Flashpoint’, a completely unreadable book by J.Sri Raman also doubles as an eminently anti-national one. While going through the ‘Advance Praise’ section, I saw that Prof. Vijay Prashad ( of anti-national articles fame in The Hindu), had praised this book. Hence I began ‘Flashpoint’ with some trepidation and an element of doubt hoping against hopes that this book would be different and enlightening despite the leftists’ praise by Prashad.
I was a fool.
The book seeks to paint India, Pakistan and the US in the same light. It criticises the Nuclear weapon tests, tries to imply that the US was behind Vajpayee’s trip to Pakistan by bus, demonises Gujarat riots and thereby Narendra Mod.. and the list continues.
Having been written in 2004, the book’s criticism of the nation stops there. However there are some important quips, like V.K.Krishna Menon’s advice to the US not to feed Pakistan’s military et al.
The author goes on to say that the Indian Army was hand in glove in the unrest in Kashmir. The author further says that Indian Army sends mercenaries to Pakistan to get trained, makes them come back and then encounters them. Such is the quality of the book.
You could read this to know how the left ecosystem works in tandem with avowed anti-India forces such as Arundati Roy. #bookreview
P.S.: My 14 year old son seems to like this book. Should I be worried?