An Obituary for India

Date : 15th August 2047.

Friends, Family and former Citizens! We are all gathered here to pay homage to a great nation that almost survived for 100 years. Yesterday evening was the last sunset for India. Alas, she was just 1 day short of completing her centenary. An identity of “Bharat” which lasted for more 3000 years is no more.

The mighty Indian civilization which assimilated the Greek Invasion, integrated the Muslim Sultanate and developed on British-styled Governance was finally disintegrated by its own people. When Pt. Nehru spoke of “India’s Tryst with Destiny”, he was blinded by nationalism to see the reality. Independence from British was only one step for most people living in India.

They didn’t want to be called Indians, but Dalits or Muslims or Sikhs or Tamilians or Marathis or Gujaratis instead. After all, there was hardly anything common within the cultures spread across the country. No single religion, no single caste, no single language. It was just a matter of time before India crumbled.

After the fall of Mughal Empire in India, the social fabric of India was turned upside down. Once the British Empire was established, the Muslims who were at the top during the Mughal period were suddenly pushed to the bottom. British wanted English-speaking educated Indians, the criterion filled mainly by Hindus of that time. This led to serious differences between Hindus and Muslims, and when British left, both sides divided India between them. But pro-Independence India was still left with too many grudges.

The Constitution of India 1949 was a result one of these grudges. Since the Middle-Ages, the Hindu society has been in control of Brahmins. They oppressed Lower Castes and denied them all rights. So naturally when liberation became the buzzword, the backward classes of India jumped to take their share. One of their idols, Dr. Ambedkar was able to achieve this target very well.

He used the Constituent Assembly to give “his” people, not Indians, reservations. Once done with giving “extra” provisions for backward classes, Dr. Ambedkar launched a massive anti-Hindu drive throughout India from 1956. He openly called Hinduism a farce, a high-headed and undemocratic religion, which was solely built to oppress “his” people. His teachings influenced many future Dalit leaders.

Two such examples are Mayawati, the new Prime Minister of Bahujan Sthan, and Dr. Kancha Ilaiah, the Education Minister in Mayawati’s government. Both used the “backwardness” of lower castes as foot steps to power and misconstrued Dr. Ambedkar’s ideas to gain political mileage. Dr. Ilaiah had clarified his intentions in 2009 alone. In his book, “Post-Hindu India”, he called Hinduism “spiritual fascism” and advocated the banning of Sanskrit-based literature and languages.

He openly said, “If there had been no Bible and Koran in India, the nation would not have gotten its freedom. If there had been no English, India would not have been a nation.” His words and Mayawati’s political genius provoked Dalits to an extent that they acceded India long before Christians or Sikhs.

India also paid heavily for abandoning its Sanskrit roots. The idea that came closest to unite India was Sanskrit language. North or south, most Indians agreed on Sanskrit “principally”, but didn’t make any efforts to revive it. And today when we see around us, none can speak or write in Hindi or Tamil for that matter. We now know only English. Many of us could attribute this to the need for globalisation. This is the same globalisation which was an essential part in India’s downfall.

Since the late 1980s, caste, minority and regional movements were on rise in India. Political movements like Telangana, Kashmir and violent movements like Naxalism, all were there to see. The caste based census of 2013 could have been the biggest eye opener. Yet we ignored it. It clearly showed that Upper Castes were just 10% of the whole Hindu population.

But still they never received the benefits of being minorities. Instead of taking the issue head on, “learned” non-Dalit Hindus fled the country, hiding behind the mask of Globalisation. Whenever the idea of India came in front of them, they just said “Broaden your horizons, think globally.” When asked about Reservation, they said,”Its politics and we can’t do anything about it.”

In fact, the reality is that their cowardice during those times is why we are standing here today. They forgot to fight back, they were so stuck in Technologies that they left the unprivileged non-Dalit Hindus to rot. And today, what we have is a small nation of Bharat. The nation of Bharat has the highest population density in the world today. All the non-Dalit Hindus, who had no relatives in Western nations, were forced to migrate to Bharat. Most Brahmis of the world live here, small Baniya traders and majority of Kshatriyas, all live in Bharat under abject-poverty.

Sikhs have also carved the nation of Khalistan for themselves. Their movement was primarily funded and maintained by a few thousand Sikhs that lived in Canada or Britain. Their failed efforts during 1980s didn’t go in vain. Under the blanket of “political asylum”, they moved to western nations like Canada and started building their communities there. They raised money and political power in these nations and when the right time came, they forced a Khalistan from India.

Now the great nation of Khalistan consists of three colonies, one in India, one in Canada and one in Britain. Muslims of India were the last to exit India. They already had two nations before Independence, and when the rest of India was divided, they carved two more nations out of Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh. They are still to decide on names for these nations.

Today, it pains me heavily to see such a small assembly of true Indians, gathered here. The nation which once boasted on more than 1.5 billion citizens, its last passage is not attended by even 100 of its former citizens. The statues of Gandhiji are rubbles, Ashoka Chakra of Sarnath is history and the Indian Tri-Color has not takers.

The biggest shame is upon the deaths of Freedom Fighters and soldiers of India, who fought for their country. Their deaths are buried deep down in archives as their nation is no more. Where we live today is a changed world. Axis of power has shifted with the dissolution of India. But still, as true Indians, we still hope that new nations live happily and prosper further.

Abhay Nidhi