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all, I encourage people to study more about India, particularly
outside standard media or academic sources, seeking to listen to
Hindu groups and Hindu voices at least to learn what they have to
say. A definition of Hinduism and Hindu politics by non-Hindus is
bound to be biased and not give the complete story. Denouncing the
current Hindu revivalism as regressive may be a convenient political
ploy or intellectual escape but certainly this oldest religion and
culture of the world deserves a better hearing, without which any
picture of humanity cannot be complete.
As a personal note I took up this
cause after having studied and written extensively about the Vedas,
Yoga, Ayurveda and related aspects of Hindu Dharma, and having first
discovered comparable distortions in all these areas. I had to
breakthrough many false views before I could understand how much
Hindu Dharma as a whole has been misrepresented.