Acharya Tulsi - A Peacemaker Par Excellence: Political Environment

Published: 10.04.2013

When Acharya Tulsi assumed the responsibility of his new position, he was breathing in an old environment. Rajasthan was the land of his marches. In the monarchical system of Government, education was at a low ebb. The means of communication and contact with the people were limited. It was not a fertile land for new ideas. Everyone was carried away by the wave of the gorgeous style and splendour of feudalism. Feudalism had its own merits and demerits.

Both the power of religion and the power of the State were being mutually influenced. If religion wielded its authority on the State, the ruler's way of thinking also left its imprint on religion Gangasinghji - the then ruler of the erstwhile State of Bikaner - did not hide his dislike for those who used modern Hindi in their daytoday dealings. Venerable Kalugani was also known for his distaste for the language. The dialect that pleased him most was Marwari. He loved to speak in Sanskrit. It was this outlook on life that Acharya Tulsi inherited as a legacy from his predecessor. No wonder he hardly made any use of modern Hindi in his discourses for the first ten years of his office as Acharya.

Sources
Editor, Translator, Publisher: S.L.Gandhi Courtesy: Dr. Prem Nath Jain, B Jain Publishers Ltd. 1. Edition: 1987
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2000 HN4U Online Edition: 2013

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