Crossborder > Buddhism’s long fight against brahminism and caste

The Chetiyagiri temple in Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh, where Jawaharlal Nehru organised a re-enshrinement of Buddhist relics in 1952. In ‘Dust on the Thorne’, Douglas Ober unravels the Indian National Congress’s motives in pursuing a resurrection of Buddhism in India. Photo: robertharding / IMAGO

  • Ajith Kanna

    Brilliant analysis of Ober’s « Dust on the Throne ». Thanks for sharing your insights on the book and on some of the misconceptions about Buddhism(s).

  • Anonymous

    Truth remains Sanskrit isn’t mother tongue of any of Indian states, can’t be the mother of all Indian languages. even Brahmans families can’t talk in fluent Sanskrit. The Tamil and Pali are oldest languages of local origins, and Hindi is mix of Sanskrit and local languages. The Sanskrit was official language of Indo-Eurasian steppes turned rulers clique of the priests, rulers and traders and knowledge thereof was monopolized Brahmins’ priests and shared with Kshetriyas and Vaishyas, Sudhra agriculturists, craftsmen, and artisans were debarred of education, cohabitation and property except working tools, to enslave them to use slaves like to serve Savaran Hindus and who didn’t accept Manusmiriti Sanatandharma Brahminism outcastes and tribal used to do manual jobs for thousands years. The British opened door of the education to SCs STs OBCs and thanks to Dr BR Ambedkar to get them equal citizenship and fundamental rights after freedom in 1947 and enactment and adoption of the constitution in 1950.

  • Ashok Kumar Singh

    I wish to promote Budhism, anti-caste and Anti-Brahaminsm in Bhojpur district of Bihar

  • Anonymous

    Bold article with fullest clarity of the hinomous caste ridden society.This is an eye opening article.

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