Hindu Mommy

May 28, 2006

Hinduism – a philosophy or a religion?

Filed under: Hinduism — hindumommy @ 6:55 pm

Came across this article where the author argues that Hinduism is not a "true" religion ..

Hinduism is largely a fiction, formulated in the 18th and 19th centuries out of a multiplicity of sub-continental religions, and enthusiastically endorsed by Indian modernisers. Unlike Muslims, Hindus have tended to borrow more than reject, and it has now been reconfigured as a global rival to the big three monotheisms. In the process, it has abandoned the tradition of toleration which lie in its true origins.

http://www.axess.se/english/archive/2004/nr2/currentissue/theme_inventionhindu.php

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