intellectuals of India, alienated from their roots, have increasingly followed Western
political, intellectual and religious models, uncritically and with a Hindu type sense of
worship and adulation. They imitate and idolize the latest trends in Western, particularly
leftist thought. The dominant media of India through the national television and English
language newspapers can be more anti-Hindu than the Western media, which itself has little
sympathy to Hinduism. Charges of superstition and idolatry, highlighting the social
evils of India and blaming them on Hinduism come from the Indian media itself. Meanwhile
the teachings of great modern Hindu leaders, many of whom wrote in English like
Vivekananda, Aurobindo and Shivananda, are ignored.
The result is both the media and the schools of India mindlessly follow the same
anti-Hindu propaganda that the British and Muslims set in motion during their periods of
rule. An intellectual Kshatriya must be created to protect Bharatiya culture against such
distortions in the media, books, newspapers and in schools and universities both East and
West. Such intellectuals must learn how to debate, criticize and counter distortions of
Hindu Dharma. They should learn the intellectual and philosophical skills of traditional
Hindu philosophy that had powerful debating traditions. They must arise with a warrior
spirit, not seeking accommodation, but breaking through all illusions and distortions.
The youth today, trained in computers, the Internet and the information revolution must
be awakened, inspired and turned into an intellectual force in defense of Dharma.
Pro-Hindu forces in India must create a media agenda, both through the written word and
the visual media, which is not to say that other more grass root activities are not
important. A Hindu ethic must be brought into the world media to challenge capitalist,
socialist and Western religious groups and their destructive behavior, moral corruption,
propaganda distortions, and efforts at world domination.
This is perhaps more important than either a new Kshatriya or Vaishya movement because
these require an ideology to support and guide them such as only a new intellectual
Kshatriya can provide. This new intelligentsia must arise, not only with an understanding
of the greatness of Bharata in the past but able to project its greatness for the future
as well. Intelligent and spiritually minded Hindus should not abandon the intellectual
field to anti-Hindu forces in their pursuit of the transcendent. They must accept their
intellectual duty to help revive the culture at this important juncture so that the higher
teachings they emulate are sustained in the world for future generations.