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Indian Atheists

Welcome to Indian Atheists! The purpose of this group is to promote social interaction between atheists from India. Standard forum rules apply.

Website: http://IndianAtheists.com
Location: India
Members: 200
Latest Activity: May 8

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Hello and thank you for joining the Indian Atheists group on Atheist Nexus. Indian Atheists is the Atheist arm of Nirmukta, a community of Freethinkers working to promote Science and Reason in India.
Websites:
Indian Atheists: http://IndianAtheists.com
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Nirmukta facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=61428603151&ref=ts
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Discussion Forum

Are you there?Is this group dead??

Started by Vasanth Ra Sep 8, 2013. 0 Replies

Hello friends,this is an iteration of what I posted here before.Since the demise of our dear friend and the creator of this group Ajitha Kamal,this group is almost dead.We need a moderator here to…Continue

The Influence of the Hindu Right Wing on the Print Media of Mangalore (Help Required)

Started by Derek Deepak Francis Aug 16, 2013. 0 Replies

Hi,I'm a student of Mass Communication from St. Joseph's College, Bangalore. For my Master Theses, I have chosen the topic 'The Influence of the Hindu Right-wing on the Print Media of Mangalore…Continue

Tags: Communalism, Media, Wing, Right, Hindutva

Revive this group!Make it active!!

Started by Vasanth Ra Apr 16, 2013. 0 Replies

It's sad to see this group stagnant,the way I saw it when I first joined this website.I'm not sure who is the administrator of this group and if it was Ajita Kamal in that case since he's dead,we…Continue

New Research on Caste system

Started by Arvind Kaushik. Last reply by Reads Feb 7, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi all,This is my first post and I just want to post a preview/advertisement of  (what seems to be) a very exciting and groundbreaking research program on the caste system done by the research team…Continue

from hinduism to atheism

Started by Selina Mannion. Last reply by R.M.Sivarathinam Jan 26, 2013. 7 Replies

I am looking for former stories of hindus who became atheists. I am writing a book on people who leave their religion and embrace secularism.  I am including my story as a former muslim. I will…Continue

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Comment by Ajita Kamal on December 17, 2009 at 6:34am
Hi Sanil and Julian. Welcome to the group. I look forward to sharing thoughts about atheism in India with you both!
Comment by Julian on December 15, 2009 at 6:11pm
Hello people... I'm from Kerala.. grew up in Dubai and India, went to texas A&M for grad school... but now in Los Angeles. anyone in the LA area? or the US in general?
Comment by Sanil Mohandas on December 8, 2009 at 1:24pm
Btw, that avatar of mine is the famous "crocoduck" of the Richard Dawkins fame. I wish all of us could get to meet my Messiah Dr Dawkins someday. That would be one nice pilgrimage :)
Comment by Sanil Mohandas on December 8, 2009 at 1:15pm
Hi, this is Sanil from Chennai but now in Tampere, Finland. Its nice to know my bros/sis here though this forum. In India its so hard to find some/any true humanists/rationalists. Everyone is expected to believe in some rock or the other. A welcome change here...
Comment by Ajita Kamal on November 29, 2009 at 8:01pm
As a reminder, colonial era European art depicted 'natives' as savages with no moral values. Indian art has frequently depicted 'lower castes' in similar ways. The argument here could be that this is just metaphor, but metaphor for what? If anything, it is a metaphor for oppression. We all know that the dalits are darker in general than the brahmins. Its more likely that such ideas have been part of the dominant cultural representation of Indian culture for centuries, a representation that is symbolic of much injustice.
Comment by Ajita Kamal on November 29, 2009 at 7:50pm
I'm more concerned with the representation of evil in the image- a dark skinned devil woman with a rabid sexual lust.
Comment by Trance Gemini on November 29, 2009 at 9:02am
In what way Ajita? Isn't Rama always depicted as "blue" inferring black?
Comment by Ajita Kamal on November 29, 2009 at 4:40am
Anyone else find something terribly offensive about this image?
http://www.exoticindiaart.com/product/OQ43/
I can't help feeling that his sort of thing is a cheerful reminder of the religious justification for the caste system and skin-color/gender prejudice in India. And here I am thinking that the worst thing about the Ramayana is the misogynistic treatment of Sita. Or am I reading too much into the picture?
Comment by Trance Gemini on November 26, 2009 at 9:43am
You can thank my niece ;-)
Comment by Ajita Kamal on November 26, 2009 at 9:42am
LOL, that was HILARIOUS, T.G.
 

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