|It is unlikely
that they will let go of their line of thought. As a westerner writing on Hinduism
in a positive light it is strange that the main opponents I have run into are Hindus them
selves, that is the Marxist Hindus, who like many rebels are the most negative about their
own cultural traditions which they have but recently abandoned.
The views of these leftists are often on par with the anti-Hindu
views of Christian fundamentalists while the latter see Hinduism as a religion of the
devil, the former see it as a personification of social evil, the manifestation of caste
division which is their devil (though curiously Marxism works to encourage class hatred,
not to promote social harmony and peace between the classes).
Hindus today, like followers of other religions, should no longer accept the Marxist view
of their religion and their history, but to do so they must first unmask it. This does not
mean that Hindus have done no wrong or that they should not reform their social system or
become more compassionate.