This book, authored by Rajiv Malhotra and co-authored by Aravindan Neekakandan, is very well researched and presented work on less known phenomenon of continuous cultural subjugation of Bharata’s people. It’s a valuable resource for secondary reading for all preachers of Krsna consciousness in India and especially in South India. Definitely, the book Breaking India is not dealing with transcendental subject matter but it is nevertheless helpful to understand real situation in the preaching field.
Every devotee of Krsna should have basic knowledge of desa – place, kala – time and patra – circumstances in which he is trying to spread the Holy Name of the Lord. Besides that, content of this book confirms statements of sastra about Kali-yuga’s progress. Bharata-varsa was formerly denoting entire planet Earth but nowadays, if at all used, term Bharata-varsa is connected with modern state of India. Srila Prabhupada has written in purport to Srimad Bhagavatam 3.18.19:” This earth was formerly known as Ilavrta-varsa, and when Maharaja Pariksit ruled the earth it was called Bharata-varsa. Actually, Bharata-varsa is the name for the entire planet, but gradually Bharata-varsa has come to mean India. As India has recently been divided into Pakistan and Hindustan, similarly the earth was formerly called Ilavrta-varsa, but gradually as time passed it was divided by national boundaries.”
In another statement Srila Prabhupada says: ”When a living entity takes birth in Bharata-varsa he is considered to be most fortunate.” SB 4.25.13
So obviously, the personality of Kali is making this disturbances by deploying universal strategy, “divide and rule”. India is still, in respect of what is presently going on, “worth of one lakh” just like Srila Prabhupada used to say “the elephant, dead or alive is worth of one lakh rupees”. India, as no other place in the world, still has considerable remains of original Vedic culture preserved, especially in South India, so no wonder why Kali is working so hard there.
Example of Christian missions given in the book and all the mechanisms and strategies employed by them in the garb of various NGO’s and their initiatives may serve as a great insight for our own work.
Overall: useful reading.
“India’s integrity is being undermined by three global networks that have well-established operating bases inside India: (i) Islamic radicalism linked with Pakistan, (ii) Maoists and Marxist radicals supported by China via intermediaries such as Nepal, and (iii) Dravidian and Dalit identity separatism being fostered by the West in the name of human rights. This book focuses on the third: the role of U.S. and European churches, academics, think-tanks, foundations, government and human rights groups in fostering separation of the identities of Dravidian and Dalit communities from the rest of India. The book is the result of five years of research, and uses information obtained in the West about foreign funding of these Indian-based activities. The research tracked the money trails that start out claiming to be for “education,” “human rights,” “empowerment training,” and “leadership training,” but end up in programs designed to produce angry youths who feel disenfranchised from Indian identity. The book reveals how outdated racial theories continue to provide academic frameworks and fuel the rhetoric that can trigger civil wars and genocides in developing countries. The Dravidian movement’s 200-year history has such origins. Its latest manifestation is the “Dravidian Christianity” movement that fabricates a political and cultural history to exploit old faultlines. The book explicitly names individuals and institutions, including prominent Western ones and their Indian affiliates. Its goal is to spark an honest debate on the extent to which human rights and other “empowerment” projects are cover-ups for these nefarious activities. For more information, or to view videos about this book, visit www.breakingindia.com” (this introductory text appears on the front inner dust jacket)