Know Thy #CulturalTerrorist : Cultural Terrorism exposed

Team IK for Dr. B S Harishankar

Cultural Terrorism : Conflicts and Debates on Cultural Pasts authored by Dr.B.S.Harishankar . The work  is published  by  Indus Scrolls Press  New Delhi (www.indusscrolls.com). The price of the book is Rs.350. 248 pages.

The book has been recently released , by RSS Sarsangachalak , Bhagwat ji. Available on Amazon and on Flipkart.

Cultural Terrorism”  highlights  how culture and  heritage are  hijacked and monopolized by  certain religio- political lobbies in India and abroad, as part of a global strategy  to undermine societies, propagate intolerance  and erase past memories among people, especially in Third World countries. This cultural cleansing  is currently launched  by cultural lobbies  using  ideology as a tactic of invasion, backed by  huge foreign funds, academicians, writers  and media  to  uproot countries, especially  India,  from its  ancient past.  Using  such a brigade, the offenders infiltrate and monopolize higher education and research in universities, and  through their NGOs produce  dubious and hoax reports  to brainwash us on our cultural existence. Such an orchestrated cultural invasion is  an ongoing phenomenon in India  because, such ideological lobbies know  the power of Indian culture to integrate people, rejuvenate diverse societies, blend conflicting diversities, sustain values, identities and a sense of belonging to the homeland.

Globalization which has marketed both trade and terrorism  has also  opened a convenient corridor for cultural terrorism to function in south Asia, especially India using academics. In 2017, UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova highlighted the key role of heritage protection in forging new strategies, for peace and social cohesion in situations of conflict. Recently the Ministry of Home Affairs under Government of India has highlighted  norms of foreign funds in research areas deemed sensitive. This work has much relevance in this context.

There are  twenty one  articles in this work. They comprehensively discuss  perils on  India’s cultural pasts,  interventions  by colonial and post colonial groups  on our  historiography, and  the changing dimensions of our social and cultural history.

The work examines  multiple topics such as Aryan issues, colonial constructs of caste,  imperial census, epics and  cultural  geography,   issues on nationalism,  recent attacks on national icons such as Mahatma Gandhi and Sri Aurobindo by left and radical  groups,  Abhinava Gupta’s legacy and Kashmir’s cultural links with greater India,  assaults on our traditional knowledge systems, classical Tamil tradition’s  link with rest of India,  subaltern and tribal issues, conflicts among various Islamic and Church denominations in West and South Asia,  Indo Jewish fraternity, archaeological excavations threatening our security such as in Keezhadi and Pattanam,  and  foreign funds and espionage in global universities by left and Wahabbi groups.

There are four sections  in which these twenty one articles  are  thematically arranged from an academic perspective. Section one titled  ‘Many Trajectories of Subversion’ defines and narrates the extent and scope of cultural terrorism.  The second section titled ‘Divide et Impera’ discusses  in present context, Aryan politics, colonial caste, imperial census and  debates on Saraswati river highlighting recent advances in  archaeology and physical anthropology . Third section titled  ‘Expropriating our Legacy’ deals  with debates on Ramayana and Mahabharata, ancient heritage of Kashmir,  India’s knowledge tradition and also,  how ancient Tamil traditions are hijacked by religious and racial lobbies using foreign funds. The fourth section Conflicts Intrigues and Unholy Pacts deals with secret agendas between Indian left academicians and church lobbies.

The work also exposes the Cultural Terrorists , Wendy Doniger, Michael Witzel, Sheldon Pollock and George Soros who constantly interfere in our cultural Pasts.


Dr. B.S.Harishankar
Dr. B.S.Harishankar

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