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Hindutva vs Science

Hindutva vs Science

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Meera Nanda
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Progress is a unified process – something that involves a people, the exchange of ideas, and agreeing upon what’s best for the bigger picture. Instead, we’re restricting ourselves to one set of ideas, one set of beliefs, one set of understandings, and believing it to be the best, which is the complete opposite of how modern science functions.

The very idea that laid the foundation of India – the freedom to choose one’s own religion, which in turn comes with its own set of choices – is under attack today. With every lynching, and every attack on a minority, India is on its way to proving that it would much rather favour one kind of citizen over the other. There is no doubt that a rich and varied culture like ours comes with its own baggage, but it’s getting to the point where it is hindering our own progress as a country.

Read on, as Meera Nanda questions India’s attitude towards scientific progress while Romila Thapar explores the changing meaning of secularism in the country.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Aug/2017

Length : 10 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

Hindutva vs Science

(Penguin Petit)

Meera Nanda

Progress is a unified process – something that involves a people, the exchange of ideas, and agreeing upon what’s best for the bigger picture. Instead, we’re restricting ourselves to one set of ideas, one set of beliefs, one set of understandings, and believing it to be the best, which is the complete opposite of how modern science functions.

The very idea that laid the foundation of India – the freedom to choose one’s own religion, which in turn comes with its own set of choices – is under attack today. With every lynching, and every attack on a minority, India is on its way to proving that it would much rather favour one kind of citizen over the other. There is no doubt that a rich and varied culture like ours comes with its own baggage, but it’s getting to the point where it is hindering our own progress as a country.

Read on, as Meera Nanda questions India’s attitude towards scientific progress while Romila Thapar explores the changing meaning of secularism in the country.

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Meera Nanda

Meera Nanda writes on science and religion. She is a philosopher of science with initial training in biology. She has received research fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the John Templeton Foundation, USA. She is a visiting fellow (2009-10) at the Jawaharlal Institute of Advanced Studies, JNU. She is the author of the award-winning book, Prophets Facing Backward: Postmodernism, Science, and Hindu Nationalism.

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