WE ARE NOT A NATION OF DEFEAT, SUBJUGATION OR AT THE RECEIVING END OF OUR INVADERS. GREAT NATIONS ALWAYS GO THROUGH THIS CYCLE OF INVASIONS, IT IS NOT HOW MANY TIMES WE WERE INVADED BUT IT IS HOW WE CAME OUT OF IT. THERE ARE MANY COUNTRIES WHICH WERE ERASED FROM THE MAP OF THE WORLD BY INVASIONS OR IF THEY STILL EXISTS ON THE MAP, THEIR CULTURE, THEIR RELIGION WAS CHANGED PERMANENTLY THAT MEANS THEIR IDENTITY WAS CHANGED…… NOT OURS, OUR IDENTITY IS INTACT……. BUT, AS USUAL … CONDITIONS APPLY……………..
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Thousands of visitors throng Qutubminar every day. Many of them read the epitaph and come to know that it was built by Qutubshah and admire the magnificence of it. Yes it was built by Qutubshah, but the story doesn’t end there, in fact it starts from there. The downfall of Hindu Kingdom started around this time.
A thought came to my mind, that how many of us look back and read our real history. We are always fed on the British written history, which very cunningly gives all those periods which make us feel that we were always ruled. First by Alexander, then by Muslims and then by Britishers. When we talk about our history we are always apologetic about it. To start with, this history of subjugation was fed to our four - five generations and its continuity was ensured from then on.
When such biased history was preached continuously to four - five generations, permanent damage was done. Now we know that we are born to get ruled. Only subjugation. Ask any one in the age group of 20 - 30 about what they know about Alexander the 'Great'(?) Why was he great or was he?, If we see from our perspective. Ask Gen Next who was Chandragupta, Chanakya and Bindusar (probably they may have heard the names of Chadragupta and Chanakya but not of Bindusar) and what was their most important contribution. Why should we read History from ‘their’ perspective? Here are some salient points in our History.
1. Alexander may have been a great warrior but in Bharat he crossed Sindhu and could go till Beas River, not ahead.
2. Upto 1400 AD South India was free.
3. Till 1100 AD Mughals/ Turqs/ Muslims could not conquer Bharat.
4. From 600 AD to 1000 AD Bharat was almost unified without any invasion.
5. During Chandragupta Mourya and Vikramaditya around 150 to 200 yrs Bharat was free and progressing. The most important contribution of Chandragupta and Chanakya duo was to unite Bharat into one nation. Same goes to Vikramaditya and Maratha empire.
6. From 1650 to 1760 Most of Maharashtra and later upto Atak (Now in Pakistan) India became Hindu-PatPatshahi under Maratha empire.
7. We have finished only 60+ yrs after independence. Still a lot to go in a Nation's life! Although we have lost some land, we have lost Hindu nation to secular one, but we are still progressing.
8. With so many invasions many important nations (Greece, Roman, Bactria and many others lost their nationhood but India is still alive!).
9. Many nations still exists without the original identity like many central Asian nations and Egypt etc are there but now turned into Muslim countries.
10. We are still alive and ticking, though in the long march towards existence we have lost Hinduhood and became secular that is alright we are still progressing.
11. Whenever nations allowed their religion to be changed, change of nationhood happened.
12. The terms like ahimsa are good for personal spiritual enhancement, but not for a nations upliftment! For a nation, PATRAPATRA VIVEK (पात्रापात्र विवेक), देशेकालेपात्रेच has to be applied. Otherwise nation becomes weak.
13. We ourselves made bounds for our religion, because of which our progress, openness, and our religion suffered a lot. They are
(a) Caste system and not to have relations with other castes.
(b) Not to wed daughters outside the castes.
(c) Not to cross Sindhu river, means we could not wage war going out of our land.
(d) No reconversions were allowed so we lost our numbers!
(e) Not to kill the enemy when he has surrendered - Ahimsa (A bane from Budhist religion).
(f) In war - fight with an equal.
(g) Crossing of Arabian sea and Bay of Bengal was considered not an Hindu act!
14. The just mentioned bounds were self-imposed for overall good at that time, our leaders (of that time) lost focus of GITA - The preachings of GITA were applied OUT OF CONTEXT.
15. Gita while speaking on Caste system says - it was created TO SUSTAIN THE SOCIETY ON THE PRINCIPAL OF 'mental bend of mind' and 'skill set existing in a person' (चातुर्वर्ण्यं मया सृष्टं गुणकर्मविभागशः। अध्याय ४:१२) - That means the castes are according to the गुण - Mental Bend of Mind (सात्विक, राजस, तामस) and कर्म- The skill he has and the work he does. It never said it should be hereditary! Applying this every society in the world is divided in these four divisions!.
16. While speaking on treatment to others GITA says (including enemy) it says देशे काले च पात्रे च तद्दानं सात्विकं स्मृतम्। अध्याय १७.२० Translated it says, the treatment depends on the context of place, time and person. The treatment should be different for different times, different places and for different persons i.e. for different situations. Actually so much liberty this religion had given to its people but we concurred a wrong meaning and instead of becoming more liberal became rigid. In the zest to follow GITA, these two (गुणकर्मविभागशः and पात्रापात्रविवेक) important aspects were lost!
17. Alexander, Shak, Hun, Kushans invaded us but never had any agenda to convert the religion. Muslims had a specific agenda to Convert, to desecrate the symbols of our sentiments (मुर्तीभंजक, बुतशिखान). Again धर्मांतर याने राष्ट्रांतर.
18. Tamil is the oldest Classical language in the world (proto Dravidian languages), and Sanskrit was the oldest Language in Indo Europeon languages. Both have antiquity of 2 millenium BC. Latin was the only language as old as Sanskrit and Tamil.
I have made the Indian history ‘panoramic view’ for today’s computer enabled generation in an abridged manner just to create interest in the reader. More information and knowledge could be gathered from other sources. I think Gen Next should go through this small document in their spare time. At a glance it gives the panoramic view about our history.
To be continued.................