Argumentative Hindu: Essays by a Non-Affiliated Orientalist The Argumentative Hindu is the person who rejects the imposed”secularist” consensus. The author, Dr. Koenraad Elst, is anon-affiliated Orientalist who sympathizes with this Hindudissenter. But he also made himself some enemies, not only amongthe secularists but also among the very Hindus whose cause hechampions. In this book, he defends himself against their criticismand, more importantly, the late mentors from whom he got his viewof Hinduism and of the challenges to its survival: Ram Swarup andSita Ram Goel. He also makes some new suggestions to his Hindufriends, on how to be more effective and how to remedy existingerrors. Today, illiteracy about Hinduism among Hindus, the limitation oftheir knowledge to a very small part of their heritage, is the mostconsequential weakness in the struggle for survival. Stuntedideological development and an anachronistic worldview are seriousobstacles to be tackled if ever a genuine reaffirmation of Hinducivilization is to win through. This book is a collection of papers written in the last fewyears, to wake up the Hindus to their mistakes as well as to theirpotential.