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“For an ordinary believer, it’s just faith,” Meera Nanda told me. “They don’t need to explain it. But there’s a certain class of people coming up that need to justify their faith, who need to somehow intellectually put into words why they believe. It’s more of a disease of educated people.” In other words, the same graduates who seem to be turning to religion in their droves are the ones who are trying to rationalise it. These educated Hindus aren’t just religious; they’re desperately religious.

Worrying and true. And this isn't just educated young people trying to reconcile their religion with science. Right wing Hindu academics even tried to fake archeological evidence in order to prove Hinduism predates the Indus Valley civilisation. ('Horseplay in Harappa', Frontline, 17 (13 Oct, 2000)).

Thu, 03 Mar 2011 16:20:18 UTC | #598366