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From: hitaya <hitaya@gmail.com>

Subject: BJP giving Padma Vibhushan to Mulayam is a blunder that deeply hurts sentiments of Hindus

Date: 26 January 2023 at 11:03:18 PM IST

To: Satya Dosapati <hitaya@gmail.com>

BJP giving Padma Vibhushan to Mulayam is a blunder that deeply hurts sentiments of Hindus

Only after the Modi administration came in for the first time Bharath saw that India’s highest awards were given to common men and women who are making a real difference to the country and not to political cronies and opportunists.   Then what explains giving of Padma Vibhushan award to Mulayam Yadav.  Pray help the nation understand how the country benefited  from him and how much backward UP was left behind during the rule of him and his son? Only after BJP came to power with Yogi at the helm do we see the results of the humongous efforts he has been making to revive it.   Is BJP slowly slipping back into what Congress used to be?  Worst, as the article below that is raging in the social media says, this is the man who ordered the killing of thousands of young innocent Kar Sevaks in 1990.   Instead of giving the award to Mulayam, we should give the Padma Vibhushan to the combined group of Kar Sevaks who were murdered.  Is this not adding insult to the injury? Even from a political perspective, it is more beneficial to strengthen the hands of Yogi ji than hoping to get SP votes by giving this award to Mulayam.   

These kind of actions by BJP are only resurrecting the wounds Hindu community is feeling that political convenience takes precedence of restoring the rights of Hindus in this nation. Hindus are not even allowed to manage their temples and the blatant discrimination in the constitution against Hindus has not been addressed even after  7 years of BJP rule.   Hindus can manage many thousands of trusts running hundreds of thousands of charitable institutions effectively, they can run trillions of dollars worth companies around the world but we are being told we cannot run our own temples!  Can not the center bring necessary constitutional amendments to fix this?  Can Hindus ever get equal citizenship rights as other citizens in this country?  How can the second majority community with 20% population still be a minority with the ability to usurp any land in the nation but Hindus have no rights to manage their own?   How long will we continue this?   

It is a shame.

Regards,

Satya

PADMA VIBHUSHAN FOR BUTCHERING KARSEVAKS IN AYODHYA*

Gayathri, Bharat Voice

Bestowing Butcher of 1000s of Karsevaks, Mulayam Singh Yadav the Padma Vibhushan for Yadav Votes is reminiscent of MK Gandhi backing Khilafat Movement in India for getting Muslims to support the freedom movement.

First of all, many aware Hindu Yadavs have moved away from SP and are already voting for the BJP. This move of awarding Mullah Yadav betrays Hindus to say the least.

I request good senior Hindu lawyers to file a PIL in Supreme Court to challenge the award of Padma Vibhushan to a man who in office as the Chief Minister ordered point-blank firing on lakhs of karsevaks in 1990 in Ayodhya. Lakhs of Karsevaks were peacefully taking out a procession for the construction of Ram Mandir at the Ram Janmabhoomi where a pre-existing Temple was demolished, and a hideous mosque was built by Babur for his teenage male lover by Babur’s General Mir Baqi. 

In the firing thousands of Hindus died, many unknown, who had come from far flung areas of the country in support of Ram Mandir. The most prominent victims of butcher Mulayam’s decision were the Kothari brothers in their early 20s. I can still remember seeing the uncle of the two brothers crying inconsolably and seeking justice. He questioned if is this how democracy works, where young boys peacefully participating in a procession are mercilessly beaten up and shot in their temples? 

What is worse is 32 years later, this butcher is being given one of the highest civilian awards. The party which multiplied its numbers on the blood of the karsevaks is now awarding the butcher of karsevaks.

Politics has come full circle for Hindus. No wonder Kashmiri Hindu genocide is never acknowledged formally by Indian State, irrespective of the party in power. Neither is any SIT set up to bring the jihadi genocidaires to justice. 

While jihadis keep up with propaganda of 2002 Gujarat riots and keep trying to nail Modi, Hindus are only too happy to die and let their killers be awarded to keep Modi in power!

If Hindus have even a shred of self-respect, they should oppose this move tooth and nail, file cases in the Supreme Court and take out protests all over the country to oppose the decision of the Modi govt to award Mulayam Singh Yadav a Padma Vibhushan. 

If we do not protest, be ready to die as the political parties of India only like dead Hindus.

By *Gayatri N* 
Editor, Bharat Voice.

BBC, VOICE OF THE WORLD, OR VOICE OF SLANDER ?

Once upon a time, the BBC was the voice of the World. I remember, as a young journalist covering India, that we all listened to the BBC radio, as we knew that it was more truthful then All India Radio or DoorDarshan. Indeed when Indira Gandhi was assassinated, it was the BBC that first broke the news.

Great power is often misused. I reported on the valley of Kashmir from 1989 to 2000, and Mark Tully, the Chief of Bureau of BBC India was our guru to us all – western as well as indian journalists. That means that what the BBC uttered, everybody would repeat. Unfortunately, Tully then kept saying that the Indian Congress Government (not the BJP, mind you) was lying when it was accusing Pakistan of training, armin and financing Kashmiri militants, and sending them back across the Line Of Control. But it made sense to  me, and I was probably the only one who wrote so, both in my dispatches for Le Figaro, France’s national daily, and articles for Indian newspapers, such as The Hindustan times or The Indian Express ( the Ferengi’s column, you remember? ). I was also a witness of the ethnic cleansing of the Kashmiri Hindus – 350 000 of them chased out of their ancestral lands and houses, for no other reason that they belonged to another religion than Islam. There again, the BBC kept quiet, and Mark Tully to this day, has not acknowledged this near genocide.

I have often criticized Narendra Modi, but the true story of the Godhra riots has never been told by the BBC. It started because 59 Hindus, 32 of them innocent women and children, were burnt to death like animals in the Sabarmati Express, because they had just come back from Ayodhya. This was the spark that ignited a long pent-up anger, and Hindus from the Shudras to Brahmins, came down in the streets in uncontrollable fury, and started killing muslims. I am not going to condone this type of absolute violence, but let me say two things. One, that it is not Mr Modi who perpetrated these crimes with his own hands ; and two, that if my wife or my daughter had been burnt to death by criminals, I would have also gone down and killed. The only question is : did Narendra Modi wait nearly 24 hours before calling the army – he must have also been extremely moved emotionally by the Sabarmati holocaust. Of course the BBC never mentioned this first extremely important piece of gory news, the Sabarmati Express genocide, and jumped immediately to the wrong conclusion that Mr Modi ordered his people to kill mercilessly.

The second part of the BBC documentary deals with more recent events, like the removal of Article 370 in 2019. Again : intentionally bad journalism. The Kashmiri Muslims not only evicted all Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists from the Valley of Kashmir, but also Nehru made a provision that no citizen from other part of India could own a business in Kashmir, buy a house and settle there. This did not stop the Kashmiri Muslims from pouring all over India, from Delhi to Pondicherry, and cornering today the Souvenir/Carpet/ shawls/papier maché market, selling on the sides, drugs or dealing in slush money. This was an injustice that Mr Modi set right – and he must be praised for it. I must also say that Kashmiri Muslims today portray themselves as victims, but I have seen with my own eyes that they started a war against India in the name of Islam. 

This said, I disagree with the banning by the Indian Government of the BBC series “The Modi Question”. The BJP Media Cell is always on the back foot and does not know how to handle Press matters. What is needed, when you deal with western media, is a concise, cartesian and detailed reply, like the one I have given above, rather than emotional reaction that reinforces the western media’s cliché of Narendra Modi being a dictator.

There have been many scandals plaguing the BBC in recent times, including pedophilia and sexual misconducts. Last week, the BBC chairman, Richard Sharp, who himself is a multimillionaire, acknowledged that he had facilitated a loan 800 000 British pounds, (a bit more than 8 crores Indian rupees) to the ex-Prime Minister Boris Johnson. It is the same Boris Johnson, who, in gratitude, named Richard Sharp (who has offered to resign) chairman of the BBC. The ‘colonial mindset’ accusations by the BJP spokespersons against the BBC, appear to me also a little cliched. The young journalists who today work at BBC have no idea, or even interest, in what their great great grand-fathers did in India. I would rather state that the BBC, like CNN of the New York Times, or Le Monde, possess a great ignorance of modern India, and that they hold ancient and outdated prejudices as absolute truths.

Finally,  let me say that 99% of the BBC-India staff is indian. Why, instead of accusing BBC London, can’t the Indian government deal firmly with its own citizens? One of the most insidious and anti-indian BBC journalists is Geeta Pande – who is a Nepali. In China, or even in Indonesia, she would have long ago been escorted back to her country. Firmness begins at home.

François Gautier

राजा राजा चोल के बारे में सच्चाई

राजा राजा चोल के हिंदू नहीं होने के बारे में विवाद, हिंदूफोबिया आंदोलन की खासियत है, जो भारत में मिशनरी ईसाई आंदोलन द्वारा बनाए गए एक शत्रुतापूर्ण पश्चिमी इंडोलॉजी में अपनी जड़ें पाता है, जिसने खुद मार्क्सवादी विचारधारा के साथ गठबंधन किया, जो हिंदुओं के प्रति शत्रुतापूर्ण था। जैसा कि राजीव मल्होत्रा ​​और विजया विश्वनाथन ने अपनी पुस्तक “स्नेक्स इन द गंगा” में शानदार ढंग से इंगित किया है, अमेरिकी विश्वविद्यालयों, जैसे कि हार्वर्ड, अज्ञानी और धूर्त भारतीय अरबपतियों (उनमें से अधिकांश हिंदू दुर्भाग्य से) के दान के लिए धन्यवाद, पूरे पाठ्यक्रम को समर्पित किया है तथाकथित “ब्राह्मणवादी अभिजात वर्ग” द्वारा भारत में दलितों की दासता।

सच्चाई से आगे कुछ भी नहीं है, जैसा कि मेरे अनुभव में, पिछले 50 वर्षों से भारत में रहने वाले किसी व्यक्ति के लिए, यह देश, चाहे कांग्रेस या भाजपा सरकार के तहत, जातियों से परे जाने का प्रयास कर रहा है। वास्तव में, मेरे फाउंडेशन FACT ने ब्राह्मणों पर एक फिल्म बनाई है https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk4sGCObFko जो दर्शाता है कि कई ब्राह्मण गरीबी रेखा से नीचे रहते हैं, चाहे रेलवे स्टेशनों में कुली हों, दिल्ली में शौचालय क्लीनर हों या वाराणसी में पुजारी आप हिंदुओं को नीचा दिखाने के लिए इस्लामिक हिंदूफोबिया से प्रभावित बॉलीवुड या कॉलीवुड उद्योग पर भरोसा कर सकते हैं, और कमल हासन ने फिर से अपना असली रंग दिखाया है, और दोनों धर्मों का कौन सा नास्तिकता प्रमुख है।

सच तो यह है कि राजा राजा पक्के शिवभक्त थे। उनके मुख्य सलाहकार, जिनमें प्रसिद्ध थिरुवुरार सिद्धर भी शामिल थे, बहुत ही आध्यात्मिक लोग थे, जो हिंदू परंपराओं में डूबे हुए थे। उदाहरण के लिए, बृहदिश्वर मंदिर के निर्माण के लिए, उन्होंने विशेष रूप से ऐसे आर्किटेक्ट प्राप्त किए जो हिंदू आगम शास्त्रों में विशिष्ट थे – वास्तव में, पूरा मंदिर जटिल हिंदू मूर्तियों से ढका हुआ है। इसके अलावा, विशाल शिव लिंगों की राजभिषेक परंपरा, उनके द्वारा शुरू की गई थी। इसलिए, यह कहना कि राजा राजा चोल हिंदू नहीं थे, उतना ही हास्यास्पद है जितना कि रिचर्ड द लायनहार्ट ईसाई नहीं था! हमें जोड़ना चाहिए: यह बहुत ही हास्यास्पद है कि लोग कहते रहते हैं कि अंग्रेजों ने हमें लोकतंत्र दिया। चोलों में कुरावोलाई प्रणाली थी, जिसके तहत प्रत्येक मंडल से चुने गए प्रतिनिधि होते थे और राजा केवल एक ट्रस्टी और अपनी प्रजा का सेवक होता था।

ओडिशा में और पाल साम्राज्य के खिलाफ बंगाल और बिहार में अपनी भारी जीत के बाद राजेंद्र चोल ने जो पहली चीज की, वह शानदार गंगईकोंडा चोलपुरम का निर्माण करना था, जिसे हर कीमत पर देखा जाना चाहिए, यदि आप तमिलनाडु आते हैं, तो इसके अनूठे परिसर के लिए हिंदू वास्तुकला से सुसज्जित, मंदिर मुख्य आकर्षण है। मुगलों के विपरीत, जिन्होंने मकबरे का निर्माण किया, दास श्रम का उपयोग करके और कर के पैसे को बर्बाद किया जब लोग भूखे थे, चोल मंदिर आर्थिक और शैक्षणिक गतिविधियों के केंद्र थे जो साम्राज्य के विषयों को लाभान्वित करते थे। उसके ऊपर, प्रसिद्ध बृहदिश्वर मंदिर, साथ ही साथ अन्य मंदिर भी छोटे व्यवसायों को पैसा उधार देने के लिए बैंकों के रूप में कार्य करते थे। यह मंदिर अपने आप में किसी चमत्कार से कम नहीं है: अपने समय की सबसे ऊंची संरचना, यह पूरी तरह से दूर से लिए गए ग्रेनाइट स्लैब से बना था, शायद तंजावुर से 50 मील की दूरी पर। मंदिर पूरी तरह से 130,000 टन विशाल ग्रेनाइट के टुकड़ों से बना है, बिना किसी सीमेंट या चूना पत्थर के – आज इस तरह के वास्तुशिल्प चमत्कार को दोहराना असंभव होगा। शीर्ष पर 80 टन गोपुरम, साथ ही साथ 100 भूमिगत मार्ग पर भी ध्यान दें – इन सभी ने कई भूकंपों का सामना किया।

राजा राजा और उनके पुत्र राजेंद्र, जैसा कि हमने पहले कहा था, अपनी प्रजा की आर्थिक भलाई के लिए पूरी तरह से समर्पित थे: उन्होंने बड़े जलाशय खोदे जिनमें दूरगामी सिंचाई नहरें थीं जिससे किसानों को समृद्धि मिली; उन्होंने कांची के बुनाई उद्योग को मंदिरों के लिए बड़े ठेके देकर उनका विशेषाधिकार भी दिया; उन्होंने विभिन्न संप्रदायों के तांबे, चांदी और सोने के सिक्कों का खनन किया, ताकि अच्छी तरह से बनाए हुए ट्रंक सड़कों के कारण वाणिज्य फला-फूला। अंत में, उन्होंने अरबों और चीनियों के साथ व्यापार समझौते किए, और तीर्थयात्रियों के लिए धर्मशालाओं का निर्माण किया।

जो लोग सोचते हैं कि भारत एक कमजोर देश था, हमें उन्हें याद दिलाना चाहिए कि चोल सेनाओं ने पूरी तरह से श्रीलंका, मालदीव और लगभग पूरे दक्षिण एशिया पर शासन किया। शक्ति के प्रदर्शन के रूप में, राजेंद्र चोल ने अपने युद्धपोतों को पूरे रास्ते इंडोनेशिया भेज दिया, ताकि व्यापार मार्गों को नियंत्रित किया जा सके, जिससे आने वाली सदियों तक तमिल व्यापारिक संगठनों को लाभ हुआ।

आपको यह भी पता होना चाहिए कि जब राजेंद्र चोल के समय में प्रसिद्ध अयोध्या मंदिर को ध्वस्त करने वाले मोहम्मद गजनी उत्तर भारत में छापेमारी कर रहे थे, तब दोनों सेनाएँ केवल 30 विषम मील की दूरी पर थीं – लेकिन किसी तरह लड़ाई नहीं हुई। चोलों के पास एक विशाल संगठित सेना थी, और गजनी एक हमलावर था जो शूट और स्कूट रणनीति पर निर्भर था। अंततः उन्हें राजा भोज ने पीटा, जो एक और महान राजा थे, और राजेंद्र चोल के सहयोगी भी थे।

यदि आप चोल साम्राज्य के बारे में अधिक जानकारी चाहते हैं, तो कृपया http://www.itihasika.com पर जाएं जहां आप राजा राजा चोल पर एक एनिमेटेड फिल्म के साथ-साथ कई अन्य क्लिप भी देख सकते हैं।

फ़्राँस्वा गौटियर (अक्षय जोशी के इनपुट्स के साथ)

THE TRUTH ABOUT RAJA RAJA CHOLA

The controversy about Raja Raja Chola not being a Hindu, is typical of the Hinduphobia movement that finds its roots in a hostile western Indology, sustained by the missionary christian movement in India, which itself made an alliance with marxist ideology, profoundly hostile to Hindus. As Rajiv Malhotra and Vijaya Viswanathan point out brilliantly in their book, “Snakes in the Ganga”, American universities, such as Harvard, thanks to donations of ignorant and cretinous Indian billionaires (most of them Hindus unfortunately), have created entire curriculums devoted to the enslavement of Dalits in India by the so-called “brahmanical elite”.

Nothing is further from truth, as in my experience, of someone living in India for the past 50 years, this country, whether under Congress or BJP governments, has been striving to go beyond castes. In fact, my foundation FACT has made a film on Brahmins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk4sGCObFko which shows that many Brahmins live below the poverty line, whether as coolies in railway stations, toilet cleaners in Delhi or priests in Varanasi. You can trust the Bollywood or Kollywood industry, heavily influenced by islamic Hinduphobia, to demean Hindus, and Kamal Haasan has again shown his true colours, and which atavism of the two religions predominates.in him.

The truth is that Raja Raja was a staunch Shivaite. His main advisors, including the legendary Thiruvurar Siddhar, were very spiritual people, steeped in Hindu traditions. For building the Brihadisvara temple, for example,  he specially got architects that specialized in Hindu Agama shastras – in fact, the entire temple is covered with intricate Hindu sculptures. Furthermore, the Rajabhishek tradition of massive Shiva lingas, was started by him. Therefore, to say that Raja Raja Chola was not Hindu, is as ridiculous as saying RIchard the Lionheart was not a Christian! We should add : it’s very laughable that people keep saying the British gave us democracy. Cholas had the Kuravolai system, whereby there were representatives elected from each mandala & the king was merely a trustee and the servant of his subjects.

The first thing that Rajendra Chola did after his massive victories in Odisha and against the Pala Empire, in Bengal and Bihar, was to build the magnificent GangaiKonda Cholapuram, that should be visited at all cost if you come to Tamil Nadu, for its unique complex adorned with Hindu architecture, the temple being the main attraction.Unlike the Mughals, who built mausoleums, using slave labor and wasted tax money when people were starvin, the Chola temples were centers of economic and academic activities that benefited the subjects of the empire. On top of that, the famous Brihadisvara temple, as well as other shrines, also functioned as banks to lend money to small businesses. This temple itself is nothing short of a miracle : the tallest structure of its time, it was completely built of granite slabs taken from far away, probably from Thanjavur a distance of 50 miles. The temple is entirely built with 130 000 tons of giant granite pieces, without any cement or even limestone – it would be impossible to replicate today such an architectural marvel. Notice also the 80 tons Gopuram on top, as well as the 100 underground passages – all these withstood several earthquakes.

Raja Raja and his son Rajendra, as we said earlier, were totally devoted to the economic well being of their subjects : they dug large water reservoirs with far reaching irrigation canals that brought prosperity to farmers ; they also privileged the weaving industry of Kanchi by giving them huge contracts for temples ; they minted copper, silver and gold coins of various denominations, so that commerce flourished, thanks to well maintained trunk roads. Finally, they made trade agreements with the Arabs and the Chinese, and built Dharamshalas for pilgrims.

For people that think India was a weak country, we should remind them that Chola armies totally ruled Sri Lanka, the Maldives and nearly the whole of South Asia. As a show of strength, Rajendra Chola even sent his warships all the way to Indonesia, so as to control trade routes, which benefited Tamil trading organisations for centuries to come.

You should also know that when Mohammed Ghazni, who razed the famous Ayodhya temple, was raiding North India during Rajendra Chola times, both armies were only 30 odd miles apart – but somehow the battle did not happen. The Cholas had a massive organized army, and Ghazni was a raider that relied on shoot and scoot tactics. Ultimately he was beaten by Raja Bhoja, who was another great king, and also an ally of Rajendra Chola.

If you want more information on the Chola empire, please visit www.itihasika.com where you can watch an animated film on Raja Raja Chola as well as many other clips.

François Gautier (with inputs from Akshay Joshi)

Update on the Shivaji Maharaj Museum of Indian History – 1 July 2022

Dear friends, This is an update on the work that has been going on at the Shivaji Maharaj Museum in the last 3 months.

  1. As you know, we have now a permanent Pandit in the Museum, Art of Living trained, who performs daily aartis and pujas in our Bharat Mata Temple. He also does homas and yagnas on full moons (purnima), and for special occasions. Thus we have built a havan in the centre of the Maharana Pratap Hall. For better light and smoke evacuation, we needed to replace the roofing, which we did in May, at the beginning of May at a cost of 1.3L. 
  2. We had previously completed a new hall to house our Women Warriors exhibitions (Tarabai, Rani Kittur Chennama, Ahilyabai Holkar, and Jijamata), but not finished the cement flooring, which we did in April 2022 at a cost of 1.02L.
  3. We have finished the 2nd building of the Women Warriors’ exhibition in June 2022 at the cost of 8.5L, and we just did the flooring, but this time with red oxide powder mixed with the cement, which looks better. This cost 1.1L. 
  4. We have initiated a new exhibition for our second Women Warriors’ building on Rani Durgavati. Professor K S Gupta of Udaipur University is our curator, and we have a team of miniature painters led by Mrs Swati Sharma also from Udaipur (who was one of the artists for the Tarabai exhibition). We are aiming for 50 paintings. Cost of each painting is 25,000 INR, and cost of Prof Gupta’s service is 75,000 INR. 
  5. Our exhibitions on the Vijayanagar Empire are going on. We have completed the 14th painting – this exhibition is taking a little more time, as each painting costs 40,000 INR. We have thus spent 7L so far. Ravi Deo, one of the best in India, is our commissioned artist, and we would like to do about 45 to 50 paintings. We are thus starting a new painting for Vijayanagar, but this one will be in concrete and air-conditioned, as we noticed that some of our earlier paintings are fading slightly due to the monsoons and the humidity. The estimated total cost is 20L, out of which we have already spent 3L. 
  6. Mrs Anjali Hugay is also continuing a series of paintings on Shivaji Maharaj’s mother, Jijamata who played such an important role in the shaping of the mind and the heart of her son. We have completed 25 so far, and are aiming for 45 to 50. Cost of each painting is 25,000 INR.
  7. Vikrant Karyate, who did our Portuguese Inquisition painting exhibition has been working on a second exhibition of Shivaji Maharaj, with more emphasis on the martial aspect of his life. We have so far completed 45 paintings, and we are aiming for at least 60. Cost of each painting is 20,000 INR.
  8. Rikey Bhatt, a Mumbai-based painter, known for his Hanuman Chalisa depiction, has also been working for 3 years on Rani Kittur Chennamma (photo), and has completed 45 paintings. We will commission another 10 from him, till the end of her life. Cost of each painting is 20,000 INR. 
  9. On 25 June 2022, we inaugurated a new exhibition done by Wing Commander Oak of Pune on ‘Great Battles of India’s Heroes and Heroines’. This one dealt with नरवीर तानाजी मालुसरे यांची शौर्य गाथा

“The Heroic Saga of Narveer Tanaji Malusare”where we had a small Puja in the temple with a 20-min homa, and a short ceremony to open the exhibition: 

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiQxslqGdf4&nbsp;

  1. We plan on having at least 7 more exhibitions on these famous battles, including Maharana Pratap’s Hadilghati against Akbar’s army. Cost of each digital exhibition is roughly 20,000 INR, and we would like to build a special hall to house them, at a cost of 10L. 
  2. On 26 June, the Thatte-Phadvanis family came from Mumbai and Pune for a special function dedicated to them, as they have recently donated to the Museum (photo). We had again a small puja, a homa, (photo) and a formal opening of the new Women Warriors’ pavilion. Wonderful people, whom we are proud to have as sponsors. 
  3. We were visited by Mr Suresh Chavhanke, owner and editor of Sudarshan TV, which is based in Noida. Suresh Ji is famous for his courageous stands, and we felt proud to honour him and host him (video). We had again a small event organised for him with our Pandit, as well as some well-wishers. 
  4. We are also extending our solar power system so that it can supply electricity to all the existing halls, except the ACs. Cost is 4L.
  5. Future projects

We need to redo one by one some of the roofs of our exhibition halls, starting with the Hindu Holocaust, at a cost of 2.3L, followed by the Portuguese Inquisition hall, at a cost of 1.1L.  

This is a noble project which my wife and I do as seva, continuing with our respective work, she as a textile designer, and myself as a journalist and writer. We are ENTIRELY dependent on donations for the upkeep and development of this Museum: we are a registered trust, with Indian and US tax exemption, as well as FCRA. If you wish to help this unique Museum, which has no comparison in the world, please write to me at fgautier@rediffmail.com.

Thank you all for your support,

Namrita and François Gautier