I would think of it exactly what it is – A religion, just like any other. The idea of calling it a lifestyle is a
complete bogey. Go back in history, and even till this day, almost every other religion is often accredited
as a lifestyle by some of the leaders and self-suited safeguards.
So I would have hated the idea of pushing this religious identity onto everyone, just because they live in
With that being said, I would have respected (and still do) this religion – and the impact it had/has on
the world’s culture. Even with all the contradictions between different castes and religions, I would
accept its perspective and belief – as any sane-minded person would.
Troubles always exist in every religion. And it always comes not from its founding beliefs but out of the
miscreants who claims to be the self-styled leader of the community. They mix their own propaganda
and interest in religious belief to exploit the followers emotionally and spiritually.
So if I was a Dalit (who to say I am not ;)) I would love Hinduism and everything about it. I would just
hate its self-claimed leaders.