Let me list a few names at random. Ananda Coomaraswamy, Subrahmanya Bharati, C. Rajagopalachari, P.V. Kane, Kavyakantha Ganapathimuni (the preeminent disciple of Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi), Ram Swarup, Sita Ram Goel, Pandit Lekh Ram, N.S. Rajaram…and this is a really short list. Among other extraordinary contributions, they launched a solid and sustained fight and counteroffensive against blatant White racism and Church-sponsored mischief in the Hindu society. Sadly, almost none of them have any place in our school and college textbooks. And if at all they’re mentioned, it is in a tone of agenda-driven skepticism, if not in wholly negative light. Needless, this is the direct consequence of injecting a spurious and vandalised history of Bharatavarsha for nearly seven decades. To put this in another way, this distortion and vandalism of the true history of India is precisely why we have forgotten such saints, scholars, and savants.
Let me say this emphatically: like Islam did throughout its blood-soaked history in India, Christianity also met its defeat in this sacred Sanatana soil. Think about it. Despite huge investments in India spread over more than five centuries, Bharatavarsha still remains a Hindu majority. Apparently, the God who is powerful enough to deliver some Final Judgement in an unspecified future is powerless or not compassionate enough to convincingly hawk his wares in Bharatavarsha (Though recent trends in the tactics and brazenness of conversions are very alarming). Think about it. Almost half a millennium later, the Christian God has only met failure upon failure here. He’s some kind of Divine equivalent of Rahul Gandhi.
Because the spirit of Sanatana Bharata continued to produce brilliant and fierce shields and warriors like the ones listed earlier.
A Quest for the Truth of Sanatana Bharata
But it’s not as if a significant section of Hindus is unaware of the intent behind the relentless efforts of certain groups–the breaking India forces–to cleave the Hindu society from within. However, there is an urgent necessity to provide a comprehensive picture that shows the roots, branches, and mutual relationships between these divisive and deadly forces.
This task is not only incredibly tough but—especially in the post-Independence period—is akin to swimming against the tide. At the bare minimum, those who undertake this task will face determined opposition from the deeply-entrenched forces in the Government machinery, bureaucracy, academia, and the mainstream media. Remember this always: Narendra Modi might have been reelected with a bigger majority but it will be fatal if Hindus underestimate the reach and network of these breaking India forces and their ability to inflict long-term, generational damage
Therefore, the basic qualities required for a person to tread on the path of the aforementioned predecessors are these: a solid ability to ignore the stringent and relentless opposition and attacks, insurmountable courage, intellectual brilliance, and an investigative and research-minded outlook. And an innate civilisational confidence in the truth that Sanatana Dharma is the greatest culture and civilisation and philosophical system ever to have emerged from the highest genius. And confidence in the fact that it was here, on the sacred soil of Bharatavarsha that it emerged.
Fortunately, over the last four decades, there has emerged an encouraging number of such people who realized the urgency and significance of undertaking this tough task. They took it upon themselves to speak, read, research, and publish the truth about ancient India, and they have remained ceaseless and steadfast in their campaign to establish the truth. In this tough effort, the contributions of the founders of Voice of India, Sitaram Goel and Ram Swarup, Arun Shourie, Dr. N.S. Rajaram, David Frawley and others have been truly monumental. As far as Karnataka is concerned, the names that come to mind include Dr. Chidananda Murthy, Dr. S.L. Bhyrappa, Dr. S.R. Ramaswamy, Shatavadhani Dr. R. Ganesh, and Dr. K.S. Narayanacharya. These first rate scholars and intellectuals have effectively countered such motivated and fraudulent scholarship and writings in the fields of history, anthropology, and sociology through the dint of sheer hard work and honest scholarship and continue to act as guides for the society. They have earned the goodwill of contemporary society.
Indeed, it is a heartening sign that voices of honest inquiry which had grown feeble have not only grown in intensity but more voices have joined together. If such efforts grow in number and quality, and over time, the consequence of this clarity of purpose focused only on the truth about Sanatana India will become evident sooner than later.
Textbooks as a Graveyard of Hindu History
Since Independence, most governments until now have played both a pivotal and substantial role in indoctrinating the minds of our school and college children with a distorted version of Bharata’s past in textbooks in order to serve a perverse definition of secularism. In no particular order, our textbooks are characterized by these distortions:
- Continuing to assert that the Aryan Invasion Theory is true
- Glorifying medieval Muslim tyrants as benevolent rulers
- Muting or ignoring the contributions and achievements of Hindus
The truly dazzling and multi-faceted accomplishments of Hindus have either been ignored or have been subject to wilful, perverse interpretations. Looters and mass-murderers have been glorified. When one closely examines this, the period before the British rule is a basket case of history writing. As we noted elsewhere, European scholars themselves admitted that India was at the pinnacle among all of world’s civilizations during the medieval period.
However, as the adage goes that history is written by the victor, the British colonial administration and missionaries wrote, propagated, and popularized the exact opposite of what they themselves had written about India before India became their colony. As a consequence, truth, and successive generations of Indians have paid the price. The colonial British had the excuse of preserving Empire to justify this vandalism. What excuse did successive governments of Independent India have to perpetuate the same vandalism?
The priority task of any Indian government should have been to quell the forces that are active in tearing India asunder—Jihadis, Maoists, Missionaries, terrorists and self-declared intellectuals. However, these forces today have grown to nearly unmanageable proportions both in strength and number. Yasin Bhatkal, the terrorist who was responsible for bomb blasts in Bangalore, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and other places was finally apprehended on the Indo-Nepal border. This is but a small pointer to the extent of the Islamic terror network. Although it’s well-known that certain Church-affiliated organizations surreptitiously sponsor terror (mainly to the Maoists), this fact is not reported anywhere in the media. It is not an accident that fifteen years ago, the Lahore-bound Indian Airlines flight IC 814 was hijacked after it took off from the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.
Over the last two decades, the National Council of Churches has been very active in Nepal. So far, not much has emanated by way of news about it. However, the fact that it is active there gives cause for deeper investigation to find out the exact truth about its activities there. Pretending to merely see but not notice the problem cannot be a solution.
The Conglomeration of Anti-India Forces
On the global stage, those forces which are historically opposed to each other have come together to make common cause in India to break it. If one notices carefully, even as societal tensions in India have escalated, terror continues to be exported massively into India. Sadly, the kind of courageous response that this state of affairs merits is yet to be forthcoming in its full and confident force although things have substantially improved in the last five years.
Always remember this: India is the last bastion which has continued to resist a complete Abrahamic takeover no matter what garb it dons–Jihad, conversions, destructive capitalism…Hindus have no other option to be ever-vigilant. History has shown that even a tiny slack has destroyed extraordinary Hindu empires like the Vijayanagara Kingdom.
To get a glimpse of the kind of networks—and internal enemies—that have formed to break India, one can cite the findings of Professor Pradip Ninan Thomas who has exposed the nexus between the disgruntled local groups in Purvanchal and the American support that backs them.
Earlier, the missionary activity that had peaked in Purvanchal has spread to Odisha in recent years. Ravi Zacharias, an Indian-born Canadian-American Christian evangelical fundamentalist has been instrumental in forging an alliance with the Maoists in Odisha. In this direction, we have invaluable guides in the form of books like Breaking India and NGOs: An Anti-National Industry.
The list of such anti-India forces is nearly endless. So, we can stop here and ponder about the implication of the cozy relationship between say, World Vision and the CIA. Another carefully concealed fact is that the ownership of more than fifty per cent of mainstream Indian newspapers with large circulations is in the hands of Church-related organizations.
“Everybody must take up arms if the poor must get justice,” and similar refrains almost exclusively and always emanate from well-known self-proclaimed secularists. Such refrains are typically heard from the Pune, Mumbai, and Surat regions. The role of secularists in campaigning for the release of imprisoned and convicted terrorists is also no secret. It is relatively easy to spot these Indian secularists who work indirectly to destabilize India through their writing, speeches, or activism. However, it is pretty tough to identify Indian “dummies” or agents of external enemies and nations which are actively engaged in strategies and projects to subvert and break India.
The ultimate remedy for these horrific problems is the writing, propagation and popularization of Indian history, which is rooted in truth and not propaganda. If this sounds farfetched, consider the fact that today, every discourse about India (whether here or abroad) uses foreign idioms and terminology. There’s yet another significant frontier that continues to be used to attack India. The use of Dalit discourse is a front to lull, mislead and subtly browbeat even thinking Indians into acquiescence but what is actually happening is a sophisticated, no-holds-barred assault against Hindu society, an attack which will have far-reaching repercussions. A sampling of attractive and noble-sounding phraseology illustrates the nature of this sophisticated assault: empowerment of the oppressed and the downtrodden, human rights, equal rights for women, the whole LGBTQIRXXKKJ charade, service of underprivileged children, and so on.
In the end, it’s futile to blame other religions or hostile nations. It’s our responsibility to safeguard our own home. Weeds grow only in fields that are neglected.