Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Quote-Unquote: Part I

Name the people who said the following:

1) [Any attempt to reorganise our society on the basis of hatred of the Muslims] “would therefore be to court degeneration and disaster. For that would pollute our minds by constant remembering of their heinous crimes."

2)“We are not so mean as to say that with a mere change in the method of worship an individual ceases to be a son of the soil. We have no objection to God being called by any name whatever …he can not be a Hindu at all who is intolerant of other faiths.

3) “I have said that I am proud of our inheritance and our ancestors who gave an intellectual and cultural pre-eminence to India .How do you feel about this past? Do you feel that you are also sharers in it and inheritors of it and, therefore, proud of something that belongs to you as much as to me? Or do you feel alien to it and pass it by without understanding it or feeling that strange thrill which comes from the realisation that we are the trustees and inheritors of this vast treasure…You are Muslims and I am a Hindu …but that does not take away from that cultural inheritance that is yours as well as mine.”

7 comments:

संजीव कुमार सिन्हा said...

yes, i am fully agree with you that our inheritance and our ancestors gave an intellectual and cultural pre-eminence to India.

बहुत ही महत्त्वपूर्ण सवाल आपने उठाये हैं. आज जरूरत इस बात हैं कि हम भारतीय विचारधारा को पुष्पित-पल्लवित करें. यह सम्भव हैं कि समय के साथ इसमें बुराइयाँ आ गई हो, तो इसका मतलब यह नहीं कि रोग को समाप्त करने के बजाय रोगी को ही समाप्त कर दिया जाए. यह हम सबका कर्तव्य हैं कि हिंदू धर्मं में समय के साथ परिवर्तन होता रहे और यह हमेशा प्रकाश आलोकित करता रहे.

Karmasura said...

Hmm.. something new..

I cannot name the exact person, but perhaps the school of thought??

First two might be from gandhi-nehruvian school, while the last one from the savarkar school?

Gandaragolaka said...

Brilliant! Just what I used to think.

But you can try again by googling perhaps.

Karmasura said...

Thousands of thundering typhoons.., it was the opposite!!

Gandaragolaka said...

Yes :)

The first two quotes are by Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar (known as Shri-Guruji), the second sarsanghchalak of RSS. The third one is by Nehru at Aligarh Muslim University.

How the definitions of Hindutva changed!

Karmasura said...

It would be interesting to see where these line of posts go to.. are you upto something big?

Gandaragolaka said...

Haha.. even I dont know yet.

Lets see.