The Case for Indian Royalty

The West has trained the minds of those they have conquered to see democratic rule as the only way. Undoubtedly, democracy has brought us many benefits, but there is a reason our subconscious is fascinated with Royalty; it represents the time honored traditions of the native lands themselves, their culture and their original inhabitants, becoming a beacon when countries have lost their identities in globalization.

shivajiThis beacon reminds the inhabitants and future occupants of their place in the homeland, which is why Europe will never get rid of its own Royalty. Europe will take away the powers of their monarchies so they do not become despots, and will leave them as a symbol. One way that India and her diaspora can regain the strength and identity that they have also lost is by reinstating one or a few royal families as symbols of India’s ancient Hindu lineage.

This doesn’t mean the end of democracy but, instead of having a President whose position usually represents the absence of a colonial head of state, they should have a Hindu Royal Rashtrapati or Royal Monarch. It will be one of the best ways to make a secular democratic India more Hindu in “blood and taste,” instead of the current Macaulay version that is causing chaos for the Hindu identity.

By creating our own laws when changes are needed and our own chain of command where necessary and not copying straight out of the English Law Books we are saying that we have taken back our Land and are ready to reclaim our identity. It is the same thing America did by simply creating American English as opposed to British English and changing the spelling of some words, very simple and very effective.

England and other European states have also realized the value of keeping their Royalty as the Head of State, for example representing the traditional Church of England and the values of the English people in religion and taste. Just the simple fact that England retains its Royal Family means that it will always be an Anglo Saxon country. This doesn’t mean they cannot harbor people of other races and religions but, it remains a symbol of their civilization and glorious past, on which the present was founded.

When countries like Canada, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa keep the Queen as their Head of State, the English culture will constantly retain its superiority and respect amongst the other ethos of the individual state, even amongst other European peoples in the country. This is why America is so obsessed with the Royal Family. As democratic as America is, English royalty represents Anglo Saxon Lineage and not just some fairytale, it unites and serves as a reminder of whom they are what are capable of.

The Hindu King of India will be able to unify all Hindus all over the world. Our religion is complex, with more denominations within Hinduism than exist outside of our religion. We need a symbol to unify us and a Royal Family is sure to do the trick. A Royal Family in India will also demand respect for India and Hindus whenever they travel the world because of whom and what they represent; all Hindus and their various traditions and philosophies from every country with addition of giving India the appearance of a Hindu State.

Whether India wants to become a Hindu state or remain a secular one, it can still be democratic in ideals. However, it needs to have a Hindu identity to unite and strengthen Hinduism and its peoples around the world. The Royal family or families must, of course, be chosen amongst those who supported the Hindu nationalistic cause in fighting for India and not the British one. These families will bring a strong symbol of Hindu power and restore its ancient identity.

vassan-ramrachaVassan Ramracha earned a BA in Political Science and an MA in Education and International Relations. He is also a Hindu and Indo-Caribbean Political Activist and Writer in Trinidad and Guyana.