Bharatvarsha, a land of gods is the oldest surviving civilization in the world. This civilization and culture have managed to survive over thousands of years because of its ‘Kshatra’ as well as ‘Bramha’. The combination of knowledge and power. However, over a while, Bharata lost its Aryavarta consciousness and lacked Shatrubodh to counter its enemies. This article lists a few books every Bhartiya should read to understand the psychology of invaders who wanted to subdue India either as a Islamic State or a Christian State.
- Understanding Muhammad- Ali Sina
Understanding Muhammad is a psychobiography of Allah’s Prophet. It seeks to unveil the mystery of that man. Historians tell us Muhammad used to withdraw to a cave, spending days wrapped in his thoughts. He heard bells ringing and had ghostly visions. He thought he was demon possessed, until his wife reassured him he had become a prophet. Convinced of his status, he was intolerant of those who rejected him, assassinated those who criticized him, raided, looted, and massacred entire populations. He reduced thousands to slavery, raped, and allowed his men to rape female captives. All of this, he did with a clear conscience and a sense of entitlement.
This book tries to understand the psychology of the man which is followed by Millions of Muslims around the world.
2. Calcutta Quran Petition- Sitaram Goel
Wasim Rizvi aka Jitendra Narayan Tyagi bought this in news recently. He challenged the verses in Quran spreading hate against Idolaters and polytheists.
This book by Sitaram Goel compiles the documents of the Calcutta Quran Petition (which was a Writ Petition in the Calcutta High Court on 29 March 1985 stating that publication of the Quran attracts Sections 153A and 295A of the I.P.C. because it ‘incites violence, disturbs public tranquility, promotes, on ground of religion, feelings of enmity, hatred and ill-will between different religious communities, and insults other religions or religious beliefs of other communities in India’.) and provides extensive commentary on them. The stated goal of this book is to promote a public discussion of Islam as a religion, particularly its claim that every bit of the Quran and the Hadis has a divine source.
3. Heroic Hindu Resistance to Muslim Invaders : Sitaram Goel
We’re always taught that the Hindu kings were divided among themselves and they lost to the sword of Islam without any resistance. But is that true? Was there no resistance by Hindus? History tells us that we’ve been taught only one side of the story. As a matter of fact, such sustained resistance as encountered by the Muslim arms in India was not faced by them in any other land conquered by them. This book by Sitaram Goel is a short analysis of ‘Indian resistance to early Muslim invaders, up to 1206 A.D’ by Ram Gopal Misra.
4. All Religions are not the same- Sanjay Dixit
We’re taught the churan of Ganga Jamuni tehzeeb from school to college. We’re taught that all religions are same. That all the books lead to same God. But a closer look at all the religions teaches us that the Abrahamic faiths sustain by spreading hate against the non-believers.
‘All religions are not the same’ is a series of Articles comparing Sanatana with the Abrahamic faiths to reach the final conclusion that the Sanatana Parampara is not the same as the other cults.
5. Jesus Christ: An Artifice of Agression- Sitaram Goel
The recent events relating to the conversion activities of the Christian Missionaries force us to look into the reality of Christ and the Church. Did the Jesus Christ described in the Gospels really exist?
Sitaram Goel in his scholarly work compiles the Biblical and Christological research to prove that Jesus was more of a fictional figure.
6. Understanding Hadiths- Ram Swarup
In this book, Ram Swarup explores the meaning of Islam through the words of the Sahih Muslim, considered by Muslims to be one of the most authoritative of the collections of “traditions” (Arabic Hadith) about the life of the Prophet Muhammad. Like the Koran, these traditions are believed to be divinely revealed by Allah and they complement the verses of the Koran, in many cases expanding upon them and explaining the context of their revelation. As Swarup notes in his introduction, to Muslims the Hadith literature represents the Koran in action, stories of “revelation made concrete in the life of the Prophet.”
7. Invaders and Infidels: Sandeep Balakrishna
This book by Sandeep Balakrishna tells the story of the origins and trajectory of Islamic invasions into India. It begins with the first Muslim conquest and ends with Babur’s invasion of Hindustan, spanning the period of the Delhi Sultanate which was in power for almost 320 years. This epochal story encompasses a vast sweep of events, which changed the history of India forever, and introduced it to an alien faith and a religious despotism such as the country had never experienced before. It comprises major and minor sagas of great heroism, untold savagery, stout resistance, brutal intrigues and epic tragedies.
8. Unbreaking India- Sanjay Dixit
The nullification of Article 370 and enactment of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, had been landmark legislative actions in 2019. Sanjay Dixit Ji delves deep into the past and traces the events, actions and their repercussions that finally led to the Union of India introducing these two measures. He looks at these events from all perspectives-historical, social and political. For Article 370, he traces the entire history of Kashmir from its pre-Islamic past and to the events that unfolded at the time of the Partition of India, leading to the initial inclusion of Article 370 in the Constitution of India. His study relies heavily on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s analysis of the reasons for the Partition and the theology of a ‘separate nation’ that prevailed during the period.
9. India that is Bharat- J Sai Deepak
Although there has been a significant study on Islam, Chrisitianity has somehow been a neglected aspect in India. In this book, J. Sai Deepak traces the origins of seemingly universal constructs such as ‘toleration’, ‘secularism’ and ‘humanism’ to Christian political theology. Their subsequent role in subverting the indigenous Indic consciousness through a secularised and universalised Reformation, that is, constitutionalism, is also examined. It also puts forth the concept of Middle Eastern coloniality, which preceded its European variant and allies with it in the context of Bharat to advance their shared antipathy towards the Indic worldview.
10. Perversion of India’s Political Parlance- Sitaram Goel
In the Post-Independent India, certain people and parties have appropriated one label – Leftist – for themselves, and reserved the other label – Rightist – for their opponents, without permission from or prior consultation with the latter. This book discovers that people and parties who call themselves Leftist, also claim to be progressive, revolutionary, socialist, secularist, and democratic. At the same time, they accuse the ‘Rightists’ of being reactionary, revivalist, capitalist, and fascist. One cannot help concluding that the dictionaries are not at all helpful in deciphering the Leftist language. The source of that language has to be sought elsewhere.
This book is a must read for anyone trying to understand the current state of Indian Politics. But if you don’t have much time, we have a article that gives the gist about this book
Indians lost major civilisational wars in the past 1000 years because they did not have ‘shatru bodh’, or a sense of the enemy. The reason was a lack of ‘purva paksha’, or analytical research into the doctrines of those who sought to destroy us and our civilisation.
The foremost doctrine that governs the life of Muslims of the sub-continent is not the foundational text of the Shariat or the Qur’an but that of the Fatawa Alamgiri, which was compiled by Aurangzeb under 2 Naqshbandi scholars – Sheikh Nizam Burhanpuri, and Shah Abdul Rahim (father of Shah Waliullah). Surprisingly, this text was only in Urdu and was not available in any Indian language. Jaipur Dialogues took the initiative to convert this magnanimous text into Hindi. This book is a must read to understand the mentality of Islam in India and it is freely available in our Books section