New Delhi: Senior RSS leader J. Nandakumar has suggested that Hindu religious texts should form the foundations of India’s economic policy, in his new book titled Hindutva for the Changing Times.
The author also asks companies to consider adhering to the principles of profit maximisation that are expounded in ancient Hindu scriptures.
The book, which is slated to be released in Delhi Thursday by the RSS’ joint general secretary Krishna Gopal, further raises alarm about the “Islamisation of West Bengal” and accuses Malayalam language media of suffering from the Stockholm Syndrome.
Nandakumar, who hails from Kerala, heads the RSS-affiliated outfit Prajna Pravah in Delhi. He was formerly the deputy head of Prachar Vibhag, RSS’ media and publicity wing.
Dharma guiding economy, Islamisation of West Bengal
The book states that Hindu religious texts encourage entrepreneurial spirit and profit-making but discourages an exploitative system.
“Dharmashastras can contribute and enrich modern assumptions about good business by laying down rules in complex religious, legal and moral ideals of dharma,” the book says.
Our endeavour, it further states, should be to reinstate those business ideas since India is “poised to play a leading role in shaping the world order”.
Nandakumar, in his book, also slams West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for “Islamisation” of the state. The author says that West Bengal, with a 30 per cent Muslim population, is heading towards a “demographic catastrophe” due to Banerjee’s policy of appeasement.
He also warns: “Through the proposed Greater Islamic Bangladesh, jihadis plan to re-establish the princely state of Nawab Siraj-id-Daulah (1733-57) — spanning Bangladesh, Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya and parts of Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha.”
The author further accuses the Mamata government of removing words that have a “Hindu connection” from school textbooks in order “secularise” the language. The RSS ideologue has called for an installation of a “nationalist” government that will restore normalcy and prevent Islamisation of West Bengal.
Malayalam media suffering from Stockholm Syndrome
Based on his analysis of media coverage of the Balakot air strikes in Kerala, Nandakumar, in his book, accused the Malayalam language media of bias.
A former editor of Kesari, an RSS mouthpiece in Kerala, Nandakumar also says: “A close analysis of the media reportage in the wake of the post-Balakot strikes would reveal that the so-called mainstream Malayalam media brought out a bulk of pro-Pakistan reports to build an anti-India narrative.”
Quoting from a few “false” and “biased” reports, the author adds: “Looking at all these developments, one feels that media in Kerala and a section of intellectuals are suffering from the Stockholm syndrome. This is very dangerous trend for the state.”