It is important for each and every Hindu, especially Young Hindus to read the work of Shri Sita Ram Goel, because “Hindus have become devoid of self-confidence because they have ceased to take legitimate, well-informed and conscious pride in their spiritual, cultural and social heritage.
The sworn enemies of Hindu society have taken advantage of this enervation of the Hindus.” – Defence of Hindu Society (1983). Fortunately, in my generation (I’m 22) and the upcoming generations there is a strong Hindutva sentiment. We are passionate about our Dharma and have earnest desire to learn more about it.
We are well aware of sources for spiritual learning; the source of political and historical learning is work of Shri Sita Ram Goel. There are other writers as well, I’m solely emphasizing on Shri Sita Ram Goel because he followed a strong rationalistic point of view that did not compromise the truth even for politeness sake.
Let me share a few instances to give you an idea about the boldness of his work. During 50s and 60s, Sita Ram Ji was amongst the few who had the mettle to stand up to then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. In 1961, he published a series of articles critical of Nehru in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh weekly Organiser.
It was discontinued on orders of the RSS high command, which feared a backlash against the RSS if anything were to happen to Nehru, as had been the case after Mahatma Gandhi’s murder. In 1985, the RSS leadership again intervened to have his article series in their papers banned. This time it was Islam that they wanted to spare.
Not because they feared a terrorist attack in revenge (they already had an anti-Muslim reputation), but because any Islam-critical writing might “keep Muslims from coming to us”. At the time, the Sangh Parivar still clamoured against “minority appeasement” in public, but in private the rot had already set in.
So, Sita Ram Ji himself was a victim of this Hindu loss of nerve that we ourselves are of today and that is what makes his work extremely relevant. Unfortunately, today, Sita Ram Ji’s work is without influence on government policy.
Therefore, read his work as his intellectual rigor is quite unparalleled in Hindu circles and on its basis form strong Indic Opinions. Share those opinions and reach out to other Hindu minds as well as to upcoming generations of Hindus.
(This article has been compiled from the tweet thread posted by @MihirPurohit08 on May 16, 2023, with minor edits to improve readability and conform to HinduPost style guide)