TWO GREEDY ENGLISHMEN COME TO INDIA STAR STRUCK
ANTICS BIZARRE OF WILLIAM HAWKINS AND WILLIAM FINCH
In 1608 AD William Hawkins along with his assistant William Finch reached India through Surat. Father Peniero and the Portuguese immediately confiscated all his goods as well as imprisoned him. When the Portuguese dismissed King James as the King of Fishermen of an Island which had no importance, it prompted William Hawkins to challenge the Father to a duel of death. Never happened. Both Hawkins and Finch through various intrigues reached Agra to the Seat of Emperor Jahangeer. Such dubious things are said that they cannot be believed, or confirmed from different sources. Emperor Jahangeer wrote extensive autobiographical memoirs but did not feel it fit to even mention one encounter with such a missionary or ambassador from abroad. Hawkins claim that Emperor Jahangeer appointed him as a Royal equal to 400 cavalry men, with a salary of 3200 pounds. And yet where thousands of pounds should have been there, Hawkins himself says that he only received 300 pounds and that was not enough to even meet his regular expenditure. He is there when Jahangeer is saying is prayers and could see that the rosary had images of Mary on it. He accepts Jahangeer’s request to convert his three nephews to Christianity and he converts them. He witnesses Jahangeers piercing the cheek of his young Prince, to note whether the Prince would cry or not with blood gushing out from the cheeks. Amazing foolish notions. Unbelievable and yet those people live by these statements as cardinal truths.
William Finch is no better. His invention of tales is phenomenal. The originator of so many evil incestuous thoughts, he invents the legend of a dancing girl. Anarkalli is a beautiful concubine in Akbar’s harem, and the King marries her and begets a son Danyal from her self. According to calculations she is more than 45 years old. Prince Saleem is only 30 years of age at that time. A heir to the Mughal Empire can find peace no where except in incestuous thoughts and have an affair with his step-mother, actual mother of his brother. And then he throws caution to the wind and on becoming Emperor, constructs a grand mausoleum on her death place (where she was buried alive standing). Even that society could not have accepted that. And all this time, Finch is trying to sell indigo in Lahore, sitting in some tandoor, refused entrance into any Royal place. Gossips galore and with knack of understanding even the language, jumping to far fetched conclusions. The amazing part is that at the time of the so called incident, King Akbar was not a resident of Lahore, Prince Saleem was elsewhere and there was not even one Shish Mahal in the Lahore Fort. The so called Anarkalli was buried alive in the Lahore Fort and we know that the mausoleum is at a far off place.This is the same moron who saw the Lahore Fort full of images of Jesus Christ and Mary and Jahangeer on the verge of Christianity. In fact he affirms that Jahangeer not only had three of his nephews converted to Christianity, he also stupidly claims that (Nous-billah) Jahangeer used to attack (impossible) the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) as well as the Al-Quran (Nous-billah a thousand times again) in his court. Curse on this haramzada to indulge in such blasphemy even at that time. A person who may have never entered the Lahore Fort, saw it full of images of the Cross, Jesus Christ and Mary. The interesting part is that he saw it in a pavilion which was made after he had left Lahore, till his death in August, 1613 in Babylon. All his indigo got stolen and he lost his life. So take his invented stories with a grain of salt. So who speaks the truth? These greedy bastards with the filthiest minds in the world. One William Hawkins died on his way back, while William Finch was possibly murdered in Babylon by drinking poisoned water. Sad end to their sad stories.
Why on Earth is our inferiority complex so great that we are willing to believe these garbled conjectures of sick minds? They led the East India Company here, which finally showed its true colour, by understanding the weaknesses here and engendering their divide and rule policy to perfection. How can greedy people tell the truth? Contemporary illustrations show the lack of knowledge of William Hawkins even of the settings of the Mughal Court.