Hindus are Not A Nation

13 07 2007

There is an utter lack among the Hindus of what the sociologists call ” consciousness of kind “. There is no Hindu consciousness of kind. In every Hindu the consciousness that exists is the consciousness of his caste. That is the reason why the Hindus cannot be said to form a society or a nation. There are however many Indians whose patriotism does not permit them to admit that Indians are not a nation, that they are only an amorphous mass of people. They have insisted that underlying the apparent diversity there is a fundamental unity which marks the life of the Hindus in as much as there is a similarity of habits and customs, beliefs and thoughts which obtain all over the continent of India. Similarity in habits and customs, beliefs and thoughts there is. But one cannot accept the conclusion that therefore, the Hindus constitute a society. To do so is to misunderstand the essentials which go to make up a society.

N. B :- Next Dr. Ambedkar goes on to discuss “what constitute society“.

SECTION VI Annihilation of Caste. Vol-I, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Writing and Speeches

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13 07 2007
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