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  1. Feb 2017
    1. Marathas defeated the Mughal empire centuries late
      • There are so many movies about Marathas.
      • There are also movies about Vijayanagar empire in Kannada and Telugu.
      • There are also movies about Ashoka, Pulakeshi etc which author totally missed
      • Author also seems to think only Bollywood as Indian cinema
    2. However, similar books as Shashi Tharoor’s exposing British rule in India as tyrannical could also be written about the Mughals and other Islamic invaders. Mughal rule commonly practised genocide of Hindus and destruction of temples, not merely by Aurangzeb. Such studies could be made on Tamerlane’s genocide of north India and on the older Delhi Sultanate overall – notably Alauddin Khilji, who pillaged India north and south. They could be written on many Islamic invaders and rulers in India over the centuries, some of whom are portrayed as heroes in Indian history books today. But most scholars would not dare conduct such research, as political motives override their willingness to tell the truth.

      No examples of hindu kings are mentioned.

    3. British and the Mughals that took shape only under Nehru.

      India became India only after Independence under Indian constitution. Until then we had hundreds of princely states. Under the leadership of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, they were unified into India.

    4. From Swami Vivekananda’s Yoga-Vedanta revival, to Lokmanya Tilak’s back to the Gita message, to Sri Aurobindo and his honouring of the Vedas, to the Ram Rajya ideal that extended to Mahatma Gandhi, this respect for India’s past was prominent and proud. Images of Bharata Mata, and songs like Vande Mataram expressed such inspiration

      Totally misses personalities like Ambedkar who was very critical of Vedas, Shastras and Smritis.

    5. could also be written about the Mughals and other Islamic invaders.

      and also about Hindu leaders and dynasties.

    1. How could USCIRF outsource a report harshly critical of India, one of the most important democratic allies of the US, to an activist with a history of supporting separatist causes against India that too often employ terrorism against innocent civilians? How can USCIRF give its imprimatur to a report citing debunked sources and smearing the Hindu religion?

      Again. India and Hinduism are not same.

    2. left tens of thousands of Hindus and Sikhs dead

      Reference for the numbers required.

    3. Beyond the litany of attacks against India and the Hindu religion in the latest USCIRF special report, what should alarm any observer, is the document’s authorship.

      It doesn't attack India. IT attacks Hinduism. They are different.

    4. Attacking Hinduism And India

      How are they same?

      Hinduism is a religion and India is a country.

    5. for the first time in USCIRF’s history, the commission makes the overtly Hinduphobic declaration that caste-based discrimination is rooted in Hindu scripture.

      caste-based discrimination is rooted in Hindu scripture

      is a well known and well debated subject. Read The Annihilation of Caste - Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

      Dr. B. R. Ambedkar says

      The literature of the Hindus is full of caste genealogies in which an attempt is made to give a noble origin to one caste and an ignoble origin to other castes. The Sahyadrikhand is a notorious instance of this class of literature.

      There is no code of laws more infamous regarding social rights than the Laws of Manu. Any instance from anywhere of social injustice must pale before it.

      But whether the doing of the deed takes time or whether it can be done quickly, you must not forget that if you wish to bring about & breach in the system then you have got to apply the dynamite to the Vedas and the Shastras, which deny any part to reason, to Vedas and Shastras, which deny any part to morality. You must destroy the Religion of the Shrutis and the Smritis. Nothing else will avail. This is my considered view of the matter.