“Gramscian Organic Intellectuals” – Innocuous or a Potentially Dangerous Threat to India?, India Facts, April 8, 2023:
“A few years ago, Jack Dorsey, former Twitter CEO, triggered a controversy when he, along with a group of Indian women, held up a “Smash Brahmanical Patriarchy” placard and posted it on Twitter. Criticized for exhibiting distaste towards a community, it was also called out for promoting hate speech.
In one of my undergraduate courses, I remember my professor once remarking that Savarkar’s reform efforts were not actually reforms but were acts aimed at reaping political benefits – apparently to identify Dalits as Hindus. Some of my peers were happy to believe that Savarkar being a savarna male, the reforms he proposed could hardly have been a major preoccupation for Savarkar.
The reader would also recall the recent incident of a highly divisive graffiti adorning the walls of one of Jawaharlal Nehru University’s constituent institutes calling for the “expulsion of Brahmins” from the campus while warning them about a possibility of a “revenge”….”
Read the full article at IndiaFacts.org.in