JNU and the historic hoax

[In this article, I use ‘Asur’ to refer to a tribe in Bengal and Bihar. I use ‘asura’ to refer to the Hindu mythological beings]

Summary-The article looks into the claims that there exist Mahishasura worshipping tribes in India who mourn during Dussehra and bewail the ‘Aryan invasion’. Every single one of these claims turns out to be false

 

On Feb. 24 2016, India’s education minister Smriti Irani read out a pamphlet that had been circulated on ‘Mahishasura Martyrdom Day’. This ‘Mahishasura Martyrdom day’ is deliberately organised during the Hindu festival of Dussehra.

Below I reproduce  contents of the said pamphlet-

“Durga Puja” is the most controversial racial festival, where a fair skinned beautiful goddess Durga is depicted brutally killing a dark-skinned native called Mahishasura

Mahishasura, a brave self-respecting leader, tricked into marriage by Aryans. They hired a sex worker called Durga, who enticed Mahishasura into marriage and killed him after nine nights of honeymooning, during sleep

Interestingly, many news outlets provided ideological justification to these utterances. They drew our attention to a lesser known tribe which calls itself ‘Asur’. References were made to an article of Shine Jacob from business standard and a piece from DNA. The argument forwarded was that the JNU students were right after all. Durga was indeed an ‘Aryan whore’ and she  was hired to defeat the great native ruler ‘Mahishasura’. Further, a few native tribes of North Bengal still worship ‘Mahishasura’ and mourn during the days of Durga puja. The conclusion had to be straight forward. The evil Hindu Aryans defeated ‘Mahishashura’ the great king of Aboriginal tribes and conquered  India

The first oddity in this narrative that struck me was name ‘Mahishasura’. This is an Aryan Sanskritic Hindu word meaning buffalo. Mahisha does not mean anything in the language of Asur tribes. It is actually a pure ‘Hindu Aryan’ word. The word with its feminine declension occurs from Rigveda onwards [1] It has cognates in other ‘Indo-European’ and ‘Aryan’ languages. One of the greatest Sanskrit linguists,Mayrhofer in his Magnum opus confirms that the sanskrit word mahisha is cognate with  Iranian *Mazisha, and Greek Maiso zon[2]

Why do the ‘Asur’ tribes not have a word for their own hero-king and resort to borrow his name, and indeed his myth, from their supposedly ‘Aryan enemies’ ? If this tale was indeed old, it would atleast retain some trace of either his name and the tale of his fight with Durga that differs from the mainstream ‘Brahmanical version’. Apart from the vulgar invectives hurled against Durga which reveal more about the mindset of JNU students, this tale has nothing of any historical value to offer. What are the other legends of this ‘Mahishasura’ the hero of ‘Asur’ tribes?

Ergo, I examine the tales of ‘Asur’ tribes. Below I reproduce some aspects of ‘Asur’ culture as reported by the aforementioned Media articles

a small community of tribals living in Jharkhand and the tea-growing belt of Jalpaiguri district in north Bengal was in mourning. These are the Asurs, a scheduled tribe of less than 8,000 members, who claim descendence from Mahishasura

The Asurs believe that the Devi Mahatmya story of the Markandeya Purana is biased. According to the Asurs, the birth of Durga from the conjoined powers of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva was a “crooked conspiracy” hatched because their king Mahishasura was blessed with a boon by Brahma that no man or god could kill him. “The devas are the culprits. Our king was a true warrior from the earth who defeated Indra, the king of the devas, and drove them out of heaven. They were jealous of our dynasty and our forefathers,” says Dahru Asur

“The devas are the invaders who came to the earth and killed our ancestors. We don’t like to see the Durga Puja. We have a separate puja ceremony remembering and mourning our forefathers on Mahalaya, Sashthi, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Dashami [the six days of Durga Puja],” says Pandra Asur, his neighbour.

During Durga Puja, the elders of the Asur community go into complete isolation so that not even a word about Durga reaches them.

. The reason members of this tribe mourn in these four festive days.These families believe they are direct descendants of Mahishasura

The day on which Durga idols are immersed, their four-day mourning ends and two-day celebrations begin. On these two days, they worship Mahishasura, sort of a counter to Goddess Durga.Their revelry includes eating meat and drinking hadia

 

 

Summarising the claims:

1)The Asurs claim descent from Mahishasura

2) They believe Devi Mahatmya is a biased ‘crooked conspiracy’

3)Their Asur king defeated Indra, but the deva invaders ‘came to earth and killed their ancestors’

4)They mourn during Durga puja and celebrate immediately afterwards by worshipping Mahishasura and indulging in meat and revelry

Considerable research has been carried out on these tribes. John-Baptist Hoffman’s monumental work  of  15 volumes,’Encyclopedia Mundarica'(1928) dealt with Asur and other neighbouring Munda tribes. Anthropologist and Historian K.K Leuva was stationed at Ranchi as assistant commissioner of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. His field and library work of more than a decade on Asur tribe culminated in his book ‘The Asur'(1963). They have also been dealt with in ‘Bulletin of Bihar tribal research institute'( 1964), Land and tribal people of Bihar (Narmadeshwar prasad 1961),’Tribes of India'(KS Singh 1994) and ‘Asurs and their dancers'(joseph marianus kujur 1996). Recently, linguist GDS Anderson carried out his pioneering work  on Munda languages. ‘Asur’ is classified as a North Munda language’  very closer to its cousin the Mundari(Munda)

Strikingly, not one of these works mention any of the above claims. Infact, there is no scholarly mention at all of any of these claims in any scholarly work published until now. . None of these works even mention ‘Mahishasura’ in relation to the ‘asur’. Good enough to throw JNU claims into dustbin and  find out when,why and how they were manufactured

K.K Leuva’s work is the most extensive field research carried out on these tribes. It elucidates interesting aspects of ‘Asur’ religious culture. The Asurs do not kill cows. [3] . This is not surprising, as their neighbouring scheduled tribes who resemble them in most respects, the kharia, consider beef a taboo. The Asurs believe human race was created by Lord Mahadev and his wife Parvati[4] . The worship Surya (Suraj devta) and Goddess earth(Dharti mai) [5] . They worship  Chandi so to acquire ‘miraculous powers’ [6] ;. They also worship Gowri devta [7] . They worship Singa Bonga(literally meaning ‘sun god’).  Anthropologist Kujur(1996) informs us that they celebrate Hindu festivals such as Holi, Kartika,Dussehra etc..,.[8] The asur know of Ramayana and have their own  sthala-purana like version of the tale of Hanuman burning lanka[9]

Thus, far from mourning during Dussehra, we find in field research that the ‘Asur’ celebrated Dussehra

It is obvious from these accounts that the ‘Asur’ are worshippers of Durga and these Himalayan lies are a malicious JNU propaganda. They have their genesis in the works of Malati shengde. Malati Shengde is a PN Oak of the left and her extreme fringe theories  are not taken seriously by any reputed scholar  anywhere. However, Malati did not fabricate these lies. In the last ten years, a few politically charged associations of JNU roped in Asur youngsters and deliberately brainwashed them with these lies. A few Asur youngsters are now glad to embrace the JNU claim that they were once the mightiest rulers of whole of India before  ‘Hindu Aryans’ usurped their kingdom. It is also possible that some of these idea could be introduced into the Asur society when they go back home. That the JNU pamphleteers  have nothing to show as a reference in itself debunks these lies. However, it is a dangerous precedent because the Asur tribes unfortunately have a very low literacy rate(10% as of 1981 census) and are vulnerable to propaganda. While 71.6% of Asurs considered themselves as Hindus in census of 1961, only 48% did so in 1981. The decrease in Hindu percentage has been complimented by an increase in the percentage of ‘Asur’ adopting Christianity and of those returning themselves as ‘Asur’. Due to aforementioned social conditions, Christian evangelists have invested considerably into these tribes. Bible society translated the four gospels into Munda language by 1881. Already by 1885, Constant Lievens was sent to convert them. Ever since, missionaries have been active in the area. It is conceivable that Christian converts who have severed ties with their ancestral religious and cultural heritage will be more forthcoming to embrace the JNU propaganda.

A question needs to be answered. How did these tribes, then, acquire the name ‘Asur’? The ‘Asur’ were primitive Iron smelters[10] . They were driven out of some lands by their cousins, the Munda tribes who are also classified as Scheduled tribe. The Asur were feared. They were known for their Iron smelting and black magic. Infact, Black magic plays a major part in the life of an ‘Asur’ person. They make clay idols of humans. The asur believe that piercing such idols could actually pierce the intended human[11] . They were feared for their magic. The neighbouring (scheduled) tribes such as Oraon and Munda pray against ‘the evil mouth of asur brothers’ [12] According to the neighbouring kolarian tribes, the ‘Asur’ used to be robbers[13] . It is not hard to see why these neighbouring tribes labelled them ‘Asur’ A legend named ‘Asur kahani’ is an important part of Munda religious system. According to this legend, the spirits are widowed Asur women[14] .

But what do the Asurs themselves have to say about their origin?  They believe they were a race of divinities who attended to God ‘Bhagwan’ in heaven. However, they were inflated with pride and declared themselves equal to Gods. As a result, they were expelled from heaven and cast into lower regions and earth. Here, they took to Iron smelting and were designated as Asurs[15]

It is important to see that the Asur legend of their origin has no mention of any hero Mahishasura and his death at the hands of ‘Aryan whore’ Durga. On the contrary, they were expelled precisely because they considered themselves equal to Gods. Thus, the Asur moral code treats with contempt any Asur historical figure who puts himself on equal footing with gods. The origin of their ethonymn is not attributed to any mythological  ‘Asura figure’, but to their efficiency in Iron smelting and magic. This is the final nail in the coffin of JNU propaganda

It is sad to see that this episode has taken one ugly turn after another. Sagarika ghose tweets that “Ram vs Ravan” is a ‘dominant part of Bahujan thought’. It is sad that such gibberish passes off for intellectual discourse in India. Renowned  scheduled caste saints such as Ravidas, Kabir, Namadeva,Chokhamela, Harichand Thakur, Ghasidas, Kanhopatra etc..,. were devotees of Rama and not Ravana.

Kabir has the following to say on Ravana:

जिन गड़ कोट कीए कं चन के छोिड गइआ सो रावनु काहे कीजतु है मिन भावन! किह कबीर ते अंते मुकते जन्ह हरदै राम रसाइनु[16] :

Translation: Ravan acted as it pleased his mind. In the end, he died leaving behind his fortresses of gold. Says kabir, only those who has sublime essence of ‘Ram’ in their hearts are liberated

Says Namdeva, another Dalit saint

सरब सोइन की लंका होती रावन से अिधकाई  खन मिह भई पराई तेरा नामु रूड़ो रूपु रूड़ो अित रं ग रूड़ो मेरो रामईआ[17]

Translation:Lanka was totally rich with gold. Nobody was more powerful than Ravana but in a second it was all gone.  Your Name is so beautiful! Your form is so beautiful! Your Love is so very beautiful, O Rama!!!

This was Dalit intellectual thought. ‘Your name is beautiful. Your form is beautiful. Your love is beautiful , Rama!’. All the aforementioned saints are highly revered among Dalits even today.

Even today, many Dalits are hardcore devotees of Lord Rama, sometimes of a greater degree than most other Hindus. If Sagarika does not believe her eyes, she will do well to take a trip to Dalit villages of chattisgarh

The Ramanami dalits of chattisgarh are hardcore devotees of lord Ram. They master the ‘ram charit manas’ of Tulsidas by heart and tattoo the name ‘Raam’ all over their body

A Dalit Ramnami. They tattoo ‘Raam’ all over body

These are the real Dalits outside the JNU circles. I challenge sagarika ghosh and her likes to produce one pre modern pre 1900 poem exclusively in praise of Ravana written by  Dalits. So, this notion of “Rama vs.Ravana dalit thought” is an utter travesty. It was fabricated with a malicious intention of dividing Hindu society and casting further doubts into vulnerable minds. As a consequence, the dissent leads to violence and peaceful existence of society is cast in danger

Finally, it is important to stress the origins of ‘Asura’. The JNUWallahs who claim Asuras are original inhabitants of India referring to Aryan Invasion Theory are misreading it. No where does the said theory claim Asuras were original inhabitants of India. The Aryan invasion/immigration theory says that ‘Asuras’ were mythological beings worshipped outside of India and brought to India by Indo-Aryans.

One of the greatest modern proponents of Aryan Migration theory, Michael witzel remarks[18]

A prominent feature of Indo-Iranian religion is the emergence, probably in the Ural area, of a group of gods of law knows as Asuras

Like Michael Witzel, most if not all western scholarly proponents of modern Aryan Migration  Theory place the Asuras in Urals of Eurasian steppe. The JNUWallahs who still insist Asuras were ‘Aborignal tribes’ are banking on 200 year old outdated colonial versions of ‘Aryan Invasion theory’ to suit their agenda. They are totally out of sync with its modern version. That they are clueless could be gauged from the fact they refer to Durga as a ‘fair skinned goddess’. In Hindu mythology, Durga was considered to be dark and she for this reason was once teased by Shiva. However, realistic depictions of Durga range from Gowri(=white) to Kali(=black) and most Hindu gods are not confined to any complexion

The correspondence between Vedic  Asura and Germanic ‘Aesir’ has been accepted[19] . Asuras were legendary beings of Indo-Iranian mythology and Iranian Ahura is cognate to vedic Asura. It is clearly that Asuras were gods of Aryans themselves even according to the Aryan invasion/migration theory

The word ‘Asura’ was a vedic homonym. Thus, asura(=lord) and asura(=demon) denoted two contrasting  words with identical pronunciation. Another vedic homonymn was the word ‘Arya’.  Sanskrit had Arya(=friend) and Ari(=enemy). The vedic homonymns were lost in classical Sanskrit only the latter was preserved in first case. Similarly Vedic rajas(=space) was abandoned for rajas(=dirt)  This has given way to the whole confusion. Statements such as ‘Asuras were demonised later’ are wrong. The evolution was wrought by linguistic, not religious change. Although many gods were designated as ‘Asura’ in Rigveda, Mitra-Varuna are prominent. These deities have not been demonised. Infact, traditional srauta brahmins chant praises of these deities during sandhya ritual. The most prominent god of sindhis, Jhulelal is considered to be an incarnation of varuna.

In Puranic literature, some of the Asuras were commended for their qualities. Notable are Prahrada/Prahlada, Bali and Ghatotkacha. Some of these Asuras were venerated in regions of subcontinent with sthala-purana like tales. Thus, the veneration of Bali in Kerala during Onam does not presuppose existence of anti-vishnu animus. Infact, the malayalis who celebrate Onam also pray to Vishnu. Some JNUWallahs consider this a fault line and intend to exploit it. It could be expected that they would tone up this rhetoric in the near future

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Bibliography:

1. Rigveda 5.25.7.2

2.Kurzgefasstes Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altindischen(1976)

3.’The Asur:A study of primitive Iron smelters'(1963) P.37

4.Ibid p.131

5.Ibid p.167

6.Ibid p.174

7.Ibid p.169

8. Asurs and their dancers (Joseph Marianus kujur 1996)

9.’The Asur:A study of primitive Iron smelters'(1963) P.144

10.Ibid p.142

11. Ibid p.130

12.Ibid p.159

13. Ibid p.142

14. Ibid p.132;Musical Culture of the Munda Tribe(2004)

15.Ibid P.133

16. Adigranth P.1104

17.Ibid p.693

18.Linguistic evidence for cultural exchange in pre historic Central Asia(2003)

19. The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots (2000)

 

 

 

 

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20 thoughts on “JNU and the historic hoax

  1. The identification of Asura with non-Aryan language speaking tribes of India is plain wrong! Anybody who studies the Zoroastrian texts like Vendidad can easily identify- what the Puranas call as the Asuras – with the Daityas and remotely as the Danavas, the Indo European cousins of the Adityas of North India, These Daitya-Danavas were in constant conflicts with the Indra worshipers of Sarasvati Ganga valleys (the Ikshwakus and the Aila-Bharata-Kurus, i.e. the Surya Vamshis and Chandra Vamshis).

    Thus it is the Iranians (as described in Avestan texts) and other Indo European families (like the Danaan Greeks mentioned in Iliad and Odyssey) who deserves the identification with the Asuras and not any Dravidian or Munda language speakers of today in India.

    Daityas:-
    1.Daitya River:- http://takshasila.wikidot.com/search:site/a/p/q/Daitya (the sacred river of the Daityas mentioned in the Iranian Avestan texts)
    2.Ahura / Asura:- http://takshasila.wikidot.com/search:site/a/p/q/Ahura (the name by which the Iranians who authored the Avesten texts identified by themselves)
    3.Daeiva:- http://takshasila.wikidot.com/search:site/a/p/q/Daeva (the name by which the Iranian Daityas identified their enemies, viz. the Devas mentioned in Hindu Puranas)

    Danavas:-
    1.Danaan:- http://takshasila.wikidot.com/search:site/a/p/q/danaan (the name by which the Greeks identified themselves in Iliad and Odyssey)

    If any north Indian non-Indo Aryan speaking tribe identify with the word ‘Asur’ (a title, indicating Lordship) it could be due to their association with Iranian overloads who ruled pockets of India during ancient times and employed these tribes for their craftsmanship in metal work etc, just like after the British left India, some Indians who inherited their properties in India assumed themselves the titles used to call their masters.

    Mahabharata mentions about an invasion of Bhaarata by the Iranian / Daitya tribes of Kambojas and Gandharas after the Kurukshetra War, and after a few centuries into Kali Yuga. The tribes of Kambojas and Gandharas (both being Asura / Daitya / Iranian royal tribes) indeed had formed trade colonies in West Bengal and Gujarat to foster sea trade in our pre-history. The names like Kambhoj (Gulf of Kambhoj) in Gujarat, Gandhara in Kalyan in Maharastra are evidences for it. Similar place names are found in West Bengal like Singur (Simhapura – one of the ancient capital city name of the Kambojas ruling in Kashmir during Kurukshetra War period, mentioned in Mahabharata). Basing at West Bengal, the Kambojas also conquered Lanka (hence the name Simhala, Simha or Lion being the symbol of the Kambojas like Elephant was the symbol of the Kurus at Hastinapura) and South East Asian Territories (eg:- Kambojia – Cambodia).

    The Daitya Mahabali also ruled the western shore of India starting with Bhrigu-Kachha (Braoch – in Gujarat) up to Kerala in the south. People of Kerala, though not Indo-European speakers, still respect this Indo-European Daitya king Mahabhali. The Avestan word for Deva, viz. Daiva is seen in Malayalam as Daivam as a word for god. Daitya Mahabhali had switched sides and had become a Daiva worshiper.

    Avesta was the beginning of a great split in the ancient Vedic thought that arose on the banks of the river Saraswati. This split was recorded in the ancient Puranic literature of India, as the conflict between the Devas and the Asuras. It was an ideological fault-line, that divided the same tribe of people into two – a group of people who believed in the immortality of Atman (the soul, which is not body) and the others who believed in the mortality of the body and its need for the final resurrection and revival to become immortal. The first group identified themselves with the immortal Atman and cared nothing about the perishable body. The second group identified themselves with the mortal body and were constantly engaged in its prolonged preservation and its final resurrection.

    To the Vedic people, the first group were later known as the Devas (or Amaras, the Immortals) and the second group as the Asuras. To the followers of Ahura Mazda, the same two groups were known as the Daevas and the Ahuras. The Vedic people were the ancient enemies of the followers of Ahura Mazda (later known as the Paradeshikas / Parasikas / Parsis). Yet, as history would have it, the same Vedic people of India became their only friends in need, when their very existence in their homeland, viz. Iran was threatened with complete extermination at the hands of Islamic invasions.

    The city of Mysore derives its name from Mahisha. the southern Karnataka territory surrounding it was known as the Mahishaka a country. A variant of this name is Mushika (a corruption of Mahishaka, but accidentally also means ‘mouse’) which was the name by which Northern Kerala was known in ancient times. Its rulers were called the Mushikas, (also known as Kolathiris – Kovialakathiris – which in Malayalam means the rulers living inside the palace:- Kovilakam). Their city was known as Mushika pattana (the town of the Mushikas). It was originally referring to Ezhi-mala and then Kozhikode. Later Kodungallor got the name and the British called it Muziris. It was also simply known as the Pattana (the town) – an ancient town recently unearthed by archaeologists near Kodungalloor in Kerala. The female ruler who battled with Ayyappan and became Malikappurattamma, called Mahishi also belonged to this Mahishaka / Mushika royal family.

    In the southern kingdoms of Pandya, Kerala, Chola, Dravida, Mahishaka etc, there were frequent battles fought for the sake of herds of cattle, both cows and buffaloes. Durga was the protector goddess of some of these armies. Fighters go to battle to reclaim the cattle stolen by a thief king after duly worshiping Durga. The Mahishaka territories probably derive its name from the buffaloes as the most popular cattle reared in this area and their king can probably be called the buffalo king (Mahishasura) especially if he uses Mahisha (buffalo) a his royal symbol / symbol on his flag. (There are many former examples to this effect, like Drona the preceptor of the Kauravas, called as such because he uses a pot as the symbol on his flag giving rise to many myths including that he was born from a pot!) The fight of one Durga worshiping group against this Mahishaka king and similar narratives across India could have given rise to the myth of Mahishasura getting killed by Durga. Analysis of the myth also reveals that Mahishasura’s ancestry is associated with the Yakshas not with the Daityas or Danavas. This he was more a Yaksha and not a Daitya or a Danava. Southern Karnataka is famous for is Yaksha Gana art form associated with the Yakshas.

    If there is any place in India which is strongly associated with a historical Mahishasura, then it is Mysore. There doesn’t seems to be any connection with the ‘Asur’ tribe of Jharkhand or West Bengal with the Mahishakas of south Karnataka.

    The following is the answer to this fake historians plotting for the destruction of all Hindu symbols and Hindu festivals, by creating controversies and by trying to turn one group of Hindus against another using the discredited Aryan Invasion Theory:-

    1.
    Equating Asuras to Dravidian and Munda speakers of India is ABSOLUTELY WRONG. The the real Asuras are the Daitya Danavas corresponding to Iranians and some Indo European families (the Greeks for example) who went westward. Full evidence is available in Avestan Texts like Vendidad where it is mentioned that the Asuras arose from the Daitya river; their main god being Ahura Mazda / Asura Medha, the head among the Asuras and their main enemies being the Daivas (the Devas). Similarly we see in Iliad and Odyssey we see the name Danava attested as Danaans, the tribe into which most of the Greek kings and warriors who sacked Troy belonged. The matronymic of the Danavas, viz. Danu is also attested in the river names of Europe:- Danube and Don

    2.
    The Asur tribes of Jharkhand and West Bengal has nothing to do with Mahishasura. They are also not the true Asuras mentioned in the Puranas and got their tribal name from association with the ancient ‘Asura’ title, which means Lordship applied as per the older portions of Rigveda even to the Vedic gods like Indra. Due to evolution of language this honorific became out of fashion in the mainstream Indian culture but was retained by the Iranians and some tribal pockets in India.

    3.
    Mahishasura have a Yaksha ancestry and is closely linked to Mysore and the Mahishaka territory

    Below is the trace of how this evil ploy to destroy Durga Puja celebration was hatched in around 5 years:-

    This whole Mahishasura worship controversy is cooked up by Christian Missionaries and the Leftists using their media allies (TOI, Indan Express etc) starting with around 2011, striking at the most vulnerable period of Dussera celebrations in October every year since then. JNU was at the root of all this conspiracy since its inception.

    Backward’ students mark 2nd Mahishasur Diwas (31 October 2012):- http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Backward-students-mark-2nd-Mahishasur-Diwas/articleshow/17026753.cms
    Deogharia, Jaideep (11 October 2013): Asur Tribals Mourn Mahishasura:- http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ranchi/Asur-tribals-mourn-martyr-Mahishasur/articleshow/23927688.cms
    Singh, Hainder (16 October 2013). “India: Tribals, backwards observe Mahishasur Martyrdom Day instead of Durga puja”:- http://sikhsiyasat.net/2013/10/16/india-tribals-backwards-observe-mahishasur-martyrdom-day-instead-of-durga-puja/
    Sports (13 October 2013). “Tribals,backwards seek own voices in Durga Puja this year” http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/tribals-backwards-seek-own-voices-in-durga-puja-this-year/
    Why We Need To Celebrate ‘Mahishasur (or Ravana) Shahadat Diwas’ by V Arun Kumar (16 September, 2015) http://www.countercurrents.org/vakumar161014.htm

    Thus the seed is sworn by the Christian Missionary Leftist Academia combine and they are now harvesting it now in 2016 after letting it spread into news papers and into the minds of tribal community in particular and in Hindu community at large polluting all of them with blatant lies and utter falsehood.

    (27 February 2016):- http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/jnu-smriti-irani-speech-lets-not-fight-jharkhand-tribals-say-as-they-pray-to-mahishasur/
    (26 February 2016):- http://qz.com/624056/smriti-irani-are-indias-mahishasura-worshipping-tribals-depraved-and-anti-national/
    Mahishasura is a revered figure of tribes in West Bengal (26- February 2016):- http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/mahishasura-is-a-revered-figure-of-tribes-in-west-bengal/article8281749.ece
    ‘Anti-National’ Mahishasura: Is Cultural Rigidity Bad Politics?http://www.thequint.com/deqoded/2016/02/26/smriti-irani-mahishasura-rohith-vemula-jnu-row-parliament-ambedkar-modi-durga
    The dark side of Durga Puja Bengalis don’t like to talk about – DEBDUTTA BHATTACHARJEE @debduttab10:-http://www.dailyo.in/lifestyle/durga-puja-hinduism-lord-shiva-adivasi-mahishasur-bengali-ahalya-karl-marx/story/1/6904.html – with an advice to the reader (sic):- “The next time you see the idol of the goddess, remember, it is no less a symbol of oppression.”

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  2. Simply brilliant! Thanks for this hard hitting rejoinder exposing the mischief of JNU historians. It seems the evangelical have outsourced their battle against Hinduism to Leftist historians and activists.

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    • These articles should come in some mainstream paper somehow or some other magazines like Swarajya…. to cover wider audience…..Twitter references are not so popular yet for wider audience..

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  3. Well done!Well told! Well slapped! Hope a horde of Indologists and Sanskrit pandits come forht to neutralise such divisive schemes and intents of the leftists, missioneries et al.

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  4. Wonderfully researched article, Thanks for exposing the hoax. Its a lot of trouble taken by you, Enjoyed reading every bit of it.

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  5. Actually PN Oak was right about some things like the fact that Medieval architecture
    of India is actually Hindu and not Muslim. For example there is plenty of evidence to
    show that the Taj Mahal is Hindu. Primary sources and documents exist which prove that it
    was a Hindu building that was appropriated by the Muslim invaders.

    It is wrong to call PN Oak a Malati Shengde. He was at least a patriot.

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