INDIA- THE SOUL OF HUMANITY

Why is India the Soul of collective Humanity? The reasons are; *Many vibrant religions took birth here in India. Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism among others. * Christianity came to India( Kerala and Tamilnadu) even before it arrived in Europe! *The oldest languages known to man, like Tamil and Sanskrit are from India. * Indians have proven to be the most accommodative and considerate people in the world. Three historical events support this: 1) The Parsis arrived in India sometime in 8th or 9th century AD in a kind of self exile from the then Persia( Iran), to safeguard their religion and culture. They were received warmly by the rulers that time in present Mumbai region. They kept their promise to be as ' milk in water', meaning they would effortlessly live in harmony with the local populace. 2) The second event concerns the arrival of Jews in India, maybe as long back as the 12th century. These people, who have had to face persecution in many places all over the world, have never faced harassment or persecution at the hands of Indians. Even today, there is a small Jewish community in Kochi, Kerala and in Mumbai 3) The third event, by comparison, is of more recent occurrence, at the start of WW2. When the Nazis overran Poland at the beginning of WW2, about 500 women and 200 children were put on a ship by Polish soldiers to help them escape. These unfortunate refugees were shown the door by almost every country where they tried to dock, except India. Even in India, the then British authorities denied permission till Maharajah Digvijaysingh of Jamnagar came to their rescue! He took care of them till end of WW2, after which they returned to Poland. Even today, their descendants make grateful trips to Jamnagar. ***

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