I am a proud American Hindu ?dare not call me ?South Asian?
By Narain Kataria
Some anti-Hindu and anti-Indian groups in USA have coined a funny phrase ?South Asian? for the people from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, etc. A large majority of the members of these groups that use the meaningless phrase ?South Asian? are Hindus from India. They were born as Hindus. Many of them were educated in missionary schools or in the KGB funded schools in India or elsewhere and consider themselves to be intellectuals. But, somehow they have developed a sense of inferiority for the word Hindu. They are ashamed of their parentage, ancestry, heritage and civilization.
Many of these so called intellectuals are endowed with a deep sense of ignorance about the chivalry, gallantry, sacrifices, courage and magnanimity of their great Hindu ancestors. So, they like to identify a massive block of one-billion people as ?South Asians? in place of their accurate description as ?Hindus.? Shorn of antiquity and splendor of the Hindu civilization, shunned by their parents and society, these people with Hindu-sounding names have become a culturally rootless and are confused lot. Cut asunder from their roots, these nomadics have been grabbed by their adroit masters of deception who use, misuse and manipulate them against their own people. Their masters, of course, pay them according to the amount of ridicule these ?intellectuals? pour on their own people!
A massive block of one-billion people with no distinct identity of their own? How come?
In order to conceal their real agenda, these cunning fellows operate under different jargons. Sometimes, they are touted as ?Human Rights Activists? and at the other times as NGOs. In order to gain credibility, they organize seminars under fancy names in prestigious universities. They often hobnob with anti-Hindu groups and work in tandem with them. But the main aim of all their activities is to create disaffection, drive a wedge between the Hindu people, demonize and demoralize the Hindu organizations, and ultimately try to obliterate our cultural mainstay Hinduism from the Indian soil.
As a matter of tactics, these pseudos have retained their Hindu-sounding names as a subterfuge to lull gullible Hindus into believing that they are one of them. In fact, the persons operating these shady organizations are wolves in sheep'sclothing. It is incumbent on us to challenge them, expose them and socially boycott them. Shri K.S. Sudarshan, Sarsanghachalak of RSS has aptly described them as ?Macaulay-putras? and ?Marx-putras?. I would also like to add one more adjective to them??Arab-putra.?
(The author is Founder/Secretary of Indian American Intellectuals Forum)