Kannada writer KS Bhagawan has done it again. This time, he has invited criticism for calling Lord Rama ‘casteist’.
Hindu Critic bhagwan said that nowhere in Ramayana, Valmiki called Ram as ‘God’. He further mentioned Valmiki as saying that Ram was the protector of four castes and used to worship Brahmins.
Bhagawan went on to say that two significant events took place during Ram’s 11-year rule: ‘First, he sent his pregnant wife Sita to a forest, and second, he beheaded Shambuka taking the word of a Brahmin.’
This is not the first time the writer’s utterances on Hinduism and Hindu gods have stirred controversy. Earlier too, his comments drew the people’s ire when he commented on ‘casteism’ in the Bhagavad Gita.
Bhagawan, a retired English professor in Mysuru, is a recipient of many awards, including the Karnataka Rajyotsava award.
He is one of the people who have been given police protection by the Karnataka government after the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh.
Courtesy : Times Now