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Re: Real history of the Kanchi math (Re: Former President Inaugurates...) Celebrations

Vidyasagar, Fascinating bit of forensic work. However, I too am
tempted, as your "South Indian brahmin friends" do, to say, "Does
this matter?" I can appreciate your concern about truth, but there
are significantly larger untruths and injustices in the world that
one might wish to rectify. In some ways, this dispute strikes me as
just about meaningless (and I don't mean any disrespect, as you will
see below) as the medieval Christian theological issue of how many
angels could actually dance on the head of a pin. 

Talking of meaningless disputes, here's my favorite: it irks me no
end that Prayag, one of Hinduism's holiest cities, is called 
Allah-a-bad. Or that there is a city that is named after the monstrous
Aurangazeb. I know this shouldn't be a big deal, but somehow it is one
of those little irritants that makes drives one up a wall. Why aren't
we doing something about this? Russians did, right? They replaced all
signs of a recently dominant theology with an older one (eg. Leningrad
-> St. Petersburg). So it can be done. I know this is not something
that should be at the top of anybody's agenda, but still...

Long story, but it seems to me your annoyance at Kanchi's revisionist
history is about as significant as my pet peeve above. Let me reiterate
that I do not mean any disrespect to you. I have enjoyed your posts on
alt.hindu before.

S. Rajeev
S. Rajeev

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