Saturday, September 19, 2020
Home Opinions No Washington Post, the Nehru Gandhi family is not the Founding Dynasty of India

No Washington Post, the Nehru Gandhi family is not the Founding Dynasty of India

Calling the Nehru Parivar India's founding dynasty only reveals the utter lack of respect liberals have for the great and ancient history of our civilization

In a news report that highlights how little the Western world knows about Indian realities, Washington Post referred to the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty as India’s ‘Founding Dynasty’. The report, which highlights the vacuum in the leadership of India’s main opposition party, stated that with Rahul Gandhi’s resignation, the dynasty was nearing an end.

The headline only shows that Western Media buys into whatever delusions Indian liberals are selling due to ideological affinity. Far from being India’s ‘Founding Dynasty’, the Nehru-Gandhi Parivar’s contribution to Indian independence itself is extremely debatable. There were a plethora of great leaders who contributed to Indian independence and a lot of them did not even belong to the Congress party.

Forget being the founding dynasty of India, the Nehru-Gandhi family is not even the founding dynasty of the Congress party. The party was led by some of the greatest leaders India had seen before the independence of India, long before Jawaharlal Nehru became the defacto supremo of the party.

- Advertisement -

Thus, Jawaharlal Nehru was merely a leader of the Congress party at the time when the party was littered with stalwarts who fought for Indian independence. Moreover, the family is not biologically related to the designated father of the nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, like many people believe. The original Gandhi did favour Nehru for the Prime Ministerial post and overruled the democratic will of the Congress party but he certainly wasn’t a part of the dynasty.

Nehru wasn’t even the most popular leader within the Congress at the time, let alone India. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel far exceeded Nehru when it came to the preference for the post of Prime Minister among senior Congress leaders. Then, there were leaders such as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose who were sidelined by the Congress who contributed immensely to Indian independence. Therefore, to ignore the contributions of such stalwarts and label the Nehru Parivar as India’s Founding Party is sheer ignorance.

Unsurprisingly, the Washington Post is furthering the exact narrative that the Parivar and liberals in India have normalized in India over the years. Over the years, intellectuals have attributed every good thing about our country to one particular Parivar and the entire blame for all of its follies has been laid at the feet of Hindu culture. Western media, and its intellectuals, overly reliant on their Indian counterparts as they are have not bothered at all to critically evaluate such claims.

The desire to have a ‘Founding Dynasty’ for India is rooted in the Eurocentrism of the West. American intellectuals wish to see founders of nation-states in the political leaders of the time because of the fact that the USA has its own Founding Fathers. But India is completely different. As has been argued by many scholars earlier, India is more of a Civilizational state than a Nation state. Therefore, the equivalent of our country’s founding fathers lie in ancient history, not in the modern era.

However, it is easy to understand why Indian liberals would want to consider the Nehru Parivar as India’s ‘Founding Dynasty’. According to the liberal conception of the Indian state, India made a fresh beginning on the 15th of August, 1947 from a blank slate. They completely deny India’s ancient history and reject the fact that India is a natural consequence of thousands of years of Hindu Civilization.

Objectively, India is the manifestation of the Hindu conception of a nation state. As such, India is the custodian of the Hindu Civilization, the primary objective of which is to ensure the continued existence of Dharma. Hence, it is practically impossible for India to have a founding dynasty that originated in the 20th century.

Calling the Nehru Parivar India’s founding dynasty only reveals the utter lack of respect liberals have for the great and ancient history of our civilization. That it is an idea that has been accepted as Vedic Truth in the West only reflects the manner in which Indian liberals have undermined our history.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

K Bhattacharjee
Black Coffee Enthusiast. Post Graduate in Psychology. Bengali.

Related Articles

Trending now

Julio Ribeiro and Open Letters, a love story better than Twilight: Here are some letters that the former IPS officer has signed

Former IPS Officer Julio Ribeiro has recently written to the Delhi Police complaining of their 'flawed investigation' into Delhi Riots.

Here is criticism of ‘a particular community’ as approved by the Honourable Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has not taken kindly to a show by Sudarshan News, criticising a 'particular community'

Why you should support farm ordinances introduced by the Modi govt: The mother of all reforms

In mid-June, the Modi govt brought three ordinances related to farming, which can forever change the agricultural landscape of India. Folks, this is the mother of all reforms.

Of Macaulay and Nehru: A dilapidated education system and the need for the phoenix to rise from the ashes

A major consequence of the dilapidated education system, thanks to Nehru and Macaulay, is that an average Indian graduate is a test taker and a job seeker

Sudarshan TV Vs Supreme Court: Justice Chandrachud objects to representation of Muslims with skull cap, beard, green colour with flames in the background

Sudarshan TV had filed a plea challenging the court's stay on the telecast of the remaining episodes of their show 'Bindas Bol' about the alleged 'UPSC Jihad'

The Goan Inquisition by the Portuguese: A forgotten holocaust of Hindus and Jews

The Portuguese inquisition of Goa is an often forgotten and unspoken event by the ‘secular’ circles of Indian historians, despite various historical records exposing the gross exodus of not just Hindus, but also Jews that had escaped Medieval Europe to take refuge in India.

Recently Popular

Nepal claims Indian cities Dehradun, Nainital under its ‘Greater Nepal’ campaign: Reports

The tension between Indian and its Himalayan neighbour Nepal is likely to mount again as Nepal continues to provoke India.

Here is why #BabyPenguin is trending on Twitter, and why Aaditya Thackeray is called so by some

Yuva Sena registered complaint against twitter user for calling Aaditya Thackeray "Baby Penguin" and Uddhav Thackeray "Aurangzeb"

From Ranbir Kapoor to Sanjay Dutt to Gauri Khan: The celebrities who flew ‘high’ and have battled drug addiction

Many Bollywood celebrities have confessed they had a drug problem at some point in their lives, some even went to jail for the same

Begusarai: Mohammad Maufiz used to rape his eldest minor daughter, sexually exploited other two minor daughters

Mohammad Maufiz in Begulsarai arrested after it was known that he is raping his eldest daughter for 5 years, molested two other daughters

“You are supposed to be unprejudiced,” investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala schools BJP-hater NDTV journalist Sreenivasan Jain

Without nothing left to say, Sreenivasan Jain laughed aloud and claimed, "I would love to think that I am unprejudiced."

Here is criticism of ‘a particular community’ as approved by the Honourable Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has not taken kindly to a show by Sudarshan News, criticising a 'particular community'

Bloomberg Quint calls an economist an ‘infectious disease expert’ to peddle the theory that a high recovery rate is a ‘useless statistic’

The Quint earlier transformed an engineer to a doctor to prove that India is in the middle of community transmission stage

Minister Anurag Thakur apologises after ruckus breaks out in Parliament over his comments on the Nehru-Gandhi family

Anurag Thakur had slammed the Congress party over the PM Relief Fund during a discussion on PM CARES Fund

“You are supposed to be unprejudiced,” investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala schools BJP-hater NDTV journalist Sreenivasan Jain

Without nothing left to say, Sreenivasan Jain laughed aloud and claimed, "I would love to think that I am unprejudiced."

‘Women rioters attacked police with swords and knives hidden under their burqa’: Author Monica Arora shares anecdotes from her upcoming book on Delhi Riots

The book narrates how Muslim women protesters had attacked DCP Amit Sharma and constable Ratan Lal after inviting them for talks

Uttar Pradesh police nab three persons in the Aligarh jewellery robbery case seen in viral video

In a viral video, three accused identified as Saurabh, Mohit and Rohit were seen robbing a jewellery shop in Aligarh at gunpoint

Maha Vikas Aghadi govt ‘struggles’ to pay salaries but ready to spend Rs 5.5 crores to appoint Pvt ad firms for Chief Minister’s publicity

The Maharashtra government has been struggling to play salaries and pension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The court must not call out Sudarshan News for speaking for the rights of Dalits and calling out a Dalit leader who just would...

Justice Joseph castigated Sudarshan News on Friday over the manner in which Congress leader Udit Raj was treated.

‘An injunction order from us is like a nuclear missile’: Justice Chandrachud acknowledges the far-reaching ramifications of the stay order on Sudarshan News’ ‘UPSC...

Sudarshan News had filed a plea challenging the Supreme Court's stay order on the broadcast of its 'UPSC Jihad' show

They believe religious teachings are superior to state laws: What China’s whitepaper says about Uyghur Muslims and their ‘re-education’

The whitepaper insinuated that Uyghur Muslims were 'terrorists' who believed in the 'afterlife' and rejected modern science owing to religious dogmatism.

Julio Ribeiro and Open Letters, a love story better than Twilight: Here are some letters that the former IPS officer has signed

Former IPS Officer Julio Ribeiro has recently written to the Delhi Police complaining of their 'flawed investigation' into Delhi Riots.

Connect with us

243,917FansLike
453,212FollowersFollow
15,900SubscribersSubscribe