ALL PEACE INITIATIVES START WITH ACCEPTANCE,
NO ONE LIKES AMITY IN RELATION OF NATIONS
A miniature with a peace message between nations and scholars bent upon creating other narratives. No objection to truth. But is it truthful to call a simple new moon as a Solar Eclipse. Taking out some random reference in old texts and not one work like that in the whole world. A unique painting with a unique message. Compare an actual Solar eclipse to a New Moon in a painting. Even the sky at the back of the moon can be seen. Nothing like that in an eclipse. And even the shape is inverted in a smaller circle. Eclipse has a circle all around the Sun. At least watch and compare!
When the Sun goes in an eclipse, darkness follow. Clouds and everything cannot be seen. This miniature has a clear sunny light full of exuberance. An actual eclipse is so harmful to the eye and one cannot even look at it without proper glassues or equipment. Do not trust the Gora or the bigoted! Overwhelm your heart with love.
THE NUISANCE OF BARKING DOGS IS UNBEARABLE NOW
PERHAPS BARKING DOGS SELDOM BITE BUT DEGRADING
THE SPIRITUAL IDEOLOGY OF PAKISTAN BEYOND BEARING
Intellectuals created Pakistan, and lakhs lost their lives for it. The gift of Pakistan was unparalleled in the history of the world. A nation reevaluating the baggage of countless centuries making a resolution to go back to Quranic society as proposed by Allah himself. Under the mentor ship of Dr Allama Iqbal, Quaid e Azam resolved to do away with Parliamentary democracy as a dead system and revitalize it in accordance with the requirements of modern times, On one hand he chose the Austrian convert to Islam Dr Asad ullah to devise such a system and gave unparalleled freedom to thinker Ghulam Ahmad Pervez to call on him at any time with out even an appointment. The Quaid himself was working in writing a Presidential system based on the French model of constitution. Somebody stole that constitution as witnessed by Begum Shahnawaz herself.
The wisdom of Jawaharlal Neghru prevailed in many ways. On one hands he made ZEROS of all the Maharajas, Nawabs and Feudal Lords of Hindustan. He ruthlessly used the Sikh community to his advantage, and the emotional Sikh fell prey to his workings. Now they chase the ideal of Khalistan all the time. On other hand he kicked all the dissenting Mullahs used by him out of the country, to go to Pakistan and play havoc with same. Here foreign lobbies created a new class of Brown Sahibs, to follow their agenda in never giving an opportunity for the country to rise out of the quagmire. And now a new breed of zealots are undermining the brilliant policies of Nehru and his family. Short sighted with hatred pouring out of their pores.
We have heard of the idiom AXING THE VERY BRANCH YOU ARE SITTING ON. And we have forgotten what the British said to Mir Jaffers. TUM APNI KOM KA NAHI BANA, HAMARI KOM KA KESAY BANO GAY. Pakistan is an experiment for world culture. These barking dogs can be seen barking all the time in the entire range of media, giving birth to FAKE NEWS and FAKE NOTIONS. Pakistan has been on the threshold all its life. The resilience of its people is phenomenal. Pakistan will prevail in the end. Nothing can stop it for it is built on the shahadat of lakhs of people. A shahadat which dates it back to centuries of struggle. Go drink your alcohol at foreign bars Mir Jaffers. Allah’s Law of Retribution has caught you in a death fit.
NO VALOUR OR PRINCIPLES IN HYBRID WARS EVER GOING,
ZOMBIES ON FOREIGN PAYROLL GENERATING CONFUSIONS
We all know what is going on in the world, but we lack the capacity to take on the zombie armies who sit in front of computer desks and generate anarchy all over the world, merely for petty gains. An official definition of Hybrid war is:
“Hybrid war is a military strategy that employs political warfare and blends conventional warfare, irregular warfare and cyber warfare with other influencing methods, such as fake news and foreign electoral intervention.”
Got the idea! Rendering military irrelevant and confusing the minds of illiterate people by the so called educated uncivilized ones. Strange contrast the Army is cheering the completion of democracy and the people involved in legal debates upholding the rights of corrupt regimes. WHAT AND WHERE ARE THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE? Alas no one cares for the people. We talk of uprisings but the placid people of Pakistan cannot be provoked into constructive action. Thy will continue to suffer in monks stupor. Fatalistic malangs is all that we can produce. Sipping TUF MALANGAS to calm them forever. Our Prophet (PBUH) on Divine mission had to go on war himself to enforce the rights of the people as guaranteed by Allah. You have let Snakes prosper, get fat and agile. You cannot kill them with air blown through the mouth. Allah does not save Nations that can do nothing for themselves. The drama will have an inevitable end. Will everybody merely watch as Pakistan perishes? Fear of losing status quo stops people. Take a risk for our tomorrow. The children in mother’s stomach will cry in pain forever. There is no Khalid bin Waleed for us. Become Khalid bin Waleed yourself!
1937 A RIDICULOUS OFFER OF RUPEES TWO EACH FOR ENTIRE EDITION,
OF CHUGHTAI’S PAINTINGS BY RAMA KRISHNA BOOK SELLERS LAHORE:
REBUKE BY M.A. RAHMAN CHUGHTAI OVER BANIA PREJUDICIAL ATTITUDE
The two nation theory was ever active in Lahore. Two Art groups operated in the city. One was the Punjab School led by M.A. Rahman Chughtai, which Lionel Heath called as the new and modern school of art. The other was the Bengal School led by its student Roop Krishna. Not only had Roop Krishna learnt things from Abanindranath Tagore, he had even written an article on him by referring to him as “MY MASTER ABANINDRANATH TAGORE”. Roop Krishna and a number of his brothers as well as his father, were Book sellers and Publishers in Lahore. Even today we can see remnants of their shop in the chowk of Anarkalli Lahore. The other representative was Samarendranath Gupta, Assistant Vice Principal of Mayo School of Arts. They all carried deep resentment against M.A. Rahman Chughtai. Today analyst sing songs of the Bengal School as a group of forward looking people, and nothing can be further from the truth. Parochial and single minded they allowed no other art movement in India to flourish in any way.
Our job is to present proofs. In 1937 M.A. Rahman Chughtai was n London and his brother Abdur Raheem Chughtai had prepared an edition of Chughtai’s Paintings. The family as well as the artist were in financial distress. The artist wrote to Raj Krishna from London as to his desire that the Book Sellers buy an edition of 500 copies, of which they will recover the cost by selling only 71 copies. In a number of letters when their was no response, the artist offer of concessional rates went to the extent of offering the book at bare cost of production. In 1928 the artist’s book Murraqqa e Chughtai was sold at Rs 110 for limited edition and Rs 25 for normal one. It would be very normal for a price of Rs 10 at that time. At first there was no response and then an agreement was sent to London for 750 copies to be bought at Rs 2 each. This was not even the cost of production of the book. The irritation of the artist knew no bound and he wrote a letter in which he says:
“I have just received your agreement, which was quite useless for me and therefore have torn it without hesitation…..and under no circumstances we can ever agree according to terms…. practically impossible for me to make a deal with you.”
A number of books by Roop Krishna and his wife Mary Krishna were published by Rama Krishna, and that is another story, and we will tell it soon. Suffice Roop Krishna no longer felt happy here and left for London, where he died in 1968. A sad end! The complaint of his life was that the people here knew nothing about art and there was no art appreciation. True in some ways but not in all ways.