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The God Market: How Globalization is Making India More Hindu Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 473 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Monthly Review Press (October 1, 2011)
  • Publication Date: October 1, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007KGGQZA
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Locke on August 26, 2013
Format: Paperback
The 1-star reviews are by the very sorts of people Meera Nanda is writing about here. One says, "Meera Nanda did not do a cursory reading of even western academics..." I know that, in fact, she has dual PhD's: one in Biology and one (from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) in Science and Technology Studies. The other claims that she is "currently working for Protestant Churches" - which is the height of absurdity. Nanda is a vocal atheist, as amply attested by her many essays easily available on the web. Her Prophets Facing Backward: Postmodern Critiques of Science and Hindu Nationalism in India is a brilliant scholarly work that has been widely (though not widely enough) praised for its insight into the deep roots of Hindutva intolerance. The people giving this book a single star are very likely part of that disturbing movement and, if so, not qualified to critically appraise this excellent and important work.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Romi Mahajan on May 5, 2014
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Meera Nanda has done us all a service by writing the God Market. In this, short, readable book Nanda explodes the thesis that with wealth comes the tendency to blunt religiosity. Instead, in India, the rising wealth of top 5% has created a massive return to forms of Hinduism that connect the private and the public spheres. This is dialectically related to the rise of Hindutva and the de-secularization of politics and public forms.

Nanda clearly shares some of the ideals of Nehruvianism, which are laudable. Her background as a scientist (and a good one) certainly helps the argument around the need to instill a true scientific temper and not one falsely conflated with a muscular Hinduism.

India is wracked with issues- rising inequality, rising intolerance of minorities, and environmental disaster. Add to that the age old issues of caste, gender rights, the lack of childrens' rights, education and so on and you get a real cauldron. Authors like Nanda so desperately want to fight these and her contribution to this battle for decency is commendable and worth a read.
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The mainstream view of even top western scholars such as Ronald Inden, is that the Indian government discriminates against Hindus while appeasing Muslims.

Meera Nanda has 0 degrees in South Asian studies.

Although she claims to be a rabid atheist (which in itself disqualifies her), she has praised Protestantism and associates with evangelical Christians.

This is documented in "Breaking India" by Rajiv Malhotra.

Ignore the centuries old Hinduphobia / racism from Christian reviewers who have never visited India.

P.S. I am Buddhist.
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8 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Pankaj Saxena on February 21, 2013
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According to her, Swami Vivekananda, Bankim Chandra and even Nehru were guilty of the 'cardinal sin' of trying to appropriate modern scientific thought for Hinduism. Ramakrishna Mission and Aurobindo Ashram are declared as 'apologists of Hindutva'.

And this woman declares Protestant Christianity to be scientific??? So, Eve coming out of the rib of Adam was scientific? Anti-evolutionism, creationism is scientific?

Its very very clear she is a Leftist apologist who after the fall of the Left in the 90s is now an open mercenary and is currently working for Protestant Churches.

The image on the coverpage is very misleading, even symbolically, because Indian Government is far from issuing notes with Hindu religious figures printed on them. It is fanatically avowed to avoid any such thing. By contrast, Christian cross has appeared on many 2 rupee coins in India. And about her ridiculously absurd claim that Government of India is financing Hinduism, let me tell you a fact that its only Hindu institutions in India that can be legally taken over by the government at any time without notice. All minority institutions, including all the Muslim and the Christian properties, are exempted from this law. So much for government financing of Hinduism!

About India, all her information seems to come from an interview with the terrorist-hugging Mahesh Bhatt.
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