This is a review of Rajiv Malhotra’s Breaking India.
Having read most of Rajiv Malhotra’s books, I can say without a doubt, that he is likely the leading intellectual of our time on the topic of Hinduism. Hardly come across anyone remotely close in terms of intellectual depth, rigor, and incisive analysis. To produce work of such quality requires tremendous tapas, and it shows in all his works I put him in the same ranks as other intellectual giants in Hinduism studies like Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan. Their works have withstood the test of time. Likewise, I have no doubt that Rajiv Malhotra’s works will be studied by generations to come.
Of his books, the most groundbreaking is Breaking India (and Being Different, which should be a prerequisite to reading all his books). It is written with the very high academic standard that you’d typically find when you’re submitting a PhD thesis, but it is by no means dry reading, it is truly a page turner, you won’t be able to put it down, every page is loaded.
If you take pride in being a Hindu, and feel Hinduism is being assaulted or slighted by the mainstream media, or concerned or baffled by the sudden growth of Christian missionaries, and strange bed pals like Christian-Communist-Leftist-Secularist alliances that tend to pop up very conveniently everywhere, then this is one book you must read.
Breaking India documents in detail the various nexuses at work to break the one pan-Indian identity that holds India together and spans across all language barriers, cultures, belief systems and spiritual traditions across the length and breath of India: our Hindu identity. Foreign/Indian nexuses are playing this role very actively, by identifying existing fault lines and training, funding, rewarding, promoting people of interest that help fuel and inflame these existing fault lines and/or creating fresh ones were they don’t exist.
Most of the Hindu majority is well aware that the Indian media is very leftist controlled and anti-Hindu. But who are the players? How deep is there penetration? What impact does it have on the integrity and stability of the country? Rajiv Malhotra exposes entities like Ford Foundation, Carnegie Endowment, Rockefeller Foundation, Pew Charitable Trust, Hoover Institute, RAND Corporation, the US State Department’s Foreign Policy, their relationship with Evangelical Christians, and so on, and their alliances with sepoys to do their dirty work: Indian leftist academia, Indian media, Christian missionaries, Communists, Dravidian movements, Dalit movements, and numerous NGOs (feminists, human rights groups, environmentalists, animal rights, etc) to break India, or at the very least, keep India on a leash, by giving it a cut here and there, letting it bleed. So that India never attains the power and position to stand on its own terms (like China has become). Many sepoys are not aware of being used, while others don’t care (they’re in it for the money, free trips, international awards, recognition, name and fame). Breaking India also gives a very detailed historical background of how the British created the Aryan-Dravidian divide and how they accentuated jaati into a rigid caste system.
In a short span of a few years, even while literally being stonewalled by MSM (mainstream media), he has managed to gain over 4,000,000 followers in Facebook. He has given talks to audiences in overwhelming turnouts across prestigious institutes (IIT Chennai, IIT Mumbai, Princeton University, MIT, University of Chicago), as well as heavy left-wing institutes like JNU, TISS, IGNCA, and has been endorsed by some our most prominent Hindu gurus and ashrams: Mata Amritanandamayi, Jaggi Vasudev, Sri Sri Ravishankar, Swami Nityananda, Baba Ramdev, Dayananda Saraswati, Kanchi Shankaracharya, Chinmaya Mission, Ramakrishna Mission, and the head of one of the principle Akhadas.
- Playlist of videos on Rajiv Malhotra’s “Breaking India” – but buy and read the book! I actually found more punch in the book than on the talks, probably because of the irrefutable hard facts and references produced in the book. It will also give you very strong talking material and ammunition when you’re talking to pseudo-intellectual leftists, as well as make you more alert about things happening right under your noses all around you.
- The Missionary Agenda
- Devdutt Pattanaik – While Rajiv Malhotra has over 4,000,000 followers on Facebook, sepoys like Devdutt Pattanaik even with the backing by his foreign masters and wide promotion by mainstream media has managed to garner only 160,000 followers. In this post, I illustrate by doing an incisive analysis of his My Gita (a very disingenuous and revolting translation of the Bhagavad Gita). Not mention his shameful lifting of core material from Rajiv Malhotra’s works without giving due credit.