By now we have known for a while that Indian liberals have gone down a dark path:
anti-Modi —> anti-Hindus —> anti-India.
As for their search for a leader to take on Modi, they have gone down this route:
Rahul –> Kejriwal —> Nitish —> Hardik Patel –> Kanhaiya —> Shaktiman the horse
The paranoid phobias of Indian liberals have been eating them up inside. They have positioned themselves against every possible aspect of Hindu culture: hating on Holi, Diwali, Rakhi, Karvachauth and what not. Some outrageously funny articles published last year even saw Hindutva prowling behind the scenes of the blockbuster Baahubali. This year when Baahubali-2 comes out and shatters all records, expect liberals to lose their mind.
Continuing with their obsessive hatred for anything, liberals are now openly coming out even against the Hindu belief of treating the nation as the motherland. They hear the term “Bharat mata” and they explode in anger. Say hello to the newest liberal cause: demonizing Bharat Mata! Recently there has been a spate of articles attacking “Bharat Mata”. Take this article by Mrinal Pande titled “How the Sangh Parivar transformed Bharat Mata into a militant goddess” (http://scroll.in/article/804712/how-the-sangh-parivar-transformed-bharat-mata-into-a-militant-goddess) and now the latest by Shoaib Daniyal : “How Bharat Mata became codeword for a theocratic Hindu state” (http://scroll.in/article/805247/history-lessons-how-bharat-mata-became-the-code-word-for-a-theocratic-hindu-state)
Friends, they have noticed the Hindu imagery behind “Bharat mata”. And keeping with their policy of stomping on anything connected to the soul of India, they insist on demonizing it, ripping it out until the nation that remains is no longer recognizable as a descendant of Chandragupta Maurya and Ashoka and Vikramaditya and Kanishka and Harshavardhana… They will not stop until the nation and its single Hindu consciousness is completely destroyed and we can no longer recognize it as the land of Valmiki, Chanakya, Adi Shankara, Kamban, Tulsidas, Thiruvallar, Dayananda and Vivekananda. Forget that, they want that Bharat, the “prison house of nationalities” should fall apart and we should lose the thread of unity between the themes of Kamban Ramayana and Tulsi Ramayana…
Take this from Mameluk Shoaib Daniyal:
“Although not the first author to emphasize the mother for political purposes, Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay (1838-94) transforms Bharat Mata into a fully fledged Hindu goddess… Ananda Math’s contribution to the development of a proto-form of Hindu nationalism is immense.”
Tell you what, Shoaib Daniyal…when Bankim Chandra Chatterjee becomes a “communal” hate figure, Indian liberalism is at it’s lowest point. I don’t know if Bankim Chandra received a Sahitya Akademi award, but he was a writer and an intellectual 1000 times greater than you will ever be. When someone of the level of Shoaib Daniyal spits on a giant like Bankim Chandra, who is being anti-intellectual now, the left or the right?
“During the Swadeshi movement and the agitation to annul the 1905 partition of Bengal, the idea of India and Bengal as a mother goddess was used widely in the popular realm….Abanindranath Tagore, nephew of Rabindranath and father of modern Indian painting, created what was probably the first pictorial representation of Bharat Mata in 1905, which was widely reproduced and used in the Swadeshi movement.”
Now even the Tagores are coming under attack! You idiot Shoaib Daniyal…you..you do realize that the 1905 movement had as its primary aim the rejection of the partition of Bengal on religious lines into Muslim majority East Bengal and Hindu majority West Bengal? Today those people who fought tooth and nail against division of Bengal on communal lines seem like agents of Hindu theocracy to you?
“Nationalism and divinity also got fused in the more militant forms of the freedom movement. The Anushilan Samiti, a group that believed that using violence against the colonisers was justified, took great inspiration from Ananda Math. Initiation ceremonies of the Samiti consisted of conducting shastra puja, weapons worship, in front of a pratima, an idol of the goddess Durga.”
Anushilan Samiti is communal now? Shame on you Shoaib Daniyal…members of Anushilan Samiti included Sri Aurobindo and Rashbehari Bose! Jatin Das of Anushilan Samiti fasted unto death in Lahore jail joining Bhagat Singh in protest (a real 63 day fast not the Kejriwal type 10 day “fast” while drinking from a steel glass all the time). Jatindranath Mukherjee of Anushilan Samiti (known as “Bagha Jatin” or Tiger Jatin in Bengal) died in a gunfight with British troops. Prafulla Chaki of Anushilan Samiti died in a similar battle. Khudiram Bose of Anushilan Samiti was hanged at the mere age of 17! And these people are communal agents of Hindutva to you now? Wait, then what happened to the left’s claim then that Hindutva agents never contributed to the freedom struggle? Do the sacrifices of Khudiram Bose and “Masterda” Surya Sen hold no value for you?
“ In 2013, for example, Narendra Modi, then the chief minister of Gujarat, conducted a public shastra puja on Bijaydashami, the day Durga defeated here enemy, thus creating a direct link to the Anushilan Samiti.”
Tell you what! Any Indian would be proud to establish a link to Anushilan Samiti.
Friends, what makes a nation? Is it the mountains and rivers and the physical geography? Is it the political boundaries drawn on a globe? Or more precisely, what makes the Indian nation? We don’t all speak the same language, we don’t all worship the same gods or have the same religion. The only thing we have in common is our civilizational legacy that we all inherit whether Hindu or Muslim or Jain or Buddhist or Sikh or atheist. And here we have liberals striving to demonize that legacy. In essence, liberals are trying to cut off the nation’s jugular. If they succeed, the nation will die. Every nation is unique. America, for instance, is defined as a nation, by its successive waves of immigrants. Japan is defined by its language. France is defined by its language and its history of opposing royalism and theocracy. Germany and Italy are defined by the coming together of small disparate principalities sharing a common culture. We as a nation are defined by our Hindu civilizational legacy.
I have said many times that the venomous seculars of today, led by Madamji, are much worse even than the Nehruvians. You know the Nehruvians started the Constitution with the famous words:
“India, that is Bharat”
In those four words, they reclaimed thousands of years of civilization. The makers of the Constitution knew that they were not inventing a nation, but reclaiming history. By saying “India that is Bharat”, they established India as the sole successor of the legacy of Bharat. But why would the makers say that India is Bharat when clearly it is just part of what used to be Bharat? Because India alone embraces the legacy of Bharat. Pakistan and Bangladesh also occupy physical space that once was part of Bharat, but they made a conscious decision to reject and deny this civilizational legacy. Mr. Daniyal, once you reject Bharat, you cease to be Indian. Then you are no different from a Pakistani. Let me make this clear.