Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

January 8, 2014

Indian realities

Filed under: india — louisproyect @ 4:20 am
An interesting photograph of a Muslim mother in a veil, with her son dressed as Hindu God Krishna (might be for a school function). It depicts the real India where people of all religions lived together for centuries.
Vijaya Kumar Marla


  1. Trying to get you on phone. Call me ASAP. J.

    Comment by Jeffrey Marlin — January 8, 2014 @ 5:28 pm

  2. Centuries of war, attacks and pograms on the subcontinent between the various groups, tribes and religions; sure looks like the “real India” is all about “living together” to me. Weren’t you just writing about the Hindu government’s attack on the holiest of holy Sikh sites on this very website a few weeks ago? Consistency is key my friend.

    Comment by Don — January 10, 2014 @ 3:13 am

  3. Kinda funny too that the whole basis of Marx is that no population anywhere is really “living together” in peace, that all societies are class societies, that those classes are always in conflict (until the conflict is finally resolved via communism), and that this conflict is the driving force of human history. Apparently this doesn’t apply in “the real India”?

    Western fantasies about the “eastern Shangrala” or whatever are as dangerous as they are wrong.

    Comment by Don — January 10, 2014 @ 3:15 am

  4. What the hell does “consistency is important, my friend” mean? Erasing whatever doesn’t conform to a simplistic caricature, whether of life in India or of a stranger’s beliefs? Note: rhetorical questions. You are a silly person.

    Comment by godoggo — January 10, 2014 @ 10:40 pm

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