Date: 09 Jun 2011


FOUNDING FATHERS OF INDIA AND CHINA\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\\\\\\\\\ India had MK Gandhi, a man of peace & non violence, who believed that his "satyagraha" movement will drive the British out. Once he said, "Do not resist the Japanese tanks. Just lie down in front of them. They will change heart and go away." Four years later when MA Jinnah, the Muslim leader, threatened civil war over partition, Gandhi could not think of a befitting counter attack but reconciled himself to the most humiliating unconditional surrender of his country's five provinces. Thus the culmination of his life was not the glory of independence but the eternal shame & disgrace of suffering a crushing defeat called "Partition". \\\\\\\\\\\\\\ China's man of destiny was MAO TSE TUNG, a battle worn hero with super human resolve to recover the whole country in tact from his rival Chiang Kai Shek. \\\\\\\\\\\\ He fought his way across the breadth of China and in the end achieved his goal with the misfortune (for him) that there was a ISLAND off the coast where Chiang Kai Shek, the American ally, could escape with his entourage. Immediately the island came under American protection and guarantees, thus escaping its capture by Mao's forces. \\\\\\\\\\\ China, too, had a Muslim minority living in the West. When in those days of chaos and confusion a few of them decided to break off from China they promptly heard from Mao, "I WILL GET YOU, BEHEAD YOU, AND BURN YOUR KORAN ON THE SPOT." Such a warning, coming from the invincible secular "GIANT", was credible. The Muslims dropped the very idea of separation and started being good Communists. \ \\\\\\\\\\ 9 June 11. ===== 000000000