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    Akshaya Mukul ✓ 7 Summary (Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India) [PDF/EBOOK] á Akshaya Mukul Finally a book on the press that has played an important role in shaping India's outlook Akshay has done pathbreaking work with this book Unlike the West little effort is ever done in India to document history and that's why Akshaya needs to be commended I would have liked him to dwell on the iconography and e

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    Akshaya Mukul ✓ 7 Summary (Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India) [PDF/EBOOK] á Akshaya Mukul If you were looking to be run through the societal background political conspiracies economic incentives and community s of an entire generation of well to do Marwaris running a religious press this is your book the plethora of adarsh balak or ideal kid memes are also inspired by the press' publications The Gita Press still doles out 200000 copies of Kalyan and 100000 copies of the English version Kalyana Kalpataru an indicator

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    (Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India) [PDF/EBOOK] á Akshaya Mukul Missionary funded Leftist propaganda A systematic attack on institutions revered by hindus by attempting to show them in poor light and dividing hindus on caste lines nothing new

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    Akshaya Mukul ✓ 7 Summary (Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India) [PDF/EBOOK] á Akshaya Mukul This is a startling read that showed me at least how entrenched the Hindutva project has been in modern India's story how so many of those we still neutrally acclaim as freedom fighters were proponents of a fascist mission And guiding it all the articles journals and books that produced the 'literature' of this mission This is not exactly an exciting read it certainly could've used a better editor and structure but there is a wealth of in

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    characters ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Akshaya Mukul (Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India) [PDF/EBOOK] á Akshaya Mukul I'm still not sure how I feel about this book It was a long read with fairly repetitive content Plus the title along with Arundhati Roy's endorsement were dead giveaways of the book's political narrative I wish there had been little left to the imagination What salvages the book is probably that it's the only book that comprehensively investigates the relationship between the publication industry specifically Gita Press and Hin

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    Akshaya Mukul ✓ 7 Summary characters ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Akshaya Mukul characters Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India This is an important book in understanding the current hindu rhetoric I could not place issues such as cow worship anti romeo suads hindi as a national language into a historical context For someone like me who was not ini

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    characters Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India Akshaya Mukul ✓ 7 Summary characters ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Akshaya Mukul My acuaintance with the Gita Press had been limited to using their stall at the Howrah Station as a marker Of course I have seen th

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    (Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India) [PDF/EBOOK] á Akshaya Mukul Mind blowing and pain staking research on how Gita Press continues to shape the propagation of sanatan Hindu dharma The book puts the cow protection movement in context Rules for women that sit suarely in the realm of lunacy will make your blood boil It is frightening to think the power Gita Press had and continues to have especially with the obvious right tilt of our politics

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characters ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Akshaya Mukul Akshaya Mukul ✓ 7 Summary characters Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India 'A rare treasure trove' Arundhati Roy'An important and timely contribution to the study of religious cultural populism' Pankaj Mishra'A powerful and original work of historical scholarship' Ramachandra Guha''Mukul rolls out a remarkably detailed map of print Hinduism' Shahid AminIn the early 1920s Jaydayal Goyandka and Hanuman Prasad Poddar two Marwari businessmen turned spiritualists set up the Gita Press and Kalyan magazine As of early 2014 Gita Press had sold close to 72 million copies of the Gita 70 million copies of Tulsidas's works and 19 million copies of scriptures like the Puranas and Upanishads And while most other journals of the period w. If you have a mental image of Ram or of Yudhishthir in the Mahabharata odds are that your definitive idea of what they looked like comes from Gita PressBased in Gorakhpur Uttar Pradesh Gita Press is that rare entity legendary and yet less known outside its immediate circle of influenceAnd yet it s almost impossible to overstate its influence on IndiaBecause Gita Press a non profit organization established in 1926 was among the first publications to bulk produce cheap colourful good uality religious texts to be consumed by the massesYou may believe you know how substantial their reach but the numbers are truly logic defyingAs of February 2014 Gita Press has sold 719 million copies of the GitaThey ve sold 70 million copies of the Goswami Tulsidas works including the Ram Charitramanas 19 million copies of the puranas and upanishads and other old scriptures 948 million copies of tracts and monographs about women and children and 60 million copies of biographies of saintsTo put those numbers in perspective Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince has sold just under 70 million copiesGita Press publications are predominantly in Hindi and Sanskrit 739 of them to be precise but certainly not restricted to themThere are 152 Gujarati titles Then there are publications in Telugu Oriya English Bangla Marathi Kannada Assamese Tamil Nepali Punjabi and Malayalam There are also two Urdu titlesAnd yet outside of serious academic research into it little is known or understood about Gita Press in the popular urban imagination And specifically about the editor of Kalyan their monthly journal the late Hanuman Prasad Poddar whose influence on the entire field of religious and regional publishing is hard to state without hyperboleBut journalist Akshaya Mukul set out to determine just thatHe spent an entire year in Gorakhpur rummaging through documents that had not seen the light of day for decades some unfortunately eaten by termites What emerged is a 550 page book Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India which details the birth of Gita Press and intriguingly the motivations of its founders and editorsHis most revealing discovery That the story of Gita Press is essentially the story of the birth of the Hindu right wingAlso should you be interested an interview with the author

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characters ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Akshaya Mukul Akshaya Mukul ✓ 7 Summary characters Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India Hether religious literary or political survive only in press archives Kalyan now has a circulation of over 200000 and its English counterpart Kalyana Kalpataru of over 100000Gita Press created an empire that spoke in a militant Hindu nationalist voice and imagined a uantifiable reward based piety Almost every notable leader and prominent voice including Mahatma Gandhi was roped in to speak for the cause Cow slaughter Hindi as national language and the rejection of Hindustani the Hindu Code Bill the creation of Pakistan India's secular Constitution Kalyan and Kalyana Kalpataru were the spokespersons of the Hindu position on these and other mattersThe. If you were looking to be run through the societal background political conspiracies economic incentives and community s of an entire generation of well to do Marwaris running a religious press this is your book the plethora of adarsh balak or ideal kid memes are also inspired by the press publications The Gita Press still doles out 200000 copies of Kalyan and 100000 copies of the English version Kalyana Kalpataru an indicator of its tremendous influence on modern Indian life and polity The enterprising cum spiritual editors of the Gita Press Poddar and Goyandka dole out moral instructions and subtly influence voters on the right party to vote for by championing issues such as female rights sexuality and morality the responsibility of the Hindu male child to honour elders and remain spiritually active and suggest ways in which the Indian nation should be defined in Hindu terms and its relation to the twin enemies of secularism and communism Hindu sthan or the land of the Hindus they say This led them to oppose the Hindu Code Bill that was introduced by the Congress under Nehru to institute widow remarriage the right to divorce and alimony and inheritance of property by the girl child The book talks about what it means to be secular in India the regulation of the majority while appeasing the minority or a wholehearted amalgamation of all faiths into one Sanatana Dharma or the eternal order the view of the Gita Press Mukul is a veteran journalist at the Times of India and it shows in his writing The book is not lucid reading as there is excessive information on the facts of the matter without a smooth narrative He tells us all about the regressive and patriarchal attitudes of the publications without tying it up with a conclusion on why he cited those specific instances Was it to expose the double standards and moral ambiguity of the publishers Or just a narration of their views which should be interpreted within the socio cultural set up it was written in For instance he uotes conversations from Stri Dharma Prashnottri A on the duty of women to expose the deeply patriarchal moral instructions for women However there are instances where Mukul s liberal leanings tend to have the illiberal effect of ridiculing a society s customs in a characteristically offhand manner For instance the Gurukul s traditional Indian way of learning emphasis on giving and instruction not only to earn money but to become a human being with greater morals a wider outlook and greater tolerance is something I personally found uite appealing but which appeared to not pass muster with Mukul In his narrative every act of asserting customs becomes a right wing nationalistic ploy which may not necessarily be true However his work is deeply engaging because it traces the root cause of patriarchy and curbing of women s rights ban on the slaughter of cows through Gau Raksha Samitis or cow protection councils distrust of the Muslim and deep seated prejudices against the lower castes and tribals and the proselytising by Muslim and Christian missionaries to political movements in the 1920 s the formation of the Hindu Mahasabha RSS and Gita Press Publication House 1960 s the 1962 Sino Indian War and the 1965 Indo Pakistani War and 1990 s the movement for the demolition of the Babri Masjid through the Ram Janmabhoomi or birthplace of Lord Ram Movement Thus nothing exists in vacuum and to understand what is happening today you need to delve into what triggered it yesterday Deeply provocative and thus a must read

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characters ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Akshaya Mukul Akshaya Mukul ✓ 7 Summary characters Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India Ideas articulated by Gita Press and its publications played a critical role in the formation of a Hindu political consciousness indeed a Hindu public sphere This history provides new insights into the complicated and contested rise to political pre eminence of the Hindu RightGita Press and the Making of Hindu India is an original eminently readable and deeply researched account of one of the most influential publishing enterprises in the history of modern India Featuring an extraordinary cast of characters buccaneering entrepreneurs and hustling editors nationalist ideologues and religious fanatics this is essential and exciting reading for our tim. I m still not sure how I feel about this book It was a long read with fairly repetitive content Plus the title along with Arundhati Roy s endorsement were dead giveaways of the book s political narrative I wish there had been little left to the imagination What salvages the book is probably that it s the only book that comprehensively investigates the relationship between the publication industry specifically Gita Press and Hinduism in India Since its founding in 1923 Gita Press has democratized access to Hindu teachings with the objective to create a Hindu rashtra Akshaya Mukul studies numerous magazine articles letters between the Gita Press founders and contributors and fan mail to describe the nature of Gita Press mission and how it was tied to the Gita Press founders and their caste as Marwaris The initial chapters are about how the founders created Gita Press to cleanse the Marwari community of their image as petty profiteers and re brand themselves as religious enlightened I thought this was the one of the most fascinating bits of the book The rest of the book details the regressive views of Gita Press like their belief that women who re menstruating shouldn t catch a cold etcwhich bored me after a while For a rounded view of Gita Press think Mukul should have discussed readership little extensively while he mentions the number of magazines in circulation a break up of readers across region age gender would have been compelling to see Wish Mukul had also touched on uestions like What were the other magazines devoted to religious enlightenment How d their version of Hinduism fare vis a vis Gita Press Kalyan Mukul notes for instance that the Hindu Mahasabha and RSS didn t buy into Gita Press vision of Hinduism What were the magazines that engaged with Gita PressOn reflection recommend reading chapters 1 2

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  • Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India
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  • 15 January 2020
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