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Foundations of Misery focuses on the blunders of the Nehruvian era, many of which still affect and vitiate India’s present. It is hoped that once there is an enlightened understanding of the past, free from the pervasive fiction, India would be better able to tackle its present and future. The book attempts to unravel the mystery and the truth in-depth on why India remains a poor, pathetic, third-rate, third-world country. How's it that India got so left behind? What was it that India did, or did not do, after independence, that everything is so abysmal and pathetic. Why an overwhelming majority of millions of Indians continue to be condemned to a life of unmitigated misery.
What are the foundations of this misery?
And why all this unmitigated misery despite the overwhelming advantage of India as a nation with first-rate people, plentiful natural resources, grand civilisational heritage, rich culture and languages, unmatched ethical and spiritual traditions, and relatively much better position in all fields—infrastructure, trained manpower, bureaucracy, army—at the time of independence compared to many east-Asian nations who have since overtaken us.
Why did India fail to leverage such rich assets of a gifted country?
Incidents, information and revelations that would shock readers and make them exclaim: “Oh God, was this so? I didn't know!” Not that the facts or revelations are new, only they are not commonly known.
The book covers, among many other things, the following:
1) History of Kashmir from the 6th century BCE to the times of Nehruvian Blunders on J&K.
2) History of Tibet-China relations since the 7th century CE, and how Nehru allowed erasure of Tibet as a nation.
3) Indo–Tibet/China Boundary History, 1962 India–China War, and Nehru’s Himalayan Misadventure.
4) Integration of Princely States; and how left to Nehru, Hyderabad would have been another Kashmir or Pakistan.
5) History of Sinhala and Tamils of Sri Lanka; and Nehru’s neglect of the problems of Srilankan Tamils.
6) Nehru: Foreign to Foreign Policy.
7) Nehru & Netaji Subhas Mystery.
8) Avoidable Internal Security Problems.
9) India’s Self-Inflicted Poverty thanks to Nehruvian Poverty-Perpetuating & Misery-Multiplying Socialism.
10) Mental & Cultural Slavery thanks to Nehruvian Ways.
11) Feudal Dynastic Democracy thanks to Nehru.
12) Summary of 52 Major Nehruvian Blunders.
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