Inculturation

NDTV 24X7 in its Mumbai Live on 26/10/2005 at 10.30 p.m. had news and discussion about inculturation. Srinivasan Jain was the anchor. Fr. Anthony Charanghat of Bombay Archdiocese, Fr. Dominic Emmanuel of Delhi Archdiocese and Swami Agnivesh took part in the discussion. Three persons outside a church were interviewed. Two were Christians. They did not want change. Third was a Hindu. He goes to church for novenas. He did not want arati in the church. Anthony and Dominic were in favour of inculturation. Agnivesh was not in favour of inculturation. He said Hinduism of today is a degenerate form of Vedic religion. Arati has no meaning.

Dominic said these are not Hindu customs. These are Indian customs. Tribals are not Hindus.

Culture and religion are different fields. Religion is the field of the clergy. The talk of inculturation keeps coming back and there is nothing new in it. What are local customs? How something anti-Christian can be adapted in the name of inculturation? In Christianity all are equal. There is no caste system. Adaptation of caste system is wrong.

Hindu festivals cannot be celebrated by the church by giving it different meaning. Diwali celebrates return of Rama to Ayodhya.

If the intention is to please Hindus who are opposed to Christians and conversions it is naive. They will never be happy. Sonia Gandhi gave up whatever practice of Christianity she had at the time of marriage. After Rajiv Gandhi’s entry into politics she gave up western ways. Yet her rivals continue to call her a Christians and foreigner and oppose her becoming Prime Minister of India. The same people want double citizenship to foreigners of Indian origin who are predominantly Hindu. RSS branches outside India are known as Hindu Swayamsevak Sanghs.

India imitates West. Bollywood imitates Hollywood. Indian culture is chaging. In which world votaries of inculturation living?

What about Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Zoroastrians, Jews, Bahais and others?

Reading of Indian Anaphora and non-Biblical scriptures during mass was banned in 1975.

Dominic said Pope Benedict XVI spoke of dialogue. Dialogue does not mean imitation. Dialogue is for spreading Christianity.

Let Catholic Church retain its present practices and not imitate Hindus.

Names and Surnmames – VI

Surnames

A. Bengali
1) Banerjee (Bandopadhyaya)
2) Chatterjee (Chattopadhyaya)
3) Ganguly (Gangopadhyaya)
4) Mukherjee (Mukhyopadhyaya)
5) Basu
6) Mazumdar
7) Das
8) Bhattacharya
9) Chakraborty
10) Dutt

B. Sindhi
1) Keswani
2) Lalwani
3) Vaswani
4) Tejwani
5) Khubchandani
6) Mulchandani
7) Bajaj
8) Bhutto
9) Zardari
10) Jethmalani

Names and Surnames – V

So far the names and surnames were mostly English. Now onwards there will be other names and surnames too. Irish surnames that begin with O’ or Fitz or Scottish surnames that begin with Mc will be excluded. O’ means son of. I do not know the meaning of Fitz or Mc. Indian surnames that end in walla or its variants will be excluded.

Male Names

  1. Parsi
  2. Birjees
  3. Burjor
  4. Cyrus (Xerxes)
  5. Darius
  6. Hoshang
  7. Khushroo
  8. Mehernosh
  9. Nariosang
  10. Noshir
  11. Jamshed
  12. English
  13. Audrey
  14. Evelyn
  15. Greek
  16. Eudocia
  17. Penelope
  18. Pulcheria
  19. Rhea
  20. Parsi
  21. Anahita
  22. Bapsi
  23. Hutoxi
  24. Kainaz
  25. Dinaz
  26. Delnaz
  27. Hoofarish
  28. Shernaz
  29. English
  30. Bacon
  31. Barrymore
  32. Baldwin
  33. Barnes
  34. Bedser
  35. Bowles
  36. Cunningham
  37. Chance
  38. Crabtree
  39. Defoe
  40. Hoover
  41. Hornby
  42. Hamilton
  43. Hepburn
  44. Hunter
  45. Linkletter
  46. Patton
  47. Perry
  48. Plunkett
  49. Priestley
  50. Patch
  51. Paxton
  52. Ambursley
  53. Amanpour
  54. Milton
  55. Newton
  56. Bannister
  57. French
  58. Diderot
  59. Rouseeau
  60. Montesquieu
  61. Dumas
  62. Chirac
  63. Marlaux
  64. Lefebvre
  65. Bardot
  66. German
  67. Becker
  68. Graf
  69. Kohl
  70. Shroeder
  71. Merkel
  72. Hitler
  73. Hess
  74. Ratzinger
  75. Beckenbauer
  76. Rommel
  77. Goebbels
  78. Schumacher
  79. Kant
  80. Hegel
  81. Nietzsche
  82. Leibnitz
  83. Irish
  84. Dwyer
  85. Kennedy
  86. Fearon
  87. Manning
  88. Roche
  89. Toner
  90. Banville
  91. Italian
  92. Baggio
  93. Rossi
  94. Roncalli
  95. Pertini
  96. Perini
  97. Cavadini
  98. Pagani
  99. Moro
  100. Mussolini
  101. Sarto
  102. Bennelli
  103. Berlusconi
  104. Galtieri
  105. Pavarotti
  106. Scottish
  107. Connery
  108. Knox
  109. Surnames of Konkani-speaking Christians. Predominantly of Portuguese origin.
  110. D’Souza
  111. Pais
  112. Sequeira
  113. Noronha
  114. D’Silva
  115. D’Costa
  116. D’Almeida
  117. D’Lima
  118. D’Sa
  119. D’Abreo
  120. Correa
  121. Colaco
  122. Coelho
  123. Monteiro
  124. Lewis
  125. Monis
  126. Lobo
  127. Mascarenhas
  128. Pereira
  129. Rego
  130. Rodrigues
  131. Castelino
  132. Quadras
  133. Mendonca
  134. Fernandes
  135. Braganza
  136. Parsi
  137. Antia
  138. Godrej
  139. Dastur
  140. Bhabha
  141. Ghista
  142. Tata
  143. Wadia
  144. Manekshaw
  145. Sidhwa
  146. Tulu
  147. Devadiga
  148. Kotian
  149. Poojary
  150. Bangera
  151. Thingalaya
  152. Salian
  153. Shetty
  154. Markal
  155. Rai
  156. Suvarna
  157. Spanish
  158. Cabanach
  159. Mendiburu
  160. Gil
  161. Banderas
  162. Lopez
  163. Gomez
  164. Sanchez
  165. Vicario
  166. Marathi
  167. Bhosle
  168. Chorge
  169. Pawar
  170. Powar
  171. Patil
  172. Gole
  173. Godbole
  174. Deshmukh
  175. Deshpande
  176. Phadnavis
  177. Kulkarni
  178. Chavan
  179. Berde
  180. Gokhale
  181. Tilak
  182. Sawant
  183. Date
  184. Mate
  185. Nene
  186. Hindi
  187. Bachchan
  188. Dube
  189. Chaube
  190. Pandey
  191. Sharma
  192. Varma
  193. Srivastava

Female Names

Surnames