|The late Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran|
The Islamic Revolution in Iran
Indian Elections 2014: Just a BJP/Modi Victory
It is true that BJP/Modi got a clear majority in the elections 2014.
However, not having a known tyrant like the Shah of Iran, India even did not seem to have a reason for revolution. Instead, with it being one of the cycles of elections after independence, a fight against a corrupt and inefficient government that lacked a strong leader, and a victory of a hard working orator, who made people believe in his Gujarat achievements and plans for future it didn't seem to have even the R of the claimed Hindu Revolution(HR). If not of Modi, it was a victory of the BJP. In fact, for general people it was a new ray of hope, for the Indian intellectuals it was a great incident to exchange ideas, for the Congress it was just a depressing cycle of cycles, for the Mumbai stock market it was the best thing that ever happened in finance and for the West it was the rise of a fearful divider, who had to be loved. Still no sign of a revolution! Being a repeat, even the landslide wasn't historic.
Still no R of Religion
|Mr Modi giving speech using 3D technology|
What Was Hindu in That Revolution?
|BJP Leaders Bajpai, Advani And Modi|
It's true that the promised corruption free progress in economy and technology sounds secular/modern, when seen through the 'traditional/conservatives' label, but it isn't haram for the Hindus. It is, in fact, not only halal but a feature to be aspired for in Hinduism. And if history's nostalgia is brought in like the Abbasid period in Islam, it then becomes a goal that needs to be re-achieved.
Using democracy that is best suited for power transfer to the non-consanguineous and non-ordained person, it peacefully achieved a HR by using the prevalent cyclical elections. The brilliance was such that it was achieved without the hostile media even raising an eyebrow.
Hindutva (Hinduness) Everywhere: The Sangh Parivar
Furthermore, Hindutva is seen everywhere..
Although not quite the feared organisation that media portrays it to be, or a BJP propelling organisation alone the voluntary, patriotic and service oriented organisation called Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is an institution that teaches discipline and sacrifice. Unlike the media portrayal back home, it is praised outside India for its voluntary work. As if A. L. Basham was on its side, as an utopian vision it seeks to re-achieve the glory of India that it once was - before it went under the foreigners. That re-achievement is going to be through Hindutva (Hinduness). Its membership can consist of ordinary members, but the dedicated ones called pracharaks have vowed to sacrifice their lives and families for the sake of its vision. BJP itself is not just another party fighting against corruption, or even like the Christian Democratic Union of Germany; as a political wing of the RSS, it has a distinct mission related to Raj Dharma. Along with other organisations it forms, what is called the Sangh Parivar (Family of organisations).
The BJP Leader Mr Modi And His Hindutva
|Mr Modi wearing Hindu Tika in his forehead|
Hindu Revolution: The Showing And The Biting Teeth Tactic
Almost assuring Indians that the achievement will be under him; Mr Modi, who had both Hindu strongman and developer credentials, was carefully selected by the Sangh Parivar as their candidate for the PM.
Equally carefully, plans were made not to give any fodder to the grossly anti Hindu media; yet unify Hindus through both development and Hindutva. This was done because, seeing the need for Hindu unity, both for a united voice and a victory, the Sangh Pariwar that had used Ram temple issue before and succeeded, now saw it as a tired horse. It also saw the anti Hindu media alive and kicking. It, therefore, almost made the H word approach N word in the USA. As carefully as choosing its leader, and as if taking a clue from the 'divide and rule' of its previous masters, it brilliantly used the concept of 'biting and showing teeth' to beguile the media. Lauding progress and development at every opportunity, and rendering its other intensions imperceptible, it brilliantly split its ways into imperceptible Hindutva of the BJP and the perceptible yet un-discussed Hindutva of the RSS. With the brilliance matching Osama bin Laden's capture, media traced Pak army's daze. As if to reassure the worried West, It even brought in Muslim votes.
Hindu Revolution: The Showing Teeth
Although, BJP avoided even the H of Hinduism and amplified the development plans as said above, discerning eyes can see Hindutva at work, all the way.
|Mr Modi greeting Art of Living|
Hindutva in The BJP Party Manifesto
The party itself wasn't entirely silent on Hindutva either. With Ram temple issue depicting a wounded pride, absence of Universal Civil Code mirroring inequality and Kashmiri Pundit refugees in their own homeland airing voicelessness of today's Hindus, and article 370 not being allowed by Raj Dharma the goal to rectify them is not just a change from the status quo but a revolutionary fulfilment of emotions that effects both the practice and thought of whole of India and beyond. Being an outcome of a struggle by the religious rather than the secular, Its plan to clean Ganga is very much religious. Although, media satisfied itself with those Hindutva agendas being put in the last pages of the BJP manifesto, the fact is that they are not there just for a show.
Hindutva at The Religious Capital Benares
Banaras: The religious Capital of India
|Mother Ganga in Benares|
Therefore, although BJP's choice for Modi's candidature in this ancient city was due to regional political necessity which did bring dividends, and Modi even won without interacting with the locals, in the light of the above the occult design to enhance HR can't be missed. Also, almost as a facilitation, the aspired Raj Dharma, like the Islamic Sharia also merges politics and faith.
And when popularity skyrocketed, the quiescent airing of dislike of pink revolution changed to an open display of Lord Ram's picture in the podium at Ajodhya. A disallowance of a prayer at the Mother Ganga even created a revolt with a religious zeal. A challenge to the election commission followed.
The Bitting Teeth: The RSS, VHP, Ramdeve etc
|Yoga guru Ramdev|
Victory And The Blessing From Hindu Mothers
|Mr Modi receiving blessings from his mother|
Almost reminding a no to pork export from Islamic Iran after the Shah's departure, the frown on the 'pink revolution' now climbed up to possible 'global' no to beef export. But then, true to HR and unlike any parallels in Iran, plans to safeguard cows now emerged. Getting back to human beings, Bollywood may stand corrected with traditional family oriented films.
More Show of Hindutva
|Mr Modi bowing to the parliament|
Its close derivative, Hindi, has been given an international dignity; and then, despite opposition, it is to be given national prestige too. Directly opposing Lord Macaulay's successful English plan, this act itself constitutes a revolution. In addition, although the concept of 'mother earth' is yet to come, this filling of India with respect of mother speaks volumes in favour of a HR.
And Finally: Surely a Hindu Revolution
Almost confirming a HR, while RSS chief likens the present change to the change of 1947 and sees a long term rule - even a global leader, to substantiate that goal and to avoid cyclical victory Modi orders his troops to invade virgin Bengal and Tamil Nadu.
Sounding more like Business to Business; the B for B of BJP for Bharat for Bhutan, although, doesn't sound big now, it indicates a possible future baptism.
Although the above clearly shows a silent HR - as if Gandhi's satyagraha was at work - if still it is not seen, highlighting the need for the HR, next article will allude more.