The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

The Challenges of Cultural Diversity


The text book bears a sentence— “The resurgence and newly acquired political power of the Hindu communalists has added a further diversion of complexity”—Are you agree to accept its implication?


So far as my ascriptive identity and acquired traits as also perusal of scriptures are concerned, I think the "Hindu" term has been used for all individuals, irrespective of their caste, hierarchy, beliefs and even stereotypes; living in Hindustan. In Vedas, it is Sanatan Dharma (cosmos conscience or an everlasing realisation) which has no visible identity. It dwells in the hearts of all whosoever wants living manly and "me living" (Aham Brahmasmi, i.e. I'm the divine flame). Actually, Gandhism" defines the relationship of Sanatan Dharm with the politics. The exponent of this religion (‘ism' modern language), Gandhi has stated—" we have to make truth, non-violence a matter not merely for individual practice but for groups, communities and nation.

Conclusion : As NCERT has done research on the events, incidents, hotch-potch in society and felt resurgence of Hindu communalists by virtue of recently acquired political power, this sentence would give a message to Hindus for introspection and avoid misusing their political power in fanaticism, chauvinism, manifested and recorded by our learned sociologists during their research. They should understand secularism in its dual form i.e. in principle and in practice—both distinct and adding a further dimension of complexity.

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