Watch the below speech of PM Modi on the occasion of 1000 year birth anniversary of Sri Ramanujacharya, one of the great philosophers of Hinduism, in the same league as Ādi Shankaracharya and Madhvāchārya.
PM Modi presented a biography of Sri Ramanujacharya most of which I was not aware of. Particularly interesting was the fact that Sri Ramanujacharya’s guru was a non-bhrahmin! This was a big deal then. Removing caste-based discrimination was one of the big themes of Sri Ramanujacharya’s life. And this was duly acknowledged by Ambedkar in an editorial to which PM Modi heavily refer to in the speech. [Readers, if you find the soft copy of Ambedkar’s editorial, please share.]
So, two points:
- Hinduism is self correcting – in every time period you can find examples of Swamis and Gurus who have worked to remove social ills that crept into Hinduism. No outside “human rights” intervention was needed.
- Ambedkar is completely mischaracterized by leftist historians and ‘dalit’ politicians as described in these two detailed articles: The Ambedkar They Don’t Want You To Know About on Swarajya and Ambedkar on Islam: The story that must not be told.