and the Information Age:
Therefore the question arises particularly in the context of
India: where are Hindus in this information war? The answer is that,
with a few notable exceptions, Hindus generally are only feebly
present, apologetic or half-hearted in their self-presentation in
the information field. The image of Hinduism that prevails in the
information age is created by non-Hindus and anti-Hindu forces, not
only by intention but also by default because Hindus themselves
seldom challenge wrong views or provide an alternative.
In this way Hinduism is being eroded, particularly in the minds
of young Hindus, who seldom find their religion represented, or who
find it denigrated in the media world around them that is rapidly
becoming their reality. In fact
one must ask: Is there any real Hindu intelligentsia in the world?
Is there any group of thinkers dedicated to Hindu values and causes
and making themselves known in the media realm?
all religious groups have their great intellectuals and thinkers in
the world area. Hindus, among all religious groups, seem to have the
least of these. It is certainly not a case of lack of
intelligence in Hindus. They have excelled in all the fields of the
mind and culture. They have done well in modern fields of science,
medicine, computers and engineering, as well as their own
traditional cultural fields.