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Awaken Bharata


Keys To The Awakening Of Bharata A Call For An Intellectual...
The Importance Of Kshatriya... 

The Two Wings Of Dharma

Anti-Brahmanism Sarva Dharma Samabhava...
The Danger Of Hindus.... Hinduism Under Siege...
Devic And Asuric ... Sufis And Militance
Hindu Dharma And ...

The New Masks...

Hindu Political And ... The Hindu Renaissance...
Vedic Dharma And ... A Hindu Call...
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Books By David Frawley

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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Failure to Create Positive Leadership Models:

A country reflects the character of its leaders. People follow their leaders as role models, not only on a conscious but also, more importantly, on a subconscious level. The leaders set the standard of action for the common people to follow in their daily lives. Though there were many great leaders in the independence movement and many great spiritual teachers in modern India, attention was given more and more exclusively to Mahatma Gandhi as the ideal role model, not just because of his good qualities but, because of the vote appeal his image created, particularly after his assassination.

Gandhi, though a great man in many respects, was not without his limitations and stressing him has led to the ignoring of other great leaders and their messages, which were not always the same as his. It has reduced the nation to the image of one predominant leader and closed people off to the many other great voices. Worse than this the Congress led government of post-independence India used the name of the Mahatma, who led the Congress during the independence movement, but did not follow Gandhi's emphasis on the Gita and Dharma or his call for a typically Indian ethos.

In fact the party made Mahatma Gandhi a figurehead to cover over its own inadequacies. Even the leftists, who opposed Gandhi when he was alive, have used the political image of the Mahatma to encourage Hindus not to assert themselves so as not to oppose them, but have otherwise not followed his policies. The mantle of Gandhian authority was placed on Nehru, who, though appointed by Gandhi, possessed a very different agenda. Nehru shared little of Gandhi's spiritual concerns and used a Western socialist and semi-communist role model in his political dealings, economic policies and diplomacy. The idea of Gandhi and Nehru as a spiritual alliance was created in the minds of people, when it was only an alliance of a spiritual Gandhi with a political Nehru, who was never Gandhi's spiritual disciple or heir.

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