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Akbaruddin Owaisi – Hindus can keep their Ajanata Ellora Nudes

India probably has the least monuments for each century of history. Most of monuments in India were built by India’s Islamic rulers – and later the British.

On a few things, I agree with Akbaruddin Owaisi.

Indeed, apart from a few monumental temples, what monuments has ‘Hindu’ India built?

Practically none.

India in the Image Of Desert Bloc

Most monuments in India were built by India’s Islamic rulers – and later the British. India probably has the least monuments for each century of history. From 2000-cities of the Saraswati Basin-Indus Valley without monuments – to modern India.

But Islamic and British monuments in India are grandiose, celebrating concentration of wealth. Of diverting attention – away from role that rulers have to play. These monuments are symbols of extortion, of loot and poverty. Of propaganda. Of false prestige.

Probably Pakistan built as many monuments in Pakistan – as India did.

Austere Leaders – Big Actions

‘Hindu’ rulers started monument building in India only in the last 200 years or so. Shivaji had a wooden ‘palace’ – that was burnt down in an accidental fire. Shivaji never built another palace – wooden, or otherwise.

Before Shivaji, was Rana Pratap.

Anyone seen an opulent palace used or built for Rana Pratap?

Owaisi is right

Islamic rulers did build most of Indian monuments. Though I agree with Owaisi, some other Muslims don’t agree with this thinking.

For one there was Chirkan (also spelt as Chirkin), the underground mascot of Hyderabad, a “poet” of dirty ditties.

Chirkan was the irreverent break from the feudal and colonial Indian mindset – before the Indian Republic. His rhymes on Qutub minar (a phallic symbol of feudal /colonial majesty of another era) have been repeated by every school child as his very own.

Chirkan was feted at cultural events – and was a legend in his lifetime. His “sher” on a princess (the Nizam’s daughter) is repeated by adoloscent schoolboys even today.  For his ‘crime’, Chirkan was not persecuted – but banished from Hyderabad.

Forgotten today by the mainstream, Chirkan’s books circulate in the underground. Chirkan’s rhymes and jokes spread to all of India. 75 years later, every teenager makes his rites of passage with Chirkan’s jokes. Most of Mumbai film industry’s dirty jokes are a take-off on Chirkan.

The other memorable anti-monument tirade was composed by Sahir Ludhianvi. A Muslim poet who migrated from a Muslim Pakistan to a ‘secular’ Hindu-majoity India, Sahir’s dismissal of the Taj Mahal (complete work at the bottom) is remembered more than 50-years later.

With Such ‘leaders’ …

An acolyte of Owaisi, Syed Ahmed Pasha Quadri went further.

Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (MIM) legislator Syed Ahmed Pasha Quadri’s for his remarks about Mahatma Gandhi‘s statue inside the state assembly.

“The Nizams built the state assembly building in Hyderabad, but see what has happened. They have installed a statue of Mahatma Gandhi there. Who constructed it and who has been installed there,” Quadri, who represents Charminar in the assembly, told a gathering in Karimanagar district’s Jagityal town on Thursday.

He said “we” have built all significant structures in India. “What have you done?” he asked. “We constructed Red Fort, Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar, Mecca Masjid and Charminar. What have you constructed in Hindustan?”

Analysts said Quadri’s speech was planned and designed to revive memories of Nizam’s rule and the old Hyderabad state that is bound strike a chord with the region’s Muslims. “But his ‘us and them’ rhetoric is dangerous,” an analyst said.

via MIM leader in trouble over remarks on Mahatma Gandhi – The Times of India.

What is Gandhiji’s statue doing in a Nizam Palace, implies Quadri.

An austere saint in a brothel?

Further Quadri went and asked (reports The Indian Express)

“Today whatever there is in India are our signs, you tell us what your achievements are.”

Then again in the midst of slogan shouting he continued his ‘us’ and ‘they’ rhetoric saying, “The colour of Red Fort has been given by us, the height of Qutub given by us, the beauty of Taj Mahal also given by us, historic monuments like Mecca Masjid and Charminar are presented by us… what have you done in Hindustan?”

via BJP furious as Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen MLA says ‘we built Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar, what have you done?’ – Indian Express.

भैंस  के सामने बीन!

Many years ago, Owaisi’s predecessors had made similar claims – and demanded Pakistan. Making extravagant claims, Jinnah & Co., demanded and got Pakistan. We all know what is happening in Pakistan.

MIM has been running Hyderabad for more than 5-years now. If at all, Hyderabad has sunk deeper into a quicksand of bureaucracy, stagnation, public-sector sloth.

After Chandrababu Naidu reinvented Hyderabad.

But, I am sure, millions of Indians will join me in taking apart Qutub Minar, Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Charminar, Mecca Masjid – and send it with Akbaruddin Owaisi and Co., to wherever in the world, they want to go.

Free shipping. For now. Limited period offer.

The offer may soon be changed to compulsory shipping.

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Sahir Ludhianvi, better captures the Indian attitude to slavery, pomp and grandiose designs.

ताज तेरे लीए एक मजहर-ऐ-उल्फत ही सही, तुझको इस वादी-ऐ-रंगीन से अकीदत ही सही

मेरे महबूब कहीं और मीला कर मुझसे, बज्म-ऐ-शाही में गरीबों का गुज़र क्या माने?

सब्त जीस राह पे हो सतावत-ऐ-शाही के नीशान, उस पे उल्फत भरी रूहों का सफर क्या माने?

मेरे महबूब पास-ऐ-परदा-ऐ-ताश हीर-ऐ-वफ़ा, तूने सतावत के निशानों को तो देखा होता

मुर्दा शाहों के मकाबिर से बहलने वाली, अपने तारीक मकानों को तो देखा होता

अन-गिनत लोगों ने दुनिया में मोहब्बत की हैं, कौन कहता है के सादिक न थे जज्बे उनके

लेकिन उनके लीए ताश हीर का समान नहीं, क्योंकि वोह लोग भी अपनी ही तरह मुफ्लीस थे

यह ईमारत-ओ-मकाबिर यह फसीले यह हिसार, मुतल-कुल-हुक्म शाहेंशाहों की अजमत के सुतून

दामन-ऐ-दहर पे उस रंग की गुलकारी है, जिसमे शामिल है तेरे और मेरे अजदाद का खून

मेरे महबूब! उन्हें भी तो मोहब्बत होगी, जीनकी सन्नी ने बक्शी है इसे शक्ल-ऐ-जमील

उनके प्यारों के मकाबिर रहे बे-नाम-ओ-नमूद, आज तक उन पे जलाई न किसी ने कंदील

यह चमनज़ार, यह जमना का किनारा, यह महल, यह मुनाक्काश डर-ओ-दीवार, यह मेहराब, यह ताक

एक शहेंशाह ने दौलत का सहारा लेकर, हम गरीबों के मोहब्बत का ऊडाए है मजाक

मेरे महबूब कहीं और मिला कर मुझसे.

– Abdul Hayee ‘Sahir’ Ludhianvi.

Translation by gyanputra

Even if the Taj for you is a symbol of great love, even though you prefer its pretty colorful setting
My dear, meet me somewhere else, what truck can the poor have with kingly courts?
The paths on which are seared the grandest Royal Arms, how can love-filled hearts journey on them?
My dear, behind the veil of this advertisement of love, had you seen the trappings of royal power and wealth
Instead of being beguiled by the tombs of dead kings, had you seen our dark homes
Uncounted peoples in this world have loved, who says their love was not true
But they did not have the means for advertising love, they were poor like us
This mausoleum, these decorations, these fort parapets, that the arrogance of kings considers symbols of Greatness
On the face of the world this is a decoration of floral vines, that has flowing in it your ancestors’ blood, and mine
My dear! they must have had loves too, those whose art granted this monument its acclaimed form
But those loves’ tombs are unnamed, untraced, no one has ever lit on them even a candle
This garden, this Jamna riverbank, this palace, these picturesque walls and doors, these pulpits, these arabesques
A king of kings aided by all his wealth, has mocked the love of us poor
My dear, meet me somewhere else.

  1. January 20, 2013 at 4:31 pm

  2. January 20, 2013 at 4:32 pm

  3. ethicalman
    January 21, 2013 at 6:57 am

    You mean to say that Mecca masjid, red fort, jama masjid, char minar etc.. was made for Hindus too ? ,,anyway muslim leaders r lunatics and uneducated..let’s not waste time in them..India has indigenous art form in every field (most of the Hindu monuments were destroyed by Muslims, time )..comparing whole of Islamic world is nothing…Dome in masjids were taken from Persian architecture, science in arabia was taken from India and Hellnistic traditions..Maths was taken frm India..even till today maths in arabia is called ‘al hind’ meaning science of India..Arabia earned from India ..inform of exports to Europe..they used to sell spices to Europeans with 1500% profit..That was one of the main reasons why Europeans wanted to find a sea route to India and break this monopoly of Arabs..

    (MIM) legislator Syed Ahmed Pasha or Owaisi brothers..and many many more muslims in India..are uneducated to the core of life..they can’t think anything other than Islam or arabs..and when they go to arabia they’re treated like dirt..and then they want Indian high commisson to take care of them..India has grander beautiful monuments that were buils 15th century before any muslim knew anything other than treating women as cattles..Sun Temple Konark, Menakshi Temple, Ajanta Ellora Caves art, Rajastani forts, Mehrgarh walls (2nd longest wall in the world) etc. etc. there r many many many more…if only mulims like Owaisi wants to explore…

  4. Madhu
    January 21, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Got a question?
    How true it is that Taj Mahal was built buy a Hindu King naming it as Tejo Mahalaya?
    Would love to see your investigation o this.

    Coming to these politicians,they have to be voted out for dividing the Indian society on communal lines.Appeasement has to be stopped,for except SC/ST all reservations has to be nulled.

  5. ajamk
    January 22, 2013 at 3:25 am

    Are temples of vijayanagar, tamil nadu(like brihadeeshwara), orissa made by muslims too?? It is of course beyond doubt if you do a little investigation that Taj Mahal was a hindu temple remodelled, just like how hagia sophia was in istanbul.

  6. Madhu
    January 22, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Yes,some say Taj Mahal “is” Hindu Temple.
    That’s why I said Anuraag might have 2ndlook into it to have academic view.
    I have seen the photographs claiming it to be non-Islamic structure.

  7. ajamk
    January 23, 2013 at 5:41 am

    @Madhu Once you see the evidences put out by various authors one can make up one’s mind. I myself am 90% on the side that it was a hindu temple. Of course noone can be 100%, but 90% is enough.
    Also it is incorrect to say that hindu’s cannot build monuments, or big buildings. What is despicable is huge palaces for royalty, etc. But temples in Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Karnataka are not that. They display craftsmanship, architectural prowess,etc.
    Same is the case with europe. Monuments like hagia sophia(which originally was a church), various similar monuments in Italy, etc are magnificent and worth preserving, studying. One can call the Roman gladitorial colloseums where fighters were put to death for amusement gawdy and the same with mage palaces for royalty.
    The Pyramids are beautiful and magnificent in terms of ideas, etc, but were hijacked by the Pharoahs later on and are mostly gawdy.

  8. Mehran
    January 24, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    If you look around the ground of the Qutub Minar you will see the remenants of the Hindu monument that the Muslims destroyed/converted and labeled as their own. The Muslims who came into India did not come in with their craftsmen. They used indigenous labour for all their building work. Secondly the Muslims have documented how they destroyed the cities of peaceful India. These Indian muslim converts are fools. They go to Saudi Arabia and are treated as crap and yet they follow the stupid teachings coming out of Arabia. Crafting the Kailash temple out of a single block of granite is a feat that has not been replicated. and this fool Owaisi can only see nudes in Ellora. Goes to show how Islam can corrupt a person’s ability to reason.

  9. J.S.
    January 26, 2013 at 2:15 am

    The only monuments muslims have built so far are the large and beautiful monuments of dharavi, outside the Mumbai airport and other major slum socieities across India. Obviously, who needs education when you can learn about jihad and other islamic wet dreams from local madrassas? Just shout and bark and breed.

    This is the result of 60 years of secularism in India, RSS and BJP are indeed the right parties to support, the muslims have started revealing their true colours. It’s time for the rest to take up arms and be prepared. No matter how much brotherhood or secularism you show, they will always back stab you,it is a proven fact. It is the time for Hindus to unite and work for a Hindu nation kicking off the wet dreams of Nehru and the fake gandhi family of a “secular (read muslim and christian appeasing)” India. What bullshit!

    PS: JS, you cannot go name-calling any community or person – not on this forum. You can analyse with facts, state your hypothesis, float your theories – but no invectives, swear words, etc. In the last five years, we have edited less than 10 comments from more than 4000 comments. Two of them have been yours. – (Admin).

  10. Madhu
    January 29, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Anuraag below is the link about Genghis Khan.

    My question would Bharat at that time have defeated Genghis Khan?

  11. January 29, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Madhu – Kindly post this comment on the same post where the earlier discussions happened.

  12. Madhu
    January 30, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    @ Anuraag Sanghi
    I tried to search post related to Genghis Khan on your all blogs,for some reason the search tool on your blogs are throwing some random posts.So I had to post it here.

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