1. Christianity will never take root in India he says. (Why, I asked?).
He says,– If you notice, most people in India worship Christ in the manner that they worship any God in India – with flowers, coconuts and agarbatti. This Russian thinks that most Christian converts see Jesus as just another idol in the Hindu pantheon. (neither agree or disagree with this idea. But I just liked the way he looked at this).
He believes that the Hindu belief goes way too deep into India to be simply ‘converted’.
He is sure that the Indian Muslim too is very unlike the Arab Muslim – specially in community structures. Meher is nearly dead – and instead dowry has come into being. The community is largely monogamous. Divorce is way too low compared to other Muslim societies. There are very few unmarried Indian Muslims – unlike the Arab world.
Interesting takes on how these ‘religions’ are getting ‘indigenized’.