Nehruvian socialism has always been a concept that believes in the uprooting of social norms, ethics and values in exchange for the economic infiltration of unrelated cultures into a native fabric. When India gained its independence in 1947, we had many options to choose as to which cultural path our nation would take. We had the option of making Sanskrit the official language alongside other locally recognized languages. We had the choice of putting our nation for once to the plough and harnessing our resources to run our own industries on our own terms. We had the choice of being a Hindu nation just the way parts of our nation had been grabbed and declared as ‘independent nations’ under the banner of Islam.
We chose none of the above. We instead sat back and watched as Nehru created a regime of neo-colonialism. In this system, English was held in paramount importance (an irony that I have to say this, considering that I am writing this in English. Unfortunately, not many of The Frustrated Indian’s readers are well versed in Sanskrit which was my first choice of penning this write up). When the medium of education and instruction is that of a foreign tongue, the ethics and philosophies of that foreign culture will invariably permeate into the educational fold of the nation.
Nehru chose to adopt the British constitution verbatim, by just replacing terms like ‘Britain’ with words like ‘India.’ Colonial era laws enacted by the many viceroys stayed in place. The structure of civil service bureaucracy as well as the executive power were all made as a replica of the British colonial system. While it may be practical to adopt some governance patterns from a former ruler, what happened in India was that these institutions would soon be manned by people who were no better than the British themselves.
In the case of India, this took a peculiar turn – the Anglicization of our cities and institutions. As the nation’s civil services, government sector units, and every other public office began embracing English speaking, it suddenly became a language of high office and status in India from a mere language of instruction. As if we did not have intellectual talent in our supposedly ‘oldest civilization on the planet,’ we ran after the West German and Soviet scientific communities to set up the first IITs. Institutions such as CSIR had already been under the British government since before 1947, and had a residual colonial attitude towards science and education in India. Furthering this was Nehru’s idea of making English the central medium of education, thought, cultural exchange and scientific discourse.
Added to this, even small towns and villages began seeing signboards in English all across the nation.
Mind you – these weren’t signboards put up by Englishmen, but by Indians. Throughout the 60s and 70s, this attitude of ‘having to speak in English in order to show status in society’ was fairly restricted to cities. Cities were places which had the most number of English educational institutions and therefore, these became linguistic and cultural islands in India disconnected from the rest of their natural millennia long histories solely because the Nehruvian ideal of cultural self-hate was being incentivized by the government.
While the colonial era Indian looked up to the white skin and to the English language as the highest levels of socio-cultural sophistication, the post-colonial Indian was asked neither by the government nor by his own colonial-era predecessors to shed that attitude. Instead, the Nehruvian government systematically retained and encouraged that attitude, while the colonial era Indians did nothing to stop this either. In other words – our parents were systematically entrenched in a colonial mindset of English language supremacy, while our grandparents just watched and did nothing. After having struck government institutions and education institutions, the next natural target of the English speaking middle class in India was the job front. Be it a receptionist or a manager, English was a necessary requirement.
In this environment, any middle class youngster growing up would have been exposed to his/her native culture only when he/she took those vacation trips to his/her native village. At all other points in time, any youngster would have lived in a world wherein education was largely in English while home was the only place wherein the native language would be used. But then came along the next level of cultural deracination.
The death of language:
Are we to keep the people of India ignorant in order that we may keep them submissive? Or do we think that we can give them knowledge without awakening ambition? Or do we mean to awaken ambition and to provide it with no legitimate vent? Who will answer any of these questions in the affirmative? Yet one of them must be answered in the affirmative, by every person who maintains that we ought permanently to exclude the natives from high office. I have no fears. The path of duty is plain before us: and it is also the path of wisdom, of national prosperity, of national honour.
- Lord Macaulay, 1833 address to the House of Commons.
Macaulay was the brain behind the simplest and most effective form of cultural uprooting – by the imposition of the English language as an educational and government-mandated medium of conversation. And yet, the man who was pushing for English education in India had as much knowledge about India as would a Sicilian shepherd know about quantum electrodynamics. Macaulay’s supreme ignorance and surprising level of dumbness is seen in his own quote –
- ‘I have conversed both here and at home with men distinguished by their proficiency in the Eastern tongues. …. I have never found one among them who could deny that a single shelf of a good European library was worth the whole native literature of India and Arabia.’
A man who equates India and Arabia in literature has to have lesser brain than a 6 month old embryo.
But this wasn’t all. Lord Bentinck then went ahead to pass the act, accompanying which were several interesting things:
- The British had established organization such as the ‘Archaeological survey of India’ – an institution that in effect started cherry picking parts of Indian history, whitewashing them and refurbishing them with a British narrative.
- Men like Ralph Griffith and Mary Boyce began to claim scholarship in Indology by translating works such as the Vedas into English – endeavours which later produced works that replaced traditional schools of thought.
- The first western textbooks on Indian history were being authored at this time, setting a trend that would follow for more than a 100 years to come.
Traditional schools of thought such as the Gurukula system (which had long been destroyed by Islamic invasion) had always relied on modest imperial patronage by local rulers. Through the entirety of the middle ages, the Islamic invasions and centuries of wars had either ended all such patronage or even resulted in the destruction of every major library and school of thought in the subcontinent. The British followed a system of economically enslaving all territories within the subcontinent while pensioning native rulers. In this way, even the remnants of traditional schools of philosophy, arts, music and sciences were all sidelined from the mainstream economy – an economy that encouraged and incentivized English speaking, English educated, English thinking elites.
And thus, an entire class of Indians were incentivized to leave their roots in search of foreign money thrown their way by the British. The first generation of this included Motilal Nehru, MK Gandhi, Dadabhai Naoroji, etc. It is therefore no surprise at all that the founding fathers of the Congress who were also India’s colonial gentry happened to follow colonial British policies after 1947 as that was the only practice they were ever accustomed to, and that was the only culture they even related to.
In all this, the greatest tragedy was the downfall of Indian languages. In the last 3 generations alone, hundreds of words have gone extinct from Indian languages and have been replaced by English words. Entire dictionaries can be written today documenting lost words. We today have ‘Hinglish’ (Hindi + English) and ‘Tanglish’ (Tamil + English) which we jokingly pass off without realizing that these ‘dialects’ are forebodings of what is to come – an India devoid of its own millennia old culture. In parallel with the destruction of languages came in a new urban economic construct – the service sector.
The Service Sector:
The Persian author Al-e Ahmed coined the perfect term for this syndrome of cultural deracination – Gharbzadegi – ‘Westoxification.’
Even if we gloss over the nitty-gritties the carry forward of colonial era residual attitudes into post-colonial times, the most striking consequence of generations of cultural inferiority complexes and self-hate is the service sector industry of India. This socio-economic bastard child was born by the nurtured Nehruvian ideas of class, English supremacy, anti-Hindu views on society and above all – a Marxism that was unknown even in the Soviet Union and China. What Mao Tse Tung did actively in China in the form of the ‘Great leap forward’ and the ‘Cultural Revolution’ was done institutionally and passively by Nehru in India. At least Mao’s Marxism led to industrialization of China. In India, it has led to the formation of a slave economy under the guise of sweet sounding words like ‘service sector.’
This post-colonial gentry installed an attitude of cultural nihilism in India which would ultimately result in the model Indian city of today – the tier-1 western liberal city such as Bengaluru or Delhi. When the 1991 economic liberalization of India was done by Manmohan Singh, it was one of the last nails being hammered into the cultural coffin constructed by Nehru – it opened India’s urban life to an avalanche of foreign imported cultural bastardization. In the process, we notice several imports:
- Foreign brands right from food, to clothing have ruined native Indian costumes and diet. In place of the humble paratha or the simple kichdi, we have the british breakfast of baked beans and sausages. In place of the rustic kurta and pyjama, we have the three-fourths, bell-bottoms and off-shoulders even in rural areas. As small as these changes may seem, it influences the way we think and talk to the extent of subtly encouraging us to ignore our very identities.
- A sudden surge in foreign language classes. It is highly fashionable today to say in public that you are learning French, German or Spanish.
- The service sector jobs such as tech-support. How many of us even know today that tech-support jobs in multinational outsourced firms do not even have holidays for native Indian festivals? They have holidays for thanksgiving, Christmas and easter, None for Deepavali or Dusshera. And what gets worse is that tech-support jobs don’t even have the standard work week. They get any two days of the week off and have to constantly work in an erratic manner which would put the Soviet industrial calendar to shame. It all seems in retrospect as if Nehru’s system was made to create a nation of offshore outsourced slaves who hate their own identity rabidly at home.
- Added to this came along caste reservation.
If a system needs to reform itself, its finest minds need to be incentivized to do so. Instead, in India, alongside this westoxification was the incentivized brain drain of India – the caste reservation.
Nehruvian socialism has three pillars:
Fostered anti-Hindu social constructs of caste war
We already had a look at numbers 1 and 3. 2 is a consequence of 1 and 3. Nehru and his successors had a simple view of India – a society free of Hinduism in any and every form.
The first layer to attack were the forward communities – a term cooked up by BR Ambedkar to make persecution easier. In fact on such violent proponent of colonial and Nehruvian anti-Hindu social ideals was EVR Periyar – a Tamil demagogue who used to openly preach the cleansing of Brahmins, separation of Tamil Nadu from India and creation of a Hindu-free ‘Aryan-free’ Dravidian atheist state. Not surprisingly, he was allowed to preach freely for most part of his life.
When the 60s and 70s saw the so called forward communities occupying the highest offices of civil services and administration, the next step was to create a system that would prevent them from getting into positions of power. Along came reservation. Reservation is the final nail in the Nehruvian coffin – a nail that would incentivize the creation of an uprooted Hindu diaspora in the world and the creation of a state that would be a cultural combination of Mughal and British India run by Marxists.
The final nails:
The service sector is the ultimate mark of a Marxist system that has totally deracinated its own people culturally, and has created a system whereby the nation cannot plough its own resources and put them to industrial use but would rather remain the service-sector slave for other nations for generations to come. There would come to pass such a time in our histories when the only memory we would ever have is the memory of having been slaves to others. The Hindu has been a slave for over a 1000 years with only brief spells of independence now and then. With the current state of affairs, the Hindu will soon lose all memory of having ever been and independent civilization – something that has almost reached completion today.
In the midst of this, reservation is augmented by the last and final evil – the minority status. In India, a minority is anyone who is not a Hindu. Even the second largest majority – the Muslims, get a minority status. Indian Marxism has redefined the rights of man based on this status – minority institutions get exempted from audits, from scrutiny in general and are often ignored by the law. Temples and majority run institutions have laws that require them to open their coffers and be subject to state takeover – a state that is run by a Hindu-hating Nehruvian elite. Today, we have taxes in and laws in place that have striking resemblances to medieval Islamic India. Some of them include:
- The Hajj subsidy -> the equivalent of Jizya.
- Incentivization of minority education institutions -> imperial patronage to madrassahs.
- A separate law board for Muslims -> the Ottoman Sharia-Millet system.
- Bollywood with its Islamic and Marxist elite -> Akbar and his Din-e Ilahi.
- Expulsion of Pandits in Kashmir -> Something unchanged for Hindus in the last 1000 years.
- The sudden infiltration of foreign Muslims into Bangladesh and Kashmir -> remnants of the Ilyas Shahi and Shah Miri eras of Bengal and Kashmir respectively.
What has even changed for the Hindu in over 800 years? Nothing! His government has ensured that he loses everything – right from his religion, to his language, to his very homeland. His government has ensured that a large part of his own people hate him under the banner of caste. The system that rules India today cannot be changed even if a thousand Modis successively rule us as the people who run that system have been hereditarily urged to hate India and her natural cultural identity. Anyone who enters this system cannot change it from within as the system has only self-sustained cultural deracination as its sole and supreme aim.
The middle class forward-community Hindu today runs around in circles trying to figure out economic and educational prospects abroad, while his prospects at home dwindle into nothingness. The exams he writes ostracize him, the government he votes for demonizes him. And once he hits foreign shores, he will be a citizen of that land. As for the Indian city – it will spiral into a cultural void of western ideas, alternate sexuality hitherto unheard of in Indian civilizational history, a mindless embracing of westernization and voluntary economic enslavement to western economies which will happen under the guise of multinational multicultural economic integration. The perennial caste-war between the so-called lower and upper classes will go on for eternity as that is the primary source of legitimacy for a Nehruvian system. The minority will remain a minority even after numerically becoming the majority. Tongues will disappear, histories will be forgotten, books will be rewritten until there comes a time when every lie told about our culture and history today will become a truth tomorrow.
No matter which politician comes to power, he will make promises of a new tomorrow, an equal society and promises of good days – all lies being spewed out by the very same Marxist-Nehruvian system whose sole purpose is sustenance of its nihilistic, culturally deracinated putrid self. Every 5 years will these lies be uttered to newer generations of Hindus and every 5 years that age old swindle shall begin anew. As for India – she will be reduced to a cultural dustbin, flopping around before the world like a pathetic Alzheimer’s patient whose very own children have poisoned her through centuries of nurtured hatred for their own soil and identity.