How I became a Hindu

28 Dec 14
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This short book is an "intellectual autobiography" of Sita Ram Goel, historian and social thinker.

He describes his journey from Arya Samaj to Gandhi to Communism to finally his "spiritual home". Through this journey he has picked up good and valuable things from all the ideological schools that he stayed, and ruthlessly rejected things that he found harmful - He admires much of Gandhi's principles, but condemns his Muslim appeasement totally; He abhors Stalinism and exposes it, but still retains some elements of Marxist quest for intellectual debates and to some extent, even uses the Marxist tools for analyzing and writing history. The final postscript "Nightmare of Nehruvism" is also quite readable. 


Born in 1921, Sita Ram Goel took his M.A. in History in 1944, from the University of Delhi.

He won scholarships and distinctions in school as well as college. Well-versed in several languages, he has studied the literature, philosophy, religion, history and Sociology of several cultures-ancient, medieval and modern. For his judgements and evaluations, however, he draws his inspiration from the Mahabharata the Suttapitaka, Plato and Sri Aurobindo. He has written several documented studies on Communism, Soviet Russia, Red China, Christianity and Islam.

Author of eight novels, he has translated into Hindi quite a few books from English, including some dialogues of Plato and a biography of Shivaji. His other works include compilations from the Mahabharata and the Suttapitaka. Having become a convinced Communist by the time he came out of college, he turned against this criminal ideology in 1949 when he came to know what was happening inside Soviet Russia. From 1950 onwards he participated in a movements for informing the Indian people about the theory as well as the practice of Communism in Stalin's Russia and Mao's China. The numerous studies published by the movement in the fifties exist in cold print in many libraries and can be consulted for finding out how the movement anticipated by many years the recent revelations about Communist regimes.

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  • Comment Link seo Saturday, 22 October 2016 23:37 posted by seo

    Why peopⅼe still use to read neᴡs papers when in this technological world
    everything is available on net?

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