Kashmir is unique at least in one respect. This is one geography within the Indian Subcontinent that has a recorded history that fits the norms of Western historiography. Kalhana’s Rajatarangini is a classic in its own right. It records the history of Kashmir over several centuries. Even though Kalhana starts the history of Kashmir from the time of Gonanda I, in about the 7th century of the Kali Era, (3102 BCE), its correct chronology is established during the times of the Karkota Dynasty. …


Contrary to the lay opinion, the Civil Suit filed on behalf of Shri Krishṇa Virajman, i.e, the deity that owns the space according to the Hindu Law, appears to be on solid footing.

As it turns out, the great Nehru Empire is also at the back of Hindu inability to build a magnificent temple for Bhagwan Krishṇa even though they had the land and the means to build the temple as well. The ‘secular’ leanings (read socialist) of the Empire ensured that the Congress governments in Uttar Pradesh would not let them to.

The chronology of the events in Mathurā…


The Indian Hanafi Sunni Muslim class is actually a deeply racist society. The Ashraaf, who form the bulwark and frame all the rules and provide all the contact points, comprise the clerical class, the high maulanas and Muftis, as well as the rich landed and business class. They also include the upper class converts. This is the class that chanted the Pakistan slogan and achieved the partition in their quest for complete Islamisation of the Indian sub-continent. The long-term goal of converting the whole world into Islam is never lost on these class of Muslims.

It is also fallacious to…


In 1908, 2 years before his death, Leo Tolstoy wrote to the Indian revolutionary, Tarak Nath Das:

“When the Indians complain the English have enslaved them, it is as if drunkards complained that the spirit-dealers who have settled among them have enslaved them….What does it mean that thirty thousand people, not athletes, but rather weak and ordinary people, have enslaved two hundred millions of vigorous, clever, capable, freedom-loving people? Do not the figures make it clear that not the English, but the Indians, have enslaved themselves?”

This mental slavery is starkly visible in the trope of secularism that the Indian…


An introduction to my book on Article 370 and CAA (Foreword by Vivek Agnihotri)

I was having a conversation with a senior TV journalist (of Madison Square fame) on What’s App. Zee News had just done a show on the various kind of jihads, such as Physical jihad (further sub-divided into population jihad, love jihad, education jihad, land jihad, and direct violence), and Ideological jihad (sub-divided into economic, history-writing, film and music, and secular disarming). …


An expose of the Bollywood lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar as a hardcore Islamist sympathiser

originally published in Dharma Dispatch: https://www.dharmadispatch.in/commentary/akhtarnama-or-how-richard-dawkins-was-blindsided-into-awarding-the-taqiyya-master-javed-akhtar

Javed Akhtar, the ostensible poet-lyricist, and erstwhile screenplay writer, has won the Richard Dawkins Award. Presented by the Center for Inquiry (CFI), the award felicitates “a distinguished individual from the worlds of science, scholarship, education, or entertainment, who publicly proclaims the values of secularism and rationalism, upholding scientific truth wherever it may lead.”

So far so good. One ought to celebrate the success of an Indian. The only problem is that the selfsame Javed Akhtar is neither secular, nor…


As India comes to terms with the highest number of Indian Army soldiers killed in action since the Kargil war, near the Galwan Valley patrolling point 14, the question comes up again, how do you deal with a bully. Even though we know that the enemy may have suffered even greater number of casualties, the question remains.

The question is an old one, and the answer is as old as the question. The only way to tackle a bully is by confronting him, by standing up to him.

The bully, by definition, is one who intimidates those, whom he considers…


The transition of J&K to twin Union Territory (UT) status has been surprisingly smooth. It only goes to show that the assumptions/presumptions on which the entire state philosophy was based were remiss and reprobate. That jihad could be bought over is a historical folly that was attempted by many in the past, but each one came to grief. The only way to fight Islamic jihad is to crush it. Spain provides the only successful model of reversing jihad. India is a good model of long successful resistance but the reversal model has not yet been developed and attempted.

It would…


SINGING AND DANCING DOES NOT BEGET PEACE

THEOLOGICAL HISTORY

The normal misconception about Sufism is that it is very much like the mystic way of the Indian Sadhu, and shows a peaceful path to a Union with God/Allah. Nothing can be farther from the Truth. In the Sufism of today, and since the victory of the greatest Sufi, Al-Ghazali, over the Mutazzalis in the late 11th century, the separation between the Creator and the created is so clear as to aver anything else is to invite a charge of blasphemy.

Whether Sufism began within Islam or Islam adopted it is…


Excerpted from Chapter 24 of ‘Krishna Yogeshvara’ by Sanjay Dixit (Bloomsbury); Available at Amazon, Flipkart and Google Play. Excerpted to illustrate the complicity of Dhritarashtra

Duryodhana looked at Shakuni in great dismay. His faith in his maternal uncle was badly shaken. Shakuni, on the other hand, was his usual complacent self. After all, his whole idea was to wreak vengeance on the Kuru clan and Duryodhana was only grist to his mill that ultimately desired the extinction of the very Sanatana Dharma that had wronged his sister. It was a different matter that his sister would probably never know his…

Sanjay Dixit संजय

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