Monday, May 13, 2002

Hindu Nationalists Are Enrolling, and Enlisting, India's Poor

A NY Times article on Sewa Dham schools:

"Its backers praise their efforts as a lift for the society's most downtrodden. But critics describe schools like this one as madrasas of the Hindu right: they pluck the youngest and most impressionable minds and offer a basket of goods to those who otherwise have nothing. While there is no evidence that these schools prepare young boys to take up arms for a holy war, as some madrasas do in Islamic nations, certainly, schools like this one can train foot soldiers for the Hindu nationalist crusade."

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?