Shashi Tharoor tweets
|"Some disturbing tweets from MP, Shashi Tharoor. This is exactly what Rajiv refers to in BI in much detail as well as in Being Different. Tweets below;|
Shashi Tharoor Fascinating 2see Indianization of Christianity 1st hand. Many Kerala Hindu symbols&rituals (eg aarti) incorporated in worship. Xian kirtans!
Shashi Tharoor Festival's songs,dances, costumes& trappings are totally local &services are in Malayalam. Indigenization is clearly the key2 universality.
This Indianization of Christinaity, as Tharoor calls it, is nothing but a guise for proselytisation..."
"The other model is Protestant proselytisation in North-East where converted tribal population takes to western costumes, lifestyle, drinking and music at the expense of their own cultural moorings. Religious conversion thus entails a cultural conversion as well. Is that model - of the two- more preferable because it is easily identifiable? ...."
"...An open, explicit threat is better for us as we know
where we stand. Also it does not distort our culture for our own folks whereas the inculturation gets re-exported to those who are still within dharma and start blurring the distinctions.
This is the reason for writing BEING DIFFERENT. Tonight is a large function with 2000 people in coimbatore for this book as well as the tamil edition of Breaking India. Swami dayananda Saraswati had me give an hour long talk to his Vedanta students doing a residence 3 year course in his ashram at Anaikati, who loved it and there was a nice exchange afterwards. Half his class are non-Indians. I hope
the videos got captured well."