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ये नव वर्ष हमे स्वीकार नहीं

ये नव वर्ष हमे स्वीकार नहीं

है अपना ये त्यौहार नहीं

है अपनी ये तो रीत नहीं

है अपना ये व्यवहार नहीं

धरा ठिठुरती है सर्दी से

आकाश में कोहरा गहरा है

बाग़ बाज़ारों की सरहद पर

सर्द हवा का पहरा है

सूना है प्रकृति का आँगन

कुछ रंग नहीं , उमंग नहीं

हर कोई है घर में दुबका हुआ

नव वर्ष का ये कोई ढंग नहीं

चंद मास अभी इंतज़ार करो

निज मन में तनिक विचार करो

नये साल नया कुछ हो तो सही

क्यों नक़ल में सारी अक्ल बही

उल्लास मंद है जन -मन का

आयी है अभी बहार नहीं

ये नव वर्ष हमे स्वीकार नहीं

है अपना ये त्यौहार नहीं

ये धुंध कुहासा छंटने दो

रातों का राज्य सिमटने दो

प्रकृति का रूप निखरने दो

फागुन का रंग बिखरने दो

प्रकृति दुल्हन का रूप धार

जब स्नेह – सुधा बरसायेगी

शस्य – श्यामला धरती माता

घर -घर खुशहाली लायेगी

तब चैत्र शुक्ल की प्रथम तिथि

नव वर्ष मनाया जायेगा

आर्यावर्त की पुण्य भूमि पर

जय गान सुनाया जायेगा

युक्ति – प्रमाण से स्वयंसिद्ध

नव वर्ष हमारा हो प्रसिद्ध

आर्यों की कीर्ति सदा -सदा

नव वर्ष चैत्र शुक्ल प्रतिपदा

अनमोल विरासत के धनिकों को

चाहिये कोई उधार नहीं

ये नव वर्ष हमे स्वीकार नहीं

है अपना ये त्यौहार नहीं

है अपनी ये तो रीत नहीं

है अपना ये त्यौहार नहीं   

एडिटर कमेन्ट : ये कविता राष्ट्रकवि रामधारीसिंह दिनकर के नाम से प्रचारित है , परंतु कुछ और लोग इसे अंकुर आनंद की बताते है ।

How Communists invented Hindu nationalists’ Hitler connection to hide their military alliance with Nazis

By: Abhishek Banerjee for Firstpost

The Communists led by the erstwhile Soviet Union collaborated with Hitler, and shared in his victories, until Hitler decided much later to betray them

For decades now, one of the most powerful tactics used by Left liberals has been their effort to connect the history of Hindu nationalism in India to Nazism in Europe. Left-wing thinkers have harped on this theme endlessly in their articles, books and speeches. With the BJP in power, the Left has been using this to shape public opinion around the world on what Hindu nationalism means in India. But this narrative deserves to be challenged seriously, by bringing out the facts of history.

Because this narrative is not just wrong. It is also ironic, considering who usually makes these charges. Instead of drawing spurious connections between Hindu nationalists and Nazis, we need to know that it is actually the Left, indeed the communists, who were military allies of Hitler. The communists collaborated with Hitler and shared in his victories until Hitler decided much later that he would betray them.

Two things are surprising here. First, the extent to which the collaboration between Nazis and communists has shaped our modern world. The second is how cleverly Leftist historians have kept us from talking about what is hidden in plain sight.

The most widely accepted date for the beginning of World War II is 1 September 1939, when German troops invaded the western frontier of Poland. It is not equally well known that this was part of an arrangement between Hitler’s Germany and the communists in the Soviet Union. On 17 September, the Red Army invaded the eastern frontier of Poland. Having destroyed Polish resistance in a coordinated two-front attack, the victors met up for celebrations and a Nazi-Soviet joint parade in the city of Brest-Litovsk. Western Poland was then annexed by Nazi Germany, while the Soviets took the east. In fact, the communist share was slightly bigger.

The pact between Nazis and communists

We need some background here. With both Nazis and communists looking to expand in Europe in 1939, the two sides decided to come to an understanding. The pact was signed by Hitler’s foreign minister Ribbentrop and Stalin’s foreign minister Molotov at a meeting in Moscow on 23 August. The protocols of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact split Europe into two spheres of influence. Now that his border with the Soviets in eastern and central Europe was secure, Hitler was free to expand the Nazi empire into the west.

In their turn, the Soviets would invade six countries: Poland, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Finland. The brutality of the Soviet occupations deserves mention, in particular the Katyn forest massacre, when 22,000 Polish citizens were executed by the Red Army and buried in mass graves.

This was in 1939-40, during which time the Nazis occupied most of Western Europe, including France and began to threaten Britain. In this period, the friendship between the Nazis and the Soviets was deepened by a number of agreements on economic cooperation. While the more industrialised Germany exported military technology and hardware to the Soviets, the largely agrarian USSR kept Nazi Germany supplied with food, oil and raw materials. When German tanks rolled into France, they were using fuel from the USSR. Their troops ate bread supplied by the Soviets.

Communists courted Adolf Hitler

The events in the run-up to the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact of August 1939 are quite revealing. By mid-1939, it became clear to Stalin that he would have to remove irritants that stood in the way of a deal with Hitler. One of these was the fact that the Soviet foreign minister Litvinov was Jewish and therefore vilified in the Nazi press. Then, in a sudden move on 3 May, Stalin’s police surrounded the foreign ministry in Moscow. Litvinov was expelled, to be replaced by Molotov. As Molotov recalled in later years, Stalin’s express order was to purge the ministry of Jews. The path was now clear for the Nazis and the communists to come together.

Communists worldwide mobilised to help Nazis

When war broke out, communist parties in Western Europe, especially in France and Britain, had to get creative. How could they justify to their own people that they should welcome an invading enemy? This was a war between imperialists, the communists said. And therefore, the working classes had to be “anti-war”. In other words, they would have to undermine the efforts of their own countries to resist the Nazi aggressor.

Accordingly, communist parties in France and Britain organised strikes in weapons factories and even sabotages. When the communist party in Britain appeared unhappy at being called on to betray their own people, Stalin promptly replaced its leaders. It should be noted that all communist parties at the time functioned under orders of the Communist International or Comintern, based in the USSR and headed by Stalin.

Of course, once a country was successfully occupied by the Nazis, the stance of the communist party promptly changed from “anti-war” to “neutral”. This was especially true in France. There, the communist party petitioned Nazi officials to allow publication of the communist party mouthpiece L’Humanité, which would adopt a neutral stance on the occupation and call on the French people not to resist Nazism.

Communists also signed up with Japan

If there is still doubt about which side the communists expected to be on in World War II, it was removed by Stalin’s actions in April 1941. At this time, the USSR signed a pact with Japan, which guaranteed no war between the nations for four years. This pact did for Imperial Japan what the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact of 1939 did for Nazi Germany. With their Asian side secure, the Japanese were free to turn to the Pacific and attack the United States at Pearl Harbour. The USSR was now firmly in the Axis camp, with Japan and Germany. It is indeed remarkable how steadfastly Stalin kept his word to Japan, even after Hitler attacked the Soviet Union. All the way till 1945, the Soviets would not fight Japan, nor give the appearance of helping anyone else who was fighting Japan.

Hitler broke the alliance, not the Communists

On 22 June 1941, Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, or the invasion of the Soviet Union. The communists were taken by surprise. They had sent 5,000 tons of rubber to the Germans in just the preceding month. Now Nazi troops were rolling into the USSR on those tires. The Communists did not break the alliance, Hitler did.

Overnight, the communist party line on Nazism changed. The formerly “imperialist war” was now suddenly a “people’s war”. And communist parties across the world were supposed to help out. The communists rose up not for the sake of their own countries, but for the sake of the Soviet Union.

And that is how the Soviet Union came to be on the winning side in World War II. And no, the communists never returned eastern Poland which they had captured as part of their arrangement with the Nazis in 1939. They permanently annexed it to the Soviet Union. Poland was compensated for the loss of territory in the east by taking territory from Germany in the west. And then Stalin also imposed a communist dictatorship on the whole of new Poland. And on whatever remained of eastern Germany.

That is our modern world, at least until the end of the Cold War, shaped by the alliance between communism and Nazism.

What does all this have to do with Communists in India? It should be repeated that all Communists everywhere at the time answered only to Stalin’s Comintern and not to their respective countries. In fact, the Communist Party of India was also formed as a division of the Communist International at Tashkent in 1920.

All this should be to the eternal shame of Communists everywhere, including Indian communists. But for some reason, it never comes up. We should ask our Left-leaning historians why, as well as our media and our civil society.

A deeper look at the agenda of “Dismantling Global Hindutva”

This conference on “Dismantling Global Hindutva” may end up providing Hindutva proponents a better framework to dismantle left propaganda mills.

By: Ratan Sharda

Lot of articles and statements have come from non-Left intellectuals about how Dismantling Global Hindutva” is an attack on Hindu dharma because Hindutva is nothing but the essence of Hindu way of life or Hinduness. It is an attempt to create racist hate against Hindus who can then be attacked at random by the followers of leftist groups who are preparing the grounds for white supremacist racists and Islamists in the guise of liberals. Victimhood card in advance has been waved with the left apologists claiming “the long history of the global Hindu Right of threatening scholars, whether Romilla Thapar, Wendy Doniger, Paul Courtright or Audrey Truschke.” Not surprisingly, none of them has ever been physically attacked, intellectually attacked with arguments and historical facts. Their arguments imply that Hindus have no right even to argue? This is worst kind of intellectual totalitarianism.

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For example, Wendy’s book was pulped by the publisher because neither Wendy nor the publisher had any defence against point by point objections raised by the petitioner in the courts, not on the streets. Neither publisher nor the author suffered from ‘global Hindu Right’, they simply lost their case due to poor quality research in their book with holes through which an elephant could walk through.

It is significant that the seminar is being organised from 10 to 12th September. Don’t miss the historical day of 11th September. It is the day signifies the stark difference between the essence of Hindu dharma, that is, Hindutva or Hinduness and exclusivist supremacist Islamist world view. It is the day Swami Vivekananda spoke in the Parliament of Religion and presented his forceful argument about all embracing Hindu dharma that respects all viewpoints, gives asylum to all the persecuted people of the world, doesn’t claim that only it has the truth and everything else was false. On this very day, some mad-cap radical Islamists wrought about the most heinous mass terror attack on World Tower killing thousands.

The conference was announced on the day when Taliban conquered Afghanistan, clearly announcing that it will follow Shariah. This could mean that Afghanis too will go back to 6th century, put women back into homes as private properties of men with minimal rights, where men could rape and stone women at will, and stop their education. It would mean killing or converting ‘Kafirs’ as per Islamic injunctions or treating them as Dhimmis, charging them usurious ‘Jiziya’. Did organisers ever realise that the minorities were reduced from 700,000 to approx. 700 in last few years? That Hazaras were being attacked and killed because they were Shias in Sunni controlled territory? The first question therefore that comes to mind is whether this seminar was timed to divert people’s attention from stone-age marvels and vilify the most peaceful, inclusive people and make them targets of attacks with vicious campaign academics would launch?

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So, let us study the agenda of the conference a little deeper. The nine sessions as per their documents on the net are –

  1. What is global Hindutva
  2. Political economy of Hindutva
  3. Caste and Hindutva
  4. Gender and sexual politics of Hindutva
  5. Contours of the nation
  6. Hindutva and healthcare
  7. Hindutva propaganda and the digital ecosystem
  8. Hinduism and Hindutva
  9. Islamophobia, white supremacy and Hindutva

The pain of Left intellectuals, some nurtured by Church promoted academia is that the ground is slipping below their feet as they are being questioned and confronted with the alternative viewpoints that have more logical and historical backing than their made up histories and theories about Bharat and its culture. Ofcourse, they deny existence of any Hindu knowledge system.

What is global Hindutva –

This seems to be the first step to present Hindutva as a mirror image of global Ummah of Islam with global ambitions of ‘conquering’ every non-believer. I look forward to their showing atleast one case where global ‘Hindutva’ has destroyed any country or its culture and civilisation with armed attacks, bombs, guns, or attacked their religious or cultural belief system. Hindus are present in more than 100 countries today in good numbers. I hope it is followed up by presenting the history of Islamist, Church and Communist created violence that destroyed so many cultures and civilisations, and killed millions between them for not believing in their dogmas or belief systems. It is not ‘global Hindutva’ but global Hindu values that world will have to adopt to survive the hateful atmosphere created by these totalitarian belief systems.

So, let us study the agenda of the conference a little deeper. The nine sessions as per their documents on the net are –

  1. What is global Hindutva
  2. Political economy of Hindutva
  3. Caste and Hindutva
  4. Gender and sexual politics of Hindutva
  5. Contours of the nation
  6. Hindutva and healthcare
  7. Hindutva propaganda and the digital ecosystem
  8. Hinduism and Hindutva
  9. Islamophobia, white supremacy and Hindutva

The pain of Left intellectuals, some nurtured by Church promoted academia is that the ground is slipping below their feet as they are being questioned and confronted with the alternative viewpoints that have more logical and historical backing than their made up histories and theories about Bharat and its culture. Ofcourse, they deny existence of any Hindu knowledge system.

What is global Hindutva –

This seems to be the first step to present Hindutva as a mirror image of global Ummah of Islam with global ambitions of ‘conquering’ every non-believer. I look forward to their showing atleast one case where global ‘Hindutva’ has destroyed any country or its culture and civilisation with armed attacks, bombs, guns, or attacked their religious or cultural belief system. Hindus are present in more than 100 countries today in good numbers. I hope it is followed up by presenting the history of Islamist, Church and Communist created violence that destroyed so many cultures and civilisations, and killed millions between them for not believing in their dogmas or belief systems. It is not ‘global Hindutva’ but global Hindu values that world will have to adopt to survive the hateful atmosphere created by these totalitarian belief systems.

Political economy of Hindutva –

It is strange that Left could have any problem with political economy of Hindutva. If they really studied political economy propounded by leading Hindutva intellectuals like Shri Guruji, Deendayal Upadhyay and Dattopant Thengdi objectively, they would be surprised that it is leftist in true sense of word, with stress of welfare of the deprived, poor sections of the people that differentiates none on the basis of caste, creed or religion. Even, if they were to criticise Mr. Modi, they would be dismayed at large number of initiatives taken successfully under him in empowering the poor and subaltern people. Yes, neither RSS nor BJP believe in state control of economy. And it has been proven beyond doubt that state control of economy means misery, inefficiency and corruption of the ‘party’ and the bureaucrats. I am curious to know what spin they will give.

Caste and Hindutva –

It is amusing that those who speak about destroying the caste system have been the biggest defenders of caste system. Whether it is Congress or Socialist groups split in hundreds of factions – every group thrives on casteism. Rise of BJP and Modi was based on national feelings overriding casteism. Hindutva proponents right from Savarkar to all other leaders of RSS have fought against casteism and worked hard to reform the Hindu society. Third RSS chief went to the extent of saying, “If untouchability is not wrong, then there is nothing wrong in this world. Casteism must be thrown out lock stock and barrel.” It was Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) that passed a resolution way back in 1966 that no Hindu can be untouchable and all the Hindus are children of same mother, hence brothers. While attacking Brahminical patriarchy how will they defend the Brahmin leadership of Communist parties, including Naxal movement? How will they defend failure of major communist party of India CPM not having any Dalit in its Politburo in nearly 100 years and first woman member of politburo after 90 years, that too wife of their General Secretary? I am waiting.

It is strange that Left could have any problem with political economy of Hindutva. If they really studied political economy propounded by leading Hindutva intellectuals like Shri Guruji, Deendayal Upadhyay and Dattopant Thengdi objectively, they would be surprised that it is leftist in true sense of word, with stress of welfare of the deprived, poor sections of the people that differentiates none on the basis of caste, creed or religion. Even, if they were to criticise Mr. Modi, they would be dismayed at large number of initiatives taken successfully under him in empowering the poor and subaltern people. Yes, neither RSS nor BJP believe in state control of economy. And it has been proven beyond doubt that state control of economy means misery, inefficiency and corruption of the ‘party’ and the bureaucrats. I am curious to know what spin they will give.

Caste and Hindutva –

It is amusing that those who speak about destroying the caste system have been the biggest defenders of caste system. Whether it is Congress or Socialist groups split in hundreds of factions – every group thrives on casteism. Rise of BJP and Modi was based on national feelings overriding casteism. Hindutva proponents right from Savarkar to all other leaders of RSS have fought against casteism and worked hard to reform the Hindu society. Third RSS chief went to the extent of saying, “If untouchability is not wrong, then there is nothing wrong in this world. Casteism must be thrown out lock stock and barrel.” It was Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) that passed a resolution way back in 1966 that no Hindu can be untouchable and all the Hindus are children of same mother, hence brothers. While attacking Brahminical patriarchy how will they defend the Brahmin leadership of Communist parties, including Naxal movement? How will they defend failure of major communist party of India CPM not having any Dalit in its Politburo in nearly 100 years and first woman member of politburo after 90 years, that too wife of their General Secretary? I am waiting.

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Gender and Sexual Politics of Hindutva –

Left has aligned itself with Islamist and Church forces who treat LGBT as criminal. Punishment for any deviant form in gender in Islam is death. Only Hindutva has never treated LGBT as a crime based on Hindu scriptures. Decriminalisation of LGBT happened during BJP rule not under any ‘progressive’ regime supported by the left. VHP took the initiative of training women and so-called low caste brethren for priesthood. More women have risen in Hindutva organisations than in left movements. Number of non-Left women activists working quietly for the society is much larger than all the left movements put together in India. I look forward to some interesting data from the great fact checkers and intellectuals.

Contours of the nation

This is one of the points where there is clear division between the Hindutva and the Left. No surprises here. Left believes India that is Bharat was never a nation and went on to request British to break it up in 17 sovereign nations. They have no notion of history, culture or knowledge of Bharat. They wear western glasses gifted by the Church, nurtured by the British and their fellow travellers. Most of them don’t know Sanskrit; they have not read original sources but only translations of translations or second hand sources. For them, India was born on 15th August, with British playing midwife, Nehru ji the Chacha parenting it. For them the antiquity of Bharat with all the evidence of being a continued perennial civilisation has no meaning. They still bandy around divisive, unscientific Aryan Invasion Theory, not modified as Migration theory though all scientific evidence has proven otherwise.

Hindutva and Healthcare –

Now, this is quite an interesting proposition. Do they mean Ayurveda, the holistic health system promoted by Hindutva? Do they mean that the entire health system of ancient Bharat was a hoax? Will they try to tell us that health care is available only for Brahmins or “high castes” under Hindutva? Will they help legitimise western exploitative commercial model of health care? Do they mean that Hindutva has no place for universal health care? That would again fly in the face of work done by Modi ji in the field of universal health care, toilets for each home, cheap health insurance and so on. Well, let us wait and watch for the rabbit they pull out.

Hindutva propaganda and Digital ecosystem –

Obviously, the left is unhappy with the democratization of news and views dissemination. Their monopoly is shattered even if in a small manner now. They are unhappy that the unwashed millions rooted to the soil are no more in their thrall and no more accept news served to them by old ecosystem. They are taken aback that millions have found voice and are speaking. Even today digital ecosystem is dominated by big money supported left portals and media. So, what is the worry? Is the worry that their subtle ‘secular’ slant to any news is caught immediately by the lowly common citizens? Democratization of news dissemination is being presented as communal as is clear from various debates on fake news. They want to control it, but how to spell their ideas out? This session is perhaps an attempt to frame up Hindus in such a manner that left can regain control of the social media also and silence them.

Hinduism and Hindutva –

Enough has been said and spoken by scholars on both the sides. So, I would not like to add more to this, except that the Supreme Court itself has defined Hindutva as way of life, and not religion. This way of life is fundamentally different from way of life of Abrahamic religions. Hindu philosophy is a republic of faith, not monopolistic totalitarian philosophy that says either my way or highway.

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Islamophobia, White supremacy and Hindutva –

It is ironical, as pointed out above, that the day chosen, 11th September, itself proves historically what is Islam and what is Hindutva. The white supremacists are their fellow travellers in the conference who always look upon Hindus and their dharma in a very negative manner. The hand maidens of Black Lives Matter are the Church who killed millions of the same Blacks, and Natives in various continents to ‘civilise’ them treated them as slaves using their Holy book as the moral compass. Their Islamic allies have religious sanction for keeping slaves, selling women of defeated society as slaves, killing ‘Kafirs’ and treating them second class citizens. There is so much hypocrisy in the proposition itself that nothing more can be added.

How they will demonise Hindus in this session will be worth looking forward to. Major stars are from India. They seek legitimacy from USA campuses for their project of ‘saving’ the world from Hindutva ‘fanatics’ who carry only pens, not guns like their current favourites, the Taliban. They condemn terror, but are scared to name the religion and the Taliban that vows to establish Islamic world view.

This conference on “Dismantling Global Hindutva” may end up providing Hindutva proponents a better framework to dismantle left propaganda mills. It is time to end their seven decade old propaganda against the last surviving bastion of a peaceful society that respects diversity, which alone can promote peace globally. World today needs “Hinduness” to survive and thrive, not Talibanised Left.

Guruji Golwalkar of RSS on Indianization of Muslims

The fact is that the tradition of the land and temperament of the Hindus adhere to the concept of equal respect for religions & philosophies. However, politics prevented the assimilation of Muslims, which should have been a natural course of history. This historical tradition of evolution is defined as Indianization. Guruji says it does not mean converting other religionists into Hindus. He unambiguously and succinctly defined the concept as follow :

“Let us realise and believe that we are all children of this soil coming from the same stock, that our great forefathers were one, and that our aspirations are also one. This is all. I believe, the meaning of Indianisation.”

The opposition to the very connotation and concept is astonishing. He says, “It seems that this sacred country, immortal nation is a victim of some curse otherwise instead of showing repugnance to this very word it would have been welcomed and appreciated.” (Guruji VII: 356)

The problem arises because Indian Muslims show affinity with aggressors and identify with them. Guruji makes a distinction between aggressors and Indian Muslims, “the aggressors were foreigners and have nothing in common with the Muslims here. Let our Muslims here say that they are of this land and the past aggressors and their aggressions are not part of their heritage.”(G2000: 493) He is not demeaning Muslims but it is a demand for cultural regeneration of Muslims. Indianisation means owning India’s past beyond religious history and profile. Guruji presents Indonesian model before the Indian Muslims. Indonesia where majority professes Islam and controls society and politics have Hindu names (like Sukarna, Kartikeya.) They worship Ganesh and Saraswati, read with reverence Ramayana. However the Indian Muslims adopt Arabian instead of Indianised names. He says. “After all Indonesia is a big Muslim country. Yet Muslims have not been cut off from the tradition, culture and language. They have adopted names, like Sukarma, Ratnadevi. Does it mean they cease to be Muslims? But in India the first thing for a convert is to adopt the Arabic name. This is substantiated by the following example. In Perayur in Mudarai district (Tamilnadu) some villagers embraced Islam in 1984 and 1994. Mathu Karuppiah became Saddam Hussain in 1984.

Indianization is not at all dilution of one’s faith. It is a creation of motivating force for cultural unity and loyalty to the Motherland. To consider it as superimposition of Hinduism on Muslims shows lamentable lack of understanding the cultural assimilation and its consequences in Indian history. Guruji says, “I have no quarrel with any class, community or sect wanting to maintain its identity so long as that identity does not detract from its patriotic feeling.

Excerpt from the book ” Shri Guruji and Indian Muslims ”