new "quit India movement" has arisen in recent years. Unlike the old quit India
movement, which was established by Indian freedom fighters in the early part of the
century to remove the British rule from India, the recent movement has an opposite
intent-to embrace Western materialist culture and abandon traditional Hindu culture and
spirituality perhaps altogether.
This movement is very strong in India itself,
particularly among so-called modern Hindus, who are largely Western educated and trained
to look at their native tradition with alien values and suspicious eyes. The intellectual
elite of India takes pride in being in contact with the latest developments in Western
culture, art, science and technology, while remaining ignorant and unappreciative of
traditional Hindu teachings.