The bashing of Brahmins and India’s caste-system has an agenda

Common people in the west know hardly anything about India. But one thing they all know: India has an ‘inhuman’ caste system, which is an important feature of their religion, Hinduism. Most also ‘know’ that Brahmins are the highest caste, which oppresses the lower castes, and worst off are the untouchables.

I learnt this already in primary school, but knew nothing at that time about the concentration camps of Nazi Germany only a few years earlier or about the atrocities of slavery or colonialism. Yet the Indian caste system with Brahmins as villains was part of the curriculum in Bavarian schools in the early 1960s, and it still is today: some time ago I asked three young Germans in Rishikesh what they associate with Hinduism. Their prompt reply was, “caste system”.  Surely, they also had learnt that it was most inhuman. In all likelihood, all over the world school children are taught about the ‘inhuman’ caste system. Why?

There is likely an agenda behind it.

Yes, the caste system exists, and untouchables, too. And it exists all over the world. Curiously, ‘caste’ is Portuguese for class. It is not even an Indian term. The ancient Vedas mention four varnas – Brahmins, Kshatryas, Vaishyas and Sudras, which form the body of society, like the head, arms, thighs and feet form the body of a human being. It is a beautiful analogy which implies that all parts are important. True, the head will be given more respect, but will you ignore your feet? Not everyone is made for intellectual work, fortunately, because a society without farmers, traders, workers won’t be possible. All have their role to play. And in future lives, there are likely to be role reversals.

Varna was not hereditary originally. It depended on one’s predominant guna (quality of character) and one’s profession. The job of Brahmins was specifically to memorise the Vedas and preserve them absolute correctly for future generation. They had to have predominately Satwa (pure) guna and had to stick to many more rules for purity than any other caste.

Brahmins were the guardians of the purity of the Vedas. So it is understandable that they would not touch those who for example remove the dead bodies of animals or clean the sewers, though a society needs people, who do these jobs, too. In the west, people also wouldn’t shake hands with them. But no issue is made out of it.

Due to their satwa guna, Brahmins were least likely to be abusive to other groups in society. Usually it is the group which considers itself socially just above another group, which looks down on those lower. This trait is there in all societies, but it is true, that in India, unfortunately over time, the four varnas were inherited by birth. There are today many Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, Sudras, who do not follow their dharma any longer and therefore should not consider themselves as belonging to their inherited varna.

But why is the structure of the society in India constantly decried, when nobody accuses for example the nobility, the highest ‘caste’ in the west, that it does not mingle with workers and won’t live in their neighbourhood?

Why is nobody upset that the British allowed only ‘whites’ into the club of Madikeri town in Karnataka and probably all over the country, as an old Indian gentleman told me? If I remember right, he said that the sign at the club read, “Dogs and Indians not allowed”.

Why is nobody upset that the agriculture policy of the British Colonialists starved over 25 MILLION Indians to death? 25 million men, women and children slowly dying because they had nothing to eat in a country that was one of the richest before the British took over… There are terrible pictures on the net of Indians only being skin and bones, barely alive.

Why is nobody upset that the British, after slavery was abolished, sent indented labour from India all over the world in cramped boats, where a big number died during the journey already (and were spared the torture in the sugarcane estates)?

Why nobody talks about what the Muslim invasions did to Hindus and especially to Brahmins? How cruel they were? How many Hindus were killed or made slaves? How many Hindu women committed mass suicide by jumping into fire so that they won’t fall into the hands of the Muslim troops?

Due to ISIS, we can well imagine what happened then, yet the Leftists and even ‘respectable’ British Parliamentarians are not concerned with all this. They are concerned with the ‘most inhuman caste system’ of India. It can be safely assumed that the colonial masters tried to drive a wedge between the castes by ‘fixing’ the former fluidity of varnas in their census from 1871 onwards. And today, their democratic successors, though without political power in India, try to drive a wedge with the help of manipulative media and even parliamentary legislation in their own country.

My point is: what Brahmins did by segregating from others or even snubbing others is negligible in comparison what Christian colonialists and Muslim invaders did.

So why are the so-called atrocities of the caste-system so hyped? The reason may well be to divert the attention from those who actually should feel guilty what they did and still do to India. It’s not the Brahmins. Many of them suffer today, mainly due to reservation and, though poor in many cases, by being excluded from benefits which are given to religious minorities or lower castes.

But this is not the only reason why the caste system and Brahmins are being bashed worldwide. Another important agenda is to shame Brahmins, to make them feel guilty about their forefathers and to make them reluctant to follow their original Dharma of learning and teaching the Vedas. The goal is to make Vedic knowledge disappear in India, because it poses a danger for Christianity and Islam. It can easily challenge their so called “revealed truths”. Vedic knowledge makes sense and is therefore the greatest obstacles for Christianity and Islam to expand over the whole world.

Unfortunately, a lot of Vedic texts are already lost. The former Shankaracharya of Kanchipuram, Sri Chandrashekarendra Saraswati, says in his book “The Vedas” that out of 1180 Shakas, into which Veda Vyasa divided the 4 Vedas some 5000 years ago, only eight are still in use. (Question: would a search in England, Germany and other countries rediscover some of this treasure?)

It is about time to stop this unfair Brahmin bashing and stop portraying the Indian caste system as the worst that has ever befallen humanity. It sounds so fake, especially, when ISIS gets neutral treatment by just mentioning facts, like I read in a news item, “ISIL burns 19 Yazidi women to death in iron cages because they refused to have sex with fighters” without any emotional colour or condemnation.

Some time ago, I saw an old Brahmin couple in a temple in south India. They had dignity, but were very thin. When Prasad was distributed, they were in the queue before me. Later I saw that they joined the queue again…. It was in all likelihood due to poverty.

Brahmins don’t need to feel guilty about their forefathers. They can be proud of them, because it is only thanks to them that India is the only country that has preserved its precious, ancient wisdom and tradition at least partly.

Yet others should indeed feel guilty, but those others are brazen and won’t. They rather vitiate the atmosphere with unjustified hatred for Hinduism and anti-Brahmanism.

By Maria Wirth

PS: I would like to let you know that my book „Thank you India! A German woman’s journey to the wisdom of Yoga“ has a chapter on caste. It is available under the below link. It’s also available on, but on only the Kindle version is available.

(actually i was advised by someone who likes my book and wants more people to read it, to add this para to my articles)


  1. Rajendran Kolassery · · Reply

    It is shameful that you attempt to justify caste system. Unlike you imagined, caste system is hereditary and it is a lifelong prison which drive lower Castes even to voluntarily convert to much lower liefilled Christianity or Islam. The untoiling Brahmins are loathed even today because they had instituted the horror of caste and were its custodians and enforcers. Worst example was Mahatma Gandhi who inspite of being beaten & kicked out a Railway Compartment in South Africa due to his color & caste could not accept to eradicate Caste in India when he had the best opportunity. He was even prompted to do so by Sri Narayana Guru in 1924.
    You would have done well to recognise the horror of being born low for life and to voice your concern to outlaw caste system.
    Even a lowest or highest caste person knows that all human beings are capable to achieve anything (eg Indian President & Prime Minister today) provided they are not deprived of their opportunity.
    India was subjugated and colonized basically because the caste system excluded the low Castes even from fighting for their nation. There was no other reason in any logic.
    Caste system was and is the Enemy of Hinduism and India. Without it, the whole world would have embrazed Hinduism because Hindu teachings except caste, are meant for whole humanity / Manava!

    1. In my 20 years of growing up in India, I don’t recall anyone ever asking me what caste I was nor did I ever care to know what caste others were. We were taught in schools that caste system was bad and this teaching made sense. It also made sense that people should get jobs based on merit. So there really was no reason to be interested in ours or others’ castes. I did see (and experienced) plenty of discrimination based on economic class though. If you didn’t have money, people treated you like the lowest caste. They wouldn’t say it with their mouths but would let you know with their behaviour and attitude. Mostly they completely ignored you as if you didn’t even exist.

      But I know I was not treated differently than other people. Ever since India’s independence, the trend among urban Indians had been of being more and more indifferent towards the caste-system.

      Enter the Reservation system.

      The reservation system guaranteed jobs and other benefits to you if you belonged to certain [lower] castes. Now all of a sudden people had an incentive to know what castes they were. If you were of the lower caste, you could benefit from knowing that you were. And if you were not lower caste and you wanted to oppose the allocation of unfairly high percentage of jobs/benefits to lower castes, the first thing you needed to know was what caste you yourself were.

      During my late high school years, a prime minister, V P Singh, implemented a job-quota plan that upper castes thought was extremely unfair. Immediately there were “protests”. Thankfully in my city the ‘protests’ were limited to sloganeering and destroying/burning govt property, and no one was badly injured or killed. I had never seen this type of protests in my city so I was curious and went to see friends and ended up in the back of a lorry with many teenaged boys, girls, and even kids. The lorry went towards city center and we shouted “VP kutta hai hai”. Halfway through the ride, it turned out that one of the classmate friend who was zealously shouting along with us, was actually from the lower caste. We all laughed at him since he shouldn’t have been protesting the quota system that was actually benefiting his caste. He was embarrassed and left.

      But my point is this: Up until that protest, neither this friend nor most of us knew that he was from lower caste (with the exception of the person who pointed it out) even though he was attending school with us for years. It was only because of the reservation politics that we became aware of it. My attitude towards him did not change but now I was aware that he was from a lower caste. I couldn’t discriminate against him however, because I didn’t know for another couple of years what caste I myself supposedly belonged to 🙂

      It should be apparent that the caste based quota system is the only thing keeping caste-system alive in present day urban India. Previously it was only the lower castes but over the last few decades even the upper castes have demanded reservations for being “economically backward castes”.

      Despite this, none of the critics of caste-system ever talk about the contribution of reservation system in keeping the caste system alive, and instead blame Hinduism. It should be obvious that their real aim is to vilify Hinduism and destroy it. These evil forces don’t care about the lower caste people. The dalits are simply pawns that they USE for their Hindu-bashing and other political goals. They KEEP people from benefiting from the knowledge of Dharma by creating animosity towards Dharma itself.

      The anti-Hindu forces hate Hinduism MORE than they love lower caste people.

      Unfortunately, there are well meaning people like Rajendran Kolassery (and many others) who let themselves be USED by the evil plots of Hinduism bashers and only end up amplifying their anti-Hindu hate.

      We need to be on the lookout for such people. If it is someone who vilifies Hinduism in the name of caste system but never says anything about the contribution of quota system in keeping caste-system alive, we should know right there that the person/group is an anti-Hinduism activist. Their rhetoric needs to be opposed and their agendas need to be exposed.

    2. I have a friend whose father was shoe cobbler, but we are friends since last over 25 yrs. We stayed in same room while studying, ate food in same plate ( sometimes ).

      Never knew things are so bad as you talk here.
      I have so many friends who ( as per modern secular govt’s Constitution ) come under SC/ST/OBC. We played games , and still friends since over 30 yrs

      1. Vengal Srinivasan · ·

        I am 87 now and living in Toronto for the last 54 years. I was born and brought up in Perambur, a predominantly crowded with railway workers & Buckingham & Carnatic Mills workers colonies. In my school & University, I studied with Muslims, Christians etc. My house was very close to Churches of all denominations. During the British rule, it was open secret that Indians were NOT
        allowed to mingle with the Whites, which included Anglo Indians. We used to play cricket and the
        Fathers/Priests in the local churches used to shoo us away from getting any close to their compounds. I have studied Indian History & British History, both compulsory. Even though, Indian History did mention some atrocities committed by the Muslim Rulers of India, there was and still,
        NO BIG OUTCRY against this inhuman behaviour.( I wonder how Mr. Manoj Kumar has not read Indian History ! ) Later, I did some research on my own through my wide travels in India and learnt the hideous things done by the Muslims. The number of Hindus
        killed is a lot more than the Jews killed by the Nazis. The so-called civilized British also committed too many atrocities in India during their rule. But here in the West, holocaust is a big subject and the
        Jews make sure that everyone learns about it. Yes ! my heart goes out to the Jews who perished under the Nazis and wish them well. Thank God, Jews are doing well in Kerala & Bombay.
        I like this column by Maria Wirth and am keeping in touch with it.

    3. Indian civilization heritage · · Reply

      There is no such thing called caste in hinduism. Stop imposing foreign concepts on us. Varna is not caste. Vedas clearly says varna is quality based. Dharma is not religion. Varna is not caste

  2. You are biased to a very large extend ……Either you don’t know history or trying to be ignorant….Please leave history and join the rightist group

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  4. Vadiraj Chhatra · · Reply

    Brahmin bashing is mainly due to Christian missionaries, who were finding it difficult to harvest the souls. They decided that as long as respect for Brahmins was there in the society, it would be difficult to convert. So they along with British Govt. created this divide among Indians and started the campaign that Brahmins were responsible for all their troubles. Post Independence, the left leaning Congress Govt continued the divide-and-rule of the British to remain in power. They continued the education system of the British with emphasis on shaming Hindus and blaming Brahmins for all the ills of the society, which were basically came because of Islamic invasion.

    Indian caste system was basically horizontal based on the character and profession of the person. It was fluid system wherein people could just transform from one prefession to another. Endogamy was the norm but exogamy was not uncommon. It became rigid after Islamic invasion and exogamy became rare mainly to protect themselves. It was sealed after 1871 census by the British, which categorised people into the castes by births and the fluidity of the system was not recognized.

    Now the Congress and the leftists don’t want to change this and in fact are creating further fissures in the society by dividing each caste into different religions for their own political benefits. So Congress and Leftists are the cancer of this society.

  5. An observer and a victim differs. Brahmins memorized Vedas only for perpetuating their hegemony over others. They denied Vedas to others, tied transcendental wisdom of sages below devatas and brahmins through distortions n interpolations. I quote the words of a Hindu sanyasi who later converted into Christianity because of the persecution he suffered.

    What’s the crime of brahmin ancestors? They ‘created an exclusive ‘caste’ and condemned non-brahmins to perpetual subordination and disunion, monopolised religion and learning, suppressed intellectual and moral growth of non-brahmins, converted religion into a means of exploitation.
    Caused the intellectual and moral starvation of the Hindu masses, emasculation of the Hindu nation forced to live and die in an atmosphere of inferiority and disunion, submergence of all true religion in a flood of ceremonialism…’

    Only Brahmins can correct this situation. They have the intelligence and ability. Hinduism should undergo fundamental reformation to meet the challenges of a new age.

  6. Manoj Kumar Jha · · Reply

    Any body who practice meditation can feel why it was told that not to touch or take water from the person who don’t follow four sauch or eat nonveg. Even if a person form lower class who takes Sanyas will not prefer to be touched by even Brahmin who is not maintain prohibition in eating drinking as his concentration in meditation, peace of mind and arousal of sexual desire happens. Unfortunately this was linked with cast system. I myself being Brahmin do feel that these are only necessary for those who want to attend moksha.

    1. Gaurav Mehra · · Reply

      Brother, who doesn’t want to attain Moksha? And if not then what do they want?
      And in spite of whatever they want, what in your opinion will they get finally?
      Now the moot question – does it matter to God what one wants other than what one does in life? Will He not judge our achievements? Which achievements? Physical? Material? Mental? Or spiritual? Or all of them? Are we not aware that judgment in this life & in reincarnation awaits us?

  7. Arun Tiwari · · Reply

    Really very good detailed artical

  8. Gaurav Mehra · · Reply

    Well said Maria…
    Of course the West have that agenda & more…but the real horror is that we are doing nothing – negligible enough to be called nothing anyway – to correct what you rightly called unfortunate – the Un-Vedic hereditary system of Varnas!
    What the West believes is only amplified when our own literate youth agree that this evil actually does exist in our society…
    At the bottom of the whole felony is the irony that in spite of having millions of Brahmins even today they do not study the Vedas anymore (since 500 years they do not) & they stopped other Varnas from reading the Vedas including Kshatriyas & Vaishnavas; & banned all women from even reciting the mantras!
    The horror!
    Even today, give all power to Brahmins & they will ban you from even touching the Rig Veda & probably have you deported…when they themselves do not read it correctly i.e. with meanings…they only mug up a few – very few – mantras which they use for earning at marriages & other rituals etc.
    But you & I should know better Maria, that these Brahmins of the rituals are not mirror images of our Brahmins of yore…those were scientific inventors/discoverers of mathematics & astronomy & aeroplanes & non-rusting stainless steel for example
    Today’s Brahmins are our scientists & other teachers of institutes where R&D skills are imparted (research is important)…
    Now regarding meta-physics Brahmins who teach the Ashtadhyayi, Upanishads & Sankhya etc Darshans are the true Brahmins…it’s important to realize this Maria…this is the value judgment that needs to be made – find the Brahmins – institutes/gurukuls that teach these – and leave all Puranas & other non-Vedic storybooks to the children…
    We can change the West mindset in one generation by improving the quality of our Brahmins…
    But awakening from our own selfish & lazy unresearching Un-Vedic slumber that is the monumental challenge facing us since millennia…1000 years & counting!

    1. U r very wrong Brahmins still study vedas in south india right from the age of 4. It is also taught to non brahmins.

    2. @Gaurav Mehra
      You Commented : “……….At the bottom of the whole felony is the irony that in spite of having millions of Brahmins even today they do not study the Vedas anymore (since 500 years they do not) & they stopped other Varnas from reading the Vedas including Kshatriyas & Vaishnavas; & banned all women from even reciting the mantras!
      The horror!
      Even today, give all power to Brahmins & they will ban you from even touching the Rig Veda & probably have you deported…when they themselves do not read it correctly i.e. with meanings…they only mug up a few – very few – mantras which they use for earning at marriages & other rituals etc……”
      My Reply :
      1.Can you pls mention that basis of analysis for your report stating that Brahmins don’t Study Ved anymore.
      2. You blame that Brahmins Ban You from even touching the Rig Ved………….. Now Rig Ved is available online. You don’t need permission of anyone to open & read Rig Ved. ……..
      …….and check yourself how many DECADES do you need to be Expert Enough to Reply Questions at this Plateform?

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  10. Bharat Ranjan Mishra · · Reply

    Throughout history Brahmins constituted a meagre 5% of Indian population. It’s impossible for them to oppress the rest 95% of Indian population. On the other hand they were oppressed by criminals and the state power which forced them to live in forests educating pupils. They survived on begging of alms. Till today, no Brahmin holds a sizable land holding. They remained detached from state craft. Ambedkarites and Periyarites had stolen jobs from them and now they are left in the lurch. In Indian peninsula, there is no Brahmin PM,President and only one CM.

  11. R.Venkatakrishnan · · Reply

    My humble pranams to Madam Maria With. I am astonished to see your profound understanding of this great country, its age-old systems and the present situation which is threatening the existence of this great civilisation. Hope your article serves as an eye opener for my fellow citizens.

  12. Actually Bashing is just a TOOL to confuse that TARGET and put their TARGET in Defensive Mode.

    Portuguese had to Suffer Failure in their Target of COnverting Hindus into Christianity despite severe Inquisition Terrorism Activities, and they always felt that it were Brahmins because of whom they FAILED to convert so called Low Caste Hindus

    1. V. K. Srinivasan · · Reply

      Anyone can blame anything on Brahmins but this man made institution of UNTOUCHABLES is
      an ancient one and must have evolved over centuries to this level ; I am a Brahmin and well
      travelled in India itself and in spite of being 87 years of age, I am living in Canada for the last
      54 years and visit India quite often. Brahmins have been suppressed by the ruling class, especially
      in Tamil Nadu by the Dravidians. The Brahmins will simply go out and make money to live
      comfortably, like any others. The so-called UNTOUCHABLES/SCHEDULED CASTES etc. are
      coming up slowly. What has been there for thousands of years cannot be UNDONE in a short time.
      In the meantime, you can keep bashing the Brahmins !!!
      Srinivasan, Toronto.

  13. Maria is spot on.. one way to hide our sins is to magnify whatever you can find wrong on the other side. She is right why the caste system has been hyped out of proportion by vested interests of proselytizing religions. Kudos to Maria !

  14. Akella Durga Prasad · · Reply

    Chatur varna the third one is abdomen not thigh. Small correction Madame.

    1. Thank you. Yes, I read both versions, was not sure which one is the correct one from Veda.

  15. Hello Ma’m, I feel bad and good at the same time on reading your wonderful article.
    Bad, that Indians fighting against Indians on caste issue, where they are not educated about the Vedas how and for what they categorized. They need to know that Hinduism or dharma never discrimates any, it’s purely based on temperament.
    Good, because I see people who were not part of this civilization have studied it and have given respect to it.
    I am not against religions, I am of opinion that “your God is good, so is mine. But please don’t degrade our God’s.’
    Hope people get educated about it and live peacefully.
    I thank you for this good article.

    1. @Adit

  16. @V. K. Srinivasan
    You Commented : “……. In the meantime, you can keep bashing the Brahmins !!!
    Srinivasan, Toronto…..”
    My Reply : Can you pls tell which part of my comment made you think that I am Bashing Brahmins?

  17. Can you quote reference for what your have blamed upon Brahmins?

  18. So much grateful to you for supporting sanatan dharma. You are a person who knows the actual facts,the ground realities. I respect you for inspite of being a westerner you know the pulse of ancient Indian society and you still guide people like me..

  19. @ Gaurav Mehra
    You Commented :……” – to correct what you rightly called unfortunate – the Un-Vedic hereditary system of Varnas!.”

    My Reply : Pls note that Varn System is Completely Vedic, and the whole World is Using it even today, either Knowingly or Unknowlingly

  20. Partha Sarathi Chandra · · Reply

    Good article. Wonderful detailing with true insight. Muslim invasion in India and subsequent British rule had nasty outcome. The great Hindu religion had been undermined and misinterpreted to serve the purpose of Islamists, Evangelists and Communists.

  21. Thank you for supporting sanatan dharma.So much grateful to you for your kind words.

  22. Vinayak Moghe · · Reply

    Thanks for the perfect picture of the CHATURVARNA system of Bhartiya society. Very few will try to understand this. Unfortunately in today’s world, out of these four DHARMA ARTHA KAMA MOKSHA,the Dharma and Moksha are completely forgotten and undue importance is given to ARTHA and Kama. Sad though.

  23. D Vishweshwara Bhat · · Reply

    Happy to note there are people understanding difficulties of Brahmins facing in present day Society in India.
    Education system has made every Brahmin to feel guilty of what is alleged to have been done by his forefathers.
    At the time of naming my children, a daughter and a son gave a go by to the sername word ‘Bhat’. But when both reached 15 years question Ed me why username was not included. Now I feel sorry for what I did.

  24. Lakshmanan · · Reply

    Unjustified hatred of brahmins is running the political show of Tamil Nadu for the last 50 years. Criminal elements of lower caste Rose to power and destroyed the Noble values Tamils had from time immemorial. Now the next level of damage has begun. Anti Hinduism – stress is on Tamills have nothing to do with North Indian Aryan Gods. Millions eagerly take this view.

  25. “Role Of BEIBS British Educated Indian Barristers In Todays India : BEIBs :
    British Educated Indian Barristers are solely responsible for chaos of modern India. Though Most of them acted as nationalists, but few were India and Hindu hating colonized bigots, who have become #Bhasmasurbecause of electoral politics.
    They were expert of British created legal system, which was created after revolt and freedom struggle of 1857.What have not been focused yet, as a cause of revolt is – Economic destruction and destruction of manufacturers and manufacturing of India. It needs to be researched by scholars. We simply can’t believe on British and monkey communist historians.
    Secondly laws were made to stop happening of second 1857. ‘#Will_Durant wrote -“” By 1858 crimes of the company so smelled to heaven that the British Government took over the captured and plundered territories as a colony of the crown. England paid the company handsomely, and added the purchase price to the public debt of India, to be redeemed, principal and interest ( Originally 10.5%), out of the taxes put upon the Hindu people. Exploitation was dressed now in all the forms of Law- I.e. the rules laid down by the Victor’s for the vanquished. Hypocrisy was added to brutality, while the robbery went on.”” ( The case for India, P. 13)
    So these BEIBs were expert of these exploratory tools. According to inner science you start believing as truth what you read and memorise.
    Otherwise few of them must have read at least Francis Hamilton Buchanan Dada Bhai Nauroji, Ramesh Chandra Dutt, Ganesh Sakharam deuskar, Will Durant and J Sunderland, and several other writers. If they had read few other books than law books , I am sure they must have reached to different conclusion about history and sociology of India.
    These BEIBs, I am sure, If they had different vision about History and sociology of India, than colonized masters, they wouldn’t have accepted this constitution which is made on the template of Government of India Act 1935.
    Didn’t they knew that this Act was creation of Plunderers Of India, which according to Will Durant were tools of Exploitation and robbery ?

  26. श्रीस्वामीसमर्थाय नमः Namaskar Madam. Congratulations for a wonderful article. HinduDharm is no man made Religion. Dharm means Naturally Arising Duties of every person. Mother’s Dharm is Looking after welfare of Children. Duties of every father brother sister friend&all other relationships R grouped under Sanatan(meaning Age old ) Dharm. Man made Religions created Enmities&Wars so they need 2 B dispensed with altogether for ensuring Peace in the Whole world.

    1. Namaste @ Wg. Cdr. Vasant Narayan Deshmukh (Retd.) ·
      You are Correct.
      Dharm has nothing to do with RELIGION
      all in the name of RELIGIONS/COMMANDMENTS
      Hari Om

  27. Excellent understanding of Hindu Religion. In all ways you are very knowledgeable as well as you write so candidly that shows light to Hindus. I am sure there is an agenda to belittle Hinduism and stacking brahmins is part of it. It pains me to see Religions which aren’t rich in their ancestries are using such dirty tricks to survive and expand. One knowledgeable choice people can make is what Religious teachings to follow despite retaining own Religion. Multi faiths may become future of mankind. Born Christian or Muslim but following Hindu way of life.

    1. @Reply to Ravi P Malhotra


      No Country in the world has so far been able to Survive Christian Crusade Terror Plunder Attacks,

      Just Hindus are the one who are able to Survive such attacks and still live as HINDUS ( except certain Converts to Christians ).

      Though still Christian Missionaries are attacking hindus in tribal areas, poor hindus territories,

  28. Chetram Sharma · · Reply

    Ordered for the book and received it on 26th Nov. So far I Could go through first two chapters, found as if I myself have written it.

    1. Nice to know that the book resonates with you.

  29. Pure bullshit

    1. Calling names only? No arguments?

    2. V. K. Srinivasan · · Reply

      My dear Wish : There is no such thing as HINDUISM ; Hindus are people who follow SANATANA
      DHARMA, principle of living ; What you describe as PURE BULL SHIT, is NOT in this principle but
      over a period of thousands of years, a man made institution and definitely NOT by BRAHMINS .
      Thank you for your understanding.

  30. Just read your article. It is so insightful. Here I would like to add something:

    * Just like any other system caste system was also developed to run the society efficiently and effectively by giving every single person a certain responsibility. It was completely accepted by people of all the castes. But as we know that no system can be perfect, so was the caste system. By the time passed there, somehow, came some morally currupt Brahmins who started feeling themselves superior to others. To keep their superiority intact they tried to oppress the other castes in differe ways. But then some moderate Brahmins found all this not so ok. So they started introducing changes which were more liberal but hampered the very structure of the caste system. Since by then the British had occupied the Nation and had introduced English education all the changes brought in caste system had an impact of British or Foreign culture to some extent. British were so proud of themselves, their culture, their administrative system and so on. Taking an advantage of the education system introduced by them in India they started putting fake gense of pride for British culture, system and people in Indians as their goal was to create a population that would be Indian by flesh but British by blood. Since the Brahmins knew the importance of education they were the first to get educated from British led institutions. But they couldn’t understand their intentions and fall prey to them. Soon they started revolutionising the Indian Caste System and in their attempts they took the help of British administration. Though all of this was not so bad for Indian society it just marked the deterioration of the Indian Caste System.

    * Although a number of changes have been brought in the Indian Education System it is still more or less as same as was given by the British while the they themselves have updated their own education system in their own country so reasonably. Due to this instead of analysing the caste system as a system and understanding its various aspects like its pros and cons, reasons behind its success and failure, etc. it is considered only as an abuse. Ironically, even in our school textbook the Brahmins are described as villains in the caste system while they are Brahmins who have initiated and brought most of the changes that the people in India cherish so rightfully nowadays. Here I must say that our almost entire population has lost the skill of empathising and started sympathising a lot. They put emotion over intellect and hence fail to understand the things reasonably.

    Well, there is a lot to say but for me its not possible to write everything in a go. Hope my words may add up to your knowledge or may give you another perspective.

    Keep writing and sharing.


  31. Yatin Mishra · · Reply

    Mam please answer them by writing a post I do not know how to write post here but please this is my humble request to you save people of India from soft influencing

  32. ramjihindu · · Reply

    NamasteSharing response to yours.RamjiSent from my Bell Samsung device over Canada’s largest network.

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