…. Continuation from the previous issue
- Sir. A. Ramaswamy Mudaliar
Let us see what another great Indian, the poet and seer of the east Dr. Rabindranath Tagore says of Shivaji and the moral to be drawn from his life and times, writing to an early number of the Modern Review the great sage of Sabarmati says “A temporary enthusiasm sweeps over the country and we imagine that it has been united; but the rents and holes in our body-social do their work silently; we cannot retain any noble idea long. Shivaji aimed at preserving the rents, he wished to save from Mughal attack a Hindu Society to which ceremonial distinction and isolation of castes are the very breath of life.
Religion is founded on FEAR, the fear of the unknown. But modern science has been able to explain almost all natural phenomena.
A cursory study of recorded human history shows that more wars have been fought in the name of religion than anything else. In fact, the periods with the most intense religiosity and dogma have been periods of the worst cruelty — the Spanish Inquisition, for example. The rise of Nazism and anti-Semitism in Germany led to World War II.
- Dharmanand Meshram
The Constitution of India came into force on 26th January 1950. India is said to be republic and secular state. The Constitution of India itself declared as said. But the bramhinical social order and the controller of the government and administration even today are not ready to agree India as republic and secular state. In their view India is a Hindu religious state.
Today the news papers, magazines and all the T.V. Channels are beaming with news items of infinite varieties of crimes on women day in and day out. This happens despite the recent sensational judgment of death penalty for four young men who were found guilty of raping.
Many customs and tradition are in practice today in the society. They are so, neither because of their relevance, suitability and appropriateness nor on any rationale behind them. Even if people do not accept them individually, they do practise with the excuse that non practising of such customs and traditions would cause disrespect to them in the society.