(A) next time daddy-in-law wants to do Lakshmi Puja in the Chennai office for Diwali I am going to insist on a DP (Dalit Pandit) because of BP.
(B) since this Paki has agreed to do the full Hindu wedding rites and since no desi wedding can be done without a bit of Bollywood Hungama I am going to insist on a DP (Dalit Pandit) officiating.
Since I don’t believe in affirmative action, in both cases I don’t mind the family priest co-officiating since I don’t want him to lose out.
However I would welcome all the Hindus and Indians on this blog (yes it seems every Hindu I meet is an atheist but are very happy to do every religious rite) to use DP’s.
Create the movement and use and publicise Dalit Pandits. Let them come into our homes, sacred spaces and religious spheres. My future children will be Indian and I have a vested interest in a better, caste less and communal less India.
Finally for those thinking I’m engaging in Paki one man upmanship, for the record:
Pakistan is fucked up.
When you imprison Dalit Christian mothers & disable Christian girls (not to mention countless unknown Ahmedis) and shoot little girls in the face that makes you fucked up.
I’m all for reinventing the narrative but you can’t sugar coat the fact that its a fucked up society (and I’m saying that as someone who obviously deeply loves Pakistan in every way imaginable).
Moving on simply put I expect a hell more from India and I’m doing my bit; constructive advice on how to improve Pakistan always welcome btw.