Religious Studies Argumentative Essay on Hinduism

Hinduism

Nariman is wrong in stating that Hinduism is shaking off its traditional tolerance due to a number of Hindus beginning to believe that it is their faith that has bestowed political supremacy on them (Express News Service par. 1-10). The truth of the matter is that Hindus are sincerely proud of the steps they continue to make even today. The tolerance and defensive nature of Hindus and Hinduism have made it possible that after just sixty-seven years, India has turned into a case in point to the entire world for being amid the largest, most triumphant democratic nations (Cauquelin, Lim, and Mayer-König 46-50). The tolerant attitude of the Hindus and Hinduism and their mutual respect for all religions has ensured the development of India from its position among the most underprivileged and backward nations across the globe to the world’s third biggest economic powerhouse. Moreover, the current situation is contrary to the situation in 1947 when a Hindu maidservant earned very little money; less than what was enough to sustain her a fortnight (Cauquelin, Lim, and Mayer-König 46-50). The argument by Nariman shows that he has lost track of current improvements. Nariman feels that Hindus are intolerant at a time while the entire globe is suffering from a different religion whose scripture and teachings train intolerance and abhorrence towards other religious beliefs. Being a Jurist, Nariman is anticipated to talk some prudent things. Nevertheless, in India, Nariman has the right to articulate his opinion on the authority of democracy; hence, he has the right to be heard irrespective of the authenticity of his point of view (Rajan 67-86). This demonstrates a fault of democracy.

Works Cited

Cauquelin, Josiane, Paul Lim, and Birgit Mayer-König. Asian values: Encounter with diversity. London: Routledge, 2014. Print.

Express News Service 2014, Hinduism losing its benign face… no one at top stepping in: Fali S Nariman. Journalism of Courage Nation. Web. 17 Sep. 2014. <http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/hinduism-losing-its-benign-face-no-one-at-top-stepping-in-nariman/>.

Rajan, Sunder. “The Politics of Hindu “Tolerance”.” boundary 2 38.3 (2011): 67-86.