May 21, 2007

Tipu Sultan was no Hero, but was an Islamo Fascist

From: "Dr.Hussain Khan"
To: letters@dawn.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 6:39 AM
Subject: Jihad deja vu By William Dalrymple

Dear Editor,
Dawn, Karachi.

This letter is for favour of publication in your esteemed daily.
Thanks in anticipation.
Stay safe and happy!

Hussain Khan
Doctor of Law (Holland)
Advocate Supreme Court
Peshawar Branch Registry
Chamber: 10B Haroon Mantion Khyber Bazar Peshawar


Apropos 'Jihad deja vu' (May 15, 2007 DAWN)

Dr. N.S. Rajaram (Bangalore) in his email message to this scribe commented William Dalrymple's article is a whitewash.Tipu was a committed fanatic. In Mysore, he replaced even low level officials (like Tahsildar) with Muslims and made Persian the language of administration. While he had to be careful in Mysore, he was largely responsible for changing the religious demography of Malabar in Kerala.

Dalrymple is an unabashed fan of what he believes was the golden age of Urdu poetry in Bahadur Shah Zafar's time. Bahadur Shah was an effete and decadent king who presided over an effete and decadent court. Moghul Delhi had lived on dotage for over a century, first of the Marathas and then the British. This is hardly the model for a great country then or now.

If he was tolerant, it is because he had no choice. He depended on them wrote Rajaram.

Dr. N.S. Rajaram is a mathematician, linguist and historian who spent more than twenty years in the U.S. as a researcher at several universities and high technology organizations including NASA. For the past ten years he has been an independent researcher working on ancient history. He is the author of the acclaimed books Vedic Arians and the Origins of Civilizations and The Deciphered Indus Script. In 1999 he deciphered more than 5000-year old inscription said to be the world's oldest writing, showing it to be related to Rigveda. He is also the author of several books on Hinduism, Christianity and Isl

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