The important story in this book is that Harvard has become a global nexus for this kind of new Breaking India movement. We discuss the nature of the work being carried out and its adverse impact on India. With examples, we show that Harvard is essentially setting the agenda that also includes anti-India biases. We contrast this with China’s presence at Harvard: China has controlled the discourse and used it to pursue its well-crafted nationalistic agenda.
Attacking India’s legitimacy as a nation-state, its Constitution, and its ruling party are among the themes of Harvard’s research projects and conferences, often hidden beneath a veneer of social justice. For instance, India’s enactment of laws that altered Article 370of the Constitution, the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA), and the New Farms Acts 2020, became opportunities to rabble-rouse various ‘victim’ identities and encourage them to form coalitions against the government. Such agendas are under themes like Kashmir, LGBTQ+ rights, Muslim grievances, to name just a few. Naturally, the Indian military’s actions against insurgencies are an easy target.
Many neutral or positive themes like public health, finance, entrepreneurship, youth training, technology transfer, and media training are being used as covers for highlighting the oppression of victim identities that fit into Critical Race Theory. Even Sanskrit studies uses the lens of human rights by claiming that its texts are driven by Brahmin supremacy and contain the oppression of Dalits, women, and others. We show how even the field of China studies in India is being used against Indian culture in this manner.
Harvard is a global hub that seeks to repackage Black/White history and laws in the US and apply them to Dalits/Brahmins in India. From this epicenter, the list of victim groups against India has been expanding. Each group is incentivized to dig up dirt on India and use an us/them and oppressed/oppressor rhetoric where possible. Borrowing a page from Gramsci’s doctrine of building a counter-hegemony, Harvard has numerous projects we will discuss in Part 2 that build databases and archives for such research.
With the political support of Harvard, the US Congress passed a bill making Islamophobia a crime worldwide and requiring the government to create a special organization prosecuting Islamophobia every where and to apply US sanctions against countries found guilty. The irony is that no such protection was offered to other religions. …
Harvard seems to be especially obsessed with building databases and archives that can be of strategic value to Breaking India forces besides being a national security threat to India. Part 2 gives several such examples of sensitive data collection on minorities, insurgency-ridden regions, health and financial information of the vulnerable, and all kinds of social information that could be used to create dissent.
Part 2 also cites examples of Cancel Culture where opponents have been systematically excluded or blocked. People with opposing points of view can get branded as oppressors, and persistent voices subjected to public shaming. All this has serious implications when one realizes that Harvard is deep inside India’s government organizations and industry, formulating policies, training civil servants and corporate leaders, and developing the standards for governance. It would not bean exaggeration to say that more than any other foreign institution, it is Harvard that is shaping India’s young leaders in all sectors by using its research, education, training, networks of influence, funding, and brand name.