Please attend a potentially very interesting and informative debate at Princeton University between Rajiv Malhotra, author of Breaking India (http://breakingindia.com) and Rev. Nehemiah Thompson, Head of Methodist Church in Plainsboro, NJ.
Date: Thursday March 31st
Time: 7 pm. (Please reach Princeton 30 minutes in advance to find parking and the building.)
Location: The Friend Center, Room 6 (Princeton University). Corner of William Street and Olden. See the map at: http://etcweb.princeton.edu/pumap/#616 and Friend Center is shown in a box. Google Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl
For directions in GPS, you can put below.
33 Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 08544 and follow below:
Directions: From Nassau St, turn on Washington Rd (Rte 571) going into the campus side. Then first turn is William Street. Friend Center is within 2 blocks at the corner of Olden.
About the book that received excellent reviews (more details at http://BreakingIndia.com)
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The book reveals how outdated racial theories continue to provide academic frameworks and fuel the rhetoric that can trigger civil wars and genocides in developing countries.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 movements 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.