What Romila Thapar, Irfan Habib, Bipan Chandra and others have done since forty years, is to deny historical facts

, in particular the Hindu genocide since Hindu Kush. These need to be ropily documented now as I explain below:
The massacre of 6 million Jews by Hitler and the persecution that Jews suffered all over the world in the last 15 centuries has been meticulously recorded after 1945 and has been enshrined not only in history books, but also in Holocaust museums, the most famous one being in Washington DC. It has not been done with a spirit of revenge: look at Israel and Germany today, they are in the best of terms; yet, the facts are facts and contemporary Germany has come to terms with its terrible actions during Second World War.
Hindus have suffered also a terrible Holocaust, probably without parallel in human history. Take the Hindu Kush for instance, probably one of the biggest genocides of Hindus. There is practically no serious research ever done about it and no mention in history books. The Hindu Kush is a mountain system nearly 1000 miles long and 200 miles wide, running northeast to southwest and dividing the Amu Darya River Valley and the Indus River Valley. The Hindu Kush has over two dozen summits of more than 23,000 ft in height and historically its passes, particularly the Khyber Pass, have been of great military significance, for they provide access to the northern plains of India. Most foreign invaders have used the Khyber Pass: Alexander the Great in 327 BC, Mahmud of Ghazni, in 1001 AD, Timur Lane in 1398 AD, or Nader Shah in 1739 AD.
Yet, in the first millennium before Christ, two major Hindu kingdoms, those of Gandhaar (Kandahar) and Vaahic Pradesh (Balkh of Bactria) had their borders extending far beyond the Hindu Kush. The kingdom of Gandhaar, for instance, was established by Taksha, grandson of Bharat of Ayodhya and its borders went from Takshashila (Taxila) to Tashkent (corruption of ‘Taksha Khand’) in the present day Uzbekistan. In the later period, the Mahabharat, one of India’s greatest epics speaks of Gaandhaari as a princess of Gandhaar and her brother, Shakuni as a prince and later as Gandhaar’s ruler (the last Hindu Shahiya king of Kabul, Bhimapal was killed in 1026 AD). Then came in the 3rd century B.C. Buddhist emperor Kanishka, whose empire stretched from Mathura to the Aral Sea (beyond the present day Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Krygzystan) and under his influence Buddhism flourished in Gandhaar. The two giant Buddha sandstones carved into the cliffs of Bamian, which have been destroyed by the Taliban, date from the Kanishka period.
In Persian, the word ‘Kush’ is derived from the verb Kushtar – to slaughter or carnage. Encyclopaedia Americana says of Hindu Kush: The name means literally ‘Kills the Hindu’, a reminder of the days when Hindu slaves from Indian subcontinent died in harsh Afghan mountains while being transported to Moslem courts of Central Asia. Encyclopaedia Britannica for its part mentions “that the name Hindu Kush first appears in 1333 AD in the writings of Ibn Battutah, the medieval Berber traveller, who said the name meant ‘Hindu Killer’, a meaning still given by Afghan mountain dwellers. Unlike the Jewish holocaust, the exact toll of the Hindu genocide suggested by the name Hindu Kush is not available. “However, writes Hindu Kush specialist Srinandan Vyas, the number is easily likely to be in millions”.
A few known historical figures can be used to justify this estimate. Encyclopaedia Britannica recalls that in December 1398 AD, Timur Lane ordered the execution of at least 50,000 captives before the battle for Delhi; likewise, the number of captives butchered by Timur Lane’s army was about 100,000 . Encyclopaedia Britannica again mentions that Mughal emperor Akbar ‘ordered the massacre of about 30,000 captured Rajput Hindus on February 24, 1568 AD, after the battle for Chitod, a number confirmed by Abul Fazl, Akbar’s court historian. Afghan historian Khondamir notes that during one of the many repeated invasions on the city of Herat in western Afghanistan, which used to be part of the Hindu Shahiya kingdoms “1,500,000 residents perished”. “Thus, writes Vyas, it is evident that the mountain range was named as Hindu Kush as a reminder to the future Hindu generations of the slaughter and slavery of Hindus during the Moslem conquests”.
Since some of the Moslem conquerors took Indian plainsmen as slaves, a question arises: whatever happened to this slave population? The startling answer comes from New York Times (May-June 1993 issues). The Gypsies, who used to be wandering peoples in Central Asia and Europe since around the 12th Century, have been persecuted in almost every country (the Nazis killed 300,000 gypsies in gas chambers). Until now their country of origin could not be identified, as their language has very little in common with the other European languages. Recent studies however show that their language is similar to Punjabi and to a lesser degree to Sanskrit. Thus the Gypsies probably originated from the greater Punjab. The time frame of Gypsy wanderings also coincides with early Islamic conquests; hence most likely their ancestors were driven out of their homes in Punjab and taken as slaves over the Hindu Kush.
Why does not the Government of India tell Indian children about the Hindu Kush genocide? The horrors of the Jewish holocaust are taught not only in schools in Israel and USA, but also in Germany, because both Germany and Israel consider the Jewish holocaust a ‘dark chapter’ in the history. Yet, in 1982, the National Council of Educational Research and Training issued a directive for the rewriting of school texts. Among other things it stipulated that: ‘Characterization of the medieval period as a time of conflict between Hindus and Moslems is forbidden’. Thus denial of history, or Negationism, has become India’s official ‘educational’ policy. Fortunately, the present Government of India ill soon initiate, it is hoped, a rewriting of History school books, although this policy will surely come under attack as “a dangerous saffronization” of history.
This is why Foundation Against Continuing Terrorism (FACT), which I started, has opened the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum of Indian History in Pune, which shows Indian History as it HAPPENED, not as it has been written. It records not only the genocide of Hindus at the hands of Muslim invaders, but also the terrible persecutions by the Portuguese (also hardly mentioned in Indian History books). We also included the British – nobody knows that 20 millions Indians died of famine between 1815 and 1920, a genocide, as the English broke the agricultural backbone of India to get raw materials which they needed, cotton, jute etc. the plight of the Kashmri Pandits etc.without speaking of the plunder of India by them.
Please tell your friends in Pune and Mumbai to come and visit this Museum, it’s 12 minutes from the Pune airport, past the Air Force base, past Lohegaon village, 300 metres on the right after the Marathwada College of Engineering.
Francois Gautier


5 responses to “What Romila Thapar, Irfan Habib, Bipan Chandra and others have done since forty years, is to deny historical facts

  1. The so called Historians in a way led by Romila thapar are all made to to those positions through several leverages, some of them being some foreign NGOs, the press, so called leftist elements and much abused secularists. They all had their own vested interests most important being to deride India’s great traditions ,culture and the rich History. They did it in a way in the academic circles. but not able to leave a permanent impression because of their hollow theories that could not give enough thought in a cogent way, which the real academicians knows and started exposing. Francois Gautier is one such soul and is bound to gather momentum to throw light on the true picture however much distorted by the selfish,narrowminded, shortsighted, shallow personalities that rubbed shoulders with power centers controlled by vested interests to create a safe and secure niche for themselves. Enough is enough. Let the truth see the light in the new dawn.
    Prof G S Murty

  2. “In Persian, the word ‘Kush’ is derived from the verb Kushtar – to slaughter or carnage.” A minor correction:
    Kush is derived from Kushad, which in turn is derived from the verb “Kushtan”.

    I have always enjoyed reading anything written by FRANCOIS GAUTIER. He always provides a breath of fresh air in the stale and toxic atmosphere created by our pseudo-secular academia. Our history has been distorted to such an extent that I am compelled to say “A-Satyamev jayate”.

    The so-called Father of the Nation was nowhere to be seen in Delhi when Nehru was delivering the vacuous “Tryst with Destiny” speech. He knew his Secularism had led to Hindu Holocaust. He took up the cause of Dalits. Did he achieve anything? Nothing. Ambedkar with his millions of followers converted to Buddhism.

    His Secularism failed us during the Khilafat Movement in the 1920s and Noakhli riots in 1946. He failed to deliver India in once piece in 1947. Muslim League’s Two Nation theory won the day. In other words the real winner was Jinnah. He deserved the title of “Qaid-e-Azam”. Gandhi failed us miserably on every count. It is paradoxical that Congress has never ceased extolling his utter failure as victory. His utter folly and silly ideas of non-violence and secularism left us with our pants down. He was never in the thick of action. He made sure that he remained in a safe comfort zone. I admire Lala Lajpat Rai who while leading the march sacrificed his life for the country. To the best of my knowledge both Nehru and Gandhi never led us from the front. In August 1947 while Lahore was burning, Gandhi chastised fleeing Hindus and advised them to immolate themselves there instead of migrating to India. What a leader?

    Just compare him with a Buddhist monk in Vietnam who led from the front and immolated himself. Gandhi should have done the same thing before advising the Lahore’s Hindu populace to self immolate. If he had done so, he might have changed the course of Indian history.

    To show that he delivered us freedom “bina Khadk bina dhall”, the Congress had to rewrite history based on fiction and had to employ people like Romila Thapar and people of her ilk. It is about time, we teach our children what really happened to Hindus. We should call spade a spade. I want Truth to Triumph.

    Jai Hind

  3. They have company. Today in the West, Western media, and academics deny there is an Islamic jihad going on against the West right here and now. They re-write today’s news.

    “…Every Muslim is and isn’t a terrorist. He is both a peaceful spiritual person who is eager to embrace our way of life and a violent killer who can be set off by the slightest offense. Like the cat in the box that is neither dead nor alive, he is both violent and peaceful, moderate and extremist, a solid citizen and a terrorist. He does not choose which of these to be or to become; we decide what he will be.

    The Jihadist paradox is that the Muslim terrorist is always defined by what we do, not by what he does.

    Islamic terrorism does not exist independently of the Western observer. It is not a Jihad with deep historical and theological roots within Islam, but a reaction to our interactions with Muslims.

    Obama insists that talking about Islamic terrorism ‘summons’ them into being. By admitting the existence of Islamic terrorists, we ‘radicalize’ Muslims. Even the words ‘Islamic terrorism’ creates Islamic terrorists who otherwise wouldn’t exist.

    The real threat is not from the terrorists, it’s from the truth.

    When we tell the truth, people die. The truth turns Muslims into terrorists while the lies soothe them back into non-existence. Underneath all the academic terminology is the dream logic of wishful thinking. If we believe that Islam is a religion of peace, it will be a peaceful religion, and if we accept the reality that it’s violent, then it will become violent. Islam does not define itself. We define it however we want. Our entire counterterrorism policy is based around the perverse ostrich belief that Islamic terrorism is a problem that we create by recognizing its existence. If we ignore it, it will go away….” Schrodinger’s Jihad by Daniel Greenfield http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2015/05/schrodingers-jihad.html

  4. Amulya Gurtu

    The majority of problems of Hindus are not created by outsides. It has always been created by Hindus, that too who are considered educated and elite in the society, for a very short term personal gains due to their myopic point of views.
    Look at the list of historians and heads of state/national governments under whose leadership history has been twisted and written in such a way that it undermines the efforts of Hindus in the struggle of survival/independence.

  5. Amarnath Mukherjee

    History of last 1000 years were dominated by Physical strength and Anarchist mind set. Who knows it may take turn in future.

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