Another side of Danielou
India: A Civilization of Differences: The Ancient Tradition of Universal Tolerance (Paperback)
~ Alain Daniélou
We have been exploring some of the insights of Danielou into the history of religion in India, but we can’t forget his involvement with Hindus society, and this book with its defence of caste is a point at which to part ways.
The point of Danielou’s historical insights might have freed him from this regressive mistake.
The entire point of seeing the real history of Shaivism and Jainism should be a warning against the spurious character of the grafting together of two different things in the Aryan entry into India. Caste has no place in the greater Indian tradition. Period.