Award Diplomacy of the Whites

Another leftist / commie fellow traveller from India has been honoured with yet one more Western award. What’s going on?

Indian historian Romila Thapar gets 2008 Kluge Prize  

Indian historian Romila Thapar was Thursday conferred the 2008 Kluge Prize by the United States Library of Congress for lifetime achievement in the Study of Humanity. Emeritus professor of history at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, India, Thapar is the seventh recipient of the award. She will share the prize money of USD 1 million with Peter Robert Lamont Brown, professor of history at Princeton University.

Since the last decade or so (ever since the BJP emerged as a serious contender for ruling India), the Westerners have adopted a calculated strategy to raise the profile of all Indian communist fellow travellers and make them famous or respectable by giving them awards on one pretext or another. Their objective is to ensure that the national discourse in India remains dominated by leftists and communists (as it has been since the time of J.L. Nehru) and is not allowed to veer toward the right end of the spectrum. Showering awards on Indian leftists and communists, and thereby increasing their importance within India, is how they are achieving this. The award diplomacy of the Whites has become more shrill and blatant in the last five years or so.  It is as if they are almost in a panic.

To be eligible for Western awards, Indians have to meet some essential conditions: (i) You should be a certified ‘Jholawala’ (leftist / commie fellow traveller) or a part of the fully Anglicised Indian elite which looks outside the borders of India for inspiration. (ii) You should be hostile to Hinduism and any kind of native nationalism, and nurse a rabid hatred of so-called “Hindu nationalists.” (iii) All your works should be in English. (None of the Indian languages is recognised by the Gora sahibs.) (iv) You should actively sympathise with Indian naxalites or Maoists and agree with their ideology, if not their methods.

There is a whole battalion of such much-awarded brown specimens running around in India, from looney leftists such as Praful Bidwai to “historians” such as Romila Thapar to writers such as Arvind Adiga and Suzanna Arundhati Roy (who never mentions her Christian first name) to alleged social activists such as Sandeep Pandey to Maoist sypathisers such as Binayak Sen to a gang of Indian communists residing in the US and operating from American universities, such as Angana Chatterji.

Show me an Indian leftist / fellow traveller and I will show you the Western award he / she has received. Most of these people are in the area of humanities (the den of communists anywhere in the world). They are full-time commentators on everything happening under the sun. They are also writers, historians and social activists. Some of them carry nonsensical designations such as “facilitator of inter-faith dialogue” or hide behind labels of human rights which give them a wide leeway to operate.

Most of the leftist Indians chosen for these awards are self-alienated from the salt of the land. They are seditious and hostile to the idea of India as it exists today. They have contempt for democracy and call it “tyranny of the masses” or “majoritarianism.” Instead, they are working toward their vision of India shedding democracy and becoming some kind of utopia built upon a foundation of Marxist “egalitarianism.” They inhabit a cuckoo-land that exists only in their own minds. This suits the Whites just fine, thank you. 

So what is the reason behind this recent marriage of Whites with Indian fellow travellers? What are the Westerners trying to achieve with nurturing Indian communists in American universities and raising their profile by showering awards on them almost every month? The real motive is quite sinister. It is to push India toward a Maoist takeover.  Sounds radical? It won’t if you consider what has happened in Nepal, how the Nepal king was taken out and who got arrested for air-dropping truckloads of arms over Purulia. (

The Maoists of central India are a creation of the church-CIA nexus, and about 90 percent of their foot soldiers are tribal Christian converts. The churches operating in the jungles are the financial lifeline of the Indian Maoists. The charity money they receive from US and Europe is funneled to Maoists to buy arms and pay salaries to their foot-soldiers (about INR 2,000 a month for each soldier).

Through the Maoists, the CIA wants to cook the goose of a rising India which may pose a threat to the hegemony of Western civilisation in another 30 years or so, while the church wants to use Maoists to purge vast tracts of Central India of Hinduism and eliminate Hindu religious leaders operating in these areas. The Maoist belt running from Andhra Pradesh to Orissa to Chattisgarh to Jharkhand to Bihar to Nepal is actually a Christian belt of recent converts who are being quietly radicalised by the church and CIA, according to their time-tested strategy of “first convert and then arm the converts.”

This is the reason why American consulates have been strategically opened in Chennai, Hyderabad, Calcutta and Kathmandu and are lying like a string of pearls over this Maoist belt. This is also why the Americans have their largest contingent of diplomats in the world stationed in India (second only to Iraq). Americans have already practised in Latin America this strategy of engineering Maoist revolutions to destablize peaceful countries. Now, it seems they have begun to use the same strategy for India. 

Westerners are scared of India becoming a militarily strong capitalist country grounded in Hindu nationalism. At no cost will they allow this to happen. Their solution is to push India toward a domination by the leftists and communists. They dislike and distrust the original Indian communists (of Bengal and Kerala), so they have created a fresh communist strain in the shape of the Maoists which they directly control. The commie fellow travellers who strut around after receiving the white man’s award are nothing but useful idiots.

The latest Romila Thapar award has a history behind it. Most Indians of non-leftist persuasion were enraged when she was appointed the first holder of the Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South at the Library of Congress. A campaign was run against her by such Indians and a petition signed by hundreds of people was sent to the Library of Congress. (See the Petition here:

Promptly, some fellow travellers such as Praful Bidwai (he is also much awarded by the whites) jumped to her defence. He even graced the rabidly leftist “Frontline” magazine with an article about the issue.

The Americans feigned ignorance about the whole matter and denied having received the signed petition against Thapar’s appointment. Now, five years later, Romila Thapar has been given this Western award. Whom are the Americans fooling? We understand what they are trying to do to India. Indians should learn to flush their Western awards down the toilet and be wary of people in their midst who owe their fame and prominence only to these awards.

“India has been a wounded civilization because of Islamic violence: Pakistanis know this; indeed they revel in it. It is only Indian Nehruvians like Romila Thapar who pretend that Islamic rule was benevolent. We should face facts: Islamic rule in India was at least as catastrophic as the later Christian rule. The Christians created massive poverty in what was a most prosperous country; the Muslims created a terrorized civilization out of what was the most creative culture that ever existed.”

— V. S. Naipaul



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3 responses to “Award Diplomacy of the Whites

  1. nikhil

    V. S. Naipaul
    Thank you,well said.
    “India has been a wounded civilization”.


    Famines in British India between 1765 and 1947 Year Name of famine (if any) British territory
    [1]769–70 Great Bengal Famine Bihar, Northern and Central Bengal 10 million(about one third of the then population of Bengal)
    [2] 1783–84 Chalisa famine Delhi, Western Oudh, Eastern Punjab region, Rajputana, and Kashmir Severe famine. Large areas were depopulated. Up to 11 million people may have died during the years 1782–84.
    [3]1791–92 Doji bara famine or Skull famine Hyderabad, Southern Maratha country, Deccan, Gujarat, and Marwar One of the most severe famines known. People died in such numbers that they could not be cremated or buried. It is thought that 11 million people may have died during the years 1788–94
    [4]1837–38 Agra famine of 1837–38 Central Doab and trans-Jumna districts of the North-Western Provinces (later Agra Province), including Delhi and Hissar 800,000
    [5]1860–61 Upper Doab of Agra; Delhi and Hissar divisions of the Punjab Eastern Rajputana 2 million
    [6]1865–67 Orissa famine of 1866 Orissa (also 1867) and Bihar; Bellary and Ganjam districts of Madras 1 million (814,469 in Orissa, 135,676 in Bihar and 10,898 in Ganjam)
    [7]1868–70 Rajputana famine of 1869 Ajmer, Western Agra, Eastern Punjab Rajputana 1.5 million (mostly in the princely states of Rajputana)
    [8]1873–74 Bihar famine of 1873–74 Bihar An extensive relief effort was organized by the Bengal government.
    [9]1876–78 Great Famine of 1876–78 (also Southern India famine of 1876–78) Madras and Bombay Mysore and Hyderabad . 6.1 to 10.3 million
    [10]1888–89 Ganjam, Orissa and North Bihar 150,000 deaths [11]Ganjam. Deaths were due to starvation as famine relief was not provided in time.
    [12]1896–97 Indian famine of 1896–97 Madras, Bombay Deccan, Bengal, United Provinces, Central Provinces Northern and eastern Rajputana, parts of Central India and Hyderabad 5 million
    [14]1899–1900 Indian famine of 1899–1900 Bombay, Central Provinces, Berar, Ajmer Hyderabad, Rajputana, Central India, Baroda, Kathiawar, Cutch, 1 million
    [15]1905–06 Bombay Bundelkhand 235,062
    [16]1943–44 Bengal famine of 1943 Bengal 4.5 million


    • hari

      V. S. Naipaul
      Thank you,well said.

      Described by Kanhadade Prabandha (Alauddin Khalji’s invasion of Gujarat in the year l298 AD)

      “The conquering army burnt villages, devastated the land, plundered people’s wealth, took Brahmins and children and women of all classes captive, flogged with thongs of raw hide, carried a moving prison with it, and converted the prisoners into obsequious Turks.”

      According to Tarikh-i-Yamini of Utbi, Mahmud’s secretary (MAHMUD AND MASOOD GHAZNAVI)

      “The blood of the infidels flowed so copiously [at Thanesar] that the stream was discolored, notwithstanding its purity, and people were unable to drink it. The Sultan returned with plunder which is impossible to count. Praise he to Allah for the honor he bestows on Islam and Muslims.”

      “The Sultan returned in the rear of immense booty, and slaves were so plentiful that they became very cheap and men of respectability in their native land were degraded by becoming slaves of common shopkeepers. But this is the goodness of Allah, who bestows honor on his own religion and degrades infidelity.”

      “The infidels…deserted the fort and tried to cross the foaming river…but many of them were slain, taken or drowned… Nearly fifty thousand men were killed.”

      “The Sultan gave orders that all the temples should be burnt with naptha and fire, and levelled with the ground.” The pillage of the city continued for 20 days. Mahmud now turned towards Kanauj which had been the seat of several Hindu dynasties. Utbi continues: “In Kanauj there were nearly ten thousand temples… Many of the inhabitants of the place fled in consequence of witnessing the fate of their deaf and dumb idols. Those who did not fly were put to death. The Sultan gave his soldiers leave to plunder and take prisoners.”

      “…. the Sultan ordered that his five forts should be demolished from their foundations, the inhabitants buried in their ruins, and the soldiers of the garrison plundered, slain and captured”.

      “The Muslims paid no regard to the booty till they had satiated themselves with the slaughter of the infidels and worshipers of sun and fire. The friends of Allah searched the bodies of the slain for three days in order to obtain booty…The booty amounted in gold and silver, rubies and pearls nearly to three hundred thousand dirhams, and the number of prisoners may be conceived from the fact that each was sold for two to ten dirhams. These were afterwards taken to Ghazni and merchants came from distant cities to purchase them, so that the countries of Mawaraun-Nahr, Iraq and Khurasan were filled with them, and the fair and the dark, the rich and the poor, were commingled in one common slavery.”

      The Tarikh-us-Subuktigin records:

      “The Brahmins and other high ranking men were slain, and their women and children were carried away captive, and all the treasure which was found was distributed among the army.”

      According the Taj-ul-Ma’sir of Hasan Nizami(MUHAMMAD GHORI AND HIS LEUTENANTS)

      “While the Sultan remained at Ajmer, he destroyed the pillars and foundations of the idol temples and built in their stead mosques and colleges and precepts of Islam, and the customs of the law were divulged and established.”

      “In Benares which is the centre of the country of Hind, they destroyed one thousand temples and raised mosques on their foundations”

      According to Kamil-ut-Tawarikh of Ibn Asiri(MUHAMMAD GHORI AND HIS LEUTENANTS)

      “The slaughter of Hindus (at Varanasi) was immense; none were spared except women and children, and the carnage of men went on until the earth was weary.”

      Hasan Nizami writes( Ghori’s lieutenant Qutbuddin Aibak )

      “Three bastions as high as heaven with their heads, and their carcases became food for beasts of prey. The tract was freed from idols and idol worship and the foundations of infidelism were destroyed.”

      Nizami concludes:( Ghori’s lieutenant Qutbuddin Aibak )

      “The temples were converted into mosques… Fifty thousand men came under the collar of slavery and the plain became black as pitch with Hindus.”

      Badauni records in his Muntakhab-ut-Tawarikh ( Ghori’s lieutenant Muhammad Bakhtyar Khalji, was moving further east. In 1200 AD )

      “Property and booty beyond computation fell into the hands of the Muslims and Muhammad Bakhtyar having destroyed the places of worship and idol temples of the infidels founded mosques and Khanqahs”.

      Badauni reports in his ‘Muntakhab-ut-Tawarikh’(Shamsuddin Iltutmish who succeeded Aibak at Delhi invaded Malwa in 1234)

      “Having destroyed the idol temple of Ujjain which had been built six hundred years previously, and was called Mahakal, he levelled it to its foundations, and threw down the image of Rai Vikramajit from whom the Hindus reckon their era, and brought certain images of cast molten brass and placed them on the ground in front of the doors of mosques of old Delhi, and ordered the people of trample them under foot.”

      “In two days after leaving Delhi, he arrived in the midst of the territory of Katihar and put to death every male, even those of eight years of age, and bound the women.”

      “Brought much booty to the Sultan and the idol which was the object of worship of the Hindus, he caused to be cast in front of the Badaun gate to be trampled upon by the people. The services of Alauddin were highly appreciated, the jagir of Oudh (or Avadh – Central U.P.) also was added to his other estates.”

      “The temple of Somnath, which had been rebuilt by the Hindus, was plundered and the idol taken to Delhi for being trodden upon by the Muslims. The whole region was subjected to fire and sword, and Hindus were slaughtered en masse. Kampala Devi, the queen of Gujarat, was captured along with the royal treasury, brought to Delhi and forced into Alauddin’s harem.”

      According to ‘Sirat-i-Firoz Shahi’ which he himself wrote or dictated(THE TUGHLAQS)
      “Allah who is the only true God and has no other emanation, endowed the king of Islam with the strength to destroy this ancient shrine on the eastern sea-coast and to plunge it into the sea, and after its destruction he ordered the image of Jagannath to be perforated, and disgraced it by casting it down on the ground. They dug out other idols which were worshipped by the polytheists in the kingdom of Jajnagar and overthrew them as they did the image of Jagannath, for being laid in front of the mosques along the path of the Sunnis and the way of the ‘musallis’ (Muslim congregation for namaz) and stretched them in front of the portals of every mosque, so that the body and sides of the images might be trampled at the time of ascent and descent, entrance and exit, by the shoes on the feet of the Muslims.”
      “Women with babies and pregnant ladies were haltered, manacled, fettered and enchained, and pressed as slaves into service in the house of every soldier.”

      According to Tuzk-i-Timuri records(AMlR TIMUR)

      “In a short space of time all the people in the fort were put to the sword, and in the course of one hour the heads of 10,000 infidels were cut off. The sword of Islam was washed in the blood of the infidels, and all the goods and effects, the treasure and the grain which for many a long year had been stored in the fort became the spoil of my soldiers. They set fire to the houses and reduced them to ashes, and they razed the buildings and the fort to the ground.”

      “All these infidel Hindus were slain, their wives and children were made prisoners and their property and goods became the spoil of the victors”. Timur was now moving through (modern day) Haryana, the land of the Jats. He directed his soldiers to “plunder and destroy and kill every one whom they met”. And so the soldiers “plundered every village, killed the men, and carried a number of Hindu prisoners, both male and female”.

      “Many of them (Hindus) drew their swords and resisted…The flames of strife were thus lighted and spread through the whole city from Jahanpanah and Siri to Old Delhi, burning up all it reached. The Hindus set fire to their houses with their own hands, burned their wives and children in them and rushed into the fight and were killed…On that day, Thursday, and all the night of Friday, nearly 15,000 Turks were engaged in slaying, plundering and destroying. When morning broke on Friday, all my army …went off to the city and thought of nothing but killing, plundering and making prisoners….The following day, Saturday the 17th, all passed in the same way, and the spoil was so great.that each man secured from fifty to a hundred prisoners, men, women, and children. There was no man who took less than twenty. The other booty was immense in rubies, diamonds, garnets, pearls, and other gems and jewels; ashrafis, tankas of gold and silver of the celebrated Alai coinage: vessels of gold and silver; and brocades and silks of great value. Gold and silver ornaments of Hindu women were obtained in such quantities as to exceed all account. Excepting the quarter of the Saiyids, the Ulama and the other Musulmans, the whole city was sacked.”


    • karan

      V. S. Naipaul
      Thank you,well said.

      ” …Hindu writers have been entirely excluded from holding public offices, and ALL THE WORSHIPING PLACES OF THE INFIDELS AND GREAT TEMPLES of these infamous people HAVE BEEN THROWN DOWN AND DESTROYED in a manner which excites astonishment at the successful completion of so difficult a task. His Majesty personally teaches the sacred kalima to many infidels with success. … All mosques in the empire are repaired at public expense…”
      —————–Muhiyu’d-Din Muhammad Aurangzeb ‘Alamgir Padshah Ghazi (1658-1707) General Order(as per “Mir’at-i-Alam” by Bakhtawar Khan)
      ” …In 1661 Aurangzeb in his zeal to uphold the law of Islam sent orders to his viceroy in Bihar, Daud Khan, to conquer Palamau. In the military operations that followed MANY TEMPLES WERE DESTROYED…”
      -Muhiyu’d-Din Muhammad Aurangzeb ‘Alamgir Padshah Ghazi (1658-1707) Palamau (Bihar)
      ” …Towards the end of the same year when Mir Jumla made a war on the Raja of Kuch Bihar, the MUGHALS DESTROYED MANY TEMPLES during the course of their operations. IDOLS Were a BROKEN AND SOME TEMPLES WERE CONVERTED INTO MOSQUES. …”
      ————–As per “Alamgir-Nama” by Mirza Muhammad Kazim
      “…The Lord Cherisher of the faith learnt that in the provinces of Tatta, Multan, and especially at Benaras, the Brahmin disbelievers used to teach their false books in their established schools, and that admirers and students both Hindu and Muslim, used to come from great distances to these misguided men in order to acquire this vile learning. His majesty, eager to establish Islam, issues orders to the governors of all the provinces TO DEMOLISH THE SCHOOLS AND TEMPLES OF THE INFIDELS and with utmost urgency put down the teaching and the public practice of the religion of these disbelievers…”
      ” …It was reported that, according to the Emperor’s command, his officers HAD DEMOLISHED THE TEMPLE OF VISHWANATH AT KASHI. …” Mathura (Uttar Pradesh)
      ” … During this month of Ramzan abounding in miracles, the Emperor as the promoter of justice and over thrower of mischief, as the knower of truth and destroyer of oppression, as the zephyr of the garden of victory and the reviver of the faith of the Prophet, ISSUED ORDERS FOR THE DEMOLITION OF THE TEMPLE SITUATED IN MATHURA< FAMOUS AS THE DEHRA OF KESHO RAI. In the short time by the great exertions of his officers the DESTRUCTION OF THIS STRONG FOUNDATION OF INFIDELITY WAS ACCOMPLISHED< AND ON ITS SITE A LOFTY MOSQUE WAS BUILT at the expenditure of a large sum…"
      " …Praised be the August God of the faith of Islam, that in the auspicious reign of this DESTROYER OF INFIDELITY AND TURBULENCE, such a wonderful and seemingly impossible work was successfully accomplished. On seeing this instance of strength of the Emperor's faith and the grandeur of his devotion to God, the proud Rajas were stifled and in amazement they stood like images facing the wall. THE IDOLS, LARGE AND SMALL< SET WITH COSTLY JEWELS WHICH HAD BEEN SET UP IN THE TEMPLE WERE BROUGHT TO AGRA< AND BURIED UNDER THE STEPS OF THE MOSQUE OF BEGUM SAHIB, IN ORDER TO BE CONTINUALLY TRODDEN UPON. The name of Mathura was changed to Islamabad. …"
      " … Darab Khan who had been sent with a strong force to punish the Rajputs of Khandela and TO DEMOLISH THE GREAT TEMPLE OF THE PLACE, attacked on March 8th/Safar 5th, and slew the three hundred and odd men who made a bold defense, not one of them escaping alive. THE TEMPLES OF KHANDELA AND SANULA AND ALL OTHER TEMPLES IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WERE DEMOLISHED …"
      " … On 24th Rabi S. (Sunday, May 25th), Khan Jahan Bahadur came from Jodhpur, AFTER DEMOLISHING THE TEMPLES and bringing with himself some cart-loads of idols, and had audience of the Emperor, who highly praised him and ordered that the idols, which were mostly jewelled, golden, silver, bronze, copper, or stone, should be cast in the yard (jilaukhanah) of the Court AND UNDER THE STEPS OF THE JAMA MOSQUE, TO BE TRODDEN UPON…"
      " … Ruhullah Khan and Ekkataz Khan WENT TO DEMOLISH THE GREAT TEMPLE in front of the Rana's palace, which was one of the rarest buildings of the age and the chief cause of the destruction of the life and property of the despised worshipers. Twenty 'machator' Rajputs who were sitting in the Temple vowed to give up their lives; first one of them came out to fight, killed some and was them himself slain, then came out another and so on, until every one of the twenty perished, after killing a large number of the imperialists including the trusted slave Ikhlas. The Temple was found empty. THE HEWERS BROKE THE IMAGES. …"
      " …On Saturday, the 24th January, 1680 (2nd Muharram), the Emperor went to view lake Udaisagar, constructed by the Rana, AND ORDERED ALL THE THREE TEMPLES ON ITS BANKS TO BE DEMOLISHED. …"
      " …On the 29th January/7th Muharram, Hasan Ali Khan brought to the Emperor twenty camel-loads of tents and other things captured from the Rana's Palace and REPORTED THAT ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-TWO OTHER TEMPLES IN THE ENVIRONS OF UDAIPUR HAD BEEN DESTROYED. The Khan received the title of Bahadur Alamgirshahi…"
      "… Abu Turab, who had been SENT TO DEMOLISH THE TEMPLES of AMBER, returned to the Court on Tuesday August 10th (Rajab 24th), and reported that HE HAD PULLED DOWN SIXTY-SIX TEMPLES. …"
      " … Hamiduddin Khan Bahadur WHO HAD GONE TO DEMOLISH A TEMPLE AND BUILD A MOSQUE (IN ITS PLACE) in Bijapur, having excellently carried his orders, came to court and gained praise and the post of darogha of gusulkhanah, which brought him near the Emperor's person…"
      "…LARGE NUMBERS OF PLACES OF WORSHIP OF THE INFIDELS AND GREAT TEMPLES OF THESE WICKED PEOPLE HAVE BEEN THROWN DOWN AND DESOLATED. Men who can see only the outside of things are filled with wonder at the successful accomplishment of such a seemingly difficult task. AND ON THE SITES OF THE TEMPLES LOFTY MOSQUES HAVE BEEN BUILT…"
      ———————As per "Mas'ir-i-'Alamgiri" by Saqi Must'ad Khan
      " … The emporer learning that in the temple of Keshav Rai at Mathura there was a stone railing presented by Dara Shikoh, remarked, 'In the Muslim faith it is a sin even to look at a temple, and this Dara Shikoh had restored a railing in a temple. This fact is not creditable to the Muhammadans. REMOVE THE RAILING.' By his order Abdun Nabi Khan (the faujdar of Mathura) REMOVED IT…"
      " … News came from Malwa that Wazir Khan had sent Gada Beg, a slave, with 400 troopers, TO DESTROY ALL TEMPLES AROUND UJJAIN… A Rawat of the place resisted and slew Gada Beg with 121 of his men…"
      "…… The Emperor learnt from a secret news writer of Delhi that in Jaisinghpura Bairagis used to worship idols, and that the Censor on hearing of it had gone there, arrested Sri Krishna Bairagis and taken him with 15 idols away to his house; then the Rajputs had assembled, flocked to the Censor's house, wounded three footmen of the Censor and tried to seize the Censor himself; so that the latter set the Bairagis free and sent the copper idols to the local subahdar …"
      "… The Emperor, summoning Muhammad Khalil and Khidmat Rai, the darogha of hatchet-men …. ORDERED THEM TO DEMOLISH THE TEMPLE OF PANDHARPUR, and to take the butchers of the camp there AND SLAUGHTER COWS IN THE TEMPLE … It was done…"
      " … When the war with the Rajputs was over, Aurangzeb decided to leave for the Deccan. His march seems to have been marked with A DESTRUCTION TO MANY TEMPLES on the way. On May 21, 1681, the superintendent of the laborers WAS ORDERED TO DESTROY ALL THE TEMPLES on the route…"
      " … On 27 Sept., 1681, the emperor issued orders FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLES at Lakheri…"
      ——————–As per "Akhbarat"
      "… The infidels demolished a mosque that was under construction and wounded the artisans. When the news reached Shah Yasin, he came to Banaras from Mandyawa and collecting the Muslim weavers, DEMOLISHED THE BIG TEMPLE. A Sayyid who was an artisan by profession agreed with one Abdul Rasul to build a mosque at Banaras and accordingly the foundation was laid. Near the place there was a temple and many houses belonging to it were in the occupation of the Rajputs. The infidels decided that the construction of a mosque in the locality was not proper and that it should be razed to the ground. At night the walls of the mosque were found demolished. next day the wall was rebuilt but it was again destroyed. This happened three or four times. At last the Sayyid his himself in the corner. With the advent of night the infidels came to achieve their nefarious purpose. When Abdul Rasul gave the alarm, the infidels began to fight and the Sayyid was wounded by the Rajputs. In the meantime, the Musalman residents of the neighborhood arrived at the spot and the infidels took to their heels. The wounded muslims were taken to Shah Yasin who determined to vindicate the cause of Islam. When he came to the mosque, people collected from the neighborhood. the civil officers were outwardly inclined to side with the saint, but in reality they were afraid of the Royal displeasure on the account of the Raja, who was a courtier of the Emperor and had built the temple (near which the mosque was under construction). Shah Yasin, however, took up the sword and started for Jihad. The civil officers sent him a message that such a grave step should not be taken without the Emperor's permission. Shah Yasin, paying no heed, sallied forth till he reached Bazar Chau Khamba through a fusillade of stones …… THE DOORS (OF TEMPLES) WERE FORCED OPEN AND THE IDOLS THROWN DOWN. THE WEAVERS AND OTHER MUSALMANS DEMOLISHED ABOUT 500 TEMPLES. They desired to destroy the temple of Beni Madho, but as lanes were barricaded, they desisted from going further….
      ———————–As per "Ganj-i-Arshadi"


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