RSS Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat ji on December 29 released Cultural Terrorism: Conflicts and Debates on Cultural Pasts, authored by Dr BS Harishankar at Kesari Media Studies and Research Centre, Kozhikode, Kerala.
The book brought out by Indus Scrolls Press, is a collection of 21 articles written by Dr Harishankar. He talks about how India’s past is enormously influenced by vested interested lobbies especially by NGOs belonging to the Christian Missionaries, both within India and abroad.
The main focus is on cultural terrorism and how various strategies are adopted to destroy Hindu culture by using archeology, linguistics, and genetic studies. The nefarious role of church- Communist nexus in tampering historical and Archeological evidence have been discussed elaborately. Archeological and genetic evidence proving that Aryans did not come from outside into India are presented.
Many ancient civilisations were wiped out by both Christianity and Islam. Erasing these ancient cultures, including the present ones is termed as cultural invasion. The threat to cultural values and identity of a nation through terrorism looms large over India and other countries . The author’s work gives us a timely warning in this aspect.
Cultural terrorism is a policy of attacking cultural values or of destroying cultural treasures inherited through a legacy. This cultural invasion is viewed very seriously and considered by the author as a war crime. The ideological and armed attack on culture is carried out because cultural terrorists know the power of culture to integrate people, rejuvenate society and blend conflicting diversities.