Before I start, let me mention to you this top secret letter that was leaked to me from a television studio in Noida.
The Election Commissioner of India,
Nirvachan Sadan, New Delhi.
I understand from reliable sources that Shri Narendra Modi, a war criminal for many atrocities against the elite, has been allowed into Lutyens Delhi by the democratic mandate of the Indian people. This is clear treachery and a betrayal of faith by the Indian voters. As Indian voters are personal slaves of the Nehru-Gandhi family, it should not have been done. Please take note of it and do what you consider proper and fit.
Elite intellectuals of India.
However, as we all know, the “war criminals” have been on a rampage in Lutyens Delhi since May 2014, canceling even free foreign trips for elites in the Prime Minister’s official aeroplane. These war criminals are tearing everything down and throwing it open to the public: be it Netaji papers or access to Aligarh Muslim University. On the flip side, meritorious students at FTII are being presented with threats: either complete your course within 2 decades or you will lose free board and lodging at taxpayer expense. Research scholars who fail NET exams are faced with the prospect of no longer receiving government scholarships. It is absolute mayhem all around. The situation is so bad that the Congress party is being denied not only its birthright to rule the country, but even the post of the leader of the Opposition.
So, yesterday when 100 files on Netaji were declassified and put into the National Archives, we found this sworn testimony from Pandit Nehru’s stenographer:
(See Page 112 here : http://netajipapers.gov.in/pdfjs/web/viewer.html?fileid=96&part=1)
Now, if you have ever been on the internet, you would have known that there has always been a rumor floating around about a letter that goes like this:
Let me tell you that I was always 100% convinced that this letter floating around on the internet had to be a fake. Just look at the spelling and grammar mistakes. After all, considering how much money Nehru got from his parents, there can be no doubt that Nehru would be able to hire a literate stenographer. Nehru’s stenographer has been vindicated by the release of Netaji files yesterday. No, his stenographer didn’t spell “Attlee” as “Attle” and I suspect his stenographer didn’t say either that the whole world sleeps when its midnight in India.
After the sworn testimony from Nehru’s stenographer went up on the National Archives, Eminent family historian Ramchandra Guha posted the following conclusion:
Friends, this is the difference between a trained historian and amateurs. Let me explain. An amateur might point out that the way we learn about most historical figures is from first hand accounts by people around them. For instance, we learn about the reign of Harshvardhan not by reading Harshvardhan’s personal diary, but from the account given by Chinese traveler Hieun Tsang. We learn about Chandragupta Maurya by reading the account by Greek ambassador Megasthenes’ book “Indika”, about Chandragupta Vikramaditya by reading Fa-Hien, about Prithviraj Chauhan by reading Chand Bardai’s “Prithviraj Raso”, about Akbar by reading “Akbarnama”…and so on. As such, sworn testimony from Nehru’s own stenographer might seem like solid evidence to an amateur.
But here is where the deep knowledge of someone like Ram Guha makes all the difference. Imagine if I were to tell you that I have testimony by a courtier about a letter written by Akbar. You might fall for it, but a professional like Ram Guha won’t. Because a professional like Ram Guha would know the key fact that Akbar was illiterate! He couldn’t have written the letter no matter whose testimony you show me... Just look at the letter in the National Archives…it’s well composed, without grammatical mistakes: there is simply no way Nehru could have dictated that! And Ram Guha’s professional eye immediately caught this.
Well, so on the one hand Nehru’s stenographer has been vindicated and we know that he didn’t make the spelling mistakes attributed to him. On the other hand, there can be no doubt that his stenographer lied on oath when he submitted this testimony about Nehru’s letter.
Diyar Bhakts, next time you want us to believe something was written by Nehru himself, show us something like Nehru saying that the earth is flat. Then maybe we will consider…