Indoctrination in the guise of education - The Hindu

Indoctrination in the guise of education - The Hindu


When scholars talk,
chances are that common man may trust them blindly. Unfortunately, the
sensitivity of the issue on hand has made Professor Rohit Dhankar to pick and
choose stanzas from Gita and give interpretations to suit his line of argument.
Let me draw his attention to Dr S Radhakrishnan’s perception of the purport of
the now controversial stanza 4:13 of Bhagavad Gita. He explained caturvarnyam thus: “…the fourfold order.
The emphasis is on guna(aptitude) and karma (function) and not jati (birth). The varna or the order to
which we belong is independent of sex, birth or breeding…”
Readers may take into
account Dr Radhakrishnan’s interpretation of Bhagavad Gita also before coming
to conclusions based on this article.

M G Warrier, Thiruvananthapuram


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