Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Unfettering the Hindu mind - Part 1

Unfettering the Hindu mind – Part 1

"I have travelled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such calibre, that I do not think we would ever conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage, and, therefore, I propose that we replace her old and ancient education system, her culture, for if the Indians think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will lose their self-esteem, their native self-culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation".

Lord McCauley in his speech of Feb 2, 1835, British Parliament

With the above quote as a backdrop, I have been struggling with the thought of starting this piece for many months but could not figure out how to make a beginning. The start is important here as the problem is multi faceted and has its roots buried deep in forgotten history. I say forgotten because that's what it was meant to be, forgotten and lost. This is an attempt to bring to light on what has gone wrong with how we Hindus perceive our religion, our history and civilisation which has been distorted by disinformation and deceit, spread through vested political interest.

The reason I have titled this ‘’unfettering’’ the Hindu mind is because it is my attempt to break the chains of bondage which has wedded us to ignorance and has kept us away from knowing our true identity and why we are so refreshingly and positively different from the rest of the world. Its is important that we take pride in our civilisation, in our history, in our religion, in our cultural and social achievements and acknowledge the contribution made to science, medicine and the fine arts and in every other walk of human life from time immemorial by our ancestors and carry forward this legacy bequeathed to us and not let others with vested interest deceive us. 

The systematic dilution and erasure of Hinduism and our Vedic civilisation with its accumulated wealth of wisdom in every sphere and replacing it with lies and distortions programmed to ensure the enslavement of the Hindu mind by spreading false propaganda against the Hindu people, culture, civilisation and their belief system was started during the British rule of India under McCauley. For the uninitiated, McCauley is the person who proposed and then implemented the current education system and the overall philosophy of the teaching methodology and approach, through its vast network of schools, educational institutions, government and missionary organisations. The opening quote will give the reader an idea of his intentions. The idea was to completely and totally undermine and subvert India’s Vedic past, its teachings and its philosophy to such an extent that it was even made to seem alien to India. Nothing Indian or Hindu was good and was cast out as obscurantist, redundant, superstitious belief systems - relics from another age with no relevance in the modern world. This is what were and are still being taught, completely deceiving and subduing impressionable minds.

Why would anyone go to such an extent to create such a elaborate hoax, to deny people the truth?

To rule one needs a subservient population, people who can be influenced and controlled. To rule a foreign land and people completely different in race, religion, philosophy and way of life, this subservience had to be turned into enslavement, the conquered cannot be allowed to have even a shred of pride in what ever they and their belief system stand for and this can be achieved only by denying the people their glorious past, their history, their achievements.The over riding desire and objective behind this was to perpetuate the British rule in India for ever.

With the above premise in mind, when the apparent strength of the Hindu philosophy and its people and the superior Vedic past and the comparative insignificance of their own history and achievements dawned on the British, it became apparent to them that the only way to perpetuate their rule was suppress this knowledge. The conquered cannot be acknowledged as a superior civilisation in any which way. For the British revelation of the truth would make their rule untenable in such a vast and complex country.

We are told that the time can never come when the natives of India can be admitted to high civil and military office. We are told that this is the condition on which we hold our power. We are told that we are bound to confer on our subjects every benefit - which they are capable of enjoying? No; which it is in our power to confer on them? No; but which we can confer on them without hazard to the perpetuity of our own domination. 

Lord McCauley in his Government of India Speech on July 10, 1833 in the British House of Commons

How do we educate people to serve us but not reveal the ‘’truth’’ was the dilemma facing the British administrators. The problem was increasingly becoming complex and magnified as more and more people in India were educating themselves encouraged by the British to fill up positions in the vast administration and education system. To ensure that this vast educated class at some point in time in the future armed with the ‘’truth’’ does not become a van guard in a rebellion, the British resorted to the ‘’distort, divide and rule’’ policy of which they were past masters, only this time it was an attack on the very soul of India and its people. A program was initiated to rewrite Indian political and religious history in a way  that people were divided by race and religion, caste and region.

We are to teach false History, false Astronomy, false Medicine, because we find them in company with a false religion. ....And while we act thus, can we reasonably and decently bribe men out of the revenues of the state to waste their youth in learning how they are to purify themselves after touching an ass, or what text of the Vedas they are to repeat to expiate the crime of killing a goat? We are a Board for wasting public money, for printing books which are of less value than the paper on which they are printed was while it was blank; for giving artificial encouragement to absurd history, absurd metaphysics, absurd physics, absurd theology.
Lord McCauley in his Government of India Speech on July 10, 1833 in the British House of Commons

The new education system that was created for the above purpose, portrayed India and Indians as primitive and backward with only a history of invasions starting with the Aryans to the Muslims to the British justifying in the process that India belongs to no one in particular and no one can claim it as theirs originally. It was propagated that Hindus are called weak and Brahmins foreign and part of a white skinned Aryan race who settled in the north west and eventually created the caste systems to subdue the original dark skinned Indians. Hinduism was portrayed as a abomination full of superstition and redundant rituals and archaic practices, falsely glorifying Islam and the erstwhile Muslim rulers, exaggerating Islamic contribution to India and Indian culture. Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism were delineated as a separate religions and racial groups. Many other such distortions and lies were spread through schools and other academic books to enslave the hitherto proud Hindus and paint them into a corner by making them the cause of all the evils of the society, prop up the Muslims and Islam with a false sense of glory, break the strong brotherhood of Hindu sects in separate religions and above all break up the Hindu society on caste lines and pit them against each other.    

Sadly, today we still carry forward this self denigration of our religion, history and civilisation, a legacy of the British colonisers through a education and administration system established by them, perpetuated by Marxist historians and pseudo-secular academicians funded by Nehruvian politicians to cloud and confuse young unsuspecting Hindu minds with lies.

Its time we collectively endeavour to attain the truth for ourselves and for the future generations because in truth is where we will be secure and strong. Else we will become a nation, rudderless and disoriented with no sense of pride in our religion, culture and civilisation allowing everything to be eroded away by the waves of false propaganda and disinformation which gain ground in every minute of inaction on our part.

“We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act.

Swami Vivekananda


  1. Vijay,

    Fine and accurate observations. I want to highlight another perspective although not closely related but relevant for sure. In the past 70 years or so (may be more), there has been a concerted and systemic marxization of Indian media.

    Right from setting up of institutions like JNU to availability of grants, scholarships etc to people with left inclination has brought about the change in many years.

    I always used to wonder if all artists and journalists are born communists? No they are not. Unfortunately, they are the only ones who move up in their respective food chains because of the influence, support and clout rendered by their comrade masters.

    (I would like to take a pause and apologize for the oxymoron here. Unfortunately that is what communism is.)

    So what is that we can do change this situation. Corrupt and Marxist journos like Rajdeep Sardesai and Barkha Dutt are not going to wake up suddenly for the cause of National and hence Hindu pride. We need to define and implement a strategic plan that stops the influx of Communists in Indian media and also makes it neutral and nationalistic. It will not be an easy task and definitely will take more than 15-20 years before we see any results. It can not be accomplished by a few individuals or a group. It will need huge backing (at least in the initial stages) from the government, organizations like RSS etc and funding from patriot industrialists and business captains.

    Some one, some where has to make that beginning. Until then, Over to you Rajdeep. Please feel free to throw heaps of bullshit on us unsuspecting Indians. You know that we do not have an alternative.....

  2. Thanks for your comment. We all are waking up and your comment shows it. But this is taking far too much time, fortunately we have some good people behind it but again they are scattered far and wide. Currently the Marxist forces along with Congress are in power and they propagate their side of the story, people like Barkha and Rajdeep who is a absolutely useless journalist get the support. In my view they are doing this just to promote themselves and don't have a definite ideology so to speak off.

    In the last 60 years or so Congress has infiltrated every dept. and office of power in the Govt. or in the private sector making it very challenging to change the mind set given the fact that so many of the IAS officers and other Govt. officials have been educated on lies and deception. Why should they challenge lest they loose their jobs and there have been many such cases of people not found towing the official line found cast away.

    The issue we are facing is that like minded people like us are not able to find a platform which can unite all of us under a single banner and cause. It need not always be a political entity. But a vehicle which can go on a road show, a knowledge sharing and eye opening 'Rath yatra' if you like. Travelling from town to town village to village done annually. This kind of Rath yatra is what will bring us Hindus together and galvanise people towards a change. Shankaracharya too went on a similar tour de force to establish Hinduism back in India. So should we.