Hinduism

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A religion traditionally mostly in India.

Hinduism is an Indian religion and dharma, or way of life. It is the world's third-largest religion, with over 1.16 billion followers, or roughly 15% of the global population, known as Hindus. Hinduism is the most widely professed faith in India, Nepal and Mauritius. Significant numbers of Hindu communities are found in Southeast Asia including in Bali, Indonesia and the Caribbean.

Hindu nationalism

Hindu nationalism is one of the oldest ideological streams in India. It took shape in the 1920s soon after the first Indian communist party and before the first Indian socialist party. In fact, it runs parallel to the dominant Indian political tradition, the Congress, which Gandhi transformed into a mass organization in the 1920s. Hindu nationalism then developed an alternative political culture to the dominant idiom in Indian politics.[1]

Parties claiming to be inspired by Hinduism include the current Shiv Sena. Parties alleged to be Hindu nationalist (although the parties themselves deny it) include: Jana Sangha and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP is a right-wing party, and its policy has historically reflected Hindu nationalist positions, advocating social conservatism and a foreign policy centred on nationalist principles.


 

Adherents on Wikispooks

AdherentBornDiedDescription
Indira Gandhi19 November 191731 October 1984Le Cercle
Cheddi Jagan22 March 19186 March 1997Toppled twice by the CIA and the British
Prasanna Kalahasthi19 October 2001A 9/11 widow reported to have hung herself out of grief.
Vandana Shiva5 November 1952anti-globalization and anti-GMO activist

 

Related Quotation

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George Carlin“Sanctity of life. You believe in it? Personally, I think it’s a bunch of shit. Well, I mean, life is sacred? Who said so? God? Hey, if you read history, you realize that God is one of the leading causes of death. Has been for thousands of years. Hindus, Muslims, Jews, Christians all taking turns killing each other ‘cause God told them it was a good idea. The sword of God, the blood of the land, vengeance is mine. Millions of dead motherfuckers. Millions of dead motherfuckers all because they gave the wrong answer to the God question. “You believe in God?” “No.” Boom. Dead. “You believe in God?” “Yes.” “You believe in my God? “No.” Boom. Dead. “My God has a bigger dick than your God!” Thousands of years. Thousands of years, and all the best wars, too. The bloodiest, most brutal wars fought, all based on religious hatred.”George Carlin
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