Welcome @Trueindology to HMP News! Pleasure to have you with us, and we thank you for giving your valuable time for this interview.
1. Your basic contention against mainstream history. Meta-points or foundational mistakes.
When I read the current mainstream history authored by Thapars and Habibs and taught to every single student in schools, I cannot help but think of the famous maxim the “three wise monkeys” who “see no bad, hear no bad and talk no bad”
For instance, book after book written from 1900 to this very day emphatically claims that Mughals patronised Indian literature and Sanskrit.
Yet, If we read contemporary chronicles, the picture is completely different. François Bernier, a foreign traveler who had no “superficial agenda” behind writing what he observed, noted that Hindus used to hide Vedas and other Sanskrit books lest they be burnt by Mughals. The contemporary historians completely ignore or downplay such testimonies.
The very fact that a very tiny kingdom outside Mughal orbit called “Mithila” could produce more sanskrit scholars and literature than entire Mughal kingdom speaks volumes.
The very fact that the ‘Kerala school of mathematics” situated outside the Mughal orbit could produce most if not all of the greatest mathematicians of late medieval india also speaks volumes. This is my contention against “mainstream history” and this is what I intend to correct.
2. Books influenced you the most & Top 5 Writers according to you:
The 13th chapter of Mahabharata known as Anushasana Parva influenced me the most
Top 5 Writers
1)Sita Ram Goel
4)Hans Henrich Hock
3. 10 books every right winger (or an Indic person) must read:
1) Anushasana Parva (13th chapter, Mahabharata)
2) Hindu temples, what happened to them (Sita Ram Goel)
3) The Archaeology of Early Historic South Asia-Allchin
4) Valmiki Ramayana, Valmiki
5)The Archaeology of Sacred Spaces-Himanshu prabha Ray
6) Al Hind- Andre Wink
7)Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire-Parvaneh Purshariati
8)The Symbiosis of Buddhism with Hinduism in South Asia-David Ruegg
9)Prem Sumarag: The Testimony of a Sanatan Sikh: W. H. McLeod
10)Understanding Islam through Hadis-Ram Swarup
4. Top 5 authors or scholars responsible for distortion of history according to you. And are you going to write about those distortions in your upcoming book?
The list is too long. But if I had to choose only five, I would have
5. Future projects lined up or thought out by you:
I am only completing my book. I will think about future projects once it is finished
6. Are you an auto-didact as far as linguistics is concerned or any background (familial, educational etc.), training etc.?
It was my grandfather who taught me sanskrit when I was very young. I am also conversant with languages of Northern and Southern India. I have had educational training in some of them.
7. Do you have any complains about ruling BJP that they are not supporting you enough on issue of Twitter taking away your FoS or not doing enough to erase Marxist History from textbooks?
I am exploring all possible options against unfair suspension by twitter
There is an urgent need to present a non Marxist non political version. Only after the version exists can BJP or anybody else intending to absolve history from marxist bias can promote it.