How Jawaharlal Nehru's lifelong obsession for seeking validation from the White Man enabled large scale conversion activity by Christian missionaries in India
The history of the Indian freedom struggle was dominated almost wholly by inspiration, symbolism, heroes, motifs, literature, poetry, and episodes drawn from the vast and rich Sanatana repertoire. Recall that even Gandhi was called “Mahatma” Gandhi, a term that connotes a completely Hindu spiritual meaning. Gandhi’s methods were also drawn from the deep fount of Sanatana culture, ideals and its Bhakti lore. However, the consequences of his leadership are an entirely different matter altogether. The underlying point is the fact that Hindu society had largely remained Hindu; Hindus thought in and spoke their own mother tongues; the masses of Hindu society still looked down upon English as the language of Christians or Firangis or Mlecchas. In other words, Hindu society was robust enough to not be seduced by Christian soul predators.
But something changed for the worse after "independence." And that change for the worse was directly facilitated by India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
The indomitable Sita Ram Goel categorises the history of Hindu and Christian encounters in four phases beginning with the barbaric Portuguese genocide and mass conversions of Hindus in Gomantaka (Goa). According to Goel, the fourth phase commenced with the Indian independence, which
This backdrop is crucial and essential to understand what follows in the rest of this essay.
Throughout his life, if there was one thing Jawaharlal Nehru was scared of, it was the fact that he never wanted the White Man and the Christian Church apparatus to see him in bad light. However, entirely consistent with his characteristic hypocrisy, he uttered pious puffery to the contrary in public about secularism and sarva-dharma-samabhava. This essay brings to light an obscure truth after India obtained independence: how Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru literally opened India's gates for Christian missionaries to set up their soul-harvesting Kirana shops here and convert Hindus en masse. Those Kirana shops have now grown into multibillion dollar soul-preying corporate enterprises. Don’t take our words for it. Read Nehru directly. These are all publicly available records.
On 17 October 1952, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru wrote a circular commanding the Chief Ministers of all States to appease Christian missionaries of all hues no matter what they did. Here is the full text of the letter.
This is as clear as it gets and further commentary is unnecessary. This circular is apart from Nehru’s fatal patronage to the pedophile Christian bigot, Verrier Elwin, of who Ramachandra Guha is the oldest, slobbering fanboy. It was the selfsame Verrier Elwin who helped quicken the pace of the Christianisation of the North East. But this circular was just the beginning of the destructive path Nehru had chosen to hurtle India towards.
In 1955, a Bill was tabled in Parliament to regulate conversions and put a stop to missionary activity in India. Felix Alfred Plattner, a Jesuit, and one who provided research and intellectual cover fire to missionaries noted that if the Bill was passed, “it would have seriously handicapped the work of Christian missionaries”, because it “provided for a strict system of regulating conversions”. But Plattner’s worries were misplaced. The Prime Minister of India himself came to his rescue. Jawaharlal Nehru said to the Parliament:
Plattner was of course delighted. He lost no time in sending an update:
But you know who’s worse than Nehru in this limited context? The then Home Minister of India, Govind Ballabh Pant. In 1954, the pact between the US and Pakistan angered India so much that India made it incredibly difficult to grant visas to US missionaries who wanted to travel to India. The Catholic missionary apparatus was naturally angry. So, the Catholic Bishops of India took out a delegation led by Father Gracias of Bombay and eventually met Home Minister Pant. In a stunning act of dealing an axe-blow to the civilisational roots of and weakening the Sanatana resilience, Govind Ballabh Pant, the clueless eminence, gave them an idea that had not occurred to them so far. He told Father Gracias and his gang of soul-preyers this: a far more effective method to convert Hindus was to train and groom local talent than importing foreign missionaries. Writes Plattner:
Let that sink in. None less than the Home Minister of India. A practicing Hindu. A Pandit, no less: Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant. These then are some of the decisive roots of how the clueless and egomaniacal Nehru and his gang of servile flatters literally offered Hindus on a platter to missionary wolves. The fact that Bishops and Archbishops and numerous other clergy have acquired frightening political power and social capital today was thus directly facilitated by an alleged Hindu leadership after India attained "independence."
One would be hard-pressed to find a more suicidal people in the world. Thanks to such short-sighted, ill-informed and wholly unstrategic policies pursued for over seven decades, the wolf that wore the sheep's clothing is now baring its fangs with impunity across the geography of India. One wonders what it would take to undo the frightening scale and extent of its infiltration at almost all levels of our public and administrative institutions. We can close this essay with just two words: territorial loyalty.
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Sita Ram Goel. “DEFENCE OF HINDU SOCIETY.”
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Felix Alfred Plattner. “THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN INDIA: YESTERDAY AND TODAY”