RMF Summary: Week of July 18 - 24, 2011

July 18
Communal Violence Bill
Friends, The Communal Violence Bill is a dangerous, divisive bill. If it becomes law the fall out will be serious. One cannot discuss anything about the...

July 20

Dalit Human Rights Movements in Ayiroor village
The following email was received from someone named Salam: I used to comment regularly around 2003-2005 while you were writing in Sulekha.com on the... 

July 20
Book Review in Kumudam Jyothisham 22/7/11 After persistent efforts f
Srinivasan reports:
"Kumudam Jyothisham, 22.8.2011, a reputed Tamil weekly magazine, has published a half page book review of 'Breaking India'.This magazine has a reach of some one lakh plus subscribers. Many may wonder why a Astrology magazine? The editor of the magazine, Shri A.M.Rajagoplan
over the years, has been writing consistently editorials in national issues..."
This laudable effort attracted a lot of positive feedback.

July 21

The Leela Samson Scandal - Extract from "Breaking India"
  Excerpted with permission from Malhotra, Rajiv and Aravindan Neelakandan, "Breaking India: Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines,"...

The thread below produced a lot of discussion. We will try to cover this in a separate thread.

July 21
On Beliefnet.com: 'Holy Spirit is not the same as Shakti or Kundalini
http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Hinduism/Articles/Holy-Spirit-is-not-the\ -same-as-Shakti-or-Kundalini.aspx?p=1 ...

July 21
Inculturation - a strategy document
I recently came across a document by one Fr Alfred Maravilla. This prompted me to quickly trawl through the thread in this Group on inculturation to see if any...

July 21
Review in Amar Ujala influential Hindu paper
http://tinyurl.com/3vuwd2a <http://tinyurl.com/3vuwd2a> or http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/QOIlTnZobVhCXMvgzIp0vFpdf_ycGtU2f2tVkjB9DGd\ ...
followup link:
Re: Review in Amar Ujala influential Hindu paper - link access issue
Try alternate link below to read the amar ujala article: www.gayatri.info/amarujala.pdf Rajiv: even better, if file gets uploaded to the www.BreakingIndia.com...

July 21

Hillary boosts Leela Sampson
http://www.livemint.com/2011/07/22211910/Kathakali-for-Hillary.html <http://www.livemint.com/2011/07/22211910/Kathakali-for-Hillary.html> Was her visit purely...

July 23
More Money than God
Chitra shares: 
I urge you to read this excellent New York Times book review ( details below) that I hesitate to copy here in its entirety because it runs seven pages long. ...
It is precisely these kinds of books that must be made available in India to mobilize grassroots awareness to counter the growing infestation of missionaries.  They provide invaluable validation to Indian writers saying the same things.
The Victim Brigade that paints opposition to proselytization as originating from unhinged "Hindutvawadis"  will find it harder to counter facts documented by authors named Janet and Jason...
July 24 
{Breaking India} 2005: NY Conf. on Re-imagining Hinduism
Excerpted with permission from Malhotra, Rajiv and Aravindan Neelakandan, "Breaking India: Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines," Amaryllis...

July 24
Soft conversion in the name of rural development in Chattisgarh
Ganesh shares: Christian aid launches solar lighting for the rural poor in Chattisgarh. ...
July 24
Breaking India in Spiritual Discourse
Lecture Title: The Importance of India to Krishna Devotees URL: http://www.bvks.com/2011/07/the-importance-of-india-to-krishna-devotees/ There is a very nice...

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