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Breaking India

Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines

Publisher: Amaryllis. Pages: 640. Price: 695 INR/$15.00 US

India’s integrity is being undermined by three global networks that have well-established operating bases inside India: (i) Islamic radicalism linked with Pakistan, (ii) Maoists and Marxist radicals supported by China via intermediaries such as Nepal, and (iii) Dravidian and Dalit identity separatism being fostered by the West in the name of human rights. This book focuses on the third: the role of U.S. and European churches, academics, think-tanks, foundations, government and human rights groups in fostering separation of the identities of Dravidian and Dalit communities from the rest of India. The book is the result of five years of research, and uses information obtained in the West about foreign funding of these Indian-based activities. The research tracked the money trails that start out claiming to be for “education,” “human rights,” “empowerment training,” and “leadership training,” but end up in programs designed to produce angry youths who feel disenfranchised from Indian identity.

The book reveals how outdated racial theories continue to provide academic frameworks and fuel the rhetoric that can trigger civil wars and genocides in developing countries. The Dravidian movement’s 200-year history has such origins. Its latest manifestation is the “Dravidian Christianity” movement that fabricates a political and cultural history to exploit old faultlines. The book explicitly names individuals and institutions, including prominent Western ones and their Indian affiliates. Its goal is to spark an honest debate on the extent to which human rights and other “empowerment” projects are cover-ups for these nefarious activities.


Authors

Rajiv Malhotra

Rajiv Malhotra is an internationally known researcher, writer, speaker and public intellectual on current affairs as they relate to civilizations, cross-cultural encounters, religion and science. He studied physics and computer science, and served in multiple careers including: software development executive, Fortune 100 senior corporate executive, strategic consultant, and successful entrepreneur in the information technology and media industries. At the peak of his career when he owned 20 companies in several countries, he took early retirement at age 44 to pursue philanthropy, research and public service. He established Infinity Foundation for this purpose in 1994.

Rajiv has conducted original research in a variety of fields and has influenced many other thinkers in India and the West. He has disrupted the mainstream thought process among academic and non-academic intellectuals alike, by providing fresh provocative positions on Dharma and on India. Some of the focal points of his work are: Interpretation of Dharma for the current times; comparative religion, globalization, and India’s contributions to the world.

He has authored hundreds of articles, provided strategic guidance to numerous organizations and has over 400 video lectures available online. His following game-changing books are a good resource to understand him deeper:

 Besides these, his writings became the center of discussion in the book, “Invading the Sacred”.

His latest activities and talks are being actively featured at his Facebook site:RajivMalhotra.Official

Currently, Rajiv Malhotra is the full-time founder-director of Infinity Foundation in Princeton, NJ. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Center for Indic Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and is adviser to various organizations. Infinity Foundation has given more than 400 grants for research, education and community work. It has provided strategic grants to major universities in support of pioneering programs including: visiting professorships in Indic studies at Harvard University, Yoga and Hindi classes at Rutgers University, research and teaching of non-dualistic philosophies at University of Hawaii, Global Renaissance Institute and a Center for Buddhist studies at Columbia University, a program in religion and science at University of California, endowment for the Center for Advanced Study of India at University of Pennsylvania, lectures at the Center for Consciousness Studies at University of Arizona. To know more about the foundation, please go to Infinity Foundation’s Website

Rajiv is a prominent blogger on many sites, including the following:

Rajiv is a prominent blogger on many sites, including the following:

RAJIV’S OWN SITE: http://rajivmalhotra.com/
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/BreakingIndia
HUFFINGTON POST: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rajiv-malhotra
SPEAKING TREE: http://www.speakingtree.in/rajiv-malhotra
SWARAJYA: http://swarajyamag.com/author/rajivmalhotra/
FIRSTPOST: http://www.firstpost.com/author/rajiv
REDIFF: http://www.rediff.com/news/malhotra.htm
OUTLOOK INDIA: http://www.outlookindia.com/taghome3.aspx?tag=102635&name=Debate%3A+Rajiv+Malhotra++v%2Fs+Vijay+Prashad
SVABHINAVA: http://www.svabhinava.org/HinduCivilization/RajivMalhotra/index.php
PATHEOS: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/beingdifferent/
NITI CENTRAL: http://www.niticentral.com/author/rajiv-malhotra
SULEKHA: http://rajivmalhotra.sulekha.com/blog/posts.htm

Aravindan Neelakandan

Aravindan Neelakandan has worked for the past decade with an NGO in Tamil Nadu serving marginalized rural communities in sustainable agriculture. He was awarded a junior research fellowship in cultural economics by the India’s Ministry of Tourism to research the economic potentials of the neglected ruins in Kanyakumari district, in southern Tamil Nadu. These experiences provided him with in-depth knowledge of the history and sociology of Tamil people. He is also a popular science writer in Tamil and a columnist with UPI-Asia, a leading news portal. He is part of the editorial team of highly popular Tamil web portal www.tamilhindu.com.