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e-Book The God Market: How Globalization is Making India More Hindu download

by Meera Nanda

ISBN: 1583672508
ISBN13: 978-1583672501
Language: English
Publisher: Monthly Review Press (October 1, 2011)
Pages: 256
Category: Religious Studies
Subategory: Religion

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Nanda has authored several works on religion, most notably Prophets Facing Backward: Postmodern Critiques of Science and Hindu Nationalism in India (2004), and her 2009 book The God Market which examined how India i. .

Nanda has authored several works on religion, most notably Prophets Facing Backward: Postmodern Critiques of Science and Hindu Nationalism in India (2004), and her 2009 book The God Market which examined how India is experiencing a rising tide of popular Hinduism, including government financing of Hinduism despite the nation's secular characteristic  . The purist Hindu position. Nanda notes that the yoga asanas do no.

In short, with globalization India is becoming more religious(Hindu)

In short, with globalization India is becoming more religious(Hindu). The book tries to build on the hypothesis of te complex that has developed in India post 1991 reforms by quoting results of various surveys. It also shows how the Indian State is colluding with the temple and the corporate sector to promo The book is an interesting read. It proposes that with neo-liberal economic regime India(and even many other countries like US) are becoming more and more religious.

Nanda argues that as India’s economy has liberated, so too has it become more Hinduised. Nanda is particularly concerned by the way in which Hindu nationalists have claimed India’s economic success as their own, and the threat this poses to India’s unique and hard-fought secular system. On this Nanda is passionate and convincing, and I agree.

But, as Meera Nanda argues in this path-breaking book, this is hardly the case in today’s India. It is this te Complex, she claims, that now wields decisive political and economic power, and provides ideological cover for the dismantling of the Nehru-era state-dominated economy.

Beginning with post-independence India, Nanda walks us forward in time, pausing at influential points in the story to.Line after line, this is the emotion that Meera Nanda’s latest book, The God Market: How Globalization Is Making India More Hindu, evokes.

Beginning with post-independence India, Nanda walks us forward in time, pausing at influential points in the story to build a bullet-proof case for her central. Beginning with post-independence India, Nanda walks us forward in time, pausing at influential points in the story to build a bullet-proof case for her central assertion that- in her words- Globalization has been good to the Gods in India.

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Many in India answered the question much the same way George Bush famously explained the 9/11 attacks on the . India is becoming increasingly Hindu as it globalizes

Many in India answered the question much the same way George Bush famously explained the 9/11 attacks on the United States: Islamic terrorists hate us because we are good and they are evil; we are free and democratic and they hate freedom and democracy Save. India is becoming increasingly Hindu as it globalizes. But what do we mean by globalization? Why is it that whenever any country opens up to global trade these days, it invariably ends up adopting a package of neo-liberal economic policies? What is ‘neo-liberalism’ anyway?

Hindutva’s science envy, Frontline September 16, 2016.

Meera Nanda (born 1954) is an Indian writer and philosopher of science based in the United States, who has authored several works critiquing the influence of Hindutva, postcolonialism and postmodernism on science, and the flourishing of pseudoscience and vedic science. YouTube Encyclopedic. Hindutva’s science envy, Frontline September 16, 2016.

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Meera Nanda is an Indian writer, historian and philosopher of science and was a visiting fellow at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi . Ranjit Hoskote (Nov 21, 2006).

Meera Nanda is an Indian writer, historian and philosopher of science and was a visiting fellow at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi during 2009. She is a John Templeton Foundation Fellow in Religion and Science (2005–2007), with a P. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an initial training in biology.

Conventional wisdom says that integration into the global marketplace tends to weaken the power of traditional faith in developing countries. But, as Meera Nanda argues in this path-breaking book, this is hardly the case in today’s India. Against expectations of growing secularism, India has instead seen a remarkable intertwining of Hinduism and neoliberal ideology, spurred on by a growing capitalist class. It is this “State-Temple-Corporate Complex,” she claims, that now wields decisive political and economic power, and provides ideological cover for the dismantling of the Nehru-era state-dominated economy.

According to this new logic, India’s rapid economic growth is attributable to a special “Hindu mind,” and it is what separates the nation’s Hindu population from Muslims and others deemed to be “anti-modern.” As a result, Hindu institutions are replacing public ones, and the Hindu “revival” itself has become big business, a major source of capital accumulation. Nanda explores the roots of this development and its possible future, as well as the struggle for secularism and socialism in the world’s second-most populous country.

Comments:
Xirmiu
Written before the current Hindu government came into power this book is prophetic in its predictions of the direction India is heading in and why.

Purestone
Meera Nanda has done us all a service by writing the God Market. In this, short, readable book Nanda explodes the thesis that with wealth comes the tendency to blunt religiosity. Instead, in India, the rising wealth of top 5% has created a massive return to forms of Hinduism that connect the private and the public spheres. This is dialectically related to the rise of Hindutva and the de-secularization of politics and public forms.

Nanda clearly shares some of the ideals of Nehruvianism, which are laudable. Her background as a scientist (and a good one) certainly helps the argument around the need to instill a true scientific temper and not one falsely conflated with a muscular Hinduism.

India is wracked with issues- rising inequality, rising intolerance of minorities, and environmental disaster. Add to that the age old issues of caste, gender rights, the lack of childrens' rights, education and so on and you get a real cauldron. Authors like Nanda so desperately want to fight these and her contribution to this battle for decency is commendable and worth a read.

Nicearad
Nanda says nation of India is a Hindu nationalist concept, despite archaeological evidence such as Ashoka pillars.

She says India must be broken into several smaller countries, starting with Kashmir and Nagaland.

Although she claims to be a rabid atheist, she endorses the Saudis propagating Salafism / Wahhabism in India, which is the same doctrine as ISIS.

All this is documented in "Breaking India" by Rajiv Malhotra.

Arakus
The 1-star reviews are by the very sorts of people Meera Nanda is writing about here. One says, "Meera Nanda did not do a cursory reading of even western academics..." I know that, in fact, she has dual PhD's: one in Biology and one (from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) in Science and Technology Studies. The other claims that she is "currently working for Protestant Churches" - which is the height of absurdity. Nanda is a vocal atheist, as amply attested by her many essays easily available on the web. Her Prophets Facing Backward: Postmodern Critiques of Science and Hindu Nationalism in India is a brilliant scholarly work that has been widely (though not widely enough) praised for its insight into the deep roots of Hindutva intolerance. The people giving this book a single star are very likely part of that disturbing movement and, if so, not qualified to critically appraise this excellent and important work.

Adokelv
Meera Nanda writes with an agenda, and in this book as in many of her other writings, it is an anti-Hindu, anti-India agenda. She was also once a fellow of the controversial John Templeton Foundation, and often writes in support of the Christian cause in India. Her book and other writings were aptly criticized by Koenraad Elst ("Meera Nanda against Hinduism and its friends", in "The Argumentative Hindu").

Instead, I recommend the works of Rajiv Malhotra, Koenraad Elst, Ram Swarup and Arun Shourie.

Ffel
According to her, Swami Vivekananda, Bankim Chandra and even Nehru were guilty of the 'cardinal sin' of trying to appropriate modern scientific thought for Hinduism. Ramakrishna Mission and Aurobindo Ashram are declared as 'apologists of Hindutva'.

And this woman declares Protestant Christianity to be scientific??? So, Eve coming out of the rib of Adam was scientific? Anti-evolutionism, creationism is scientific?

Its very very clear she is a Leftist apologist who after the fall of the Left in the 90s is now an open mercenary and is currently working for Protestant Churches.

The image on the coverpage is very misleading, even symbolically, because Indian Government is far from issuing notes with Hindu religious figures printed on them. It is fanatically avowed to avoid any such thing. By contrast, Christian cross has appeared on many 2 rupee coins in India. And about her ridiculously absurd claim that Government of India is financing Hinduism, let me tell you a fact that its only Hindu institutions in India that can be legally taken over by the government at any time without notice. All minority institutions, including all the Muslim and the Christian properties, are exempted from this law. So much for government financing of Hinduism!

About India, all her information seems to come from an interview with the terrorist-hugging Mahesh Bhatt.

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