Opinion: D. C. Nath (President, Patriot’s Forum) – Hindu Heritage Through The Eyes Of Foreign Scholars In Recent Times

DC Nath SmallPresident of Patriots Forum, D.C. Nath was superannuated in January, 1995, as the Special Director, Intelligence Bureau, D.C. Nath (IPS-1960) was associated with the International Institute of Security and Safety Management (IISSM), headquartered in New Delhi, for over 14 years, first as the Executive President & CEO and then as the President & Director General, between February, 1997 and March, 2011. The author of a highly acclaimed book, Intelligence Imperatives for India, Mr. Nath earned high plaudits from all around for two of his very significant presentations on: “Revisiting the Future of India” (2005, London) and “Lessons from India for the War On Terrorism” (2007, USA). He is the only one in the field, combining the experiences of a police officer with specialization in intelligence and strategic analysis and an industrial security expert par excellence. More Bio on D. C. Nath…


January 10, 2014

Dear Friends,


Subject: Hindu Heritage Through The Eyes Of Foreign Scholars In Recent Times


We are today trying to judge our “Hindu Heritage” through the eyes of present day foreign scholars. The first thing is this is through non-Indian eyes, supposed to be un prejudiced and, secondly from such scholars of present generation, that is, not from alleged Indophiles.

The attached mail is divided in three parts: i) Hindu Heritage; ii) He Is Right–Every One Here Is A Hindu; iii) Hindu Temples.

Let us read the following from the Hindu Heritage:


Hindu Heritage:


Once upon a time a young Jewish student in Harvard University chanced to come across a book in its library called ‘Weapons of ancient Hindus’ written by one Desikachari from Tamil Nadu. In it he came across weapons of mass destruction, WMDs that could cause continental size destruction. Of course even without them as you know human beings have accomplished same thing with simple things like weapons and swords -but be this as it may. So the student was fascinated, because it was the time of 1stworld war, the best they had was some machine guns and cannons whose destructive power was limited to the battle field. Here in the book Hindus were talking about and taking up weapons that could bring down millions. So he learned Sanskrit. And he went on to head Manhattan Project that made the A bomb for US. J Robert Oppenheimer also studied Bhagvad Gita. Now it is well known he quoted from it when first Atom bomb exploded at test site in New Mexico.

(by e-mail from chelvapila@aol.com) Referred link given below –



Then, let us that “the term Hindu”

He is Right; everyone here is Hindu – Stephen Knapp: We must remember that the term “Hindu” is not even Sanskrit. Numerous scholars say it is not found in any of the Vedic literature. So how can such a name truly represent the Vedic path or culture? And without the Vedic literature, there is no basis for “Hinduism.” Most scholars feel that the name “Hindu” was developed by outsiders, invaders who could not pronounce the name of the Sindhu River properly. According to Sir Monier Williams, the Sanskrit lexicographer, you cannot find an indigenous root for the words Hindu or India. Neither are these words found in any Buddhist or Jain texts, nor any of the official 23 languages of India. Some sources report that it was Alexander the Great who first renamed the River Sindhu as the Indu, dropping the beginning “S”, thus making it easier for the Greeks to pronounce. This became known as the Indus. This was when Alexander invaded India around 325 B.C. His Macedonian forces thereafter called the land east of the Indus as India, a name used especially during the British regime. Before this, the Vedic name for the area was Bharat Varsha, which many people still prefer to call it by that name.

Thus everyone in India is Hindu!



On Hindu Temples:


What Happened to Them is a two-volume book by Sita Ram Goel, Arun Shourie, Harsh Narain, Jay Dubashi and Ram Swarup. The first volume was published in spring 1990.The first volume includes a list of 2000 mosques that it is claimed were built on Hindu temples, which it is asserted is based primarily on the books of Muslim historians of the period or the inscriptions of the mosques. They have listed the names of the mosques, and the names of original Temples state by state, district by district and city by city. Here is an article written by Stephen Knapp with photographic Evidence. Judge yourself. Don’t be swayed by lies and deception.

A Presentation Assembled by Stephen Knapp, is available at:



Friends, the facts put forth before you need no explanatory comments. Most of these are known but we felt an urge to share these lest we forget our inheritance. For example, a debate was razing in the recently concluded the Indian Science Congress in Delhi about the depth of knowledge in ancient India about aviation technology. True knowledge of the past could avoid such controversy. Please re-read in the first paragraph quoted above that the creator of the atom bomb remembered Bhagwat Gita that he had read after learning Sanskrit as a young man, curious to know things in original.

Friends, we rest our case here. We hope referring to Hindu matters was worth and not a biased presentation to brag about without any basis.



Your sevak,

D.C. Nath

(Former Spl. Director, IB)

(President, Patriots’ Forum)

Source: Patriot Forum

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