Its so beyond frustrating when people completely disregard and overlook Indian culture and Indian people and only use it as a pawn for them when they’re trying to make an argument about feminism or human rights or whatever. Get my culture right—MEHNDI (the proper term for henna) originated in India with proof in the oldest Vedic books in the world. Hinduism is the oldest religion in the world. Bindis are worn by Hindu women NOT just desi women. It originated as a Hindu tradition. Sanskrit is the origin of all languages–not Greek or Latin. Chess was invented in India and so was Calculus, Trigonometry, the place value system and the decimal system. 70% of all the worlds spices come from India. The worlds first university was created in India. Ayurveda is one of the oldest forms of medicine known. While other cultures were still living in the stone ages India was way ahead of its time and had an established civilization. There were about 80 MILLION HINDUS KILLED at the hands of Muslims during the mogul invasion–that number might even be higher. About 10 million were killed by the British. Before the English invasion, and the even mogul invasion, India was the richest country in the world, respected women, and was the model country for every other country. INDIA IS THE LARGEST DEMOCRACY IN THE WORLD.
Do not overlook my country and do not overlook the culture or religion or accomplishments either. Don’t give credit to other countries and people when they don’t deserve it. Stop thinking India is a non existent wasteland. Do research before you make statements on the internet.I don’t care if you do not about my country—I don’t know about the culture of tons of different countries. But don’t act like you do and then go on to make false claims only to use my culture and country as a pawn for your social justice issues. It’s so much more than that and deserves so much more than just you choosing to mention the country and culture when it’s convenient to you.