new_world wrote: But there should be royalty in our criticism.
I prefer the royalty of a King, which is courageous straightforwardness rather than the royalty of a Queen. There are too many queens in the BKWSU world.
Please have respect for other's time and come to your point, New_World. Just put your card on the table and let us see them.
Jagdish Chander was "the official spokesman" for the BKWSU for it long middle period. He wrote profusely. In fact, until the Double Foreigners started to arrive, he was pretty much the only published voice of the BKWSU. He may actually have been one of, if not the only, intellectual with the BKWSU during that middle period and one that was actually capable of reading other books and material.
Although he wrote the "great classics" of the BKWSU, and produced "Purity" magazine, he wrote some complete and utter nonsense in his time. Stuff which if he had put it forward or critical review would have destroyed any professional or intellectual credibility. As I stated above, he also actively falsified BKWSU history and so from two points of view he falls short.
I remember one of his classics on "sex lust" from the Purity magazine where he resourced all this crazy 19th or even 18th Century literature to portray the ludicrous and fearful evils that would surely befall individuals taking that path. It was, and he was, entirely unscientific in his constructions in support of Gyan and he wrote in a flowery Victorian India English. He was a writer for BKs only.
It is said, but I do not know, that he was inspired by the early Virendra Dev Dixit but this fact needs to be checked. What does seem certain is that there were other intellectual influences within the BKWSU in the early days that left for one reason or another. I also do not know when he came into Gyan and I think this would be key to understanding his vision. He does not appear amongst the early members of the 30s.
He was, and still is revered within the BKWSU just because he was the only one and did the work, but there is little discrimination and too much Bhakti in the mix. he was a sweet man and a good story teller who made people laugh ... even if others will argue that was against Shrimat
. It was only, perhaps, when Surya of Germany, Robert Shubow of America and perhaps Ken O'Donell that anywhere near half decent literature started to be produced. The first two have left the BKWSU and Ken has joined the 'Brian Bacon's Business Bhavan of Gyan'.