About the Author
Shri Kanayalal Tarija was born on 10th August 1936 at Heat Pitafi (Shadani Nagar), Taluka Mirpur Mathelo, Distt. Sukkur, Sindh (now in Pakistan). After the partition of the country, he stayed in Sindh for 17 years, and obtained M.A. Degree in English Literature from the University of Sind in 1962. He secured first position at four University Examinations: Matriculation in 1955, First Year Arts in 1956, Intermediate Arts in 1957 and B.A. (Hons.) in 1959, and was therefore, awarded Four Medals by the Governor of West Pakistan. He launched his career as a primary teacher and reached the position of lecturer in English at Government College Sukkur (Sindh). In Sindh he fought dauntlessly for the rights of Hindus, and championed the cause of the depressed and down-trodden.
He migrated to Bharat in 1964. He served as Senior Lecturer in English at C.H.M. College Ulhasnagar (Mumbai) for ten years from 1965 to 1975. On account of his devotion, dedication and dashing nature, he was promoted to the post of Principal in 1975 at the young age of 39, and held the post for 16 years. In June 1991, he was transferred to R.D. National College Bandra, Mumbai. As an educationist, he immensely contributed to the cause of education as an active member of Academic Council and Senate of Bombay University. He retired voluntarily from the post of Principal on July 10, 1992, in order to enable himself to deliver lectures and write books on Hindutva. After retirement he lives in New Delhi.
Principal Kanayalal Tarija is not only reputed scholar and educationist, but also a renowned writer, orator, poet, journalist, linguist, historian, Vedic scholar, political commentator and social reformer. As a linguist he quotes freely from the literature of eight languages: English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Sindhi and Punjabi. He is well-conversant with Quran, Bible, Vedas, Upanishads, Gita and Guru Granth Sahib. His lectures move the audience. His pen possesses miraculous power to transform the readers. In his speeches he recites verse (Ayats) of Quran in Arabic and Mantras of Vedas in Sanskrit with accurate pronunciation. He is unique specialist in comparative study of scriptures of various religions. He is the only Hindu scholar of Bharat, who remembers and recites with meaning hundreds of verses from Holy Vedas, Holy Bible, Holy Quran, Upanishads, Gita and Guru Granth Sahib. He has authored thirty five books. His books have been widely appreciated in Bharat as well as abroad. His books are well-researched, thought-provoking, eye-opener documents based on facts and figures from authentic records. That is why they evoke admiration from legal luminaries, parliament members, journalists and scholars. Some of his books are translated in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Marathi. Some of his poems have been selected and published in school text-books. He has edited two journals: ‘Deep Sandesh’ and ‘Awake and Arise’.
His speeches are often broadcast on All India Radio and Television. He is described in the book, "Asia Who’s Who", as "an eloquent speaker and a revolutionary writer and a passionate social reformer, who displays keen interest in rural uplift and the economic promotion of backward classes."
At present, as President of ‘Rashtriya Chetana Sangathan’ he edits two monthly magazines "Rashtriya Chetana" in English and "Rashtriya Sangathan" in Hindi to create national awareness among the citizens of Hindusthan.
WHY DID I WRITE THIS BOOK?
1. MALICIOUS STATEMENTS OF CHRISTIAN PROSELYTISERS
i. J.P. Leonard, S.J. Archbishop of Madurai, proclaimed unambiguously:
"If we would reveal our intentions, without hiding them at all, we hold that the Hindu Puranas and Hinduism must disappear from this land; and the sooner they disappear, the more welcome."
ii. Richard Temple, while addressing a Christian audience in England in 1883, expressed his fond hope that Hinduism will die out. He said:
"India is like a mighty bastion, which is being battered by heavy artillery. We have given blow after blow, and thud after thud, and the effect is not at first very remarkable; but at last with a crash the mighty structure will come toppling down, and it is our hope that someday the heathen religions of India will in like manner succumb."
iii. Francis Xavier once declared:
"I order everywhere the temples pulled down and all idols broken. I know not how to describe in words the joy I feel before the spectacle of pulling down and destroying the idols."
iv. In January, 1993, a group of Newzealand Anglicans under the leadership of Mr. Paul Saunders came to Bharat to propagate Christianity. He bewailed with astonishment:
"Ninety per cent of India is Hindu, and there is an incredible lack of knowledge about Christianity. While the Christian faith has been in India for a long time, only three per cent are Christians."
v. During the course of the TV programme, the Dayspring International also quoted Lady Teresa saying:
"There is no solution to the problem of Indian people apart from the Gospel of Christ."
vi. The Dayspring International lamented:
"Though Christianity has been in India for nearly 2,000 years, we have less than three per cent of the population. Ninety seven per cent are yet to be reached."
The afore-mentioned malicious intentions and statements indicate categorically that the Christian missionaries have posed a serious threat to the security and integrity of our country. In order to meet this threat effectively, I took pains to write this book, so that the world should know where the truth lies.
2. X-RAY OF POPE JOHN PAUL II’S ‘ECCLESIA IN ASIA’
i. Pope’s plan to Christianise Asia in third millennium
When Pope John Paul II paid a visit to Bharat in November, 1999, he signed and presented on November 6, 1999 a document, Apostolic Exhortation, on the Church in Asia, entitled Ecclesia in Asia at New Delhi’s Sacred Heart Cathedral in presence of more than 300 bishops of Asia. Ecclesia in Asia is a post-synodal address by the Pope to the bishops, priests and deacons of Asia. In the Introduction, (captioned as ‘The Marvel of God’s plan in Asia’) to ‘Ecclesia in Asia’, the Pope exhorts the bishops and priests of Asia as under:
"Just as in the first millennium the Cross was planted on the soil of Europe, and in the second on that of the Americas and Africa, we can pray that in the Third Christian Millennium a great harvest of faith will be reaped in this vast and vital continent."
-Pope John Paul II
The readers should note that the Pope calls the above Plan as ‘The Marvel of God’s plan in Asia’. The afore-mentioned words of the Pope made me think as to why the whole of Europe and America embraced Christianity. What are the excellences in Bible which attracted the people of the West towards Christ and his gospel? This thought made me study again Holy Bible in contrast to Holy Vedas minutely. The present book is the result of my minute elaborate comparative study of the two Holy Books.
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