STALKING THE MUGHAL HAREM AS PEEPING TOM
THE SHAMELESSNESS OF THE BASTARD FRANOIS BERNIER
MANUFACTURING STORIES THE FORTE OF THESE TRAVELLERS
Francois Bernier at great speed made himself a Medical doctor. As this education was completed in a couple of months, he was not allowed to practice medicine in France. The lure of Hindustan with its fabulous riches, dazzled these travelers all the time. Master of Divide and Rule policy, he watched the fight between Dara Shikoh and Aurangzeb with great delight and manufactured stories about it in his travelogue. He was so fascinated with female beauty that in his book on RACIAL CHARACTERISTICS of the world, he devoted half of it in describing feminine beauty. He got himself enlisted as a medical adviser to even the Mughal Harem under Emperor Aurangzeb, who perhaps could not sense the designs of the rascal.
The evil designs of Francois Bernier can be sensed that he wrote on the, “Manufactures of silk, fine brocade, and other fine muslins, of which are made turbans, girdles of gold flowers, and drawers worn by Mughal females, so delicately fine as to wear out in one night”. When the Mughal Harem of Emperor Aurangzeb was moving to Kashmeer, he quickly followed to get a better view of the Mughal ladies. He himself writes:
“I cannot avoid dwelling on this pompous procession of the seraglio. It strongly arrested my attention durig the laste march, and I feel delight in recalling it to my memory. Stretch imagination to its utmost limits, and you can conveive no exhibition more grand and imposing than when Raushenara-Begum, mounted on a stupendous Pegu elephant, and seated in a makadsambar, blazing with gold and azure, is followed………… . Besides these attendants are several eunuchs on horseback, accompanied by a multuitude of pajis or lackeys on foot, with large canes………. .”
It was with difficulty, he writes, that these ladies could be approached; they were almost inaccessible to the sight of man. Woe to any unlucky cavalier, however exalted in rank, who, meeting the procession, was found too near, nothing could exceed the insolence of the tribes of eunuchs and footmen which he would have to encounter, and who eagerly avail themselves of such an opportunity to beat a man in the most unmerciful manner.”
Bernier was himself was once nearly caught in a similar situation, and narrowly escaped the cruel treatment that other riders in the imperial train had experienced. Determined, however, not to suffer himself to be beaten, and perhaps maimed, he drew his sword, and having fortunately a strong and spirited horse, was enabled to open a passage, sword in hand, through a host of assailants and to dash across a rapid stream in front of him,.
What was he doing so near ther Mughal Harem? In modern terms he was stalking the ladies, and was lucky to escape the wrath of the eunuchs. But his motives are very clear. With a sick mind, he could narrate that there were five thousand brothel houses in Lahore alone. Only a sick mind could manufacture such a tall tale. The West makes heros of these greedy bastards. We know what they were actually worth. Older versions of present day intelligence agencies.