Rajiv Malhotra: “Hindu Music Compromised”

BENGALURU, INDIA, April 8, 2019: Excellent video of Rajiv Malhotra’s keynote address to a conference organized by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bengaluru and IGNCA Regional Centre, Bengaluru. We suggest started at about 2:50 where he discusses “the general problem of colonization.”

YouTube description: “Hindu performing arts are facing extinction due to rapid distortion in the name of modernization into Christian, Secular & Islamic forms. Famous persons like T.M. Krishna, Devdutt Pattanaik & Sheldon Pollock remove the sacred elements and contexts, and twist the meanings to serve political agendas. Our Swadeshi Indology series is working hard to produce research & publishing at the highest standards of scholarship. These game-changing works are later turned into consumer level products to reach the masses. I explain the difference between B2B (Business-to-Business) and B2C (Business-to-Consumer) as separate areas of focus, and how we are trying to institutionalize our movement. This was my keynote address at the recent Swadeshi Indology Conference in Bangalore on the Appropriation of Carnatic Music.”

Source: Hinduism Today