Alexander, the Great, Not So Great’Iran Has Guts,Do WE?
It is customary for the West‘s so called Historians to distort History to suit their masters.
You would think that the Persian Kings were barbarians, uncouth and sexually deprived if you go by the Film ’300′(Is the name correct?
All those who defeat them or the places they want to colonise are barbarians and the places as highly degenerate.
Remember Catherine Mayo’s Book on India, which Mahatma Gandhi called as ‘Sanitary Inspectors Report?
Not merely Alexander but all the Kings and the culture of India is portrayed as decaying, antediluvian, practices are animistic ,Religion is absolute non sense.
These thoughts are passed on in a subtle way.
For instance look at the way the Indians are made to look in the ‘Apocalypto‘.
They look savages.
At the end there is a subtle hint that Christianity will deliver them.
All Christian Missionaries embark on their Noble profession to emancipate the ‘heathen’
The injustice meted out to Indian History and Culture is incalculable.
Indian History has been distorted so much with the effect we doubt our sources(Indian)
Iran Has guts to hit back,.
(P.N.Oak used to publish a series of Articles on Indian History in Babu Rao Patel’s Mother India. Can some body tell me whether it is available?)
Persians also condemn him for the widespread destruction he is thought to have encouraged to cultural and religious sites throughout the empire.
The emblems of Zoroastrianism – the ancient religion of the Iranians – were attacked and destroyed. For the Zoroastrian priesthood in particular – the Magi – the destruction of their temples was nothing short of a calamity.
The influence of Greek language and culture has helped establish a narrative in the West that Alexander’s invasion was the first of many Western crusades to bring civilisation and culture to the barbaric East.
Persia was an enormously rich prize.
Look closely and you will find ample evidence that the Greeks admired the Persian Empire and the emperors who ruled it.
Much like the barbarians who conquered Rome, Alexander came to admire what he found, so much so that he was keen to take on the Persian mantle of the King of Kings.
And Greek admiration for the Persians goes back much earlier than this.”
- Tomb of king Darius the Great (slideshare.net)