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You are most likely a victim of Hindudvesha if as a Hindu: 

  • You find yourself wondering why the Hindus are being targeted with so much sustained negativity and accusatory rhetoric
  • You are in any way embarrassed or ashamed of your Hindu heritage
  • You find yourself being interrogated for the apparent misdeeds of your ancestors such as the caste system 
  • You find yourself constantly on the defense about your traditions, and feel compelled to defend or denounce them
  • You feel pressured to distance yourself from your heritage
  • You feel that you are being suspected of being ‘Hindutva’ and are under pressure to prove that you are ‘not Hindutva’ 
  • You feel frustrated and silenced by the amount of negative commentary all around

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To educate society about the phenomenon of Hindudvesha, embed it in the consciousness of the world, and develop the Hindu Capacity to Resist it.


To make it politically incorrect to engage in Hindudvesha either blatantly or blindly and ensure global repudiation of the phenomenon.

Like systemic racism or anti-Semitism, Hindudvesha relentlessly problematizes Hinduism and gaslights the Hindu community into suspecting that something is fundamentally and irredeemably wrong with their culture and traditions. As a discourse it justifies and serves as a cover for all the forces that overtly wish to destroy Hinduism and the Hindu people, their culture and civilization.

For example, if a Christian (or Muslim) commits a crime, it is generally regarded as an exceptional or abnormal act, i.e., that he or she committed that crime in spite of being Christian (or Muslim), Hindudvesha denies that same charity to the Hindu. Instead, it is assumed a priori that the Hindu committed the crime because he or she is Hindu, i.e., that somehow it was Hinduism that made that person a criminal. As a form of rhetoric, it conflates the exception and the norm, and implies and explicitly traces all abnormalities and deficiencies in Hindu society back to some root cause that lies within Hinduism itself. So, even if billions of interactions everyday do not involve violence or discrimination, that would be deemed insufficient to demonstrate the character of the Hindus – the one exceptional act of violence would suffice to show definitively the degeneracy and illegitimacy of the Hindu, and will get played up disproportionally in the media and the academia. This is Hindudvesha and it puts the Hindu on the defensive. 

And Hindudvesha is a career. There is a lot of money in it. 

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Hindudvesha – Systemic Hinduphobia

By Kalyan Viswanathan, President, HUA | 19 Feb 2021

This article seeks to define and differentiate “Hindudvesha”, a relatively new term, from its more popular cognate “Hinduphobia.” First, each term will be defined, then compared, and finally, it will briefly look at the impact of Hindudvesha on the Hindu world and make suggestions on the way forward.

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What is Hindudvesha?

  • Dvesha is a Sanskrit word meaning "aversion", "repulsion” or “hatred”.
  • Hindudvesha is a discourse - or a way of talking about the Hindus, as a singular, homogeneous community of people that both presupposes and concludes that something about the Hindus and Hinduism is irredeemably bad and wrong, evil, and demonic.
  • It legitimizes and even calls for violence towards the Hindus. It may appear to be seeking legitimate reform of Hinduism, but is really preparing the ground for a total ethnocide of the Hindus. 
  • It is a way of gaslighting the Hindus, that is fundamentally accusatory, that relentlessly problematizes, dehumanizes, and demonizes the Hindus, treating them as objects or patients to be examined and diagnosed. 
  • The pervasiveness of this discourse can be observed in the phenomenon where many Hindus are themselves purveyors of Hindudvesha, having been formerly victims of Hindudvesha.
  • In other words, they are simultaneously both victims and perpetrators, without any awareness that their understanding and attitudes have been shaped by sustained, centuries-long gaslighting

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