Understanding Modern Hindu Mind Resurrecting Ashok Rudra’s Reading

  • Arup Maharatna


There is no dearth of people who are readily vocal, critical, and sceptical of the Hindu caste practices and its associated hierarchical and exclusive nature of social stratification. But there are not many who are perceptive, secular, and objective enough to see the deep adverse influences of the popular Hindu lines of thinking on the formation of a unique and obdurate mental make-up of the majority Indians. The late Ashok Rudra, who passed away utterly untimely and quite unwarrantedly in 1992, was one of those few.


Religious Tradition High Caste Religious Philosophy Freedom Fighter Religious Precept 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Population Research CentreGokhale Institute of Politics and EconomicsPuneIndia

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