• Gita: Indian Philosophy, Not a Hindu Scripture!

    Author(s):
    Pramod Ranjan (see profile)
    Date:
    2012
    Group(s):
    Gender Studies, Law, Technology and Society, Religious Studies
    Subject(s):
    Bhagavadgītā, Court rules, Hindutva
    Item Type:
    Editorial
    Tag(s):
    Justices Ajit Singh, Justices Sanjay Yadav, Gita in schools, Russian court
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/st8j-ag71
    Abstract:
    On 27 January, 2012 Justices Ajit Singh and Sanjay Yadav of the Madhya Pradesh High Court in Jabalpur while approving the decision of the BJP government to teach “the essence of Gita” in the schools said that Gita is not merely a religious text. It is Indian philosophy. Therefore, it is not inappropriate to teach it in schools. Forces that support inequality born of the caste system and are eager to gamble on Krishna, cow and Gita, are obviously euphoric. Please note that people who have welcomed this are the same who were ranting and raving when in December 2011 a Russian court was deciding on whether to declare Gita an “extremist” text, calling it a “mockery of Hindu sentiments” and “insult to Hindu religion”.
    Notes:
    This commentary was published in the March 2012 issue of the bilingual (Hindi-English) magazine. The article uploaded here is in both English and Hindi languages. Its title in Hindi is: "गीता धर्मग्रंथ नहीं, भारतीय दर्शन है!" This article in Hindi can also be found here: https://doi.org/10.17613/gfa2-pd26
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
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