India’s Social Character: Negative or Positive?
Have you ever wondered if there was the incumbent Global Warming in the Indian tales of mythology, then the Odd-Even tonic given to the Delhites’ wouldn’t have gain prominence? After all the melodramatic instance of building Ram Temple at Ayodhya is the same grain of the bowl. Recently, Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism, Mahesh Sharma claimed that the Government is committed to build the Ram Temple. One from the BJP cadre Mr. Sharma though later ceded ground by saying they will wait for the Supreme Court’s orders before commencing full-fledged work on the temple.
The Ram Temple issue gained traction when two weeks ago the fresh stock of stones for constructing the temple arrived from Rajasthan. The right-wing organisation the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) which is the main propagator behind the case famously known as Ram Janmabhoomi Case, claims it will organise a seminar in the Capital for making a blueprint for the construction of the Temple.
There is absolutely no-proof needed that social issues relating to religion, caste or sex have been used vehemently by demagogues as a tap for vote-bank, more so than ever, in the Hindi Heartland of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. No surprise then for Ayodhya is in the southern Uttar Pradesh region in Faizabad District.
History books have often been written and moulded hand-in-hand with its’ propagators. Kaushik Basu, in his book The Invisible Hand states a succinct example to relate economics with the Indian social background. He takes the example of an Indian temple where if you take out your slippers, keep them unattended then it’s obvious that it’ll be the last time you’d see it. This is exactly why in mega temples around India, the ancillaries have flourished setting shop for dual purposes of attending to a devotee/customer’s slippers’ and his other needs.
The way Lord Ganesha respected his parents, the very same way Indian disciples are nurtured to do so. Maybe, if there was a character in the Hindu mythology who had nurtured the cleanliness of the Mother Earth, then we wouldn’t have needed a mega investment in PM Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Thus, arises question – is India’ Social Character: Negative or Positive? On the one hand Indians due to their moralistic social background have always saved a little portion of their salaries, thereby, creating a huge inflow of funds from development of infrastructure and technology in the country. But, on the other hand, basic necessities such as cleanliness and hygiene are lost in the tussle between the demon and the messiah.
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