chapter  VIII
28 Pages

Conversion

ByM.K. Gandhi, Neerja Arun Gupta

The admission by the writer of the sublimity of Hinduism as expounded by Vivekananda and Radhakrishnan should have led to his discovery of its percolation down to the masses. Buddha never rejected Hinduism, but he broadened its base. He gave it a new life and a new interpretation. Ever since Dr. Ambedkar has thrown his bombshell in the midst of Hindu society in the shape of threatened conversion, frantic efforts have been made to wean him from the proposed step. Dr. Ambedkar's threat has had its repercussions on Harijans too, who are literate and are able to read newspapers. Hinduism is passing though a fiery ordeal. It will perish not through dividable conversions, not even through mass conversions, but it will perish because of the sinful denial by the so-called savarna Hindus of elementary justice to Harijans.