Opinion: D. C. Nath(President, Patriot’s Forum) – Rishi Aurobindo’s Vision Of India

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…
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April 13, 2016

Dear Friends,


Subject: Rishi Aurobindo’s Vision Of India


It is really heartening to find something on this revolutionary saint of India in a newspaper. It is in the Pioneer of date (April 13, 2016) with the title, “The Sage And His Idea Of India“. The writer is our long time scholar friend Shri Anirban Ganguly, currently the Chairman of the Syama Prasad Mookerejee Research Foundation.

Anirban has done well in debunking Sugata Basu’s weird logic and thinking on this sage. We do not wish to spend time on that. Those interested may like to see those in Anirban’s paper which is attached.

The editorial comments, coming as subtitle summarises the paper,

Sri Aurobindo’s vision of India had no place for pseudo-secularism, vote-bank politics and repudiation of Bharatiya civilisation. The Sage was also the quintessential internationalist, yet his internationalism was not a rootless cosmopolitanism but steeped in Sanatana Dharma


Anirban then does well to say, In his historic and immortal Uttarpara speech, Sri Aurobindo, unequivocally said how he realised what the Hindu religion, Sanatana Dharma, meant. For Sri Aurobindo, and one hopes Bose may be in a position to publicly quote this some day, “This Hindu nation was born with the Sanatana Dharma, with it, it moves, and with it, it grows. When the Sanatana Dharma declines, then the nation declines, and if the Sanatana Dharma were capable of perishing, with the Sanatana Dharma it would perish. The Sanatana Dharma that is nationalism…”


This  patriot saint’s views on the Hindu Muslim issue was clear. Sri Aurobindo argued against shunning the “awakening of Islam” in India “even if its first crude efforts are misdirected against ourselves”; for he saw “all strength, all energy, all action” as “grist to the mill of the nation-builder”. He was, however, ready, “when the times comes” to “meet in the political field, to exchange with the Musulman, just as he chooses, the firm clasp of the brother or the resolute grip of the wrestler”.Of one thing, Sri Aurobindo was extremely certain, and it was that “Hindu-Mahomedan unity cannot be effected by political adjustment or Congress flatteries. It must be sought deeper down, in the heart and in the mind, for where the causes of disunion are, there the remedies must be sought”. He was also clear that one needed to cease approaching the “Musulman brother” “falsely or flatter out of a selfish weakness and cowardice”, ;better mutual knowledge and sympathy” was the way out. Sri Aurobindo insisted on nationalists working towards that.


This is what the Rishi said on Vande Mataram, When a disciple pointed out (December 1939) how some object to Vande Mataram as the national song and of how some Congressmen support the removal of parts of the song because the argument is that the song speaks of Hindu gods, like Durga, and that is offensive to the Muslims, the Sage answered in his inimitable way: “But it is not a religious song: it is a national song and the Durga spoken of is India as the Mother. Why should not the Muslims accept it? It is an image used in poetry. In the Indian conception of nationality, the Hindu view would naturally be there.


Anirban so beautifully concludes:

From a comprehensive reading of the vast corpus he has left behind, one aspect clearly emerges in Sri Aurobindo’s vision of India: It had no place for pseudo-secularism, vote-bank politics and repudiation of Bharatiya civilisation. Sri Aurobindo himself, while being the inveterate nationalist, was also the quintessential internationalist, yet his internationalism was not a rootless cosmopolitanism; it was anchored in the very spirit and soul of, as he himself would perhaps say, Sanatana Dharma.


Well Friends, we are certain you will join us in wishing more strength to Anirban’s elbows. Thank you, Anirban!



   Your sevak,

        D.C. Nath

    (Former Spl. Director, IB)

(President, Patriots’ Forum)


Copy forwarded for favour of action, as thought appropriate:


·             The Minister for Minority Affairs,

(Smt. Najma Heptulla)


·             Secretary To Ministry For Minority Affairs

(Dr. Arvind Mayaram)


·             The Union Home Minister,

(Shri Rajnath Singh)


·             The Union Home Secretary

(Shri Rajiv Mehrishi)


·             Cabinet Secretary

(Shri Pradeep Kumar Sinha)


·             The Prime Minister’s Office

(Shri P.K. Mishra)

Yours sincerely,


D.C. Nath

 (Former Spl. Director, IB)

(President, Patriots’ Forum)

 Source: Patriot Forum


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