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Profiles in Deception - Ayodhya and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Profiles in Deception - Ayodhya and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Profiles in Deception - Ayodhya and the Dead Sea Scrolls

by N S Rajaram

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English

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Voice of India

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8185990654 - Year: 2000 - Pages: 294

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Paperback

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Author: N S Rajaram
Publisher: Voice of India
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 294
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185990654

Description

This book is about deception used as part of ideology and political control. It takes a close look at the systematic use of deception in propagating and maintaining political dominance as serving the cause of 'high truths' - truths higher than verifiable facts and even opposed to them.

The present book began as a work on the Ayodhya dispute. Upon examining the historical record, and the behavior pattern of the participants, we find that there are really two Ayodhya disputes: the first, about the right of possession to the sacred site known as Rama-Janmabhumi; the second, about the historicity of the temple itself, whether it historicity of the temple itself, whether it ever existed at all. The real conflict over Ayodhya is, therefore, over conflicting versions of history—one national and rooted in the soil, the other a mix of alien and imperialist ideologies controlled by an elite seeking to perpetuate itself. ‘This’ is what the Ayodhya dispute is really about not any destruction f a dilapidated mosque used by no one. All the hue and cry over the Ayodhya demolition is diversion – a smokescreen to conceal the real agenda of this interest group. Deception has been its currency.

This book is about deception used as part of ideology and political control. It takes a close look at the systematic use of deception in propagating and maintaining political dominance as serving the cause of ‘high truths’ – truths higher than verifiable facts and even opposed to them. The highest of high truths in India and one that is seen as being endangered by the developments at Ayodhya, is Nehruvian Secularism. The dogma of Nehruvian Secularism is a peculiar mix of Marxism, Euro-Colonialism and Islam. All three imperialism have in common – inherited by the Secularists – is hatred of Hinduism. As inheritors of imperial values, the secularists naturally see India’s indigenous Hindu civilization – the source of its nationalism -- as the dark force whose entire past history should be blackened beyond redemption and ultimately effaced. The first step is to coin a derogatory term for it – ‘Hindu Communalism’. They see India as an impure land plagued by a pluralistic culture that awaits Secularist cleansing.

For this reason, though Ayodhya remains the central theme of the book, its scope has been expanded to cover the role and method of deception itself by examining three cases: the de-Aryanization of the Harappan civilization by colonial-missionary scholars and their Indian surrogates; the Secularist negation at Ayodhya; and the greatest deception of all — the Christian myth and the suppression of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The first of these, the de-Aryanization of Harappa, serves as a prototype in examining the other two; it is also an integral part of the imperialist agenda of distorting and destroying India’s history – now taken up by the Secularists.

Recently, there have been some changes in the Indian intellectual scene also. The so-called Secularists are rapidly losing their hold over establishment institutions like the ICHR (Indian Council of Historical Research). Also, the publication of Arun Shourie’s book ‘Eminent Historians’ has dealt a blow to the credibility of many Secularist ‘scholars’, though the media has not been sufficiently forthright in its condemnation of their unscrupulous activities. The Secularist are unlikely to recover from this twin blow of the collapse of their historical theories and the exposure of their venality and dishonesty as scholars.

Contents

Preface: The two Ayodhya Disputes

CHAPTER I
PROTOTYPE: DECEPTION AT HARAPPA
John Marshall at Harappa
Genesis and growth of the colonial-missionary ideology
John Marshall’s dilemma
Preserving the colonial-missionary model
The odd couple: race and linguistics
National tragedy
Digression: science on the notion of race

CHAPTER 2
SECULARIST AGONY AT AYODHYA
Ayodhya and the agony of Secularists
Going beyond assumptions
The Secularist agenda
Ayodhya and the collapse of the Secularist agenda
Genesis and growth of the Secularist elite
The role of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
The host and the parasite
Secular seminarians

CHAPTER 3
THE DECEPTION OF DECEPTIONS
Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian myth
The discovery and the scandal
The Scrolls monopoly and its collapse
The persecution of Allegro

CHAPTER 4
FABRICATION IN HOLY LAND
The changed picture of Christianity
Contents of the Dead Sea Scrolls
‘Son of God’ and the ‘Branch of David’
‘Pierced Messiah’ and the crucifixion myth
Historical records: no Jesus
Jews blamed to please the Romans
Early Christianity had no ‘Faith in Jesus’
No Jesus in Roman records
Constantine and Christianity
Events leading to Christianity
Theological implications of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Summary state of the Church

CHAPTER 5
FIRST DISPUTE: THE TEMPLE AND THE MOSQUE
The first dispute
Literary evidence
Discoveries at the site I: The Temple City
Discoveries at the site II: The Hari-Vishnu inscription
Summary of findings

CHAPTER 6
SECOND DISPUTE: NEGATIONISM AT AYODHYA
Background: partners in Negationism
Negationism
Defending the indefensible
Jihad ideology as the root of destructiveness
Negationists at work I: the Muslim reaction
Negationists at work II: Secularly Correct masquerade
The clown and the scholar
Secularly Correct Scripture

CHAPTER 7
SECULAR OPPORTUNISM AT WORK
Roots of Negationism: History according to Nehru
Sanitizing history: from Ghaznavi to Babur
Fertile ground for Secular opportunism
Negationists: Anti-Hinduism as common ground
Ideology as cover for weak scholarship
Secularist dominance in education
Secularism and the media monopoly

CHAPTER 8
POLITICAL DOMINANCE AS RELIGION
Spiritual freedom and religious authority
Secular state in the Hindu tradition
End to Negationism, no retribution
Exclusivism: basis of Christianity and Islam
Monotheism facilitates theocracy
Prophetic religion is cult of personality

CHAPTER 9
"WE CANNOT ESCAPE HISTORY"
Symbolism of Ayodhya
National symbols
Imperial hangover I: shadow of Islamic imperialism
Imperial Hangover II: fear of national awareness
Alien anachronism
A Biblical story
"We cannot escape history"
Conclusion: "A house divided"

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