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‘Hindutva is anti-caste’: historian

Emphasizing that Hindutva is anti-caste, historian and author Dr Vikram Sampath said that reimagining India should not be reduced to a political narrative, as Savarkar, among others, advocated for transforming India into a casteless society.

Mumbai: Emphasizing that Hindutva is anti-caste, historian and author Dr Vikram Sampath said that reimagining India should not be reduced to a political narrative, as Savarkar, among others, advocated for transforming India into a casteless society.

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“In India, Hindus do not have the autonomy to own their temples, in contrast to religious institutions of other communities, which typically have the freedom to own and manage their places of worship,” he said while speaking at the ‘Ideas of India’ Summit 3.0, here on Saturday.

Sharing his insights on the session “Reimagining India: Two Perspectives”, Dr Parakala Prabhakar, managing director of RightFOLIO, said, “Reimagining India centres on the concept of one nation, one language, and one culture, reflecting a repurposed discourse that harks back to the era of British colonial rule.”

However, India is a country that belongs to all who reside within its borders, celebrating the diversity of its people, cultures, languages, and origins without discrimination, he added.

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