what if hell is on earth and it is india, and that we are reincarnated as an indian
Hindus feel an existential threat from Islam and Christianity and have had to change the game in which their religion operates.
Hinduism doesn't have a concept of conversion, so these people were not acting with religious ordination. Similarly Hindus do not really take issue with other religions, because they have a pluralistic view of religion. Also one of the highest principles in Hinduism is non-violence.
However on the other hand, the suppression under Muslims and Christians historically, the religious-inspired separation and conflict with Pakistan and the threats of Christian missionaries has led to some Hindus to adopt a right-wing reactionary approach, drawing upon Christian/Islamic influences of disdain for other religions, and religiously-inspired violence as a means of defending the religion and culture.
Hinduism is anything but pluralistic. The caste system makes it a virtual monopoly of high caste Hindus.
In fact, it is because of its exclusionist practices that many Dalits (low caste and Untouchables) who convert to Abrahimic religious such as Islam and Christianity, who at least on the surface appear to be egalitarian.
Further, Hindu right-wing violence is not "reactionary", as you claim. It is, on the contrary, based on the fascist doctrine of Hindutva (Cultural Hindu Nationalism) and "Akhand Bharat", which translates to Greater India. It sees the whole subcontinent (and beyond) as culturally Hindu, which, after centuries of invasions, is treading on the wrong path, i.e. not Hindu. So, it is their duty to bring the region back to its ancient glory. The violence against religious minorities is coercive majoritarianism.
>akhand bharat and hindutva
>existing before 1920-ish
>not entirely reactionary to Muslim nationalism and Christian imperialism.
>hinduism is anything but pluralistic
it is because hindus amongst themselves cannot even agree on which Gods to pray to, even the caste system is not universally described or prescribed in the same way in the different Hindu scriptures.
Yes there is a tendency towards caste-based discrimination, which leadsto conversion away from Hinduism, but since when did Hinduism convert people? That is entirely a reaction to the perceived threat of losing hindus.
There is no religious duty to be violent against people of other religions nor to reconvert anyone, these are reactionary politics.
Not really of peace, it's a very loose religion to begin with. Some hindus believe in sacrificing people to their Goddess, others believe in total pacifism.
Saying Hindutva violence is rooted in something central or fundamental to Hinduism is a bit erroneous
The Hindus regularly do this to the Kebabs and Christians all the time.
Much of this is encouraged by the BJP, the current ruling party and political wing of the RSS, basically a straight up Hindu National Socialist movement that wants to remove all non-Indian influence from the subcontinent, which means anything after the Muslim conquests.
Narendra Modi was himself a pracharak or organiser of the RSS