Exaggerated accounts of Jati Pratha, child marriage, widow suffering and Sati Pratha were popular in missionary literature and they later became standard text books for students
This apathy has created a situation where top studies in Sanskrit are available in German Universities. Whence In India even a meritorious Sanskrit post-graduate scholar finds it an uphill task to get a respectable employment.
The foundation of Dharmic value is Viveka just as the base of Abrahamic value universe is commandment and law
Has the centuries of degradation of Hindu traditions, including that of Hindu laws, have changed the way India looks today?
Varnasharma is condemned as hierarchical social order where maximum accumulation of powers, wealth and luxuries accumulated on the top. Nothing can be farther from truth.
That someone like Panini millennia ago was able to conceptualize, and even more astonishingly, created a Grand Unified Theory of Language is simply stunning. Let us note that even a widely acknowledged genius like Albert Einstein failed to come up with a Grand Unified Theory of Physics
With failing local powers, frequent conflicts, pillage and dominance of culturally hostile rule, India saw a sharp decline in knowledge structures and systems which had carried on such values from ancient times.
The constitution of India in many ways tried to cut the independent India from the ethos of India and create a state on basis of British colonial structure.
The criticality of Varnashrama for Sanatana Dharmic tradition and resultant efforts to demonize it by various proselytizing forces lies here. The need to understand fundamental religious conceptions of Vedic and Abrahamic traditions cannot be sufficiently emphasized.
To understand the reasons “for remarkable social for the entire three millennia” study of textual histories and so-called mythologies prevalent in Eastern-Iran- Bactria- Indus valley region, like Vedic literature, Purana and Etihaasa is essential.