Defending Modi's Pride In The Hindu Mythology

Lord Ganesha carved in wood
Lord Ganesha carved in wood (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Modi's pride ..... : According to Modi, " [It is said in the Mahabharata that Karna was not born from his mother’s womb. This means in the times in which the epic was written genetic science was very much present. We all worship Lord Ganesha; for sure there must have been some plastic surgeon at that time, to fit an elephant’s head on the body of a human being.] ... Even worse, Mr. Modi’s views echo those of Dinanath Batra. His books are now part of the curriculum in 42,000 schools across Gujarat and carry messages from Mr. Modi when he was Chief Minister. They claim stem cell research was known in the days of Kunti and the Kauravas, television was invented at the time of the Mahabharata and the motor car existed in the Vedic period. Few would deny this is nonsense. Why wouldn’t you say the same for the claim India mastered genetic science and plastic surgery in prehistoric times? "

1,000 years from now, it would be wrong to conclude Americans were already traveling to galaxies back in the 1980s. But you will have to give credit that they imagined it pretty well. So well that when inter-galactic travel finally became possible, it looked like is shown in the Star Wars. I think the ancient Hindu epics have to be seen in the same light. They are amazing. I remember reading about mountains of diamonds in one of the Hindu stories as a child. Recently I learned that they actually exist! Jupiter has mountains of diamonds, the mountains are larger than planet Earth. Go figure.

Let the man feel his pride. I see no harm in that. Americans feel plenty proud of Star Wars.

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