28/2016 11:46:01 PM

  • Why is Mr. Ahmad peddling the divisive and hateful ideology of Hindutva? Hindutva is as destructive of true Hinduism as Islamism is destructive of true Islam. Why is NAI publishing such misleading articles?

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 1/28/2016 2:35:54 PM