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Inculturation: the OTHER christian conversion tactic
Quote:11.The students learn to perform across a wide range of improvisations and stories depending on the given audience. From the most traditional to the most distant from tradition, there is a spectrum with the following stages:

12.1) very traditional Hindu

13.2) modern but still Hindu

14.3) use of Hindu symbols but without explaining their traditional meaning

15.4) symbols turned into decorations and generic spirituality, to be sprinkled in for exotic/ethnic beauty

16.5) total secularization

17.6) Christian stories, but still using the traditional dance grammar, dress, gestures

[color="#0000FF"]18.7) dancing stories of protest against the tradition's "oppression" against women, Dalits, etc.[/color]

The blue bit: they already do this. Consider:


Quote:Product Name: Bharatham Mahabhaaratham - Kunti - Dvd

Product Model: SD561

Artists: Chitra Chandrasekhar Dasarathy

Manufacturer: [color="#0000FF"]Swathi's Sanskriti Series[/color]

Kunti chose me....

I was asked to bring her to stage.

I started reading her story again.

My assumed familiarity with her turned out to be limited to the mere story of her life....

Granted a “boon” at a young age by which she could bear a child by any god. [color="#0000FF"]Kunti battles society[/color], individuals and most of all, herself, through life.

[color="#0000FF"]Patriarchy and men[/color] decided the course of her life her father gives her away in adoption.

Durvasa grants her a “boon”, she is unable to enjoy conjugal harmony due to an accidental error in judgement by her husband. She realizes her folly at forcing Draupadi into a marriage to all five Pandavas but acquiesce to the proposal for the sake of her sons, Yudhisthira succumbs to the lure of gambling, Draupadi's disrobing by the Kauravas leaves her seething in anger yet powerless to halt the ignominy. Kunti's greatest personal loss and sorrow is the life she has foisted upon her firstborn child – Karna. He dies without being publicly acknowledged as her son. Why Kunti chose to remain silent about Karna through the course of the Mahabharata is, probably the greatest among the many enigmas in the epic. She does claim him as her son after his death. Having lived her life surrounded by a large clan and illustrious sons it is indeed ironic that her moment of assertion comes when she finally walks away from everything. This production traverses Kunti's life through her own experiences of the Mahabharata narrative. I have chosen to depict Kunti as the matriarch (though powerless) of the Pandavas, who is very human with her little foibles and yet comes across as this fascinating woman with whom men and especially women through all ages will identify. The textual material has been selected from the Mahabharata of Vyasa, Srimadbhagavatam and a Hindi poem Rasmirathi by Ramdhari Singh “Dinkar”.

Trained in Bharatanatyam from a very early age by her parents Prof CV Chandrasekhar and Smt. Jaya Chandrasekhar, Chitra Chandrasekhar Dasarathy has traveled long in her pursuit of expression and excellence. Her dance gives expression to her aesthetic sensibility as an artist of our times and her complete identification with the dance form. [color="#0000FF"]Chitra holds Master's degrees in dance and Sanskrit.[/color] Her involvement with other creative modes of expression like music and literature giver her dance and choreography a wider prespective. Chitra's precision in technique and sensitivity in presentation have been her strengths, much appreciated by her audiences.[color="#0000FF"] Her choreographic works apart from the traditional repertoire of Bharatanatyam include Geetagovinda, Samvada Hathor and I, Utsava, Vismaya Kuncha, Vagartha, Ratiranga and Kunti.[/color] Based in Bangalore Chitra continuous to perform, teach and choreograph.

And that's what happens when Mahabharatam/Ramayanam/etc are turned into "all-Indian heritage" instead of Hindus insisting they are - as they have ever been - exclusively Hindu religious texts. It is just like MF Hussain's attempts to spew on Hindu religion=Gods, but in the areas of Bharatanatyam or Kathakali etc instead.

Quote:Chitra holds Master's degrees in dance and Sanskrit.
This is often the case. The notion that imparting Sanskrit to "all Indians" will make them uh "nationalist" let alone Hindu is a mistaken one. Like everything the aliens and alienated and the christian and christoconditioned touch, Samskritam too will be made into a vehicle for subversion.

Lots of southern women including notably those of "brahmin" background are being alienated, turned into anti-Hindus, christo-conditioned and christianised in this manner. (Christianism does after all write manuals on how to convert every part of Hindu society, and every community of unsaved Indian society. Which is why Anita Rathnam was missionised in a different manner from how kids are usually missionised in the christian madrassas "schools" in India.)

But 'educated' women being specifically targeted with a specific form of subversion that works on them is nothing new.


Quote:"Furthermore, we know from Augustine (City of God) that Porphyry complained of the influx of educated women into the church; in his Philosophy from Oracles, written around 263, he laments (en masque as Apollo, the god of enlightenment) that it is almost impossible to win back anyone who has converted to Christianity: it is easier, he says, to write words on water than try to use argument on a Christian.
Like I said: it is not their education, it is the secularisation and 'subtle' christoconditioning imparted during the entire process.

And secularised parents don't bother raising their kids Hindu* - just cultural Hindu - so you get deheathenised, seculars, and outright anti-Hindus like Rathnam and Dasarathy above.

(Heathenism is the one thing that is transmitted to next generations by heathen families and heathen society. That is, only a heathen environment/upbringing tends to transmit it. Meaning, failure to produce heathen Hindus is failure of Hindu family and society.)

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Inculturation: the OTHER christian conversion tactic - by Husky - 10-01-2011, 08:24 AM

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