Author: Rajiv MalhotraArvindan Neelakandan/Publisher: AmaryllisYear: 2013Language: EnglishPages: 666ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788191067378
India's integrity is being undermined by three global networks that have well-established operating bases inside India. This book reveals how outdated racial theories continue to provide academic frameworks and fuel rhetoric that can trigger civil wars and genocides in developing countries. The Dravidian movement’s 200-year history has such worrying origins. Its latest manifestation is the ‘Dravidian Christianity’ movement that fabricates a political and cultural history to exploit old fault-lines. Its goal is to spark an honest debate on the extent to which human rights and other ‘empowerment’ projects are cover-ups for these nefarious activities. A result of five years of research, this book uses information obtained in the West about foreign funding of these India-based activities. The research tracked the money trails that start out claiming to be for ‘education’, ‘human rights’, ‘empowerment training’, and ‘leadership training’, but end up in programs designed to produce angry youths who feel disenfranchised from Indian identity.
Introduction1. Superpower or Balkanized War Zone?2. Overview of European Invention of RacesWestern Academic Constructions Lead to Violence3. Inventing the Aryan RaceOverview of Indian Impact on Europe:From Renaissance to RacismHerder’s RomanticismKarl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel (1772–1829)‘Arya’ Becomes a Race in EuropeErnest Renan and the Aryan ChristFriedrich Max MüllerAdolphe PictetRudolph Friedrich GrauGobineau and Race ScienceAryan Theorists and EugenicsChamberlain: Aryan-Christian RacismNazis and AfterBlaming the Indian Civilization4. Imperial Evangelism Shapes Indian EthnologyBiblical Theory of Race and the Myth of HamWilliam Jones Maps Indians onto Biblical EthnologyOne Hundred Years of British Indological Institutions5. Lord Risley Morphs Jati-Varna into RaceBuilding on Max Müller’s WorkRisley’s Race ScienceRisley Freezes the CastesAmbedkar Demolishes Nasal Index Racism6. Inventing the ‘Dravidian’ RaceHodgson Invents ‘Tamulian’Caldwell: Transforming Linguistics into EthnologyA Conspiracy Theory is Born: Cunning AryanBrahmins Exploited Innocent DravidiansDe-Indianizing the Tamil Traditions7. Dravidian Racism and Sri LankaOutdated Geology Mixes with Theosophical FantasyLemurian Origins Linkup with Bishop CaldwellTheosophy – Buddhism Uses Aryans toCounter EvangelismClash of Colonial Constructs: Aryan-Buddhist-Sinhalesevs. Dravidian-Saivite-Tamil8. Digesting Hinduism into ‘Dravidian’ ChristianityThe Myth of St ThomasEvangelism and the Dravidian MovementChristianizing Hindu Popular Culture9. Propagation of ‘Dravidian’ Christianity2000: Seminar on ‘Dravidian Religion toEradicate Casteism’2001: India Declared the Mother ofInternational Racism2004: ‘India is a Dravidian Christian Nation,and Christians Made Sanskrit’2005: New York Conference on Re-imaginingHinduism as St Thomas Dravidian Christianity2006: Dravidian Christianity Becomes anInternational Movement2007: Second International Conference on theHistory of Early Christianity in India2008: First International Conference on theReligion of TamilsChristian-Dravidianism vs Modern ArcheologyAssessing the Robustness of the Thomas MythDravidian Spirituality as Interim Stage for Christianizing10. Dravidian Academic-Activist Network Outside IndiaOxford-Yale Origins of the Dravidian Linguistic CanonAcademic Discourse Drives Indian Politics: AnnaduraiSARVA Project and Identity PoliticsAcademic Support for Tamil Separatist ConferencesThe Berkeley Tamil ChairEurope-based Tamil Studies11. Western Discourse on India’s FragmentsDeconstructing India SystematicallyAtrocity Literature as a GenreAtrocity Literature Feeds India’s FragmentationIndian Minorities Serving the Global MajoritiesIdentity Faultlines for Western Intervention12. The Afro-Dalit MovementAryan/Dravidian and Hutu/Tutsi ParallelsAmerican History Defines the Afro-Dravidian MovementWestern Government-Church Axis influencesAfro-Dravidian-DalitRamayana interpreted as a Racist Epic13. India: A Neo-Con FrontierCorporate Multinationals to Convert HindusDalit Activism by the American Christian RightRight-wing Think-tanks and Policy CentersSustained and Biased Perceptions14. India: A Left-wing FrontierExample of Left-Right Collaboration in WashingtonUS-based Academic Deconstruction of IndiaIslamic Tint in the Secular Lens15. The US Government’s Direct InvolvementInternational Religious Freedom ActUS Commission on International Religious FreedomPew Trust Repackages and Spreads:‘India is Next Only to Iraq’US Government Agency for InternationalDevelopment (USAID)Obama and US Foreign Evangelism16. British Intervention in Present-day IndiaAnti-India Axis in the UK17. Continental European InterventionsAffiliates of Dalit Dissent in IndiaNetwork of Academic Dalit StudiesIndividual Scholars Propagating Dalit Separatism18. India’s Christian UmmaUS-based Expansion of Indian ChristianityChristian MediaIntelligence-gathering OperationsEffects on the Ground19. India in the Clash of CivilizationsThe Cover MapMaoist Red Corridor Through IndiaNagaland Model in Nepal and India’s Red CorridorIslamic Slice of DravidistanTamil NaduKeralaAbdul Nasser Madhani, Godfather of south Indian JihadTamil Nadu–Kerala Jihad NexusMadhani Released and Jihad Outsourced to KeralaKarnatakaNew Developments in 2010AppendicesAppendix A: A Short History of Racism from theNasal Index to the Y-ChromosomeAppendix B: Ancient Tamil Religion in Sangam LiteratureAppendix C: Parallel Developments in AfricaAppendix D: Thomas Hoax on Native AmericansAppendix E: Papers Presented at New YorkConference 2005Appendix F: Case of the Disposable EpigraphistAppendix G: Monitoring Foreign FundsAppendix H: Lutheran World Federation Targets IndiaEndnotesGlossaryBibliographyIndex of Schematic Diagrams and FiguresAcknowledgmentsIndex