Riddles in Hinduism

Riddles in Hinduism A detailed in depth study of the contradictions in the Puranas and the scriptures of Hinduism by Dr B R Ambedkar the father of Indian Constitution His aim is to show the contraditions within the myth

  • Title: Riddles in Hinduism
  • Author: B.R. Ambedkar
  • ISBN: 9781438251738
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback
  • A detailed in depth study of the contradictions in the Puranas and the scriptures of Hinduism by Dr B.R Ambedkar, the father of Indian Constitution His aim is to show the contraditions within the mythologies and the utter lack of coherence in the scriptures of Hinduism The techniques of manipulative reinterpretation and circumlocution are used to confuse common peopleA detailed in depth study of the contradictions in the Puranas and the scriptures of Hinduism by Dr B.R Ambedkar, the father of Indian Constitution His aim is to show the contraditions within the mythologies and the utter lack of coherence in the scriptures of Hinduism The techniques of manipulative reinterpretation and circumlocution are used to confuse common people and to establish what is otherwise totally illogical Dr Ambedkar believed that this was with the ulterior motive of holding the masses under Brahminic domination This book is in public domain However this is the first time this book is published in its entire form because of its sensitivity.

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    1. One cannot imagine the guts of Ambedkar to have raised such bold and fundamental questions about the concept and tradition of Hinduism in the times dominated solely by orthodox Caste Hindu communities. There are hardly any answers presented so far in the last entire century that could make justice to the objections raised by Ambedkar.

    2. When criticising the caste system, Ambedkar scores brilliantly: while analysing myth, however, he misses the bus completely. So, three stars overall.Detailed review shall follow.

    3. If you grew up in a society that was always telling you how a certain set of books are infallible and they contain all the wisdom in the world, it becomes a little difficult to question those claims. A different narrative might not be easy to digest. Enter Ambedkar. With years of research and in depth knowledge of the scriptures, he manages to dissolve the halo surrounding these texts and expose the numerous contradictions in them, in fact some of the sections attack the foundation of the religi [...]

    4. The only works more retconned than Star Wars by Lucas are the sacred books of Hinduism. Thousands of generations of Brahmins have manipulated and modified, many cynically and some with noble intentions, the Vedas, smritis, shrutis, sutras, puranas, epics, brahmanas, etc. that it is difficult to invoke even one value as something Hinduism stands for without a contradiction evoked somewhere in all those books. Thence the riddles.There's all kinds of weird stuff in there but Dr. Ambedkar's riddles [...]

    5. This book is tedious and wordy. You can tell it's a posthumous publication. Occasionally he gets fiery and condemns Hinduism and the inequities it perpetuates but mostly it is a tedious study of the internal inconsistencies of the accepted canon of Hindu texts and tradition. I think you could do that to any religious tradition. It doesn't prove that the religion's actual adherents perpetuate cruel and oppressive practices (though no doubt they do). He dances around it a lot, and it's unclear whe [...]

    6. I'm amused that B.R. Ambedkar was not only a lawyer par excellence who framed out constitution, a revolutionary leader but also a person who has dived into the depths of Hindu literature before of course criticizing it. Because off late we see people criticizing something without knowing about it fully. I'm proud that we had a leader like Ambedkar. I should also say that, despite having faced the wrath of caste Hindus through out his life, Ambedkar has been gracious enough to give credit to the [...]

    7. Ambedkar questions everything that the high class brahmins and other two 'upper' classes have held very close to themselves over centuries. He mostly questions the manusmriti and vedaseir infallability and the contradictions that are much too apparant in Hindu society. He was brave to question it all. I can't really imagine someone writing such a book even in present times. Or may be, it is more difficult now than it was at that time.On a larger canvas, the important point that one can bring hom [...]

    8. Want to know more about Hinduism read this with open mind with out any preconception. If you can not digest something against your religious beliefs don't give a try to read.

    9. Riddles in Hinduism by B.R Ambedkar is a scathing remark on the well-established tenets of Hinduism. The introduction by Kancha Ilaiah sets a good base for the book. He talks about Ambedkar's life, different roles he played and his critique of Hinduism. He also talks about the current context and how ironical it is for the right to appropriate Ambedkar as a Hindu figure despite his hatred for Hinduism.Ambedkar has delved upon various aspects of Hinduism. The first riddle digs into the question o [...]

    10. On the face of it, Dr Ambedkar is criticizing Hinduism (or Sanatan Dharma)- however, on closer examination, it also seems he is paying a left-handed compliment to Brahmins/other protectors. First, it must be clearly understood that Hinduism is not really any "-ism"- rather it is a civilization/cultural/geographic term and encompassed a whole way of life. It included social structures, advanced philosophy, local legends and myths, history, literature, astronomy (and astrology) and a harmony with [...]

    11. Few chapters (riddles) on origin of caste, supremacy of Upanishads over Vedas, treatment of untouchables are really thought provoking but for the most part, the book relies only on orientalist explanations and translations to prove its murky points. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar deserves an appreciation for the prodigious collection of ancient literature (and that too in the non-internet era) on numerous topics but that he is prejudiced and seems to have written with a sole purpose of bashing Brahmanism is [...]

    12. Read with open mind to gain knowledge other its does not make sense if you read it without understanding and don't try to accept reality.

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