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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 92
Pandora's Box

B.D.S., L.L.B. Consulting Dental Surgeon. Bhandup, Mumbai, India

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S V Ghatnekar
B.D.S., L.L.B. Consulting Dental Surgeon. Bhandup, Mumbai
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The New Year's Gift - Gandhi on Religion, Faith and Conversion, was educative, informative and thought provoking.

Any prudent individual would certainly endorse the views expressed in the article.

On Christianity and conversion there has been a lot of acrimony between the communities in India in the recent past.

Certain questions remains unanswered. The learned editors have refrained from expressing their own views on conversion :

  1. Whether conversion prevails in India? Even today ?
  2. Role of priests and missionaries in conversion ?
  3. If at all conversion takes place in India, what steps should Hindus take to stop it ?
This may open up a pandora's box, but the leaders should know the other side of this story as well.

Without prejudice.

* Editors Note :

The editors have refrained from expressing their own views on conversion because the monograph is related to Gandhi's views on conversion, not the editors. Moreover, Gandhi uses very simple language and expresses his thoughts with ample clarity. So you may agree or disagree with his thinking, but there is hardly any scope for misrepresentation of what he says. His thoughts are distillates of his wisdom, not points of debate really. But surely, in the light of what Gandhi says, the three questions raised in the response need to be addressed by a larger audience in an atmosphere of calm, critical enquiry. And its sometimes better to open a pandora's box rather than allow it to fester like a can of worms.


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