Shaping Views on India and Hinduism

The model shown below summarizes the overall burden of this report and illustrates how important views and policies on India and Hinduism are influenced by nexuses such as the CAG. The three main agents of nexuses such as CAG – Radical Indian Leftists, Islamic Advocacy Groups and aggressive Christian Evangelicals – work in tandem with right-wing Christian organizations/individuals, “human rights” activists and other individuals with vested interests, to manufacture a demonizing portrait of India as a cesspool of societal and religious problems. Hinduism, India’s majority religion, is squarely blamed for all the social evils and communal problems in India.

Facts are exaggerated, incidents hyped up and truth is stretched to give birth to theories and “evidence” that show India and Hinduism as fascist oppressors of minorities and women. Members of the nexus then cite each other’s works and award each other to lend further credibility to their research and “fact-finding” missions.

As the model shows, this nexus starts with an already prejudiced agenda and then cultivates this further by holding events, creating reports and documentaries and inviting biased personalities to shape and solidify pejorative opinions and outlook on India and Hinduism.

Shaping Views on India and Hinduism