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Indian elite and their relationship

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  • Indian Elite
  • Indian Elite
    • Who are Indian Elite
    • What is the relationship of Indian Elite with the Indian traditional social order
    • What is the political influence and implication of Indian elite
    • How do the foreign powers view Indian Elite.
    • How do Indian elite view Indians and other races.
  • Topics
    • Definitions
    • Taxonomy of Indian Elites
    • Modernism
    • Positivism
    • US Political Interaction with Indian groups
    • Groups in India and world contacts
    • US – Pakistan – China – India dialog
  • Definitions
    • Deracinated Indian Elite (DIE)
      • Internationalists without roots in India. Exposure/living in western world has removed the traditional Indian cultural link in family/thought.
    • Macaulayized Mind
      • Products of British Education process which de-emphasizes local culture and tradition. Long colonial exposure has created a British mental attitude and world view. More English than the English themselves.
    • Makakalized Mind
      • From French- macaque monkey. Derogatory reference to slaves in Southern US. Modern usage to describe one who is mental slave after independence.
    • Traditional India
      • People who strongly believe in the idea of India. Idea
    • Islamized Mind
      • People who believe in the superiority of the Islamic beliefs.
  • Taxonomy of Indian Elites
    • Westernized Elites
      • English educated
      • Deracinated
    • Babucracy/Experts
      • Diplomats
      • IAS
      • Academia
    • Business people
      • Western educated
      • Business House representatives
    • Political Elites
      • Non-Communist left
      • Internationalists
      • Marxists
      • Western trained sociologists
      • Leftist media elite
    Elites Babucracy Business Classes Political Elites
  • Modernism
    • Modernism as a tendency emerged in the mid-19th century, particularly in Paris , France ,
    • Rooted in the idea that "traditional" forms of art, literature, social organization and daily life had become outdated, and that it was therefore essential to sweep them aside.
    • Draws on previous revolutionary movements, including liberalism and communism.
    • Modernism encouraged the re-examination of every aspect of existence, from commerce to philosophy, with the goal of finding that which was "holding back" progress , and replacing it with new, and therefore better, ways of reaching the same end.
    • In essence, the modernist movement argued that the new realities of the industrial and mechanized age were permanent and immanent, and that people should adapt their world view to accept that what was new was also good and beautiful.
  • Positivism
    • Positivism is a philosophy developed by Auguste Comte (widely regarded as the first true sociologist) at the beginning of the 19th century that stated that the only authentic knowledge is scientific knowledge, and that such knowledge can only come from positive affirmation of theories through strict scientific method.
    • This view is sometimes referred to as a scientist ideology , and is often shared by technocrats who believe in the necessary progress through scientific progress .
    • Positivism was first systematically theorized by Comte, who saw the scientific method as replacing metaphysics in the history of thought, and who observed the circular dependence of theory and observation in science.
    • Comte was thus one of the leading thinkers of the social evolutionism thought.
    • Positivism is the most evolved stage of society in anthropological Evolutionism , the point where science and rational explanation for scientific phenomena develops.
  • Effect of Western Education on India
    • Introduced Positivism
    • Modernism
    • Lead to deracination *
    • Result is Macaulayized mind
    • End of Cold War led to Makakalized minds
      • Believe in inevitability of US dominance
      • Given up hope in the Indian thought
      • *to remove or separate from a native environment or culture; especially : to remove the racial or ethnic characteristics or influences from
  • US Political Interaction with Indian groups
    • Prior to 1998 US interaction was with ‘modernized’ Indians
    • Topics were:
      • Hindus
      • RSS/Right Wing
      • Hindu traditions
      • Sociology
    • After 1998 US interaction was with Traditional India
    • Topics were;
      • India’s place in world
      • Congress (INC)
      • Pakistan’s survival
      • China containment or engagement
    Discuss : Hindus RSS / Right Wing Hindu Traditions/sociology Discuss : India’s Place Congress (INC) Pakistan China Pre-1998 Post 1998 USA
    • - DIE
    • - Internationalists
    • Leftists
    • Marxists
    • Left Media
    • Left Academia
    • Business houses
    • Indian Muslims
    • Traditional Indians
    • Traditional Hindu
    • community
    • Business House
    • US based NRIs
    • High net worth
    • individuals
  • Western Contacts within INDIA 1947-1990s
    • 30 Years of relationship has created a new class of secular makakalized Indians
    USG/HMG US/UK UNIVERSITY US/UK THINK TANKS US FOUNDATIONS US CHARITIES Indian Christian Foundation Evangelist groups Indian Maoists Naxalites RIM Indian Social Groups NGO Charities Indian Universities JNU Policy making Secularism Indian Journalists Media ownership Think tanks Area studies South Asia studies Indian sociology SD/Pentagon
  • Groups in India And World Contacts after Independence
    • Connectivity diagram of groups within and without India
    Traditional India Hindu Elite WEST UMMAH - PAKISTAN - SAUDI ARABIA etc Indian Muslims Sikhs/Khalistanis Christians Indian Elite
  • US-Pakistan-China-India Dialog USA INDIA
    • ISLAMISTS
    • Pakistan
    • KSA
    China NEW About India’s Place NEW About India About India