Integral humanism (India)

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Integral humanism is a philosophical and scientific thought developed by Deendayal Upadhyaya and adopted by Jana Sangh in 1965 as its official philosophy.

Quotes[edit]

  • That which is in the microcosm, that is also in the macrocosm.
    • Motto of Integral Humanism. Elst, Koenraad (2001). Decolonizing the Hindu mind: Ideological development of Hindu revivalism. New Delhi: Rupa. p490ff
  • Integral Humanism is the name we have given to the sum total of various features of Bharatiya Sanskriti (...)
    • BJS: Principles and Policies, quoted in Elst, Koenraad (2001). Decolonizing the Hindu mind: Ideological development of Hindu revivalism. New Delhi: Rupa. p490ff
  • The Bharatiya Janata Party's social agenda flows from its ideology of Integral Humanism (...)
    • BJP Election Manifesto, 1998, quoted in Elst, Koenraad (2001). Decolonizing the Hindu mind: Ideological development of Hindu revivalism. New Delhi: Rupa. p490ff
  • In their official training programme, all activists of the RSS, BJP and related organizations, i.e. millions of people, today, are taught Deendayal Upadhyaya's philosophy of "Integral Humanism", ... now the official party ideology of the BJP.
    • Elst, Koenraad (2001). Decolonizing the Hindu mind: Ideological development of Hindu revivalism. New Delhi: Rupa. p83
  • The official doctrine of the BJS/BJP is called Integral Humanism.... it is the alpha and omega of ideological training sessions of RSS and BJP workers.
    • Elst, Koenraad (2001). Decolonizing the Hindu mind: Ideological development of Hindu revivalism. New Delhi: Rupa. p490ff
  • (...) Integral Humanism is most akin to the Christian-Democratic movement in Europe.
    • Elst, Koenraad (2001). Decolonizing the Hindu mind: Ideological development of Hindu revivalism. New Delhi: Rupa. p490ff
  • Integral Humanism shall be the basic philosophy of the Party.
    • Constitution and Rules (as amended by the National Council at Gandhinagar, Gujarat, on 2nd May 1992) of the Bharatiya Janata Party, p.3-4. Quoted in Elst, Koenraad. (1997) BJP vis-à-vis Hindu Resurgence
  • I believe in Integral Humanism which is the basic philosophy of Bharatiya Janata Party.
    • Constitution and Rules (as amended by the National Council at Gandhinagar, Gujarat, on 2nd May 1992) of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Quoted in Elst, Koenraad. (1997) BJP vis-à-vis Hindu Resurgence

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