June 3, 2008cultureIndiapoliticsPublic Policysocialismsociety

Instrument of social control

Epics out of proportion

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

Over at Varnam, JK has pithy on a commenter:

T.R.Ramaswami: Would you not also classify epics like the Mahabharatha and Ramayana, whose historic authencity is doubtful and also other religious texts as instruments for political and social control?

JK: No. Socialism has been used for political and social control in India. [Varnam].



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