Damage caused by western media to India is enormous : François Gautier

Hindus have shown extreme tolerance and Hinduism is the only religion that never tried to convert others !

Hinduism is the only religion today that accepts and respects all the other religions and Hindus are descendants of an ancient civilisation in human history, but there are many western journalists and correspondents who are still biased against India.

The western media should at least respect the country with the wisest past and still gives birth to humans with wonderful qualities. However, most of the western correspondents posted in New Delhi take little notice of the uniqueness of India, paying almost no respect to the billion-plus Nation even after 70 years of its Independence.

They are supposed to report honestly about India so that their readers, many of whom are ignorant about the great Nation, get enlightened.

1. Correspondents should report honestly about India

The foreign correspondents are normally assigned for four to five years in India and this is not enough for understanding a country which is so vast, diverse and also contradictory. More precisely, New Delhi is very far from southern or eastern India.

Shockingly, the Indian journalists who regularly write for western media outlets normally follow the guidelines of their editors and very often they do not hesitate to paint a negative image of their own country.

The alternate media has provided space for many Indians, including qualified journalists, to speak on various issues they deem fit for exposures.

2. Intellectuals claim that tolerant Hindus are intolerant, fanatic or fundamentalists

It has been an one-way traffic for the Hindus as they experienced cruel genocides in the sad history of humanity. But Hindus have shown extreme tolerance and Hinduism is the only religion that never tried to convert others. However, many Indian intellectuals claim that Hindus are intolerant, fanatic or fundamentalists.

3. India is never in the news in the west, unless there are huge elections

India is never in the news in the west unless there is some major catastrophe or huge elections. Thus, if anyone wants to write for those publications, he or she has to find stories that might often border on the sensational, marginal and even misleading.

4. Nehru asked historians to show esteem to Muslim rulers such as Akbar or Aurangzeb and ignore the greatness of Hindu warriors

India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was a great admirer of English socialism and he adopted British constitutional, judicial and even education systems without considering the exceptional Indian socio-cultural and traditional values. Nehru had to nurture the sentient of a sizable Muslim population that did not join Pakistan (west or east) and continued to live in India. For these reasons, Nehru asked historians to show esteem to Muslim rulers such as Akbar or Aurangzeb and ignore the greatness of Hindu warriors such as Chhatrapati Shivaji, Maharana Pratap, Rani Lakshmibai, etc. knowing that Hindus would not react not to speak of protesting.

Hence, Indian history should be rewritten and he has reasons to explain. For over seven decades, the Indian establishment comprising people from Nehruvian-Marxist and pseudo-secular ideology used to influence everything from school curriculum to public policy to history writing.

5. Indian culture was damaged due to false history

It has built up a false narrative that systematically condemned India’s civilisational journey. Since the overwhelming majority of the people here remain Hindus, the establishment tried its best to turn itself anti-Hindu. It encouraged people to negate anything associated with Hinduism. The tendency extended up to reproving the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagawad Geeta, Ramayan, Mahabharat along with Ayurveda and Sanskrit.

6. Pride Israel has in rejuvenating its ancient language

Bringing the reference to Hebrew, the ancient language of Israel, after getting a part of their Holy land in 1948, the Israeli people started welcoming Jews from various parts of the world.

As they came back to live in Israel, a major problem arose because they spoke different languages. The Israeli authorities asked their scholars to revive Hebrew, which had fallen in decrepitude, so that everybody could speak Hebrew. Today the Hebrew language has unified Israel like nothing else, which should inspire India to revive Sanskrit.

The Government should invite some dedicated linguists to sit down with Sanskrit scholars for devising a way of simplifying and modernizing the mother all Indian languages. I am sure, it would energize and revitalize the whole Indian culture” stated the author of ‘India’s Self Denial’. India and Israel share so much in common and both can learn a lot from each other ! Hindus and Jews, far from being the persecutors of minorities, have been persecuted for nearly two thousand years and have been the victims of worst genocides in history. While the German dictator Hitler murdered six million Jews in his gas chambers, eighty million Hindus had to die at the hands of Muslim invaders.

(The article is based on the statements of Mr François Gautier, during an interactive session with Guwahati based scribes on 26th October 2019 through video-conferencing.)

(Introduction to Mr François Gautier : François Gautier (born 1950) is a French journalist based in India who served as the South Asian correspondent for multiple reputed French-language Dailies. He advocates a Indigenous Aryan narrative. He is also the founder of a private museum which seeks to portray Indian history in a nationalist manner. He has established an NGO named ‘Foundation for Advancement of Cultural Ties’. His wife is an Indian.)

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