Crimes Against India And The Need to Protect its Ancient Vedic Tradition

published on February 20, 2009

Crimes Against India

And The Need to Protect its Ancient Vedic Tradition

1000 Years of Attacks on Hinduism And What to do About it

by Stephen Knapp

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 This is an extremely revealing and important book for protecting, preserving, and promoting the profound and ancient Vedic tradition of India. India is a most resilient country, and is presently becoming a great economic power in the world. It also has one of the oldest and dynamic cultures the world has ever known, but few people seem to understand the many trials and difficulties that the country has faced, or the present problems India is still forced to deal with in preserving the culture of the majority Hindus who live in the country. This is described in the real history of the country, which a decreasing number of people seem to recall.

Therefore, this book is to honor the efforts that have been shown by those in the past who fought and worked to protect India and its culture, and to help preserve India as the homeland of a living and dynamic Vedic tradition of Sanatana-dharma (the eternal path of duty, wisdom, and spiritual development).

There are also many people who do not know of the many angles and ways in which this profound heritage is being attacked and threatened today, and what we can do about it. There is much to do to protect this culture, and until we are aware of how it has been assaulted in the past, and how it is threatened in the present, we will not have the motivation to take a stand and defend it for its future.




 




 

Therefore, we should carefully understand:

·        How there is presently a war against Hinduism and its yoga culture.

·        The weaknesses of India that allowed invaders to conquer her.

·        Lessons from India’s real history that should not be forgotten.

·        The atrocities committed by the Muslim invaders, and how they tried to destroy Vedic culture and its many temples, and slaughtered thousands of Indian Hindus. 

·        How the British viciously exploited India and its people for its resources.

·        How the cruelest of all Christian Inquisitions in Goa tortured and killed thousands of Hindus.

·        Action plans for preserving and strengthening Vedic India today.

·        How all Hindus and concerned people must stand up and be strong for protecting the universal spiritual traditions of Vedic culture.




 

In the darkest of eras that this world has seen and will see in the future, the Vedic tradition, the culture of yoga, will remain India’s gift to the people who inhabit this planet. It is this spiritual culture of Sanatana-dharma that remains the spiritual guide of humanity. This is the reason why India is here, and for the contribution that she makes, and the reason why we must work to protect it.

 

 

 

Contents


 PART ONE

THE WAR AGAINST INDIA’S ANCIENT TRADITIONS




 

Chapter One:

The Purpose of This Book and Defending Dharma




 

Chapter Two:

The War Against Hinduism




 

Chapter Three:

Vedic Culture: The Last Bastion of Deep Spiritual Truth


            The Prison of Religion * The Freedom in Vedic Culture




 

PART TWO

INDIA’S HISTORY AND ITS BATTLES TO PROTECT ITS CULTURE




 

Chapter Four

Early Invasions and the Weaknesses of India


        
   The First Attacks of Islam * The Main Failure and Weakness of India * Do Not Miss the Message of the Past




 

Chapter Five

The Real Intentions of Islamic Invaders




 

Chapter Six

Historical Episodes in India’s History that Should Not be Forgotten


        
   The Attacks of Mahmoud Ghazni * Mahmoud Ghazni’s Attack on Mathura * The Destruction of Somnath * Muhammad Ghuri * The Slave (Mamluk) Sultans * The Khaljis * Warning Signs of Tyranny * The Sacking of Chidambaram and Sri Rangam * The Tughlaqs * The Plunder of Jagannatha Puri * Invasion of Kathmandu * Muzaffar Shah’s Attack on Somnath * Amir Timur * The Sayyids * The Lodis * Sikandar Lodi’s Treatment of Mathura * Dwaraka Destroyed by Muhammad Begrha * The Mughals * The Destruction of the Govindaji Temple in Vrindavana * The Destruction of the Keshava Temple in Mathura * The Muslims Burn Lord Jagannatha at Puri * The Bahamanis * Shivaji and the Marathas * How to Win




 

Chapter Seven

The Portuguese and the Goan Inquistion




 

Chapter Eight

The Real Intention of the British in India


            The Missionaries * Keeping Indians in Poverty * Demeaning the Vedic literature * The Real Good that Came From British India * Interest in Ancient Indian Traditions in Europe * How European Interest in Hinduism Came Back to India Through Gandhi * Historical Incidents of the British in India * The Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 * The “Divide and Rule” Policy of the British * On the Road to Independence * The Plague * The Slaughter at Jallianwala Bagh * The Final Struggles for a Free India—in Summary * Jinnah and the Muslim Attitude for Partition 




 

Chapter Nine

The Salt Tax: The Cause of Much Suffering and Many Deaths


            The Need for Salt * Death and Dying Under the British




 

PART THREE

THE STRUGGLES THAT GO ON TODAY




 

Chapter Ten

Insidious Ideas


 
           Belittling the Vedic Literature * The Aryan Invasion Theory * Was There Ever an Aryan Invasion? * TheTerms “Aryan” and “Dravidian” * The Proto-Indo-European Language * The Caste System




 

Chapter Eleven

Casteism: Is It the Scourge of Hinduism, or the Perversion of a Legitimate Vedic System?


            What Casteism is Today * What is the Original Vedic System Called Varnashrama * The Earliest Reference to the Varnas * How the Present Casteism Developed * The Dangers of Casteism as we Find it Today * What we can do to Eliminate the Caste System




 

Chapter Twelve

Condescending Attitudes of India’s Elite




 

Chapter Thirteen

Cultural Preservation in India’s Northeast


            Why Bother with the Northeast? * Traveling in Arunachal Pradesh * The People of Arunachal * The Dangers in the Northeast * Working to Restore Cultural Balance * My Lectures * Preventing Loss of Culture in Nagaland * Christian Conversion Tactics in Other Parts of India * Denigration of the Vedic Tradition




 

Chapter Fourteen

The Threat Against Hindu Temples and Vedic Culture by India’s Government


            Protecting Vedic Temples




 

Chapter Fifteen

Some of the Present Threats and Challenges

Hindus Need to Be and Do More * Lack of Unity * The Waning of Vedic/Hindu Society * Unequal World Press * Terrorism and the Loss of Hindus Around India * Ridiculous Foreign Policy * India’s Politicians * Bureaucratic Corruption * The Legal System * The Threat of Pakistan * Kashmir * Muslim Tactics in Other Areas * China in Tibet 




 

Chapter Sixteen

Social Problems


            Cleanliness of India * Saving the Girl Child * Dowry * Child Labor * Bonded Labor * The Homeless * Malnutrition * Literacy * Overpopulation




 

PART FOUR

WHAT WE CAN DO NOW




 

Chapter Seventeen

Hindus Must Stand Strong for Dharma

What is Vedic Culture




 

Chapter Eighteen

Sanatana-Dharma: It’s Real Meaning




 

Chapter Nineteen

About the Name “Hindu”




 

Chapter Twenty

Save Your Culture


       
    Solutions




 

Chapter Twenty-one

Vedic Culture: As Relevant Today as Ever




 

Chapter Twenty-two

Giving Vedic Culture to the Next Generation


            Monitoring and Reviewing Children’s School Books




 

Chapter Twenty-three

Creating a Spiritual Revolution in India for Protecting the Vedic Heritage


            Focusing on the Villages * Ways of Reaching Out to the Villages Doing Padayatras by Swamis and Acharyas * Organizing and Teaching Villagers * Building Little Temples in Each Village * Establishing an Open-Door Policy of Sharing Culture and Traditions * Villages and Conversion * Providing Spiritual Education and Practice * Book Distribution * Retraining for Temple Priests in the Villages * Providing Assistance for Medical Concerns * Providing Free Food Distribution for Children * Rallies to Protest Government’s Biased Actions * Follow-Up Actions and Organizing Villages 




 

Chapter Twenty-four

Vedic Temples: Making Them More Effective


            It’s all in the Presentation * Using the Universal Language * Temple Classes * Educating the Youth * Mentoring Programs * Training Temple Members in Service * Temple Ashramas * Temples Must be Well Kept * Festivals & Programs for the Local Community * Welcoming Non-Hindus into the Vedic Fold * Book Distribution * Cultural Presentations * Outreach Programs * Temple Tours and Cultural Exhibits for Local Students * Temple Exhibits * Temple Gift Shops * Spiritual Libraries * Temple Restaurants * Support Groups * Pilgrimages to the Holy Places of India * Promotion * Temples Must Share Methods that Work * Temple Must Help Unify People




 

Chapter Twenty-five

A Call to be Vedic Ambassadors


            Being a Vedic Ambassador




 

Conclusion




 

Glossary / References / Index




 

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