The rise of Cultural nationalism in India – Indian Culture fights back

Culture has always been in the blood of Indians. India has been invaded many times in the passed but even after all of this cultural identity of India is still alive.

The ethnic and native groups of Indian subcontinent i.e Hindus and Buddhists are rising again to preserve their culture and identity.

Some political parties are thinking that the rise of Hindutva is due to BJP in power but they don’t realize that Hindutva has never been a religious identity, infact Hindutva is not itself a religion, it has always been a way of life and belief of Indian people for thousands of years. There is no mention of Hindutva is Vedas or any where. The people of India were called Hindus because they live beyond the Sindhu river (present day Indus river) . The term Hindu is not a religious term but it is geographic term.

Every human that lives beyond Indus river is a Hindu by geographic term and Hindus have always preserved their culture no matter what the circumstances are.

I would like to give a current example of what happens when a foreigner visits India. You may have seen when a foreigners visits India they are greeted with garlands and tika on their forehead and this what a Hindu culture is, those foreigners love this because they come here to see the culture of India.

Presently cultural nationalism in India is on the rise not because BJP is in power but because people are realizing that there are certain groups present in the country who criticize and defame Indian culture and it’s traditions on social media platforms and other channels. In fact there are some TV channels and News Network that are writing openly against the Indian culture and they are offending India cultural spirit, may be they are doing this as a part of some agenda to divide and conquer India again but this same thing has lead to the rise of cultural nationalism in India.

Certain groups are calling RSS as Hindu Terrorist organisation. Its like calling all the Hindus in India terrorists and this thing is being promoted on agenda basis on very same news portal operated by certain groups. These certain groups are failing to realize that RSS is not a religious identity but a cultural identity of the people of India. RSS teaches how to welcome visitors, it teaches good manners and promotes cultural nationalism in Indians. RSS always works for the people when they need help at the time of natural disaster. RSS has been in India way before BJP came to existence because RSS is not a political party or a terrorist organisation like ISIS it is a cultural identity to protect and promote the Indian culture. Calling RSS a terrorist organisation to safe guard Jihadi mindset is not working anymore. People promoting Jihad are justifying their Jihad to their people by calling RSS a terrorist organisation with no proof of any causality to those certain groups. Infact those certain groups seek help from RSS at the time of natural disaster and calamities. Jihadi mindset can not be justified by calling your pray a killer because if you attack innocent they will attack too and you can’t call them killer just because they attacked too.

Hindus of various caste and creed are uniting against these certain groups and infact we can see that India seems to be divided in two groups one who want to protect their cultural identity and other who want to destroy the Indian cultural identity.

These certain groups and financially backed and funded by Muslim country to promote certain agenda against Indians and their culture.

International news networks like Aljajeera, TRT World, BBC, DW are opening working on their agenda against a Hindu country because they have always worked to destroy other culture to promote their own culture. Abrahmic religions have always worked on to promote their religion around the world be it Islam or Christianity, they fund to destroy other culture and promote their own culture and this is what they have been doing for so long.

These countries like Malaysia, Pakistan ,Turkey, UK , France have never been able to digest a country in this world whose faith and identity is different from them. They always work on to put the image of India down by posting negative videos on social media platforms. They have been doing all of this for so long but since the rise of Internet users in India they are getting a reply from Indians now.

All of this propaganda against Indian culture and beliefs is promoting cultural nationalism in India.

As long as these agenda is going on defeating BJP in election is almost impossible because in India anti nationals and agenda lovers are insignificant when compared to cultural nationalist. These agenda lovers are failing to realize that there are 1 billion Hindus in India and anything that hurts their sentiments and culture identity will always work against their agenda.

Hindus of India can never be made to forget their past glory as long as the ancient rock cut temples like Kailasa Temple is there, which reminds Hindus of their rich culture and heritage. These temples are not just symbol of technological advancement but also a system of rich Indian heritage.

People with agenda will always fail as long as the ancient temples of India are there. Also cultural nationalism will always favor the right wing party BJP to win elections.

To win elections you don’t need to have an agenda against the native people but you need to work for their betterment leaving your agenda behind because it will never work in favor of you, if you are there to win elections. And this is the same reason why Indian National Congress has become insignificant as compared to BJP.

2014 elections were fought for corruption, 2019 elections were fought for development but 2024 elections will be fought for nationalism and every time it will work in favor of BJP as long as opposition is failing to realize that this country is not a Muslim country but a Hindu country.

Anurag Kumar
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