Kerala and South Tamil Nadu – A Case of Hindu Fade Out

Kerala and South Tamil Nadu are set to become Hindu minority in the next 50 years.

At the turn of the 20th century, Kerala had 69% Hindus in the state, which was divided into three separate regions. The Malabar in the north, was in the hands of the British, the small Cochin state in the centre, was under a prince and the Kingdom of Travancore bestrode the southern half like a colossus. Kerala’s population has always shown some very specific patterns.

Malabar, in the north, was originally under the influence of the Arab traders and always had a slightly higher Muslim population. At the turn of the 20th century, except for the region of Malappuram, the Muslim population in the remaining Malabar was between 10% and 30% for the most part. Malappuram was remarkable for being the only district with a Muslim population majority, mainly due to Muslim predominance in the Ernad area. This area is also the region that initiated the Moplah revolt, during Gandhi’s support to the Khilafat movement, leading to the murder, persecution and flight of thousands of Hindus. Nor was the Moplah revolt the first Jihad – it was actually the 52nd major ‘civil disturbance,’ since 1830s, as recorded by the British.

In the centre, the small state of Cochin, covering parts of Thrissur and Ernakulam, always had a high Christian population – from 1901 itself, at least. And in the south, the Kingdom of Travancore saw major changes in the rise of Christian population in the 19th and the first half of the 20th century. In short, by 1901, all three regions had Hindus between 45 and 75% in total. Between 1901 and 1951, the Muslims rose by 0.25% (from 17.28% of Kerala to 17.53%), the Christians rose by 7% (from 13.8% to 20.9%) and the Hindus fell from 69% to 61%. In Malappuram district, the Muslims were the absolute majority in Kerala. In Ernakulam, no religion formed the majority. But in the remaining districts, Hindus formed >60% of the total population in 1951.

In this article, we shall focus on the changes that have occurred in the religious demography of Kerala between 1951 and 2011 and predict the future trends in population for the next 50 years. Owing to geographical proximity, we include Kanyakumari of Southern Tamil Nadu in this study, but consider its religious demography separate from the rest of Kerala. For the sake of convenience, we have amalgamated Cochin-Travancore into one region (called Travancore from now on) and have considered Malabar the other, in this article.

From 1961 onwards, when the Christian population peaked, there has been a gradual (at first) and then a sharper rise of the Muslim population in Kerala, and a gradual retreat of both the Hindus and the Christians. The region most affected by the change in population is the Malabar, where the low fertility of Hindus, combined with higher fertility and an already existing higher Muslim population has seen many districts rapidly change their demographic character. The changes in the far south, in Kanyakumari district, have been equally pronounced, due to rapid conversions to Christianity. Kanyakumari, one of the holiest places of Hinduism, is already a Hindu minority and is set to be the Christian majority soon.

In the first part of the article, we present our conclusions about the various districts (and regions) of Kerala. We predict, which districts (and regions) will become a Hindu minority by 2061. We also show that the overall population of many districts is set to change rapidly. A low Hindu fertility, conversions to Christianity (in some areas) and a higher Muslim fertility have changed the demographic character of the state. The region under consideration (=Kerala and Kanyakumari) comprises of about 35 million people, or roughly the entire population of Assam. And unlike Assam, where roughly 2 regions (of about 9 million people in total) were set to remain a clear Hindu majority, we show that none of the regions in Kerala will have any significant Hindu majority.

We employ three separate techniques (constant growth model, polynomial model and logistic model) to forecast the populations of the Hindus and present our conclusions based on all the three models. In the constant growth model, we assume that the growth rates currently found for the different communities will continue to hold over the next five decades and predict the population from those models. In the polynomial model, we try to fit quadratic polynomials, which show the least square error to the data and predict the populations and percentages of the various communities for the coming decades. In the logistic model, we try to fit a logistic curve that assumes that all populations head towards stability and attempts to fit the curve to the data points, minimising the square error.

Note that one may observe a discrepancy in the percentages predicted by the logistic models and the other two (constant growth and polynomial) models. The discrepancy arises because the logistic model assumes that the population of each group stabilises to a certain value (see figure below) and cannot account for negative population growth that has already begun in some areas of Kerala and will accentuate in the coming years. Consequently, the Hindu and Christian populations predicted by the logistic model are likely to be overestimates.

chartKerala has historically comprised of four districts in the Malabar, and five districts in Travancore-Cochin. The four districts of Malabar are Kannur, which comprises of Kannur and Kasaragod; Kozhikode, which comprises of Wayanad and Kozhikode; Malappuram; and Palakkad. Together, these four districts comprise of nearly 15 million people. The five districts of Travancore-Cochin consist of Thrissur; Ernakulam, which comprises of Ernakulam, Kottayam and Idukki;

Alappuzha, which consists of Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kollam; Thiruvananthapuram; and Kanyakumari. These five districts, together consist of a population of 20 million people.

In all our calculations, we have considered Hindus to comprise of Hindus, Jains, Buddhists and Animists. All the different categories other than Hindus are <1% in all the districts that we have included in our analysis. Consequently, we have included them in the Hindu category. Christians and Muslims have both been modelled separately.

Take Home Message 1

Districts Actual Hindu Populations Projected Hindu Percentages
1951 2011 Constant Growth Polynomial Logistic
Kannur 71.8 58.7 48.5 45.21 54.62
Kozhikode 67.9 54.9 48.0 47.25 53.77
Malappuram 44.03 27.67 21.62 24.94 29.05
Palakkad 75.53 66.94 56.82 53.31 58.24
Thrissur 62.96 58.57 56.02 55.55 57.52
Ernakulam 47.06 47.32 43.85 47.21 47.91
Alappuzha 65.65 63.7 61.03 61.27 63.9
Thiruvananthapuram 69.88 66.97 59.06 53.49 64.31
Kanyakumari 61.13 47.92 34.46 29.66 39.07

Table 1: Percentage of Hindus in the various districts. Shown are the actual percentages in 1951, 2011 and the projected percentage in 2061 by the three different techniques

From the above table, it is clear that out of the nine districts in Kerala-South Tamil Nadu, five of them (Kannur, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Ernakulam, and Kanyakumari) will be Hindu minority and three more (Palakkad, Thrissur and Thiruvananthapuram) will be hovering between 50 and 60% in 2061, according to two of the three models (constant growth and polynomial). These models are more realistic than the logistic model as explained above. From a time (1951), when seven of the 9 districts were more than 60% Hindu, the Hindu population will have fallen into a state where eight of the nine districts will have a Hindu population less than 60% (in 2061).

 Of the two regions, Malabar was 65.34% Hindu in 1951. The Muslim population of the region was 31.42% and the Christian population was 3.24% in 1951. In 2011, the Hindu population was 50.53%, the Muslim population was 43.64%, and the Christian population was 5.83%. The Hindu population of Malabar is set to fall to somewhere between 40% and 45% in the constant growth and the polynomial models by 2061. Malabar will, in fact, become a Hindu minority starting 2021 itself.

 The actual curves that we present for each model below will show that across all the districts, the population share (1) of the Hindus will monotonically decrease in the next fifty years, and (2) of the Muslims will monotonically increase till 2061. The population shares of the Christians will decrease, except for Kanyakumari, where it will increase. Further, Malabar will gain population much faster, while the Cochin-Travancore are likely to lose population. This will contribute to a rising share of Muslim population and the fall in share of both Hindu and Christian populations in Kerala.

Take Home Message 2:

 Across all the districts and in every model, the population of the Hindus will start decreasing in absolute numbers by 2061, and the population of the Muslims will keep increasing till 2061. The population of the Christians will increase in absolute numbers in some places and decrease in other places.

In the table below are given the dates from which the Hindus are expected to start decreasing in absolute numbers (not merely population share) in the various districts.

District Decade Decrease Starts
Kannur 2031-2041
Kozhikode 2051-2061
Malappuram 2051-2061*
Palakkad 2051-2061*
Thrissur 2041-2051
Ernakulam 2031-2041
Alappuzha 2021-2031
Thiruvananathapuram 2021-2031
Kanyakumari 2031-2041

Table 2: Shows the decade in which the Hindu population will begin to decrease in absolute numbers in the districts of Kerala and South Tamil Nadu, according to the polynomial model. *Malappuram and Palakkad show their population nearly constant in the 2051-2061 decade.

Both the overall Hindu and the Christian population are set to fall in the coming years, due to extremely low fertility (Christian population in Kanyakumari is growing due to conversions, rather than any higher fertility). The Muslim fertility is not high (indeed, it is lower than the Hindu fertility rate in states like Rajasthan and UP). But the relative difference is contributing to the fall of the Hindu population share in the coming years as reported in the previous take home message. The Christians may be able to reverse the demographic trend by converting the poor and other vulnerable classes. Since, the Hindus do not proselytize in any significant measure, the Hindu population is set to decline continually and relentlessly over the coming decades.

In the maps below, `none’ represents that no group will have a majority (>50%) of the population

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Take Home Message 3:

Table 3 reveals that by 2051, the Hindu population of Kerala will have fallen below the 50% mark in both the constant growth and the polynomial models, which happen to be more accurate than the logistic model in this case.

 

State Actual Hindu Population Projected Hindu Percentages
Kerala 1951 2011 Constant Growth Polynomial Logistic
Kerala 61.61 54.93 48.02 46.71 52.94

Table 3: The table presents the population of Hindus in 1951 and 2011 and predicts the population of Hindus in 2061 by various techniques.

The Hindu and Christian populations have nearly stopped growing, as the crude death rate overtakes the crude birth rate and the ageing population is not being replaced fast enough. The Hindu and Christian fertility rates are around 1.5, well below the 2.1 fertility rates needed for a stable population. Only the Muslim fertility rate is above the replacement levels, in the 2011 census.

The major issue with both the Hindu and Christian communities of Kerala is that they both have extremely low fertility rates. This will lead to both of them losing population share, while the Muslims gain population share. In 2011 census, the 0-4 population was 46.75% Hindu, while the Muslim population was 37.32% and the Christian population was 15.93%. This trend is set to accelerate.

2021 2031 2041 2051 2061
Hindu Pop. 19114 19387 19294 18866 18102
Muslim Pop. 10291 11613 12977 14383 15830
Christian pop. 6217 6098 5826 5400 4820

Table 4: The predicted populations of Hindus, Muslims and Christians in the Polynomial models in the coming decades. The population is given in 1000s and is rounded to the nearest 1000.

From the above table, it should be clear that the Christian population will peak in 2021 and the Hindu population in 2031. From then, both will start decreasing, while only the Muslim population will be increasing.

Statistical predictions for religious demography – details:

Districts

Constant Growth Model:

In the constant growth model, we have assumed that the average growth of the different communities over the last 2 decades will hold in future and predicted future populations based on this hypothesis.

It is clear that in the constant growth model, the Hindus are going to be a minority in five of the nine districts, Kannur, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Ernakulam and Kanyakumari. They will constitute a majority only in four districts, namely, Palakkad, Thrissur, Alappuzha and Thiruvananthapuram. Muslims will be the majority in Malappuram. Christians will be the majority in Kanyakumari. Three districts, Kannur, Kozhikode and Ernakulam will have no one in the majority, but Hindus will constitute the plurality (largest share, but less than 50%).

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Polynomial Growth model:

In the polynomial model, we fit a second degree polynomial to the population data points and predict the future populations based on this curve.

In the polynomial model, it is clear that the Hindus and Christians will start declining not only in the percentages, but also in absolute numbers in almost all the districts. Hindus will be a majority in only four of the nine districts, namely, Palakkad, Thrissur, Alappuzha, and Thiruvananthapuram. In three of these four districts (Palakkad, Thrissur and Thiruvananthapuram), Hindus will be barely above the 50% mark.

It is only in Alappuzha that Hindus will have a clear majority of greater than 60%. Muslims will be the majority in two districts, Kannur and Malappuram, and Christians will have a majority in Kanyakumari. Ernakulam and Kozhikode will have no one in the majority, but Kozhikode will also have a Muslim plurality. The decimation of Hindus in Malabar is clear in this model. Hindus will have declined from 65% in 1951, to ~40% in 2061.

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Logistic model:

The logistic model assumes that all populations will stabilise in the long run and predicts future populations based on this assumption.

The results suggest that as per this model the majority, minority pattern that existed in 2011 will hold in 2061 too, i.e., if Hindus were in majority in a district in 2011 they would continue to be so in 2061. The model assumes that the Hindu and Christian populations will become stable and not decline unlike what the fertility rates show. Thus, this model may be seen as the lower bound on the populations of the various communities. It is the most optimistic case for the Hindu and the Christian populations and the most pessimistic case for the Muslim population.

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The entire state of Kerala:

We have modelled the populations of the entire state using the three different models separately. As may be seen, the Hindu population will be between 45% and 53%, the Muslim population will be between 30% and 41% and the Christian population will be between 12% and 17%. Every model shows the Hindu and Christian population shares declining and the Muslim population increasing.

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Remark:

In the case of Kanyakumari, it is quite possible that the proportion of the Christians will hit a ceiling as the total number of possible converts hits a maximum. The bulk of the converts are the Dalits, the fisher folk and the Nadars – all of them are socially and economically backward. Together, the Dalits, Nadars, and the fishermen number about 12-13 lakh (65-70% of the total population) and it is this population that has been vulnerable to conversions. Many, if not most, of these have been converted. The upper castes and the economically strong, and socially forward Nairs, and Velallars, and the OBC Ezhavas and Vishwakarmas (other prominent castes of the region), who together number about 6-7 lakhs, are mostly invulnerable to conversions. Assuming that about 80-90% of the vulnerable convert and that the fertility rates of the different castes are similar, the levels predicted by the various prediction techniques may be an overestimate in this case and the total number of conversions may peak around 55% as opposed to the 61% and 66% predicted by the constant growth and the polynomial models, respectively.

In Kerala, the conversions peaked by 1950, and after that, there have been far fewer conversions. Further, the various socio-political organisations that have evolved in Kerala to espouse the interests of the economically and socially backward, have prevented further mass conversions to Christianity, as happened in Kanyakumari. In Kanyakumari, however, a combination of local politics and an economically and socially backward population, have contributed to the growth of a large Christian population. Further, it is important to remark here that Kanyakumari is the only district in this region, where conversions are still causing major demographic shifts. Between 1991 and 2001, Hindus lost nearly 4% of the population to Christianity and almost all of these were due to conversions.

Conclusion:

 In conclusion, we can say that Kerala and South Tamil Nadu are set to become Hindu minority in the next 50 years. The various models vary on the extent to which the change will occur, but all concur that Hindus are set to become the minority. The lower fertility rate of the Hindus and Christians will see their percentage shares and absolute numbers decline.

Acknowledgement:

The authors are deeply grateful to Indian2019, for his detailed caste-wise breakup of the Kanyakumari district.

References:

All the statistics are taken from the respective census and [1].

[1] – AP Joshi, MD Srinivas and JK Bajaj, “Religious Demography of India”, Centre for Policy Studies, Chennai.

Disclaimer: The facts and opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. IndiaFacts does not assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information in this article.

 

  • sa

    The numbers shown for Hindus does not include commies having Hindu names or listing themselves as Hindus in spite of hating it.

  • Vineet Menon

    GoI should include Atheism in 2021 census.. That will show the real pathetic numbers of Hindus in India.
    I’m sure even in other parts of India, ‘true’ Hindus will reduce to minority.

    • BenDoverUranus

      *Implying atheism isn’t accepted in Hinduism

      • Vineet Menon

        Please explain the separate mention of Jainism and Buddhism, in that case.

        • BenDoverUranus

          I’m sorry, I don’t understand you.. There is no rule which says you can’t be an atheist Hindu. That’s the end of your argument.

          • Vineet Menon

            I’m sorry, it’s not.

            If Jains get a separate mention, so should Advaitins and so should Vaishnavas and so should Atheists.

            The people who profess their religion as Hindus are the most ignorant ones in the dharmic fold.

          • BenDoverUranus

            You don’t understand Hinduism, just STFU! Atheism&Theism doesn’t define whether you are a Hindu or not. You may as well say there isn’t a religion called Hinduism and throw the ENTIRE cultural ethos&heritage of India to the missionary&mullah dogs.

            There are theistic&atheistic philosophies in Hinduism and all are just as valid and Hindu. Stop trying to splinter Hinduism just because you’re so used to the abrahamic theistic/atheistic separation.

            The people who profess their religion as Hindus are the most ignorant ones in the dharmic fold.
            STFU you mallu commie! You ppl are the most ignorant fuc*** there are in all of in India!! I’ve been trying to be polite with you but now you’re just insulting Hindus.

            I am an Atheist Hindu and no f***er can say I am not Hindu.

          • Vineet Menon

            Atheist Hindus are the real scums, who for their convenience call themselves Hindus to get political and cultural patronage, and on that note, I have pretty good company of Madhavacharya. The insistence of specifying their sampradayas in the census will expose closet atheists like you and the crypto Christians and whatnot.

            Also, I feel sad for you if you think of me as a commie.

          • BenDoverUranus

            Who the f*** are you tell me that i’m not a Hindu!? What Vedic text says you HAVE to believe in a God to be a Hindu!? I’m no closet atheist, I have no reason to be cus Hindus aren’t like U Muslims hounding out atheists.

            I’d say you Malayalis are just malabari jihadi ISIS sleeper cells calling yourself Hindus to get brownie points from RSS and other naive Hindus! But you can’t deceive me!!! Your state will have 90% Muslims&Christians by 2050.

  • K.Harapriya

    The BJP has been in power for three years. Where is the prevention of conversion or protection of Indian religions law? Where is the Ram temple, uniform civil code etc. nothing. No economic growth and no hindutva. It is time they satisfy the demands of the Hindu samaj or they will be thrown out in two years.

    • rovingeyein

      Instead of weeping like a new widow and expecting everything from the NDA government which has to govern as well as protect Hindu civilizational ethos, let me ask you one question what have you done to stop religious conversions?

  • Hindu and Christian population decline in Kerala is only due to low fertility rates and strict adherence to 2 child per couple policy that is followed and encouraged by the government. Also for Christian population esp the outward Migration has been very high (all of my elder cousins are outside Kerala now) Muslim community has been maintaining the same birth rates as that of Christians in decades past till recently and that is changing in recent years. The 2011 census reflected this change, overall the rest of India should follow Kerala’s lead in reducing the population growth.

    Article pointed out the fact that Muslims population increase in Kerala is lower than the Hindu population increase in Rajasthan so keep that in mind and as for Keralites what is worrying us more is the increase in the population of Migrant Bengalis and Biharis in the state.

  • According to RSS all Indians are Hindus so don’t worry Kerala will be Hindu majority for next Hundred years.

    • taktkal

      Yes, if only govt. could do a compulsory ghar wapsi so there is no confusion in Keralites’ minds.

      • gharvapsi? what does it even mean? not everyone speaks hindi in india

    • Vineet Menon

      If Christians and Muslims believe that our deities are not devil and we (Hindus) are not devil worshippers and Hinduism is a valid path to the supreme, I can support this RSS claim , otherwise it’s complete BS.

      • Christians don’t believe that Hindus are devil worshippers. Christians have been in this country for more than amillinium and has absorbed rich Hindu traditions and practices (Kerala Syrian Christians). In Kerala the Christian wedding ceremony is similar to hindu ceremony that is the Groom ties a thali on bride’s neck instead of just putting a ring like in west.

        • BenDoverUranus

          Stop lying you mallu piece of $h!T!! For a millennia it was a Land of Tamils!! You Thomas myth is false you pig mallus have no real history so you make up lies!! Cheran ruled Kerela when “supposedly” Thomas came to India… And yet there is no historical proof of it..

          • Are saying that the land of Kera, Cheranadu didn’t exist when Thomas came? Also keep calm, the legend of Thomas coming to Kerala is as real as the Hindu legend of Parushurama throwing the axe and creating Keralam or actually even more.

          • BenDoverUranus

            Thomas never existed and never came to Chera Nadu there is no historical proof, Stop lying!!

            Thomas coming to Kerala is as real as the Hindu legend of Parushurama throwing the axe and creating Keralam
            That’s sounds about right as both are LIES!! Almost as dumb as the “legend” of oonam.. What more dumb “legends” have you ppl created!? No, don’t tell me!! I don’t want a migraine.

            Do us a favour malayis, do not try to rewrite history and myths of Hindus&Christians!! Western Christians (aka the REAL Christians) do not support any such nonsense of ancient Indian Christians.

            And 99% of Hindus do not support nonsense myths such as oonam&parshurama axe story.

          • St. Thomas coming to Kerala may have been a legend only but the fact is somebody named Thomas or Thoma (common name of Palestine) came to Kerala and spread the Syrian version of Christianity (early eastern Christianity )to the entire region esp Malabar coast. Kerala didn’t exist at that time it was Cheranadu or maybe Chola nadu.

            Western hrsitianity is not real Christianity because both Indian Chrsitianity and Roman Christian started its existence at the very same time and Kerala Chrsitianity is older than most Western Christianity.

          • BenDoverUranus

            All lies made by Indian church, Western history of Christianity is the only reliable account.

            “somebody named Thomas or Thoma (common name of Palestine) came to Kerala and spread the Syrian version of Christianity”
            No historical proof of that… Real history says Christianity came only via Colonialism.

  • SS Nagaraj

    The most powerful Christian forces in the country are the Gandhis,Sonia,Rahul and Priyanka.Hindus are naive,in fact stupid not to understand that Sonia and Rahul have given the slogan “Mizoram for Christ”.The Hindu reangs of this Catholic majority state have all been driven out from Mizoram for their refusal to convert to Christianity and now they are living in ramshakle tents in neighbouring Tripura.Rahul Gandhi who visits Mizoram so often never visits these Reangs .Hindus do not understand that bringing Rahul Gandhi to power will lead to rapid conversion of poor Hindus to Christianity.A rich and advanced country like South Korea took just 10 years to become Chrstian majority from Buddhist majority.On the other hand Baptist Christians are endlessly harassing the only Hindu state of Manipur by frequent blockades.Large areas of Arunachal Pradesh are also getting Christianised by Baptish Nagas of Nagaland.They are building the tallest Jesus Christ statue in Asia there.Our main line media will never project these news since they want to look secular.A defeat of Modi and a succession by Rahul Gandhi will be the rapid change of India into a Christian country,like it is happening in Nepal.Who will educate the poorer section of Hindus to this grave danger?

  • Queen Cobra

    Maoism and Atheism are a stop gap arrangement before converting them to Christianity by these crooks.

  • Kala bairav

    very sad

  • Jitu

    What a depressing scenario… if it were not depressing enough already with the communists thrown into the lot.

  • Seel

    You have included atheists and communists into Hindu fold, if those numbers are taken out Hindus are already less than 20% in Kerala. No need to wait for another 20 yrs for day dreaming!

  • Shreevalsan

    Greatly saddening report that Hindu population is on the decline in Kerala and south TN. Strange that no one is even talking about it, let alone do anything to reverse the trend. Why can’t Hindu religious leaders, including RSS, VHP etc meet and alert Hindu society to this great threat to their existence before it is too late”?

    • ps

      RSS and VHP are not smart as it should be evident by now.

  • Sundara Rajan

    Kanyakumari is in TN.

    • Jitu

      Yes. he has mentioned it.

  • The Intellectual

    I am curious. Is there any place in the entire world where Muslims have a lower birth rate than non Muslims?

  • Lalitaditya Muktapida

    It’s called a Perimeter Strategy, Bitch! Encirclement followed by stiflling followed by demoralization followed by destruction. German World War 2 maneuvre techniques adapted for waging a culture war. Very effective and leaves the enemy (in this case Hindus) stupefied.

    The Germans finally lost only because the Allies had an overwhelming advantage in resources and manpower to make up for their inferior strategy. The Hindus have no such advantages. The hindus are inferior in resources as well as strategy. Even their superiority in numbers is doubtful. It is in fact the Hindus who need German maneuvre warfare techniques to have a chance.

    We are Freaking Doomed!

    • JRK

      We won’t be. We should put some foot on the ground and spend a weekend a month or every 2 months helping out a local anti-conversion group and report upward in social forums on the strategies that work and those that don’t. this war is not won in a week, its a decade long haul of slow relaxed meticulous operations. link up with anti-conversion folks on twitter to centralize information and bring in more strategies / anti-conversion material. make material that clearly problematizes the core of mohammeds and jesus teachings, dire personal consequences of following crazy ideologies and help in creating religious attack documentation that is part of FoE not hate speech all based on historical facts and present it to prospects. present an easy alternative that is better and write succinct pro-Hindu docs that glorify it, short, deeply personally convincing and sweet. And the most important of all is create a different inducement network of personal benefits and create these competitive or atleast reasonably viable network of benefit. slow, relaxed and steady wins the race. these folks have a headstart of 200/600 years demonizing hinduism but it can still be won through ground mobilization. The real question is are u hindu enough to save it through the only possible method — ground mobilization? I am trying to add a drop to the bucket, but it will take a million such drops to fill the arsenal and i hope hindus are not all talk and no action or flaky. So please look in ur area to find local ground troops for a weekend out of a month or two. That is the only real way we can stop the demographic challenge. It won’t be through supporting political parties or laws, since the opposing forces will work around them. Please join and report.

      • Lalitaditya Muktapida

        Ok Friend. Do you know any local anti-conversion groups in the Bangalore area? I’m all ready to volunteer my time and money in this battle.

        • JRK

          Lalitaditya ji, I am not a bangalore native. I think there is Swami Nithyananda’s ashram branch in Bangalore — given that he was explicitly targeted by a public defamation campaign for having a massively successful anti-conversion drive in the South, it is likely that his senior monks will have clues on who to contact on the ground. Also please see if there are groups related to Swami Dayanand Saraswati as he was also against proselytization explicitly. Sri Sri Ravishankar ji may have some information on this as well.

          • Lalitaditya Muktapida

            Ok, Friend. I’m going there. This is war and I will report to Duty at my post

        • ps

          In North there is movement called svadhyay which encourages families to donate their time by going to smallest villages and teach hinduism. This is particularly popular in Gujarat. My mom tried it in Tamilnadu villages about 20 years ago, but had to backdoor due to violent local goons hired by xtian converts!

          • Lalitaditya Muktapida

            Can you elaborate on these Goons? Can RSS or any other Pagan organization respond with boots on the ground?

          • ps

            Since this was 20 years ago when I was a kidd I do not remember . But visit villages in Tamilnadu and you are sure to encounter resistance from neo converts . They are alarmed when they see swadhyay movement trying to take Gita to every hut and every village.

            You may want to watch movie called Antarnad by Shyam benegal where women from middle and upper middle class went to fishing villages in Gujarat to teach lessons from Gita. As middle class Gujju ar e strict vegetarians it was even harder for these women to go to fishing villages.In few years whole village had great social impact due to spiritual efforts. The swadhyay movement shuns mass media, social media and believes in human to human contact as best way to take message of Gita to the last person. I use Gita but it is essence of Hinduism.

            The movie is based on true story.

          • Lalitaditya Muktapida

            Hindus have no country. Hindus have no friends. Hindus are all alone in this dark and lonely world

          • ps

            Not as bleak as you think. Hindus have greatest friend and that is God himself. He chose to take birth here many times. If Hindus put effort he helps. Saying this from my personal experience.

          • Lalitaditya Muktapida

            Ok….Prayers have never worked for me. So I’ll request you. Please say a prayer for Lord Kalki to appear. Tell him to make it by the year end if possible. We can’t hold out much longer. I’ll keep a Vigil around the Sambhalpur area watching out for him.

          • ps

            An Avatar is result of herculean efforts by many pious well meaning humans. This is one of the reasons.

            Although, I firmly believe in Gita message – Do Karma without worrying about results.

            Shankara, Madhava, Ramanujan, Vallabhachary worked tirelessly to teach Hinduism.to masses.

            Avatar will comee when He seems fit. Our duty is to protect, propogate and study Hinduism. Mere prayers even god does not answer.

          • Lalitaditya Muktapida

            You know. This is simply not helping. This is where defeated people escape to. Once a man is beaten, he tries to escape into faith which quickly turns into Blind Faith. No wonder Christianity is spreading so rapidly in India. It is Blind Faith on Steroids.

          • ps

            Dude, I am asking for effort , not faith. If you manage to get even 20% of what missionaries do, then you can be sure tide will turn. Missionaries are winning cuz they WORK.

          • goku’s right hand man

            NO COUNTRY FOR HINDUS – the sarcasm is real
            pls save the hindus from doom

          • BenDoverUranus

            What a dumbo.. The only “converts” Christians&muzles get is dalits and lo and behold the dalit population has a limit… Xtiqns can never longer convert people like me

    • Bihari

      There is an obvious anti-dote to this. Start converting and accepting people into hinduism.

      • Lalitaditya Muktapida

        Accapting people into Hinduism?

        It’s begun.
        It’s called Ghar Wapsi.
        And it’s not working.

        We are Freaking Doomed!

        • ps

          It works if Govt does oot meddle. And media needs to be thought a lesson . Both center and Govt accept conversion by xtians , how can it be one way street. Typical hindu is lazy ass ignorant of the threat and lacks knowledge of Hinduism iteslf beyond superficial “pooja”