Travels have kept us from continuing with the case of Akbar’s U-Turn, which hopefully we shall soon resume.
In the meanwhile it seems the hindU-dviTa-s will continue to rule and subvert the hindu nation, allowing unmitigated AtAtAyins to resume their centuries-old enterprise. The self-appointed custodians of so-called hindutva are seen biting dust and licking their wounds.
While none of this came as any surprise to us, and we half-expected exactly this outcome, what is astonishing is to see the foolish Hindu now getting over his disappointment, and after a phase of shock and denial, going back to his old habits. He seems prepared to learn no lessons, and in his delusion or blindness continues to behave like the docile and sluggish cow that he worships; who tied by the neck and driven to slaughterhouse by the vadhika effortlessly, does not so much as bray leave aside resist if not revolt!
We can only remind the dying Hindu how his brave and manly forefathers saw themselves. This 1st century sculpture from madhya-desha depicts the self-identity of those gallant men, through an intriguing admixture of three most manly creatures they knew from their social life: ashva, gaja and vR^iShabha. All mixed into an inseparable whole: the Horse, swift, steady and full of vitality; the Elephant, powerful, fearless and invincible; the Bull, full of virility, and of untiring enterprise!
This is how the Hindu of that age saw himself, and more than then, this is how his progeny has to behave today if they desire to at least put up a meaningful front in the ongoing existential battle for survival in the very homeland of their grandfathers.