secularism, a popular culture caught up in superficial sensation, marks one line of attack
against her. Western religions, their exclusive belief systems and their vast resources
spent on conversion, attach on the other side. India would like to please everyone. And
each group, religious, ethnic or political wants their portion of the country.
Separatism reigns, with each group
placing its own interests before that of the country as a whole. Everyone wants to take
and no one appears willing to give. No one is standing firm to halt this tide of growing
sectarianism, selfishness and materialism.
In this battle the modern Hindu does not want to fight, or
even to speak out. He accepts the growing secularism and sensationalism coming to his
culture from the West, as perhaps necessary for economic growth, or may even see it as
progressive, modern and humanitarian.