“Hinduism is not a religion, it’s a disease.” ~ Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
On 9th November 2014, Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai, a senior Journalist of the so-called ‘mainstream electronic media’ tweeted to the world that Mr. Manohar Parrikar and Mr. Suresh Prabhu were elected as full cabinet ministers. He proclaimed his ‘Saraswat Pride’ in that tweet.
Now what is this Saraswat all about? It is a caste-group of Brahmins.
Citing from Wikipedia,“The Saraswat Brahmins believe themselves to be named after the mythical Saraswati river, which was thought to arise in the Himalayas and flow through the present Punjab and Rajasthan region to the western sea near Dwaraka, in Gujarat. Saraswat Brahmins are mentioned in the Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhavishya Purana. The Saraswati river of Rigvedic and Vedic texts has been historically identified with parts of watercourses near Lake Pushkar in Rajasthan, Sidhpur in Northern Gujarat and Somnath in Saurashtra, Gujarat”.
Now, how much truth there really is in the myth of the Saraswati river, we all know. Cabinet Minister Ms. Uma Bharti had taken an oath to hunt for the Saraswati river , and it’s been more than three years of BJP/RSS Rule. Let us hope that the RSS/BJP find the Saraswati river at least by 2019. If the COW Cabinet fails to find the Saraswati river, it would be a shame on the whole of Brahminism and their so-called sacred Sanskrit Texts.
Coming back to the point, Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai is able to openly declare his pride in the caste he was born in, and the whole world is now coming to know that ‘mainstream media’ promotes the caste system. Which group of people are the beneficiaries of this evil system? It’s well known that the so-called mainstream media isn’t actually for the common people.
And now that this ‘mainstream’ media has become the mouthpiece for Mr. Narendra Modi’s COW Cabinet and trying to turn India into a land of Cows and Bulls, a new awakening has occurred within the so-called anti-BJP/RSS ‘progressive’ Brahminical group.
In this context, let’s Critically examine the new Youtube channel ‘The Wire’. Senior Journalist Mr. Vinod Dua runs a Hindi show called ‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’ on this channel.
Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’s Episode 84 is titled: Youth in Politics and Rubber Stamp Presidents
Mr. Vinod Dua talks about the presidential elections and some emerging youth icons in politics. This show was shot in his house. He starts the show mentioning that he is at home and that the Ganesha pictures in his background were paintings presented to him by Mr. Lakshman. Later on in the show, he mentions the list of the Presidents of India. He gives an explanation that Mr. S. Radhakrishnan as a scholar went abroad and inspired the world about ‘Hinduism’ and not ‘Hindutva’.
This brings us to the question: what is Hinduism and what is Hindutva? And how does Hinduism differ from Hindutva? Why to confuse people when it’s one and the same thing?
RSS chief Mr. Mohan Bhagwat himself failed to define Hindutva when he was in Britain and continues to speak about uniting Hindus. Even Shankaracharya Swarupanand Saraswati failed to define Hinduism/Hindutva. Senior Politician Mr. Kapil Sibal also mentioned in Parliament about some fake Hindus and real Hindus – he claimed that real Hindus were for non-violence of Gandhi. 
Who is a Hindu? How he/she is a Hindu? In which so-called sacred Sanskrit text do you find this word ‘Hindu’? These questions remain unanswered.
The Ganesha and the confusion of Vinod Dua about Hinduism/Hindutva remind me of Gandhi, who tried to confuse Caste and Varna. Gandhi said,
“I am one of those who think that the caste system, in so far as it is the English equivalent for varnashrama, is nothing but a division of labour or duty. Anyone who will take the trouble of looking at any religious book must find this out for himself. In that sense the divisions or classes are four and no more, and these classes are known all the world over. One is the repository of knowledge, the other is that of power, the third is that of wealth and the fourth is that of service. All these four labours are regarded as duties to be discharged by every one of them for the protection and advancement of dharma, and everyone who performs his duty to the best of his knowledge and ability gains equal merit with the rest, if the latter, too, do likewise. The merit, therefore, consists not in being one or the other, but in the performance of the duty assigned to it. Here, there is no untouchability. There is no superiority. And this is the essence of varnadharma. It may be non-existent today and it is so. That, however, in no way diminishes the force of my argument that there is no superiority and inferiority in the original conception of varnadharma and that untouchability can never be a necessary outcome of this pure division of duties. If this varnashrama cannot be revived in its original simplicity and purity, persons like me would consider it to be a calamity. Others may welcome it, but let varnadharma and untouchability stand or fall on their own merits or demerits. Confusing the two can only add to the difficulty of removal of untouchability, which all reformers and even many sanatanists desire. The caste-abolitionists must, therefore, hold their souls in patience and join the battle against the common and admitted evil of untouchability”.
The way in which the false debate of Godse vs Gandhi – even though both are the same, the defenders of Brahminism – is being presented by the entire ‘upper-caste progressive’ journalists gives us a hint that Gandhism wants to come back again, hidden in the fangs of so-called non-violence, socialism, secularism, pluralism, and truth. They want to declare again that India means Gandhi and Gandhi means India.
‘Saraswat Pride’ is a direct signal that the so-called mainstream media stands for the caste system, and the so-called ‘alternate media’ is defending the same caste system by creating the confusion that Hindutva is different from Hinduism.
Gandhi, Ganesh, Gaay, Ganga safai, Godse, Golwalkar, Gobar, Goumutra can be collectively called the 8G scam of Brahminism. It’s one and the same thing and it will always defend Brahminism/Hinduism/Hindutva. We cannot build a nation on the basis of the lies of this 8G scam under the garb of religion. Babasaheb was very right when he said that we are a NATION IN THE MAKING:
“I shall be satisfied if I make the Hindus realise that they are the sick men of India, and that their sickness is causing danger to the health and happiness of other Indians.”
Hope the readers understand my point and we all make efforts to rebuild an enlightened India on the basis of the thoughts and dreams of Mahatma Jotiba Phule and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.
1. Goud Saraswat Brahmin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goud_Saraswat_Brahmin
2. Uma Bharti says Saraswati not a myth, starts hunt for riverhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxIIZ–giuE
3. Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Episode 84https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psXD8WBYXnY
5. Kapil Sibal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3CBPTQ4bo4
6. Harijan, March 4, 1933, , Volume 59, p. 424- 426
7. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Writings and speeches, Vol.1, p.26.
Obed Manwatkar is a volunteer at Truth Seekers International (Satya Shodhak Samaj Antarrashtriya) and a PhD Research Scholar at SHUATS, Allahabad.