Month: July 2012

OUTSTANDING U.S. HISTORIAN CALLS BRITISH RULE IN INDIA GREATEST CRIME IN ALL HISTORY 5

July 15, 2012

I was a school boy in Karachi when I first heard the name of Katherine Mayo, notorious author of a viciously anti-India book, titled Mother India. Mahatma Gandhi had condemned the book as a “gutter inspector’s report”!   Mayo was an American journalist who wrote this book around 1927, stoutly defending British Rule in India. She also vehemently attacked Hindu society, religion and culture.   About the same time, I heard of two other American authors who had written almost as passionately in favour of India and against the Britishers. The first of these, Will Durant, had the reputation of being one of the world’s greatest historians, and philosophers. The other was a Church leader, Rev. Jabez Thomas Sunderland.   Will Durant’s life time achievement is his eleven volume series “The Story of Civilisation” a monumental set of volumes written in collaboration with his wife Ariel. Will and Ariel were … Continue reading OUTSTANDING U.S. HISTORIAN CALLS BRITISH RULE IN INDIA GREATEST CRIME IN ALL HISTORY 5

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उत्कृष्ट अमेरिकी इतिहासकार ने इतिहास में भारत पर ब्रिटिश शासन को सबसे बड़ा अपराध बताया

July 15, 2012

‘मदर इण्डिया‘ शीर्षक वाली घिनौनी भारत विरोधी पुस्तक लिखने वाली कुख्यात लेखिका केथरीन मायो का नाम मैंने पहली बार तब सुना जब मैं कराची में विद्यार्थी था। महात्मा गांधी ने इस पुस्तक की निंदा ‘गटर इंस्पेक्टर की रिपोर्ट‘ के रुप में की!   मायो एक अमेरिकी पत्रकार थी जिसने लगभग 1927 में भारत में ब्रिटिश राज के पक्ष में यह पुस्तक लिखी। उसने हिन्दू समाज, धर्म और संस्कृति पर तीखे हमले किए।   लगभग इसी समय मैंने दो अन्य अमेरिकी लेखकों के बारे में सुना था जिन्होंने खुले दिल से भारत के पक्ष और ब्रिटिशों के विरूध्द लिखा था। इनमें से पहले विल डुरंट थे जो विश्व प्रसिध्द महान इतिहासकार और दार्शनिक माने जाते हैं, दूसरे थे एक चर्च नेता रेवेण्ड जाबेज़ थामस सुडरलैण्ड।    विल डुरंट के जीवन की सबसे बड़ी उपलब्धि उनके द्वारा लिखित ग्यारह खण्डों वाली ‘दि स्टोरी ऑफ सिविलाइजेशन‘ श्रृंखला है, जो उन्होंने अपनी पत्नी एरियल … Continue reading उत्कृष्ट अमेरिकी इतिहासकार ने इतिहास में भारत पर ब्रिटिश शासन को सबसे बड़ा अपराध बताया

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IF SAUDIS CAN SURRENDER ABU JUNDAL, WHY CAN’T PAK HAND OVER DAWOOD IBRAHIM?

July 8, 2012

A distinguished visitor to New Delhi last week was Jalil Abbas Jilani, Foreign Secretary of Pakistan. He had earlier worked in the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi and was Deputy Head of the Mission here. Mr. Jilani came to meet me at my residence along with several other Pakistani officials including the newly arrived Pakistan High Commissioner Salman Bashir. The Pak officials were at my place for nearly an hour and there was a free and frank discussion with regard to several issues concerning Indo-Pak relations.   The Pakistani Foreign Secretary was all praise for the NDA Government’s earnest efforts to restore normalcy and goodwill between India and Pakistan. I said to him that for us the greatest regret has been that the joint statement issued by Gen. Musharraf and Shri A.B. Vajpayee at Islamabad after the SAARC Conference affirming that Pakistan would not allow any part of its … Continue reading IF SAUDIS CAN SURRENDER ABU JUNDAL, WHY CAN’T PAK HAND OVER DAWOOD IBRAHIM?

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