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. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purulia_arms_drop_case)
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: http://www.petitiononline.com/108india/petition.html)
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. http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/fl2010/stories/20030523004911500.htm
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