According to an article by Vijendra Agarwal, T. Soundarajan, founder of The Equality Labs, seems to have a bigger and deeper agenda than meets the eye at first instance. A self-proclaimed Dalit Diva and a transmedia artist/activist, Soundarajan declares the EL mission as “A political home for South Asian Progressives.”
One wonders what fate she has in mind for those who do not meet her criteria for being “progressive.” Does she expect them to live as dhimmis (second-class citizens with limited rights) in a society where so-called progressives would rule the roost? Or does she have some sort of “final solution” in mind, like the one the Nazis had devised for the Jews in the last century?
Here are some relevant excerpts from Vijendra Agarwal’s article:
I have been familiar with EL for some time, but my interest peaked because of its increasing attempts of gaining political notoriety by falsely using the British inspired and concocted caste system to malign India, Hindus, and Hinduism.
A review of a recent book, “Caste, Conversion- A Colonial Conspiracy… “by Satish Sharma states, “Caste – an interesting word which, though of European origin, has become synonymous with Hinduism and Hindus. Want to whip a Hindu? Throw the C word! But how does a varna system that sustained one of the most glorious civilizations of yesteryears survive so long if all it means was exploitation? Or are there some missing pieces about the ‘history of caste’ that has been kept hidden from us?”
Another reviewer writes,’ “how they (Britishers) cleverly perverted the varnas into “caste” (a hierarchical, endogamous and essentially hereditary concept alien to Indian civilization before that), how this obtained legal sanction under the British Raj and led to the introduction of “Dalits”/untouchables who get generally ostracized over a period of time.”
It is about time that TS internalizes this fact-based book, changes the stated EL mission for correctness, and stops her own perverted plan of caste pronouncement as a protected category.
We have gone to the Moon and Mars and live in a highly interconnected world of technology yet TS is driving her agenda of “political base-building to end the oppression of caste apartheid, Islamophobia, White supremacy, and religious intolerance.”
Sundararajan, in the name of progressivism in the 21st century, is politicizing caste-apartheid to separate Hindus from other Hindus and the rest. Interestingly, the colonial conspiracy created a wedge in Africa using “apartheid” and “caste” in India. What more one can say except suggesting that TS read the book and understand the authors’ statement, ‘Almost everyone on the planet has heard of the “Ancient Hindu Caste” system and somehow, almost everyone knows how horrible it is, but what if it wasn’t ancient and it wasn’t Hindu?’
If TS chooses to remain ignorant after the revelations in the new book and continues misinformed activism about the caste- apartheid of the yesteryears in India with no such concept in the United States, her progressivism is as evil.
According to TS’s Wikipedia biography, it is alleged that being a Dalit, she, “faced discrimination from almost all of the Indian professors in her campus, who refused to advise her on projects]” I am awed, appalled, and horrified about her serious allegation of discrimination from “Indian professors,” presumably at UC Berkeley. Having spent more than 35 vears in higher education as a professor and in academic administration and meeting thousands of students and professors from everywhere, her allegation is anything but the truth.
It seems that her evil mind was seeking notoriety even as a youth or shall we say an “opportunity” for her claim to fame even before founding EL. It is important to note that she is accusing professors of only Indian origin, where her mother faced unwelcome challenges in the village. What a sinister, resentful, and revengeful mindset against India and Indians rather than let the bygone be bygone?
One last point, about Islamophobia in EL’s mission – does it signify EL’s association with the tenets of Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist organization that seeks to create a state that is governed by Islamic law (Shariah)?