The book is divided into British era and post British India, with the authors passionately debating that not much has changed since the transition of power
Book: At War: Four Pillars of Falsehood and Public of Republic
Hardcover: 246 pages
Publisher: Nishan Publisher; First Edition edition (2015)
Seikh Saadi warned, “Beware
the build - up of an inward wound, for it will at last burst; Avoid while you
can, distress to one heart, for a single moan can quake the earth.”
The book “At War: Four Pillars of Falsehood and Public of Republic” is a never before expose of the prevailing staus quo, the inherent colonial legacy. The authors Aridaman Jit Singh and Nayani Singh makes a bold assertion by suggesting that India in real essence never attained freedom from Britain, but covertly transferred the ownership from autocratic British to the colonial pimps.
The term “colonial pimps” is freely used throughout the book to relate to the stalwarts of the freedom movement like Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, and Indian National Congress (INC).
The authors provides food for thought when they dig into the past of Pt. Nehru and MK Gandhi, lays bare the historical narrative and provides conclusive proof with regards to them having been on the side of the British all through the enactment of the freedom struggle circus.
Reader’s discretion advised; be prepared to gasp, as the gory truths about deceit and manipulations are let loose in the public domain with undeniable facts.
Gandhi’s ‘Kaiser-e-Hind’ Award for smearing the revolution in South Africa, how Nehru’s came to the fore, and how revolutionaries like Baghat Singh etal, their supreme sacrifices were never owned will keep the readers glued to the book.
This well documented and precisely written piece of scholarship is divided into British era and post British India, with the authors passionately debating that not much has changed since the transition of power.
The authors wish to tell the audience that the transition of power from the British crown was to India and not to Bharat. The Bharat suffered under the oppressive regime of East India Company and it continues to do so under the autocratic representatives of the Queen, conciliatory class of intermediaries of INC and Muslim League.
The miseries of the people have not ended, with change of flags and guard. Colonies don’t cease to be colonies by getting independence of the sort India achieved.
“At War: Four Pillars of Falsehood and Public of Republic” is a story of betrayal of the gullible Indian population since the dawn of the end of colonial oppression. Empowered with dubious colonial laws and equally ambiguous and indeterminate constitution, that was describes as “Waste Paper” by some of the saner souls of the constituent assembly, the country has continued the solemn traditions of the extortionist colonial statecraft; all the while projecting itself as world’s largest democracy.
The authors write that executive, judiciary, legislature and press have achieved exactly opposite of what they want us to believe they stand for.
The hypocrisy of the icons of freedom struggle often comes to the fore as the authors unfold the ambivalence and posturing of their whims. The judiciary which Nehru refused to be tried under in 1921, declared it farce, is the same he preferred when “tryst with destiny” speech was belted.
The authors further write that “India awakens to freedom” was a deception galore to lull people into incomprehension. On a lighter note, the authors wants us to know that when the “India awakens to freedom” speech being broadcasted, the only people sleeping were the people of India as it was around midnight and vast majority of rural hardworking Indians were having the much deserved rest.
The authors say that the only people who were awake were the people of England along with their Queen.
The book gives a vivid description of how the state machinery inherited from the British was unleashed on people as a source of oppression and it continues to be so. Exploitative taxation under Raj continues in one form or another, pillars of democracy refuse to hold state machinery answerable on account of crimes perpetuated against the average Indian, the executive, the judiciary, the legislature and the press is nothing but the knight in shining armour.
The authors have also called the Indian constitution as the “Law of the Lawlessness.”
One of authors has served in security apparatus of India and was deputed as operational commanders on internal security duty to Punjab, where the Khalistan movement had spread its tentacles and engulfed the whole region.
He articulates the case study where he had his fingers on the pulse with pure rationale and hard hitting facts. The situation in Punjab was exaggerated to satisfy the whims and desires of the ruling elite.
The author writes that the drama was enacted with the state machinery empowered with colonial laws that gave forces the absolute impunity. Hence an era where people could be held without trial, access to lawyers, enforced disappearance, fake encounters, laws like Armed Forces (Special Powers) Acts (AFSPA), Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), and Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) ushered in galore.
A glaring conspicuous and telling insight is provided when the book discusses how appointments to the offices of highest prominence are carried out. The appointments of President, Governors of the states, and other top ranking officials within the security apparatus are merely tools of the central government to rob people of civil sovereignty dodgy ordinances are passed left, right and centre to execute the gory will of the state against the citizenry.
In conclusion, it would be apt to say that the independence of India has not yet see its dawn, the same draconian colonial abyss prevails; the political movements of the past that claimed to have worked for the people of India have in reality never reflected the true aspirations of people.
In retrospect, it has become all the more imperative that we hold these corridors of power accountable to their vicious agendas against the very people they claim to represent.
The concept of modern day nationalism has come to blind and divide rather than to enlighten and unite. It is this modern day Frankenstein what Oscar Wilde referred to as “vicious”.
The state does what it has to that is to safeguard the territorial integrity and it does so in the garb of democracy.
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