Frankly I think there is a lot of over reaction . If one says Mandela was gandhi of south africa , It is only addressing indians and conveying that south african s feeling for mandela is similar to Indians feelings for gandhi.Where do compliments or insults enter into it. Any comparison is made only communicate in simpler language the feelings and thoughts to ordinary people . It is not to put down any caste or race. or show them in poor light. your inferences are faulty in my opinion. I do not know if I am correct. pardon me if I am wrongDear Zebra ji,
I dont know why..but I feel Nara ji is being misunderstood here.
The fact remains is if we try to give a caste pseudonym to anyone else who is not of our caste becos we feel he or she displays favorable qualities that only goes to show that we did not feel his/her caste is capable of having such an individual.
I think that was what Nara ji was trying to convey...wonder why no one is reading his post like how I am reading.
Now let me put a question like this..would it be a compliment to an Upper caste Hindu if a Dalit would give the upper caste a Dalit tag?? Wont all hell break loose? Even the upper caste that does not practice his Svadharma would get real mad I am pretty sure.
In this no world one needs compliments or insults..just mutual respect would do.
Best example was when Mandela died..many Indians were calling him the Gandhi of South Africa..tell me was that fair? Mandela did not have to be Gandhi to be acknowledged..he was great in his own right.