Published: 03rd November 2018
Why Rajiv Malhotra's talks at JNU are important for the future of India
Rajiv Malhotra just delivered his first lecture in JNU's Centre for Media Studies
'Driven by Devi’s shakti. Protected by Hanuman. Awakened by Shiva. Loved by Sri Krishna. Guided by gurus. Serving the Dharma' Indian-American author Rajiv Malhotra has now made his way into the Centre for Media Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University as an honorary visiting professor/fellow. He will deliver his first lecture on 'Sanskrit Non-Translatables' on November 2.
Malhotra, a physicist and computer scientist, is known to be a driven Hindutva activist who launched the Infinity Foundation in 1994 to 'pursue philanthropy, research and public service'. His lectures are going to rewrite history and life as JNU knows it. A quick look at history will tell us why.
“Please donate to help Kerala Hindus. Christians & Muslims worldwide raising lots of money to help mainly their own people and agendas,” Rajiv's tweet pointed out when everyone else was concentrating on just the rescue during the Kerala floods but not paying attention to these intricacies.
Weak people celebrate August 15 as the Independence Day. October 21 is our true Independence Day, he rightly mentioned in his speech on the 75th anniversary of the formation of The Provisional Government of Azad Hind.
He launched a campaign, Yes to Tamil No to Dravidianism, meant to uncover the truth behind the culture and the alleged north-south divide.
He demolished Devdutt Pattanaik in a video he rightly calls 'Demolishing Devdutt Pattanaik point by point in detail'. He and Nityanand Misra tell us why Devdutt has no right to talk or comment on the Gita. The video points out that Devdutt 'is obsessed with looking for sexual meanings, and has praised Wendy Doniger in the past'. How can more than half of India read his book and not lash out in protest? Because we need education. On the ancient philosophies and sciences which Devdutt nonchalantly calls myth.
There are endless instances of groundbreaking work by Rajiv Malhotra who devoted his time and money for India. He makes this point in every video he has made so far, even then so-called liberal India does not understand his sacrifice. He has spent his time and money for research on how to talk back when our religion, our culture is attacked and how to do so skillfully.
(The opinions expressed here are the author's own)