Swami advocates the concept of ‘Brihad Virat Hindutva’

published on July 25, 2009

Swami advocates the concept of ‘Brihad Virat Hindutva’ to bring about a renaissance in the current secular India’s value system and thus create a unified patriotic and spiritual society.

Subramanian Swamy
Jul 19, 2009 at 8:20 PM

Dartmouth, Mass, USA:  The Janata Party President Dr. Subramanian Swamy, and presently teaching economics at Harvard University in the summer term, today advocated the concept of Brihad Virat Hindutva to bring about a renaissance in the current secular India’s value system and thus create a unified patriotic and spiritual society. At present, he said, the Indian nation is slowly but surely sliding into a crass one-dimensional society of material pursuits which can lead to the nation’s Balkanisation.

Dr. Swamy was delivering the Special Public Lecture as guest of honour, to the delegates of the 18th International Congress on Vedanta held for three days at the campus of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth this week. Dr. Swamy said that Hindu civilisation has lasted so long, in fact the longest, is because it was a society that had found a blend and harmonisation of material pursuits with spirirtual values. Elaborating he said: “In the 19th century, Swami Vivekananda had propagated the concept of Brihad{Greater} Hindutva, while Sri Aurobindo and Veer Savarkar who had spoken from different perspectives, advocated a Virat[virile] Hindutva. All these revelations were made to the people in pre-political de-colonised India. But unfortunately after becoming free, the academia and political power went into the hands of Marxists and Macaulayists who were determined to reduce the Hinduness of Indians to a minimum of acceptability labelling it as obscurantist and politically chauvinist, or communal and fundamentalist, and make out the concept as a danger to secularism. He declared that the history of Hinduism disproves these charges, but the slander continues. Now to end the current moral degeneration in a democratic dispensation in India, he would advocate propagating a sythesis of Vedanta, Brihad and Virat concepts.

Therefore, Dr. Swamy declared, time has come to confront the Marxist and Macaulayists and challenge them to a debate a new sythesis of Brihad Virat Hindutva if they dare to debate. To a question from the audience he answered that he cannot be expected to defend past missed opportunities especially when the BJP was in office for six years. But he added, since his party is now allied to the BJP, he can speak of the future and what should be done.

Dr. Swamy is scheduled to return to Chennai on August 9th to resume his political activities. He informed that he would be presenting a detailed discussion paper on Brihad Virat Hindutva in Ahmedabad in a two-day conference on Hindutva to be held mid- September. The RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat will be participating in the proceedings.

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