By Meera Nanda
As India's economic system has liberalized, so too has it turn into Hinduized.
Middle-class Indians have gotten actively non secular as they're changing into wealthy. the decade has obvious the proliferation of robust new god-men, an enormous upward thrust in temple rituals, the construction of latest gods, and the elevated call for for clergymen. Hinduism has entered public existence in addition with politicians on a regular basis utilizing pujas and yajnas of their campaigning.
The kingdom is allowing this Hinduization with the aid of the personal zone. From actively selling spiritual tourism, to delivering greater schooling to non-public quarter associations, a few of whom use spiritual trusts to run those associations and impart 'value-based' schooling, to freely giving land at hugely backed premiums to professionals and god-men, some of the privatization measures of the govt are associated with the merchandising of Hinduism.
Why has this occurred? What does it suggest? And does this spell the loss of life of Indian secularism?...
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The God Market. How Globalization is Making India More Hindu by Meera Nanda