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Hinduism remains a vibrant, cultural and religious force in the world today. To understand Hinduism, it is necessary that we examine its history and marvel at its sheer stamina to survive in spite of repeated attacks across India's borders, time and again, by Greeks, Shaks, Huns, Arabs, Pathans, Mongols, Portuguese, British etc. India gave shelter, acceptance, and freedom to all. But, in holy frenzy, millions of Hindus were slaughtered or proselytized. Their cities were pillaged and burnt, temples were destroyed and accumulated treasures of centuries carried off. Even under grievous persecutions from the ruling foreigners, the basics of its civilization remained undefiled and, as soon as the crises were over Hindus returned to the same old ways of searching for the perfection or the unknown.  

For no other country in the world from east to west, faces the agony that the Hindus in India have to face. They are the injured party; but they are crucified by the 'so called' secularists—most of them themselves Hindus—at every stage. No country in the world has been so ravaged and raped by outside forces as India has been down the centuries: Not Japan, not China, not Russia, none of the European countries, neither the Arab nations and certainly not the United States of America. Krishnadevaraya of the Vijayanagar Empire did not send his forces to Portugal to tear down churches, use force to convert Christians to Hinduism and indulge in religious terrorism. Prithviraj Chauhan did not invade Afghanistan nor Central Asia and raise temples.

No Chola, Chera or Pandya (Indian) rulers sent a fleet to Saudi Arabia to tear down the Ka’aba and build a temple to Meenakshi on its ruins or even next to it to demonstrate Hindu might. India and Hinduism have been ravaged beyond belief. Hindu missionaries did not accompany a conquering horde to Britain and under their benign rule set to convert Scottish peasants to Hinduism—or even Buddhism. According to author Ram Gopal " A band of dacoits may loot a full busload of passengers at gunpoint but that does not make the dacoits more intelligent, cultured or superior beings."

No blood has been shed for religion in India except by its invaders. Intolerance came with Islam and Christianity; the Moslems proposed to buy Paradise with the blood of “infidels” and the Portuguese, when they captured Goa, introduced the Inquisition into India.

 

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Introduction

The history of what is now India stretches back thousands of years, further than that of nearly any other region on earth. Yet, most historical work on India concentrates on the period after the arrival of Europeans, with predictable biases, distortions, and misapprehensions. Many overviews of Indian history offer a few cursory opening chapters that take the reader from Mohenjo-daro to the arrival of the Moghuls and the Europeans.  India's history is ancient and abundant. The profligacy of monuments so testifies it and so does a once-lost civilization, the Harappan in the Indus valley, not to mention the annals commissioned by various conquerors. There is no shortage of good documentation for these thousands of years, however, there has been a shortage of scholars who know how to use it. In addition, there is a tendency to locate the source of social conflict in India's many religions - Historically, it was Europe, not India, which consistently made religion grounds for war. The spreading of European power and civilization over the entire surface of the globe in recent centuries can be viewed as a continuing series of intrusions into the cultures of non-European world. Nowhere in Asia have the effects of this penetration been more profoundly felt than in India. 

"India did not till recently take to the cult of the nation. We did not make our country a national goddess, with an historic destiny, a sacred mission, and a right of expansion. We did not worship Mother India (Bharatmata) as others do, 'Britannia', 'La France', 'The Fatherland'. We did not tell the people that the enemy of India is the enemy of God and if the enemy had a god, he could only be a false god. Our leaders did not proclaim to be the finest people on earth, the chosen race of the universe"

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ource: Eastern Religions and Western Thought - By Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan p. 54 and Sources of Indian Tradition - editor Wm. Theodore De Bary  Volume II p. 1).

Faxian a Chinese pilgrims to India in the fourth century C.E. marveled a the peace, prosperity, and high culture of the Hindus. Having grown up in war-torn China, he was deeply impressed by a land whose leaders were more concerned with promoting commerce and religion than with slaughtering substantial portion of the population.

(source: Hinduism - By Linda Johnson p. 38).

Dr. S. Radhakrishnan (1888-1975) was one of the most profound philosophers of this century, author and educationalist. Radhakrishnan was also a professor of Eastern Religions at Oxford and later became the second President of free India. He has observed:

“The intolerance of narrow monotheism is written in letters of blood across the history of man from the time when first the tribes of Israel burst into the land of Canaan. The worshippers of the one Jealous God are egged on to aggressive wars against people of alien cults. They invoke Divine Sanction for the cruelties inflicted on the conquered. The spirit of old Israel is inherited by Christianity and Islam. He went on to remark: “Wars of Religion which are the outcome of fanaticism that prompts and justifies the extermination of aliens of different creeds are practically unknown in Hindu India.”   

The Christian desire for world dominion transformed the simple faith of Jesus into a fiercely proselytizing creed. After the time of Constantine, authorities, clerical and secular, displayed systematic intolerance towards other forms of religious belief, taking shelter under the words 'He that is not with me is against me, and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth."

(source: The Hindu View of Life - By Dr. S. Radhakrishnan  p. 40 and Eastern Religions and Western Thought - By Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan p. 10 ). For more on Dr. S. Radhakrishnan refer to chapter on QuotesRefer to The War of Religions and The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre. Refer to Jesus Christ: Artifice for Aggression - By Sita Ram Goel.

Refer to 'Goa Inquisition was most merciless and cruel' and An account of the Inquisition at Goa, in India -  By Gabriel Dellon, Archibald Bower and NaMo & The Truth About US Visa - Mediacrooks.com

Refer to Christian persecution against the Hellenes - ethnicoi.org. Refer to Things They Don't Tell you about Christianity and First English Bible Fueled First Fundamentalists - livescience.com

Refer to Radical Christian Missionaries in Iraq and Islam – Christianity’s angry sibling? - faithfreedom.org and The Jesus Police. For Cruelty inflicted by Christianity - Watch Constantine's Sword movie - By Oren Jacoby. Watch Why we fight (2005) documentary - Imperial and technological arrogance of world's Super power: describes the rise and maintenance of the United States military-industrial complex and its involvement in the wars led by the United States during the last fifty years, and in particular in the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. The film alleges that in every decade since World War II, the American public has been told a lie to bring it into war to fuel the military-economic machine, which in turn maintains American dominance in the world.

Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire (1694-1774) France's greatest writers and philosophers, was atheist, and a bitter critic of the Church, which he looked upon as the instigator of cruelty, injustice, and inequality, wrote, in a letter to Frederick the Great (1712–86): 

"Christianity is the most ridiculous, the most absurd, and bloody religion that has ever infected the world." Where is the prince sufficiently educated to know that for seventeen hundred years the Christian sect has done nothing but harm?' "Every sensible man, every honorable man, must hold the Christian sect in horror."

“You will notice that in all disputes between Christians since the birth of the Church, Rome has always favored the doctrine which most completely subjugated the human mind and annihilated reason.” “As you know, the Inquisition is an admirable and wholly Christian invention to make the pope and the monks more powerful and turn a whole kingdom into hypocrites.”  

In his 'Philosophical Dictionary', Voltaire gave a time-defying verdict:

"Pagan religion shed very little blood, while ours flooded the earth with it. Christianity has deluged the earth with blood for the sake of sophisms'."

About the atrocities committed by the Roman Catholic Church in Goa in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, Voltaire in his 'Fragments of India's History' observed: 'Goa is sadly famous for its Inquistion, which is contrary to humanity as much as to commerce. The Portuguese monks deluded us into believing that the Indian populace was worshipping the Devil, while it is THEY who served him'.  

(source: Letter to Frederick the Great, quoted in the Encyclopedia of Unbelief  Prometheus Books, 1985, p. 715).  Refer to Marco Polo’s epic journey to China was a big con Team Folks

Will Durant 1885-1981) American historian, would like the West to learn from India, tolerance and gentleness and love for all living things. He had remarked about the plunder of India thus:

"...It was the wealth of 18th century India which attracted the commercial pirates of England and France." "It was this wealth that the East India Company proposed to appropriate. Already in 1686 its Directors declared their intention to 'establish ....a large, well-grounded, sure English dominion in India for all time to come."

"The British conquest of India was the invasion and destruction of a high civilization by a trading company utterly without scruple or principle, careless of art and greedy of gain, over-running with fire and sword a country temporarily disordered and helpless, bribing and murdering, annexing and stealing and beginning that career of illegal and 'legal' plunder which has now gone on ruthlessly....It was a simple matter for a group of English buccaneers, armed with the latest European artillery and morals, to defeat the bows and arrows, the elephants and primitive musketry of the rajahs, and bringing one Hindu province after another under the control of the British East India Company."

(source: The Case for India - By Will Durant  p. 7 - 9). Refer to British Imperial Secrets - By George Monbiot and Disciplined English Tyranny

“Britain has no moral authority to dictate moral standards of rectitude and democracy to any former colony in Africa”.

 (source: The Gambia Quits British Commonwealth, Calling It ‘Extension of Colonialism)

Koenraad Elst (1959 -  ) a Belgian Indologist has pointed out: "Hindu Society has been suffering a sustained attack from Islam since the 7th century, from Christianity since the 15th century, and this century also from Marxism. The avowed objective of each of these three world-conquering movements, with their massive resources, is the replacement of Hinduism by their own ideology, or in effect: the destruction of Hinduism. 

"This concern is not at all paranoid (as the spokespersons of these aggressors would say), even if the conversion squads are remarkably unsuccessful in India. Consider the situation in Africa: in 1900, 50 % of all Africans practiced Pagan religion; today Christian and Islamic missionaries have reduced this number to less than 10 %. 

That is the kind of threat Hinduism is up against."

(source: Negationism in India - By Koenraad Elst   p 78 - 79). Refer to The Myth of Saint Thomas and the Mylapore Shiva Temple - By Ishwar Sharan.  Watch The Crescent and the Cross  

Refer to Islam – Christianity’s angry sibling? - faithfreedom.org and The Jesus Police

Swami Aksharananda (   )  an Indian of Caribbean origin and holds a Ph.D. degree in Hindu Studies from the University of Madison, Wisconsin (USA) has observed:

 "The concept that “All religions are one” as propagated by Gandhi incessantly is the most destructive concept that is affecting us all. It is not only silly but dangerous fallacy to propagate the idea that all religions are one. Hindus, who are under severe attacks every day by the same forces of Allah and Christ. Hinduism and other religions can’t be equated and called same because “religions” of the world have been born in the environment of hostility.

(source: All religions are not same - By Swami Aksharanand - theuniversalwisdom.org).

Sir V S Naipaul (1932 - ) Nobel laureate, He is the author of several books including Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey, and India: A Wounded Civilization says:

“India has been a wounded civilization because of Islamic violence: Pakistanis know this; indeed they revel in it. It is only Indian Nehruvians like Romila Thapar who pretend that Islamic rule was benevolent. We should face facts: Islamic rule in India was at least as catastrophic as the later Christian rule. The Christians created massive poverty in what was a most prosperous country; the Muslims created a terrorized civilization out of what was the most creative culture that ever existed.”

(source: OutlookIndia.com, 15 November 1999 and  http://www.indpride.com/vsnaipaul.html). Refer to Evangelical Intrusions - By Sandhya Jain  Rupa Publications.

Naipaul has remarked:

“How do you ignore history? But the nationalist movement, Independence movement ignored it. You read the Glimpses of World History by Jawaharlal Nehru, it talks about the mythical past and then it jumps the difficult period of the invasions and conquests. So you have Chinese pilgrims coming to Bihar, Nalanda and places like that. Then somehow they don’t tell you what happens, why these places are in ruin. They never tell you why Elephanta island is in ruins or why Bhubaneswar was desecrated.”

There is nothing either in the time-honored doctrines or the hoary history of Hinduism, which resembles even remotely the ideology, or history of Nazism, or for that matter, Christianity or Islam or Communism. Hinduism has always been and remains a deep-rooted tradition of spiritual, cultural and social pluralism with ample provision for all sorts of skepticism and democratic debate. Far from creating any machinery for heresy hunting and persecution of dissent. Hindus have given shelter to the persecuted people from many lands and in all ages. But what is most important, they have always regarded their own homeland as the only playfield for their chakravartins, and never waged wars of conquest beyond the borders of Bharata-varsha. India has been invaded by many foreign faiths, only to be absorbed in the vast Indian humanity until the advent of Islam which spread more by its fire and sword and later Christianity by more subtle means of inducements and compulsions. It is important that Hindus remember the atrocities of the past, for "Those who forget history will be condemned to repeat it." 

Aldous Huxley
(1894-1963) the English novelist and essayist, born into a family that included some of the most distinguished members of the English ruling class, author of Perennial Philosophy  (ISBN 0060901918) also notices: 

"Islam's black record of holy wars and persecution - a record comparable to that of later Christianity."

"The religions whose theology is least preoccupied with events in time and most concerned with eternity, have been consistently less violent and more humane in political practice. Unlike early Judaism, Christianity and Mohammedanism (all obsessed with time) Hinduism and Buddhism have never been persecuting faiths, have preached almost no holy wars and have refrained from that proselytizing religious imperialism which has gone hand in hand with political and economic oppression of colored people."

"Most European and American authors of books about religion and metaphysics write as though nobody had ever thought about these subjects except Jews, the Greeks Christians of Mediterranean Basin and Western Europe. Like any other form of imperialism, theological imperialism is the threat to world peace".

(source:
The Perennial philosophy - By Aldous Huxley  p. 194 - 204). For more on Aldous Huxley on  refer to chapter on QuotesRefer to Christian persecution against the Hellenes - ethnicoi.org. Refer to Things They Don't Tell you about Christianity and First English Bible Fueled First Fundamentalists - livescience.com. Refer to Islam – Christianity’s angry sibling? - faithfreedom.org and The Jesus Police

Watch The Crescent and the Cross Refer to QuickTime trailer and Part One of the film The God Awful Truth. Refer to Columbus, The Indians, and Human Progress - By Howard Zinn and Radical Christian Missionaries in Iraq and 'Unholy Crusaders: The Role of Evangelicals in US Imperialism' – By Iain Buchanan

For Cruelty inflicted by Christianity - Watch Constantine's Sword movie - By Oren Jacoby and The Great Scandal: Christianity's Role in the Rise of the Nazis - Gregory S. Paul - christianaggression.org and Red Cross and the Vatican 'helped thousands of Nazis escape

M V Kamath (?) the Indian columnist has written eloquently:

"For no other country in the world from east to west, faces the agony that the Hindus in India have to face. They are the injured party; but they are crucified by the secularists—most of them themselves Hindus—at every stage. No country in the world has been so ravaged and raped by outside forces as India has been down the centuries: Not Japan, not China, not Russia, none of the European countries, neither the Arab nations and certainly not the United States of America. Krishnadevaraya of the Vijayanagar Empire did not send his forces to Portugal to tear down churches, use force to convert Christians to Hinduism and indulge in religious terrorism. Prithviraj Chauhan did not invade Afghanistan nor Central Asia and raise temples. '

"No Chola, Chera or Pandya ruler sent a fleet to Saudi Arabia to tear down the Ka’aba and build a temple to Meenakshi on its ruins or even next to it to demonstrate Hindu might. India and Hinduism have been ravaged beyond belief. Hindu missionaries did not accompany a conquering horde to Britain and under their benign rule set to convert Scottish peasants to Hinduism—or even Buddhism."

(source: Help us bear the burden of secularism - By M. V. Kamnath - organiser.org) Refer to Why Britain Failed to Subvert the Hindu Narrative – By Bhaskar Menon

Reality Check for David Cameron’s India Quest

Could it be what the East India Company did after bribing its way to control of Bengal, the richest province of Mughal India? Within a decade of the so-called “Battle of Plassey” (Pilashi) in 1757, Bengal lay in ruins. The destruction of its economy was so severe a third of the population, some five million people, died of starvation in the first of the great “man-made famines” British rule spread across India. A conservative estimate of the overall toll of such famines is 100 million. Or perhaps Mr. Cameron found inspiring the theft of the fabled Kohinoor diamond after the British defeated the Sikhs almost a century later. Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s 11-year old grandson went with the diamond to Britain where it became part of the “Crown Jewels” and he was comprehensively debauched with drugs and sex to disable his potential as a leader. Or maybe the Prime Minister is enthralled by the post-1857 “pacification” that involved the indiscriminate slaughter of some 10 million civilians, men, women and children. Mr. Cameron’s historic admission that the 1919 Jallianwalla Bagh massacre was a “deep shame” does not begin to address the long line of British atrocities in India, most of which remain officially unacknowledged. They are systematically ignored or downplayed even in works of history by British scholars (Niall Ferguson) supposedly engaged in the pursuit of truth. That is true not just of the colonial era. There is no honest British account of the cold-blooded manipulation of communal violence that led to Partition, the killing of well over a million people and the biggest migration in history as 14 million people were forced from their ancestral lands.  Nor is there admission that Britain created Pakistan as its proxy in South Asia and that it is the real sponsor of the terrorist “war of a thousand cuts” against India. Such denial is not to safeguard national pride and honor. It is to hide the fact that Britain has maintained its imperial interests in the region, and indeed, globally, without benefit of the apparatus of colonialism. This has been achieved primarily by keeping control of the illicit trade in drugs, which Britain pioneered in the 18th Century by exporting Indian opium to China. It is now far and away the most lucrative sector of the world economy, with revenues of over $500 billion annually.

Britain should stop whitewashing its colonial record and consider the grim reality that its Empire was the bloodiest construct of power the world has ever seen. In Africa, Asia and the Americas, no nation has been as oppressive of other races. Britain was by far the leading slave trader out of Africa and transporter of indentured labour out of Asia. It has killed with famine, sword and fire more people than Genghis Khan, Atilla the Hun, Hitler or Stalin. In the defense of its imperial interests it has precipitated two World Wars and is now presiding over an empire of crime that drains the poorest countries of their hard earned wealth. During the days of Empire and now, treachery has been a staple in Britain’s international relations.

(source:  Reality Check for David Cameron’s India Quest – By Bhaskar Menon).

Archbishop Desmond Tutu (1931 - ) is a South African cleric and activist who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. Tutu was the first black South African Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa.  He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

"It was Christians, you know, not Pagans, (Heathens) who were responsible for the Holocaust

It was Christians, not Pagans, who lynched people here in the South, who burned people at the stake, frequently in the name of this Jesus Christ"  

(source: Famous Quotes - crusadewatch.org). Refer to Columbus, The Indians, and Human Progress - By Howard Zinn.  Refer to Christian persecution against the Hellenes - ethnicoi.org and Radical Christian Missionaries in Iraq .

Refer to QuickTime trailer and Part One of the film The God Awful Truth. Refer to World Conquering Creeds - By Dr. Koenraad Elst - chapter on Glimpses XVI

Imperial Folly

Might does not make it right

Gore Vidal (1925 -   )  well known American writer, the eminent historian, and a public figure for over fifty years, in his Lowell Lecture at Harvard University given April 20, 1996 observed:

“When the white race broke out of Europe 500 years ago,… inspired by a raging sky-god, the whites were able to pretend that their conquests were in order to bring the One God to everyone, particularly those with older and subtler religions. ………

“From a barbaric Bronze Age text known as the Old Testament, three antihuman religions have evolved --Judaism, Christianity, Islam. These are sky-god religions. They are, literally, patriarchal --God is the omnipotent father-- hence the loathing of women for 2,000 years. The sky-god is a jealous god, of course. Those who would reject him must be converted or killed for their own good. Ultimately, totalitarianism is the only sort of politics that can truly serve the sky-god's purpose. Any movement of a liberal nature endangers his authority and that of his delegates on earth. One God, one King, one Pope, one master in the factory, one father-leader in the family home."

“I regard monotheism as the greatest disaster ever to befall the human race. I see no good in Judaism, Christianity, or Islam -- good people, yes, but any religion based on a single, well, frenzied and virulent god, is not as useful to the human race …” “More people have been killed in the name of Jesus Christ than any other name in the history of the world.” "Christianity is such a silly religion."

(source: Lowell Lecture at Harvard University given - By Gore Vidal - April 20, 1996 and positiveatheism.com and Gore Vidal, in Time magazine, September 28, 1992, p. 66, from James A Haught, ed., 2000 Years of Disbelief). Refer to Jesus Christ: Artifice for Aggression - By Sita Ram Goel and Watch The Crescent and the Cross

Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) was the foremost disciple of Ramakrishna and a world spokesperson for Vedanta. India's first spiritual and cultural ambassador to the West, came to represent the religions of India at the World Parliament of Religions, held at Chicago in connection with the World's Fair (Columbian Exposition) of 1893. He observed:

“We who have come from the East here have been told day after day in a patronizing way that we ought to accept Christianity because Christian nations are the most prosperous. We look about us and see England as the most prosperous nation in the world, with her foot on the neck of 250 million Asiatics. We look back in history and see Christian Spain's wealth beginning with the invasion of Mexico. Such prosperity comes from cutting the throats of fellow men. At such a price the Hindu will not have prosperity.”

(source: Vivekananda quotes).

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Trader, Tank and Missionary Axis

"It is the same ship that brought the Bible which also carried guns and alcohol to Africa."

                                              - Michael Baffoe author of Demonizing African Culture in the Name of Christianity

Refer to QuickTime trailer and Part One of the film The God Awful Truth. Refer to World Conquering Creeds - By Dr. Koenraad Elst - chapter on Glimpses XVIRefer to Christian persecution against the Hellenes - ethnicoi.org. Watch The Bible is Bullshit - Penn & Teller examine the Bible. Refer to Oppose Christian Missionaries and Radical Christian Missionaries in Iraq Watch How do we know that Christians are delusional?

Refer to Columbus, The Indians, and Human Progress - By Howard Zinn and NaMo & The Truth About US Visa - Mediacrooks.com

Karl Marx (1818-1883), German social philosopher, the chief theorist of modern Communism, and author of Das Kapital, was not a sympathizer of  imperialism or capitalism. 

In The British Rule in India he wrote:

“There cannot, however, remain any doubt but that the misery inflicted by the British on Hindustan is of an essentially different and infinitely more intensive kind than all Hindustan had to suffer before. They destroyed it ( India ) by breaking up the native communities, by uprooting the native industry, and by leveling all that was great and elevated in the native society. The historic pages of their rule in India report hardly anything beyond that destruction.”

“Did they not, in India , to borrow an expression of that great robber, Lord Clive himself, resort to atrocious extortion, when simple corruption could not keep pace with their rapacity? 

While they prated in Europe about the inviolable sanctity of the national debt, did they not confiscate in India the dividends of the rajahs, who had invested their private savings in the Company's own funds? The devastating effects of English industry, when contemplated with regard to India , a country as vast as Europe , and containing 150 millions of acres, are palpable and confounding.” 

(source: CPI(M) and Karl Marx - By Dipak Basu - indiacause.com).

Gideon Polya, a professor at La Trobe University in Victoria, Australia, made the following observation:

“The wartime Bengal Famine has become a ‘forgotten holocaust’ and has been effectively deleted from our history books, from school and university curricula and from general public perception. To the best of my knowledge, Churchill only wrote of it once, in a secret letter to Roosevelt dated April 29th 1944 in which he made the following remarkable plea for help in shipping Australian grain to India: ‘I am no longer justified in not asking for your help.’ Churchill’s six-volume History of the Second World War fails to mention the cataclysm that was responsible for about 90% of total British Empire casualties in that conflict, but makes the extraordinary obverse claim: ‘No great portion of the world population was so effectively protected from the horrors and perils of the World War as were the people of Hindustan. They were carried through the struggle on the shoulders of our small island.’” 

(source: How Sir Winston Churchill Starved 4 Million Indians - By  Ramtanu Maitra).  Watch European Imperialism and Colonialism in 10 Minutes: The Scramble For Africa and Introduction to Colonialism in Africa

Refer to Churchill’s Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India during World War II - By Madhusree Mukerjee and The Flaws in the Jewel: Challenging the Myths of British India - By Roderick Matthews

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) poet, author, philosopher, Nobel prize laureate. Tagore was deeply critical of the British Raj in India. He also made some statements to the press about the ghastly book by Katherine Mayo called Mother India, which was then a huge bestseller in the U.S. He wrote:

“The chronic want of food and water, the lack of sanitation and medical help, the neglect of means of communication, the poverty of educational provision, the all pervading spirit of depression that I have myself seen to prevail after over a hundred years of British rule make me despair of its beneficence.”

“Rudely shaken out of my dream I began to realize that perhaps in no other modern state was there such hopeless dearth of the most elementary needs of existence. And all the time before our eyes Japan has been transforming herself into a mighty and prosperous nation. I have also been privileged to witness the unsparing energy with which Russia has succeeded in steadily liquidating ignorance and poverty wiping off the humiliation from the face of a vast continent. I cannot help contrasting two systems of governance: one based on cooperation and the other on exploitation. Thus, while these other countries were marching ahead, India smothered under the dead weight of British administration lay static in her utter helplessness”.

(source:
A Hundred Years of Rule, The Manchester Guardian, Friday 2 October 1936 and Crisis of Civilization’ - By Rabindranath Tagore). Refer to Loot: in search of the East India Company - By Nick Robins and How India became poor - indiarealist.com

Dharampal (1922 - 2006) a Gandhian and author of several books including The Beautiful Tree and Indian Science and Technology in the Eighteenth century. 

He wrote extensively of the damage the British Raj inflicted on India and Indians:

"The conquered in their view, had ultimately to disappear, if not wholly physically, at least as a culture and civilization. In Australia, and New Zealand practically all the local inhabitants were wiped out soon enough; in North America near complete elimination happened, over 300-400 years, and in Ireland only partially. The indigenous population of the Americas had been estimated at 112 to 140 millions in 1492. 

In India a large number perished by British brutality and deliberate creation of famines, violation of persons bodies and dignity; in Palnad in Andhra, half of the population was said to be have perished every ten years, during several decades after the subjugation of the areas by Britain. It seems as if the intellectuals and leaders of Britain hated India, and felt outraged that in spite of all their brutalities, smashing of Indian institutions, high extortions, and tortures, men made famines and expropriation of Indian resources to the British state, and thus the all round breakdown of Indian society, the Indians on the whole, could not be wiped out that easily. "

(source:
Despoliation and Defaming of India – By Dharampal published by Bharat Peetham, Wardha Other India Press, Goa  p. 1 - 17). Refer to Loot: in search of the East India Company - By Nick Robins and How India became poor - indiarealist.com

Atrocity Literature and blaming Native Culture
Justification for Colonial Rule in India

Rajiv Malhotra ( ? )  founder of The Infinity Foundation, a non-profit organization in Princeton, New Jersey and author of the book, Breaking India: Western Inventions and Dalit Faultlines has observed:

"Atrocity literature played its part in downgrading women’s right, too. Veena Oldenburg’s seminal book, Dowry Murder, gives details on how the British encouraged the Indians to dish out cases of atrocities that could then be blamed on the native cultures. They systematically compiled these anecdotes, mostly unsubstantiated and often exaggerated and one-sided. This became a justification to enact laws that downgraded the rights of common citizens. The book shows how the dowry extortions that have become so common in middle-class today, were actually started when women’s traditional property rights were taken away by the British through convoluted logic."

(source: Breaking India: Western Inventions and Dalit Faultlines - By Rajiv Malhotra and Aravindan Neelakandan p. 5).  Refer to chapter on Women in Hinduism and British aristocracy ‘ate human flesh’

Christianity, Commerce, and Civilization or Gold, God and Glory

Note: Refer to Scramble for Africa - Six European powers sliced up Africa like a cake. In 1885 Berlin Conference - Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, and Italy partitioned Africa among themselves and acquired 30 new colonies and 110 million subjects. - The "dark continent" was systematically raped by Europe. At center stage are a motley band of explorers, politicians, evangelists, mercenaries, journalists and tycoons blinded by romantic nationalism or caught up in the scramble for loot, markets and slaves to make a fortune, all in the name of the "3 Cs": Christianity, Commerce, and Civilization. The "3 Cs" served as the foundation for most European imperialist of the time. 

(source: The Scramble for Africa: White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876-1912 – By Thomas Pakenham).

Winston Churchill - Lion heart of England? Fashionable theories of benign imperial rule?

Madhushree Mukherjee ( ) Writer, science journalist and former physicist has written a brilliantly researched book on atrocities committed by the British in India - Churchill’s Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India during World War II.

Eye-opening, gut-wrenching account of the horrors of famine, of genocide and war-crimes perpetrated on an occupied land.

"Between 3 and 5 million people died of starvation and famine in Bengal in India in 1943. The drought was a result of nature. The resulting famine and the millions of deaths can be attributed to the policies of the colonial power ruling India – the British, and one person is most culpable in this crime against humanity – Winston Churchill. This scandal is what the author details immaculately, punctuated by impeccable research. Human, economic, political, imperial, racist, and social angles are all brought out in vivid detail. The case against Winston Churchill turns out to be damningly severe, even to the author – “I had no idea the book would end up targeting Churchill to this extent“, but the evidence is as strong as could be."

If you are an Indian, this book is a must-read because it provides a tragic and brutal reminder of the unmitigated horror that was India’s fate under colonial rule. It opens a chapter of history that has rarely been taught in Indian schools – the real causes of the famine have been painted over with a strong communist brush.

Tales of India’s wealth are scarcely exaggerations. Till the middle of the eighteenth century, India had been the richest country since the beginning of recorded history.

“In late 1665 … Francois Bernier arrived in Bengal to find a vast, populous delta, its myriad channels lined with vibrant towns and cities interspersed with fields of rice, sugar, corn, vegetables, mustard and sesame. He declared it ‘the finest and most fruitful country in the world’. Foreign merchants worked the wholesale markets, offering to buy produce in exchange for silver. They could not trade goods with the native businessman, because Bengal was in need of virtually nothing. … Bengali merchants … ate from gold plates and wore intricately wrought brocade clothing and gem-studded gold jewelry.” [Pages xiv, xv]

Such riches and prosperity of Indians and of the Bengalis was bound to attract envy. After the plunder of Bengal had continued for decades, the land denuded of resources, and its citizenry beggared, a necessary re-writing of history began, along with the obligatory disparaging and belittling of Indians.

Churchill, or Hitler: Take Your Pick 

One of the interesting aspects in this book is the author’s observation that when it came to India, there was hardly any difference between Hitler and Churchill. Both were avowed racists and killers; both loved wars and had a particular hatred for the Indian people; and both were eager to see Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known as Mahatma Gandhi, or Gandhiji, killed.

She has rightfully observed that: "Sometimes it takes a rank outsider to point out that the emperor has no clothes"

(source: Churchill’s Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India during World War II and How Sir Winston Churchill Starved 4 Million Indians - By Ramtanu Maitra).

Foisting Western Myths on Rest of the world - Columbus discovered America, St. Thomas in India, Churchill, the Lionheart?, Saintly Mother Teresa and Aryan Invasion Theory.

Noam Chomsky (1928 - ) is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is author of several books including Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance (American Empire Project)

His book, Year 501: The Conquest Continues is a devastating and scathing critique and indictment of Western capitalism. It is the essential book for understanding the reasoning and motives behind the annihilation of the indigenous population of the world and the countries that were enriched by it.  

He has observed that:

'Places like India and Bengal ( Bangladesh ) which were highly advanced industrial societies by the mid-1700's but all of the industries which were superior to their counterparts in Britain were deliberately undermined or simply forced out of existence by the British colonisers. India and Bangladesh became extremely poor, feudal agricultural countries supplying Britain with raw materials and as a captive market for British goods."  

(source: Year 501: The Conquest Continues - By Naom Chomsky). Refer to It's Imperialism, Stupid - By Noam Chomsky. Refer to Iraq: The Hidden Cost and Iraq ’s erasure and Asian racial delusions - By Dr Gautam Sen - The Americans set out to destroy Iraq, which is why they began a calculated genocidal war against it. The mere removal of Saddam Hussein, whom they themselves had put into power decades earlier and nurtured cynically, was clearly inadequate for their goal of dismantling Iraq comprehensively. The moment the Americans destroyed Iraq ’s museums and libraries it was clear that the contemporary descendants of the Mongol scourge, Hulegu (destroyer of Baghdad in 1251AD) had arrived. The killing of Iraqis on a massive scale by Bush and his Leftist British minions has been accompanied by the targeted elimination of professionals. The destruction of Iraqi civilisation is being completed by erasing its historical records and cultural artefacts, the conduits of collective historic memory. The brutal Romans, though more civilised than modern Americans, would have recognised the imperial logic of scorched earth to secure rule). Prince Andrew rebukes US on IraqHe said the US should have learned lessons from British colonial history and he added that there had been "occasions when people in the UK would wish that those in responsible positions in the US might listen and learn from our experiences". Watch No end in sight documentary (2007) and refer to The Looting of Baghdad museum: US government implicated in planned theft of Iraqi artistic treasures - The pillaging of the Baghdad Museum is a tragedy that has no parallel in world history; it is as if the Uffizi, the Louvre, or all the museums of Washington D.C. had been wiped out in one fell swoop. Some compare the event to the burning of the Alexandria Library. Eight thousand years of human history has been erased in two days.

Refer to Islam – Christianity’s angry sibling? - faithfreedom.org and The Jesus Police and Radical Christian Missionaries in Iraq

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher and writer. He was one of the greatest philosophers of the 19th century. He was the first Western philosopher to have access to translations of philosophical material from India, both Vedic and Buddhist, by which he was profoundly affected. Counted among his disciples are such thinkers as Nietzsche and Wittgenstein, as well as Sigmund Freud, who takes a large part of his psychological theory from the writings of Schopenhauer.

He comments on the atrocities inflicted on the Hindus:

"...on the fanaticism and endless persecutions, the religious wars, that sanguinary frenzy of which the ancient had no conception! Think of the crusades, a butchery lasting two hundred years and inexcusable, its war cry 'It is lasting two hundred years and inexcusable, its war cry  'It is the will of God,'  Think of the orgies of blood, the inquisitions, the heretical tribunals, the bloody and terrible conquests...in three continents, or....in America, whose inhabitants were for the most part, not looked upon as human!  And above all, don't lets forget India, the cradle of the human race, or at least of that part of it to which we belong, where first.. were most cruelly infuriated against the adherents of the original faith of mankind. The destruction or disfigurement of the ancient temples and idols, a lamentable, mischievous and barbarous act still bear witness to the monotheistic fury...carried on from Mahmud, the Gahaznevid of cursed memory, down to Aurengzeb, the fratricide, whom the Portuguese...have zealously imitated by destruction of temples and the auto defe of the Inquisition of Goa..."For the sake of truth, I must add that the fanatical enormities perpertrated in the name of religion are only to be put down to the adherents of monotheistic creeds...We hear nothing of the kind in the case of the Hindoos and Buddhists." 

(source: The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer - By T. Bailey Saunders  p. 42 - 43). Watch The Crescent and the Cross

Refer to Churchill’s Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India during World War II - By Madhusree Mukerjee and The Flaws in the Jewel: Challenging the Myths of British India - By Roderick Matthews

Friedrich Max Muller (1823-1900) German philologist and Orientalist. He repeatedly drew attention to the uniqueness of the Vedas and awakened interest in Indology among educated people. 

He did more than any other scholar to popularize philology and mythology, e.g., his lectures Science of Language. Muller is best known for his series Sacred Books of the East

"Christianity is a missionary religion, converting, advancing, aggressive, encompassing the world; a non-missionary church is in the bands of death." 

(source: crusadewatch.org). Refer to Loot: in search of the East India Company - By Nick Robins and How India became poor - indiarealist.com.  Refer to Evangelical Intrusions - By Sandhya Jain  Rupa Publications.

Cannibalizing Cultures - Pests from the West 
Religion, money and armed might, the unholy trinity of Neo-Imperialism.

Sesha Samarajiwa ( ? ) from Sri Lanka is interested examining foreign religious agents’ role as Fifth Columnists of neocolonialism/neoimperialism. He has written:

"Evangelists belong to a long line of pests from the West who have come and keep coming like locusts to colonize our souls and cannibalize our cultures.

The latest incursions are merely a continuation of the 500-year-old sorry saga of Asia, Africa and South America , which began with the arrival of the Portuguese and the Spaniards. Some have never recovered from the machinations of their priests and the savagery of their conquistadors. The baton of imperialism has passed from the Europeans to the Americans. That is not to say that the rest of the West has dropped out. They have not. They are very much in the game. It’s just that the Americans are in the lead, the new Romans on the rampage. 

We know well how the Europeans won the West. They won it through mass genocide of the native populations in North and South America . In South America , hundreds and thousands of natives who resisted conversion were garroted. There is a poignant painting depicting such conversions. It shows armored Spanish soldiers garroting native priests, while a Spanish priest holds up a large cross. More terrified natives await their turn. On the side, another Spanish priest feeds stacks of ancient gold-leaf books of the Mayans into a fire. On the face of the Mayan priests, a look of utter sadness mixed with resignation.

In places like India and Sri Lanka , they were no better. They too faced abject horrors. In his book, Christianity's scramble for India, Navaratna Rajaram says that “the Christian Missionary is neither a Christian nor a missionary. In fact, he is a racist and a white supremacist in priestly guise.” Their Buffalo Bills and their Wild Bills, their Custers and their Cortezes, and the long line of predators and priests made sure that the sorry remainder of once-proud nations would remain so, while they ruled the roost in lands drenched with native blood. Many weaker cultures succumbed to the relentless onslaught from the West. They either slaughtered those who resisted or they sowed the seeds of abjection and their eventual self-destruction. Even today, we see the pathetic dregs of once-noble nations staggering around native reservations and barrios in North and South America, in Australia , in Canada , in New Zealand . They have lost their spirit. They have lost their will to live. They seem embarrassed to be alive. They are self-destructing. At best, they are performing monkeys titillating whites with a thirst for the exotic. These are abject peoples, vanishing tribes. Now, not satisfied with ruling their large chunk of raided real estate, they are hell-bent on extending their hegemony over the whole world. They howl in protest when the natives resist. Human misery is happy hunting grounds for these spiritual cartels. They strike when their targets are at their weakest or bomb them to submission to make sure they are at their weakest. Thus softened up, they are susceptible to inducements and brainwashing. They are canny. To ‘convert’ people, you must first make them despise and reject what had sustained their people for millennia. So they vilify their faith or convince them it is a spent force or dark superstition. In so doing, they make us spit on our heritage.

(source: Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing - By Sesha Samarajiwa - Asian Tribune October 9, 2007). Refer to First English Bible Fueled First Fundamentalists - livescience.com

C K Raju (1954 - ) holds a Ph.D. from the Indian Statistical Institute. He taught mathematics for several years before playing a lead role in the C-DAC team which built Param: India ’s first parallel supercomputer. His earlier book ‘Time: Towards a Consistent Theory’ set out a new physics with a tilt in the arrow of time. He has been a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study and is a Professor of Computer Applications.  

He has observed that:

"Doctrine of Christian Discovery - According to which only Christians could be regarded as discoverers.

The church decreed that ownership of a piece of land must go to the first Christian to spot it. (Hence, the claim that Columbus “discovered” America , or that Vasco da Gama “discovered” India). The people already living on the land did not matter, and the church encouraged their killing on a mass scale, where possible, as actually happened on three continents. 

This doctrine was made into a law by the US supreme court, and that is where the current US law on land-ownership vis-a-vis the “Red Indians” stands."

(source: Newton as Theologian - By C K Raju). Refer to Five Hundred Years of Injustice

Note: The Doctrine of Discovery provided that by law and divine intention European Christian countries gained power and legal rights over indigenous non-Christian peoples immediately upon their “discovery” by Europeans. Various European monarchs and their legal systems developed this principle to benefit their own countries. Refer to Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, and Manifest Destiny - By Robert Miller

Christian Europe has always believed that it has the divinely ordained mission of bringing all heathendom under the domain of the Church; similarly at the dawn of modern period, Imperial Europe felt heavily the “white man’s burden of civilizing the world”.  

Edmund Gustav Albrecht Husserl (1859 – 1938) German philosopher says:  

“Naturally the “Europeanization of all foreign parts of the world” is the destiny of the earth. God made Europe in His own image and now the rest of mankind will be made in the image of Europe .”

Martin Heidegger (1889 - 1976) Raised as a Roman Catholic, a German philosopher and author of Being and Time, also refers to the “complete Europeanization of the earth and of mankind.”

(source: On Hinduism – By Ram Swarup  p. 120 - 123).

According to author Ram Gopal

" A band of dacoits may loot a full busload of passengers at gunpoint but that does not make the dacoits more intelligent, cultured or superior beings."

(source:  Hindu Culture During and after Muslim Rule - By Ram Gopal  p. 63). Refer to Evangelical Intrusions - By Sandhya Jain  Rupa Publications.

Dr Charles Sabillon ( ?) author of several books, has observed in his article Christianity and Islam: Which is the Worst?

"The origins of both religions are based on the claims of two men, Jesus and Mohammed, and both men proved equally incapable of demonstrating their divine mandate. From that perspective, the two creeds are equally based on false propositions and can be classified as nothing more than lies. Mohammed ordered his followers to do it by the sword, and that is what they did once he died. They launched into one of the most enthusiastic conquering ventures the world has ever seen and forged an empire that extended from Central Asia to the southwest of Europe. 

Nations were ruthlessly converted to Christianity by the sword just like Islam converted Arabia, Central Asia, and Africa by the sword. With his armies, Charlemagne preached the Gospel of the cross to the Saxons, the Germans, the Bohemians, and the Hungarians. This was not the only evangelizing military operation. There were also the infamous Crusades from the eleventh to the thirteenth century, the Inquisition, and the conquest of the American continent from the sixteenth century onwards. Throughout the Middle Ages in Europe, the Christian Church was the most militarily powerful organization in that continent. Being the largest landowner and the biggest tax collector provided the Pope with huge amounts of money, which were used to solidify his power by establishing a potent armed force.

(source: Christianity and Islam: Which is the Worst? - By Charles Sabillon - americanchronicle.com). Refer to Things They Don't Tell you about Christianity.  Refer to First English Bible Fueled First Fundamentalists - livescience.com

Refer to Radical Christian Missionaries in Iraq and Stolen Kingdom: An American Conspiracy - By Budnick, Rich (1992). Honolulu: Aloha Press. For more refer to chapter on Glimpses XIX

Refer to Holy warriors in the US armed forces and Christian embassy and Officers Christian fellowship and Ambassadors for Christian Dominion in Uniform. Watch Why we fight (2005) documentary - Imperial and technological arrogance of world's Super power: describes the rise and maintenance of the United States military-industrial complex and its involvement in the wars led by the United States during the last fifty years, and in particular in the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. The film alleges that in every decade since World War II, the American public has been told a lie to bring it into war to fuel the military-economic machine, which in turn maintains American dominance in the world.

Civilizational Graveyards? Modus Operandi of Christianity around the Globe
Trader, Tank and Missionary Axis - Pax Britannica to Pax Americana ?

Andrew Jon Rotter, an American historian, and professor at Colgate University, writes:

"Most Westerners see expansion as the logical extension of power, if you have it use it. Westerners imagine space as available, beckoning those outside to occupy it, settle it, master it.  

“The history which Europeans constructed for themselves was part of a growing process of control over space.” – writes Bernard S Cohen.  

Beginning with the 17th century, European settlers saw space as an opportunity. Americans moved West if they failed in the east, for the West would allow them to start life over again. Space was a necessity. Space was exciting, democratic, more liberated and more dangerous than what passed for civilization in the East. Space was a White American right, and Native Americans who challenged the right of a White American to move west must be removed or destroyed. “Expansion lies at the center of the American Weltanschauung (world view)."  

(source: Comrades at Odd: Culture and Indo-US relations 1947-1964 – By Andrew Kotter p. 40). Refer to The Sole Superpower in Decline - By Dilip Hiro August 20, 2007. Refer to The Empire is over – By Charlie Reese and How Super Was Our Power Anyway? - thenation.com. Refer to Hooked on War: Thomas Friedman's Deadly Addiction - New York Times Thomas Friedman is the man who called invading Iraq "one of the noblest things this country has ever attempted abroad." Also refer to USA - What does the Constitution say about religion? - WBIR.com 8 December, 2007. Refer to Iraq ’s erasure and Asian racial delusions - By Dr Gautam Sen

Refer to What Every "Ugly American" Must Know about the "Civilized British - www.larouchepac.com. Refer to Mandela Slams Bush - "What I am condemning is that one power, with a president who has no foresight, who cannot think properly, is now wanting to plunge the world into a holocaust." And that wasn't all. He attacked America for its record on human rights and for dropping atomic bombs on Japan World War II. "If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America . They don't care."

Radha Rajan is editor of vigilonline. In her article titled - European, American Museums: Fortified Havens For Plunder From India she has remarked that:    

"Should the people of India, Greece, Egypt and Africa, and Native American peoples succeed in getting American and European museums and libraries to ret urn all objects which constitute the tangible roots of ancient civilisations, and thousands of years of history pre-dating the cults of Jesus and Mohammed, then the Louvre, British Museum, Smithsonian, Vatican and the Kunsthistoriches Museum to mention just five, would be emptied of all their prized possessions.    
 
European and American museums and libraries are no more than fortified thieves’ dens and state-sponsored and supported safe havens for Abrahamic plunder; they  house the spoils of Christian war and genocide against African peoples, against the nations of now extinct and almost extinct Native American peoples, colonial loot from Asia, and from archaeological and anthropological pseudo-science expeditions, which European marauders undertook across continents. " 

(source: European, American Museums: Fortified Havens For Plunder From India - By Radha Rajan - organiser.org).

William Dalrymple (1965 - ) author of The Last Mughal, and award-winning travel writer and historian, says:

'Islamic fundamentalism and Western imperialism have often been closely and fatally intertwined'

"You see so many parallels. The evangelical politicians, including George W Bush, cast their opponents and enemies in the role of 'incarnate fiends' as the British did the mutineers in 1857. The Western politicians also conflate armed resistance to invasion and occupation with 'pure evil' as the British did in 1857. Like the British in 1857, Western powers today are stubbornly blind to the effects their policies have on the wider world... they are not examining their own policies."

(source: Islamic fundamentalism and Western imperialism have often been closely and fatally intertwined - rediff.com). Refer to A Game as Old as Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption - By John Perkins and The American Empire page - thirdworldtraveler.com. Refer to Iraq: The Hidden Cost.

Refer to Holy warriors in the US armed forces and Christian embassy and Officers Christian fellowship and Ambassadors for Christian Dominion in Uniform

John Shelby Spong, Episcopal Bishop of Newark (NJ)  in 'Why Christianity Must Change or Die' writes: 

“The familiar Christian God acknowledged by almost all of our European ancestors not only blessed the imperialistic and colonial expansion of those nations in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries but also declared that this colonialist domination of the underdeveloped peoples of the world was the very will of the Christian deity. So under the banner of Christ, native population in what we today call the third world were subjugated and converted, while the resources of those conquered nations were being extracted from their soil to bring wealth to the Europeans".

(source: The Ethics of Proselytizing - By Rajiv Malhotra). Refer to Jesus Christ: Artifice for Aggression - By Sita Ram Goel. Refer to Loot: in search of the East India Company - By Nick Robins and How India became poor - indiarealist.com

Due acknowledgement must be done for the massacres of millions of our ancestors, so that the wounds can finally heal. Their deaths and untold suffering were by and large solely due to their being Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs. These non-Semitic Indic faiths have a great affinity for true secular practices and this rapport will not be threatened by letting truth prevail.

On the contrary, true secularism is undermined and damaged when the leadership - political and intellectual - conspire to hide historical truth under the festering scab of pseudo-secularism.

Sheldon Pollock Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Studies at Columbia University has said,

"Colonialism nearly killed India's capacity to know its past;  globalization threatens to destroy its will."

(source: Digital Memory - By Sugata Srinivasaraju - outlookindia.com).

Atanu Dey economist at Netcore Solutions in Mumbai has remarked that the British were not some sort of saviors for India:

"The British did not manage India. They colonized India and did what it took to extract and exploit India ’s resources. Colonizers do that and when they have extracted and exploited as much as they can, they leave. The British left. The British did not “develop” India because it was not worth the effort and moreover, developed populations don’t docilely accept their colonial overlords.

Whatever “development” the British did was to ensure that they could effectively exploit the country. They “built” railroads so that they could move stuff (cotton to the British mills, for example) and for administering the large population they built a rudimentary telecommunications system. They “built” an education system that was just about adequate to churn out clerks that were needed for office work. They needed mid-level management (there were only so many Englishmen for the job) and so they created the Indian Civil Services. If I was the colonizer, I would do precisely what the British did. It is rational and sensible thing to do for a colonizer. What the British also did — and very effectively at that — is to create an education system that churns out people who have no idea of how rapacious the British were."

(source: India needs a New Set of Rules, not Rulers - By Atanu Dey - deesha.org).

"Partition was a political maneuver in which the Muslim League and the British were partners with the intention to Balkanize India and reduce it to a geographical expression."

(source: A critique of A G Noorani’s Kashmir Dispute 1947-2012 – By Mohan Krishen Teng).

Sore Losers of Empire?
British would prefer the Balkanization of India

The subconscious memories of the former British empire inspire some UK elements that want to see India balkanized. Sporadic voices near the centers of power seem to want to push India towards violence and fragmentation.

For example in 1991, within a week of the brutal assassination of Rajiv Gandhi by LTTE, the Times of London, a voice for the British Foreign Office, wrote an editorial stating that India faced ‘the same bloody strains and ignored solutions’ that had resulted in the breaking up of the Soviet Union. It compared India with the former Soviet Union and recommended that ‘the way forward’ without ‘murders and riots’ was to allow States and sub-states their own economic policies, and bring in as much foreign investment and as many free-market principles as they like.’

This separatist message disguised as the economic independence of ‘states and sub-states’ was further developed and articulated into full-blown balkanization by Max Madden, a member of the British parliament. Speaking in Denmark at a conference on Kashmir, Madden demanded India’s self-annihilation.  Remembering the disintegration of the Soviet and British empires, he wondered: ‘Why should the Union of India and its present boundaries continue forever?’ He questioned India’s status as the world’s largest democracy in the world; many of us question that very fundamentally’. Madden suggested that the United Nations should oversee Kashmir’s independence, a role that could be extended beyond Kashmir: ‘And it may involve the whole region. So be it.’ Such suggestions are kept alive to this day. For example, in the website www.countercurrents.org, a decade old Times of London article was extensively quoted to conclude that India’s best course from the beginning would have been to split into a hundred Hong Kongs.

(source: Breaking India: Western Inventions and Dalit Faultlines - By Rajiv Malhotra and Aravindan Neelakandan p. 297 -300).

Refer to Why Indians Should Reject St. Thomas And Christianity - By Koenraad Elst

 

Barbarians at the Gate

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Two Chapters in India's history are most noted for its atrocities against Hinduism:

Islamic Onslaught
European Imperialism
    

            
European Imperialism

To Shake the Pagoda Tree
Vasco da Gama's arrival

Indology and the British
Anglicists versus Orientalists
Divide and Rule - Cost of Partition
First War of Independence - The Great Indian Mutiny 1857
British "Justice" In India?
Colonial Relationship: Rape of Indian Women
Indians Not Allowed: A Humiliating Raj
Babu English and Rudyard Kipling Insults
Jallianwala Bagh - Massacre to ' Teach the bloody browns a lesson'

Rape of India by the British
Famines in British India: An enduring disaster of the Raj
India in Bondage
Economic and Social Destruction
Is British Rule in India Efficient?
World War I and Hindu Soldiers
Divide and Quit
 
The Great Farce 
Atrocities by the Christian Missionaries in Goa
The Goa Inquisition
Articles

Slaughter of Balinese Hindus by the Dutch
 

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Religious Conversion has been a Foreign policy objective of the Christian West.

Conversion is political conquest, which is why faith and empire have always gone hand-in-hand. 

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Imperial Crusaders

"I saw in the whole Christian world a license of fighting at which even barbarous nations might blush. Wars were begun on trifling pretexts or none at all, and carried on without any reference of law, Divine or human"

                     -  Hugo Grotius (1583- 1645) Dutch legal scholar, playwright and poet. One of the pioneering natural rights theorists of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. 

 "Every aspect of the Empire was an aspect of Christ" -  James Morris author of Pax Britannica: Climax of an Empire Refer to Loot: in search of the East India Company - By Nick Robins and How India became poor - indiarealist.com

(source: hamsa.org. Refer to Jesus Christ: Artifice for Aggression - By Sita Ram Goel.  Refer to World Conquering Creeds - By Dr. Koenraad Elst - chapter on Glimpses XVI

" Evangelism was on the ascendant in the 19th century as the dominant ideology of the British Empire builders in India. Evangelists equated the material superiority of the West with the moral superiority of Christianity." 

                  -  Partha Mitter, author of Much Maligned Monsters: A History of European Reactions to Indian Art  p. 238. Refer to Think tank alleges British MPs involved in promoting evangelism in India - hinduvoice.co.uk.  Refer to Things They Don't Tell you about Christianity and Radical Christian Missionaries in Iraq. Watch An Invasion through Conversion - youtube.com .

“Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus going on before.
Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
Forward into battle see His banners go!"

                - wrote Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould (1834 – 1924). Refer to British Imperialism: Gold God Glory - By Robin W Winks. The motives for classical imperialism were frequently associated with the three G’s - Gold, God and Glory. Refer to First English Bible Fueled First Fundamentalists - livescience.com

"Baptize the nations, far and high
The triumph of the cross record
The name of Jesus glorify
Till every kindred call him Lord. " 

               - An Anglican hymn.

"Onward Chartered Soldiers, on to heathen lands,
Prayer books in your pockets, rifles in your hands.
Take the glorious tidings where trade can be done,
Spread the peaceful gospel --- with a Maxim gun.

Tell the wretched natives, sinful are their hearts,
Turn their heathen temples into spirit marts.
And if to your teaching they will not succumb,
Give them another sermon with the Maxim gun...

When the Ten Commandments they quite understand,
You their Chief must hocus, and annex their land;
And if they misguided call you to account,
Give them another sermon --- with a Maxim from the Mount."

  - When Cecil Rhodes embarked on war with Lobengula in Matebele, his troops used a new "secret weapon:" the Maxim which could fire 500 rounds a minute. In 1893, in the battle of Shangani River, 1,500 Matebele warriors were killed while only four British died. The English Liberals penned a bitter satire on the victory, which Rhodes ' men --- the Chartered Company Volunteers then cynically adopted as their anthem.  

"Jesus Christ" functions as a symbolic cloak for several hidden agendas .

- Robert M Price, author of The God Who Wasn't there.  Refer to Oppose Christian Missionaries and Radical Christian Missionaries in Iraq and 'Goa Inquisition was most merciless and cruel' and An account of the Inquisition at Goa, in India -  By Gabriel Dellon, Archibald Bower

"Evangelical Christianity, born in England and nurtured in the United States, is leaving home."

                    -  Paul Nussbaum, author of Evangelical Christianity shifting outside West - Philadelphia Inquirer  Feb 20, 2006. Refer to First English Bible Fueled First Fundamentalists - livescience.com. Also refer to USA - What does the Constitution say about religion? - WBIR.com 8 December, 2007 and Iraq ’s erasure and Asian racial delusions - By Dr Gautam Sen.

“Christianity has been--and continues to be--a religion of empire.” - By Tim Mitchell

"When the missionary came he had the Bible and we had the land; now we have the Bible and he has the land." - An African has said. That pretty well sums up the fact that capitalism follows the Bible-thumper and destroys not only the culture, but the economic basis of the country. - By Roy Brown.

Refer to Why Evangelical Christians march on the Iraq warpath - ReligionNewsBlog.com and Onward Christian soldiers - By Max Blumenthal - salon.com. Watch the movie - Indoctrination in Jesus Camp. Refer to Their beliefs are bonkers, but they are at the heart of power: US Christian fundamentalists are driving Bush's Middle East policy - By George Monbiot Tuesday April 20, 2004 The Guardian.  Refer to Planet Pentagon: Ownership of the earth, the seas and the skies - By Nick Turse - Le Monde Diplomatique and commondream.org. For more refer to chapter on Glimpses XIX and Iraq: The Hidden Cost.


 

 

          

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