Much ink continues to spilled over the recent “protests” over fee hike at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Until the dominance of social media, JNU used to be known as the “Mecca of Marxism,” “Where Red Beds Green,” “Kremlin on the Yamuna” and other unflattering epithets. At The Dharma Dispatch, we had raised an appeal to declare Jawaharlal Nehru as a crime scene and to cordon it off. However, to its credit, JNU is one of the more enduring Far Left ideological factories created by the Communists at the height of their power. The outer contours and some details of its inner workings are quite well-known. However, what has largely remained out of the public eye are the people, events, tactics, ideological and political schemes and brazenly subversive skulduggeries of which Jawaharlal Nehru University is perhaps one of the most visible outward symbols.
In this eye-opening conversation, scholar, columnist, author and an authority on Communism and Marxism, Dr. Shankar Saran takes us on a superb guided tour of the motivations, methods, and impact that Communists have had in India for nearly a century. Dr. Saran speaks about his own journey as a card-carrying Communist initially and narrates his experiences of being a Communist ideologue and teacher. He shares their hypocrisy, their belief system, and the duplicitous role they have played in politics and the Indian national discourse.
Dr. Shankar Saran also provides substantial details on how the Communists infiltrated almost all democratic institutions and the tactics they employed in this ideological takeover. He shares valuable insights into what they label as research and how it has played out in real life.
Of great interest is the manner in which the Communists founded the notorious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), which has a long history of national subversion using the resources of the Indian state. In particular, Dr. Saran provides shocking details of the JNU’s visceral hatred for Hindu traditions, knowledge systems and institutions. Equally, Dr. Saran reveals appointments to influential academic positions almost all of which are controlled by the Communists.
This video is a must-watch for all thinking Indians who will be shocked and appalled at this national travesty which has continued for about 70 years. It is also an eye-opener and clarifies many issues and questions that people may have about the ongoing ugly controversy on the campus of the Jawaharlal Nehru University.