Ashish Nandy, noted social scientist, having written on Secularism nationalism and colonization of intellectual minds, described RSS as force that is anti Hindu and Hinduism in a conversation with Mark Tully, Vandana Shiva and Professor Gopal Guru.
Answering to Vandana Shiva’s query on Science and arts, Nandy asserted that Science has tried hard to disassociate itself with arts. Initially, scientists were interested in arts, but the modern universities divided science and arts. However, he emphasised on the need to draw a connection between Science and arts and expressed the need for scientists to driven by love and compassion.
Dwelling upon ideology, human mind and science later in the conversation that followed, he described RSS as a force that looks down upon Hindus. And also asserted that Ideologies and Ideologues are always hostile to their potential audience.