BREAKING INDIA: Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines

BREAKING INDIA: Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines

Author : Rajiv Malhotra and Aravindan Neelakandan

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Classification Current Affairs
Pub Date 2011
Imprint Amaryllis Titles
Page Extent 666
Binding CB
Language English
ISBN 978-81-910673-7-8
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This book focuses on the role of US and European churches, academics, think tanks, foundations, government and human rights groups in fostering the 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 India-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 The book reveals how outdated racial theories continue to provide academic frameworks and fuel the rhetoric that can trigger civil wars and genocides in developing countries.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. This 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.

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Rajiv Malhotra and Aravindan Neelakandan