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Sagarika Ghose is a confused Hindu

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Priya J
Priya Jhttp://www.priyajayagopi.com
I am an aspiring writer and a spiritual seeker. In the corporate world, I am an accountant. I teach Hinduism and Hindu Philosophy at The Hindu Hub, a non-profit organisation situated at Singapore.

Sagarika Ghose’s attitude towards Hinduism is a paradox. On one hand she prides herself at being a Hindu, as long as the liberalism and tolerance towards other religions is intact. On the other hand, she has a very limited understanding of the core knowledge of what Hinduism truly represents.

She is the kind of confused Hindu who will quote Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi and scores of Western scholars when it comes to Hinduism, but will not quote the traditional gurus such as Shri Adi Shankaracarya, Shri Ramanuja or Swami Dayananda Saraswati. She is the kind of confused Hindu who will not hesitate to interpret traditional scriptures in her own way, by imposing her liberal and feminist ideologies in them. Her recent tweet about Shurpanakha, the sister of Ravana from the Valmiki Ramayana, clearly proves this point.

During his Rajya Sabha address, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi encountered a loud laughter from Ms Renuka Chaudary and tactically turned around the mood of the distracted Sabha by repaying Chaudhary with a jibe. He said that after a long time, he was glad to listen to the laughter that brought him back his nostalgic memories of Ramayana. I am not sure how many people caught his retort, but surely some Congress spokespersons did and they pounced onto Narendra Modi on the social media platforms. They alleged that PM Modi was referring to Shurpanakha, and this invited many comments from our “liberal hindus”. One such remark came from none other than, Sagarika Ghose:

Her tweet was meant as a bait, and she obviously tweeted it this way so that she would get many “Bhakts”, especially men, who would come after her. Then she could easily play the female victim card. Instead, Sagarika got schooled on Ramayana by some sensible Hindus. Here are some tweets in reply to her blatantly ignorant comment about Shurpanakha from Ramayana:


Aside from her arrogance and self-righteousness when it comes to passing off judgements on Rama, Sita, or even Rani Padmini who committed Jauhar, these tweets show clearly how the confused Hindus like Sagarika interpret our traditional scriptures. They view Sita as submissive while neglecting the fact that Sita always advised Rama in all decisions he made. They regard Draupadi’s life was submerged under patriarchy while neglecting the fact that Draupadi was the only one in the Pandava household who knew exactly how much income the kingdom earned, not the king Yudhisthira. They do not hesitate to misinterpret our scriptures, even deliberately, just so that they can prove their liberal viewpoint that fits their Leftist ideology.

Confused Hindus like Sagarika Ghose, Rajdeep Sardesai, and Shashi Tharoor, do not know or even attempt to understand the value of Sanatana Dharma and the tradition of knowledge that has been passed down through generations. They do not understand why cows have to be protected, why Manu Smriti was not the only Smriti scripture that was prevalent at that time, why rituals are to be followed, how dharmic values are infused within everyday life of Hindus, just by following the five daily duties (i.e. pancha maha yajna). Instead, they express their ignorance like in the tweets below, and still have the audacity to refer to themselves as Hindus:

Sagarika ignorantly thinks that if India had been a Hindu Rashtra at its inception in 1947, India would have been plunged into darkness. She conveniently forgets that this is the land which gave the world the Vedas, Yoga, and Ayurveda, all of which contain Himalayan heights of knowledge that has never been touched by the Western Science! This is exactly how confused Hindus have subconsciously convinced themselves that the Western civilization and science is far better than anything that is Hindu. Hence, their refusal to accept Hinduism anything more than just superstitions and rituals is what differentiates them from the sensible Hindus.

Here is how you can spot a Confused Hindu: Simply look out for words used like, “tolerance”, “liberal”, “feminism”, “patriarchy”, “freedom of thought”, “freedom of expression”, “free-thinker”, “atheist”, “agnostic”. Any of these words used to portray themselves as a liberal-minded Hindu means they are confused. Liberalism is a purely Western idea and thought. Sensible Hindus only seek Truth (supported by logic and experience) and accept it in whatever form it comes. Liberals seek that which makes them feel good about themselves, but disregard truth. For Sagarika, she feels good about supporting a poor lady who got her nose cut by a man simply for falling in love with him. But sensible Hindus know for a fact that the lady who got her nose cut actually deserved more as she was about to devour the wife of the man she desired out of pure jealousy.

When it comes to identifying a confused Hindu, look no further. Just remember Sagarika Ghose.

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Priya J
Priya Jhttp://www.priyajayagopi.com
I am an aspiring writer and a spiritual seeker. In the corporate world, I am an accountant. I teach Hinduism and Hindu Philosophy at The Hindu Hub, a non-profit organisation situated at Singapore.
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