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14. Padmashri Shalil Ghosh


14. Padmashri Shalil Ghosh

I am grateful to you for sending me a copy of �Time for Stock Taking� by Dr. S. Godbole.

I fully agree with his contentions.

Hindus, throughout the ages, especially our so-called �MAHATMAS�, never understood the Muslim mind and fell an easy prey to Muslim manipulations. Hindus were always on the defensive for no reason at all, (see my enclosed letter to Organiser weekly, Delhi, dated 2.8.1996, as an example).

To me slogans such as �SARVA DHARMA SAMBHÃVA� or its new avatar �SARVA PANTH SAMÃDAR MANCH� are expressions of hypocrisy, just to get votes (same tactics as of the Congress party).

We have to be more straight-forward now. The time has come when we have to be hard-hitting without mincing any words. These �goody-goody� writings or talks, trying not to offend anybody, are out of date.

If necessary, we have now to warn everyone to behave properly if they want to stay in this country or else they will be thrown out lock, stock, and barrel.

Letter to the Organiser

Re: �DURGA� in the VANDE MATARAM song as composed
by Bankimchandra

We do not understand why we Hindus have to be apologetic about the mention of �Durga� in the above song, and try to give some other explanation, or even get certificates about the same from Muslim scholars that the �Durga� in Vande Mataram is not the Hindu Goddess but our Motherland (Organiser, 4.8.96).

This has been going on throughout the last 100 years, the same arguments - of the Congress type, �Hindu Secularists� and Muslim League type to �Islamic Secularist� of our country.

I would like to clearly point out that Bankim�s Durga means both our Motherland and Hindu Goddess Durga, a symbol of the �Mother� of all Indians. Conception of Durga in Indian minds is much more ancient and older than the advent of Christianity or Islam in this country. Those who object to this conception of ours, should leave this country and find some other motherland.

It is high time we stop all the silly controversies about Vande Mataram and insult Bankim and our countrymen to whom this is the most sacred song of Free India.

Recently, Mankind, the journal founded by Rammanohar Lohia, derided Vande Mataram as �Hindu�. I would like to point out to the publication that, even if it is �Hindu�, what is wrong there in a Hindu majority country? Why do we have to denigrate the great patriotic composition all the time?

Is it just because it inspired our Freedom Movement that the Indian Underdogs of the British Raj cry against it?


The writer lives in Bombay.



Time for Stock Taking - Whither Sangh Parivar?

Sita Ram Goel
1. A Call for an Intellectual (Bauddhika) Kshatriya
2. Ideological Defence of Hindu Society
1. G.V. Ashtekar
2. Professor G.C. Asnani
3. Deep Chandra Awasthi
4. P. N. Awasthi
5. S. K. Balasubramanian
6. Abhas Chatterjee
7. G.C. Chaudhary
8. S. K. Dalvi
9. Ashoke Dasgupta
10. Jitendra D. Desai
11. Nachiketa Dogra
12.  Adwayanand R. Galatge
13. K. B. Ganapathy
14. Padmashri Shalil Ghosh
15. Bhagwati Prasad Goenka
16. Shiv Goud
17. S. C. Gupta
18. B.L. Jaju
19. H.C. Joshi
20.  Dr. S.D. Kulkarni
21.  S.D. Laghate
22.  Professor K. Lakshminarayana
23. Professor K.S. Lal
24. Professor R. R. Mangasuli
25. T. G. Mohandas
26.  Professor S. G. Mujumdar
27.  P. R. K. Naidu
28.  S. Omkar
29. Virendra V. Parekh
30. Hem Raj Prabhakar
31. Baljit Rai
32. Dr. H. Ramarao
33. B.K. Rao
34. (Mrs) Veda Sampath
35. Smt.  M. Sandhya
36. K. Satya Deva Prasad
37. Jagannath Sharma
38. Ajit Singh
39.  Ram Autar Singh
40. Vikram Singh
41. Dr. Vinay Kumar Sinha
42. Shrikant G. Talageri
43. Mrs. Leela Tampi
44. B. K. Verma
45. R. C. Waswani
46. P. S. Yog
47. Brief Responses
1. Sarva Dharma Samabhãva or Sarva Dharma Sambhrama? 
(Unity or Confusion of Religions?)
2. Meaning of Conversions
1. Roll Over, Rushdie
2. Standing Up to Scrutinize Islam
3. Turning away from Mecca
4. Islam is religious fascism
5. Courageous author puts his life on the line
6. Far more dangerous than Nazism
1. Legacy of hate
2. BJP shifts stand to woo Muslims
3. BJP promoting a �minority-friendly� image for elections
4. BJP looks for Muslim plank to move towards Delhi
5. BJP girds up to appease Muslim
6. Khurana�s go-slow on migrants issue irks hawks
7. Pampering the minority ego
8. BJP to bring out Koran in Sanskrit
9. Vajpayee for diluting stand on �Hindutva�
10. More Space for �namaaz� urged
11. Chhabildas sticks to his guns on minority votes
12. Advani allays minorities fears
13. Secret of BJP�s success
14. Advani woos Indian expatriates in London, assails Govt�s Kashmir policy
15. BJP bid to woo Muslims
16. �How can any Muslim in this country say that he does not respect Ram?�
17. Malhotra�s statement on Ayodhya annoys Chavan
18. BJP bid to win over Muslims
19. RSS wants Muslims for friends
20. Babri or �Barabari�?
21. Bihar BJP�s first-ever Muslim leader emerges
22. J.K. Hindu exiles eulogise Thackeray
23. Secularism is the very colour of our blood: Vajpayee
24. A good augury
25. Muslims in Behrampada voted in a pragmatic way
26. Joshi sparks off row over Religion Bill
27. VHP drops plan to �liberate� Kashi, Mathura
28. Govt seeks revision of order on Naib Imam
29. BJYM�S meet on June 7
30. Vande Mataram �dispute� at BJP Muslim meeting
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