Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #152 - Slaves and Despots - Lessons from Turkish Slave Dynasties

Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #152 - Slaves and Despots - Lessons from Turkish Slave Dynasties

(Photo by Manyu Varma on Unsplash \ “Theyyam is a popular ritual form of worship of North Malabar in Kerala, India. People consider Theyyam itself as a God and they seek blessings from them. This shot is of ‘Aaralathu Bhagavati*’, from my home in Nileshwaram (Kasargod district), Kerala.”)

“May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.” ― George Carlin

The Roman Empire and post-Christian Europe, Arabia, and Central Asia excelled throughout history in one area - slavery and extreme violence.

The gladiatorial battles, and the slaves to feed them from Syria, Egypt, Africa, Central Asia, Europe, and Mongolia had only one success formula.


Senseless brutality and rule of the despots was the common scenario since the Roman empire.  All the way to World War II.

The supply chain systems, the methodology, the emotional, mental, and social maps have been perfected.  That is why post World War II, the global international bodies like UN, World Bank etc were created and NGOs put in place to do charity and good for the world.

This, when the first corporate charity was set up by John Rockefeller in US at the behest of Swami Vivekananda! (Source - How Swami Vivekananda changed John Rockefeller)

Those who didn’t even know how to use their excess wealth for world good until the beginning of 1900s were busy creating networks of charities.  As if.

lessons from Turkish slave dynasties

Muhammad Aziz Ahmed says something very interesting in his book “Political History and Institution Of The Early Turkish Empire Of Delhi (1206-1290 AD).” (Source)

A despotic form of government cannot exist long without an efficient bureaucratic machinery for its executive work, and it was soon discovered that the young slaves brought from Turkistan and Mawara-u’n-Nahr formed an excellent material for such a corps. (Source)

Slave trade in those times was a profitable business. The dealers were particular about the selection and training of the Turkish slaves.  And these dealers were paid well for that work.

The slaves who were assigned to the kings and princes had opportunities that even the free-born subjects could never get.

There was an honor in being the slave to the king or the emperor.

In times of utter chaos and intrigue, where any provincial governor or even his subordinate officer could declare independence if he had enough power in the region and the emperor far off, the bureaucracy of slaves was the best solution.

Bondage had become a career path and an honor.

The slave system was such that the king would care for the kids of the slaves once he died.  Recruiting them in his service.

The adage of that time was “The slave of today is the Sultan of tomorrow.”  It all depended on his skill, intellect, and ability to handle the intrigue.  In the dog-eat-dog world, merit was the key in a strange dark way.  The survival of the fittest helped the slaves rise to the level of emperors at that time.

despots and sewer full of slaves

The nature of despots is that the bureaucratic underlings take charge when the king is not looking and has become a bit weak.

So, how do you circumvent that if the enterprise you are involved in - the enslavement of a population - is such a profitable one?

You anoint a figure-head and give him/her a mythical status.  That is what was done with the Nehru/Gandhi family.  The more the myths, the greater the power.  The greater the power, the more despotic their behavior.

And, we came to a point where every slave had a shot at his own fiefdom.  The catch was that the emperor title was out of bounds.  For, a battle for that would mean disintegration of the dynasty and the empire itself.

While the Turkish emperors in India of the slave dynasty couldn’t really pass on the power within their families - so it was mostly down to the most ferocious slave around - the Congress dynasty was the key to the plundering enterprise that went on in India.

Foreign powers and purchaseable “intellectuals” also were allowed to partake.  Espionage was rampant.  Heck, even corporates had gotten into the game! (Source)

The slaves that have been created by the despotic eco-system that was created are very loyal to their masters.  They have worked very hard to reach where they have to enjoy the exploits of the positions they have gotten to.

overseas partners, internal handlers and the slave assembly lines

Those powers outside have enjoyed unrestricted access.

The situation had come to such a pass that Congress General Secretaries have been charged with being handlers of the 26/11 terrorists sent by the ISI.

Slamming the grand old party, GVL Rao said, "We can see a connection emerging between Congress' idea of Hindu terror and LeT-ISI's 26/11 strategy. Was someone from India helping ISI as handler to give terrorists Hindu identity?"  GVL Rao further said, "Was Digvijaya Singh (senior Congress leader) working as handler? Congress should answer this." GVL Rao's statements have come after Rakesh Maria, former Mumbai top cop, made explosive revelations on the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. (Source)

A very serious charge, which Digvijay Singh never sued GVL Rao over.  Strange huh?!   Interestingly, Rakesh Maria did say in his book that the plan for 26/11 attack was that Kasab and others would be passed off as “Hindus.”

In his book 'Let Me Say It Now', Maria claimed that had Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) succeeded in its plan, 26/11 Mumbai attacker Ajmal Kasab would have died as a Hindu named Samir Chaudhary.  According to an excerpt from the book, if everything went according to plan, Kasab would have died as Chaudhary and the media would have blamed "Hindu terrorists" for the attack. He also claimed fake identity cards with Indian addresses were planted for 26/11 (Source)

A plan for which Digvijay Singh had already spearheaded and went ahead with despite the truth.

BJP leader asks whether Digvijay Singh was working for ISI

What do you think ISI is yearning for these days?

The good old days!

To break the slave trade and its power that was set in motion by the despots of Congress, it is imperative to break the links in the chain within the country.

The internal inventory of slaves either have to be weaned away, brought to justice or simply - be freed.

But that makes no dent on the assembly lines that have been in motion outside.

Those places outside, the equivalents of the Turkish bazaars, where the sepoys are being groomed and created to infiltrate the country with fresh blood and loftily crafted degrees - are raring to go.

We know how Aarti Tikoo and Sunanda Vashisht were targeted during the Congressional hearings on Kashmir - by, well Indians who have been groomed for just this purpose.

And how is that working out?  Check this tweet and see how those the Pakistanis are making deep investments in targeting India via an ecosystem that is US based.  It is no different in UK and Canada.

Those who aren’t yet co-opted into the “slave trade” are being targeted.  Passage and career options for the slaves are being paved with gold while those who dare to choose freedom are being specifically targeted.

The network is deep, sophisticated, and well funded.

Just as slave trade in the Turkish bazaars would in the coming decades impact the Indians all the way down to Deccan, the slaves in the American and British bazaars are being readied for future attacks.

chains of freedom

With the extreme embarrassment from how the lid blew off from the fake case that Param Bir Singh, the serial offender, and his men were trying to create, the Mumbai Police called the Republic Media Network CEO, COO, and a senior member for questioning.  Param Bir Singh is wondering how is it that a media outlet is outwitting him so efficiently and throwing the egg on his face so publicly!

In the most egregious attack on the media, the Mumbai Police were probing the sources that the Republic Media was using to get their investigative reporting inputs!


But don’t worry.  No one will raise a finger.  Say a word.

You see ethics has politics.  Ideology.

In today’s world, if you don’t speak their language, even when you are part of the family, you will be dumped.  Even thrown off the cliff.

The bonding, the code of ethics, the fellow comrades on the road to freedom - of press or expression - is a dog whistle.  To enforce my way without challenge or need for responsibility, while I destroy your world.

But this power - of the ability to wield this freedom of press gun to push my way out of every moral morass - is only available to those who speak a certain language, swear by a certain ideology.  Because we all have to be bought.  By the same masters.

Oh, we can sell our mothers, screw our coming generations and of course trash every voice, however feeble now, of every man who was beheaded, his head adorned on the tower of skulls or woman who was denuded, raped, treated like trash, and then sold again.

For, freedom has to be protected.  From its own liberated ways.  It is best served strangled in the chains of ideological bigotry!

nota bene

Taiwanese Prez thanks India: Overwhelmed by India’s celebration of Taiwan National Day on October 10, Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen and Foreign Ministry heaped praises on India for its gesture. Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen stated, “Thank you to all of our dear friends in India for your well wishes on TaiwanNationalDay.” She further reiterated that both countries share the same values of freedom, democracy and human rights. “Together, we can take pride in safeguarding our shared values like freedom & human rights, & defending our democratic way of life. #namaste” (Source)

Pakistan hires a Houston lobbying firm for FATF: In view of the upcoming October 21-23 plenary and sub-groups meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Pakistan is understood to have hired a top lobbyist firm on the Capitol Hill to push a narrative favoring Islamabad with the Trump administration and get bailed out of the club of nations on the “grey list.”  According to diplomats based in the US and Paris, the Pakistan foreign ministry has hired Houston (in Texas) based lobbying firm Linden Strategies to push its case with the Trump administration. The lobbying firm website describes it as a “government relations and business development firm providing strategic analysis and advisory to domestic and international clients, including sovereign nations.” The firm’s specialization is in government relations, strategic communication, business advisory, and political consulting with clients spanning the globe.  (Source)

Modi launches Property cards: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the physical distribution of property cards under the 'SVAMITVA' (ownership) scheme via video conferencing and asserted that it is a "historic move" set to transform rural India. The move will pave the way for villagers to use the property as a financial asset for taking loans and other financial benefits.  The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has said the launch will enable around one lakh property holders to download their property cards through an SMS link sent on their mobile phones, and this would be followed by the physical distribution of property cards by respective state governments. (Source)

Afghan chief envoy lauds India: Afghanistan's chief peace envoy said on Saturday that India’s civil and military leaderships are supportive of an inclusive, peaceful settlement of the Afghan peace process and that Kabul’s interactions with New Delhi are expected to further deepen in the coming weeks and months.  In an interview in the Indian capital, Abdullah Abdullah said that while the issue of Afghanistan involves the international community at large, he hopes that India will play an important role in the peace process by encouraging the voices of tolerance and coexistence. (Source)

Indian economy will be 3rd largest by 2050: Indian economy is expected to become the third-largest in the world by 2050 after China and the US and is likely to retain the spot in 2100 as well, according to a Lancet study. The report translated forecasts of the working-age population into scenarios for total GDP with 2017 as the base year. Huge declines in the number of workers were forecasted in China and India even as the latter was expected to still have the largest working-age population in the world by 2100, the report added. Nigeria, China and the US were expected to be other top countries by the working-age population. The working-age population defined by the International Labour Organization is 15 years or older.  (Source)

throat singing: the little known technique of singing

Throat or overtone singing is a unique way to sing.  It creates tones that normal singing cannot provide.

Throat-singing, a guttural style of singing or chanting, is one of the world's oldest forms of music. For those who think the human voice can produce only one note at a time, the resonant harmonies of throat-singing are surprising. In throat-singing, a singer can produce two or more notes simultaneously through specialized vocalization technique taking advantage of the throat's resonance characteristics. By precise movements of the lips, tongue, jaw, velum, and larynx, throat-singers produce unique harmonies using only their bodies. Throat-singing is most identified with parts of Central Asia, but it is also practiced in northern Canada and South Africa where the technique takes on different styles and meanings.

The different versions of it are:

Tuvan (or Khoomei): it is practiced by people in Tuva, Mongolia, and Siberia.

Altai: a Turkic people living in the Siberian Altai Republic and Altai Krai, Russia as well as Mongolia.

Tibetan: Tibetan monks have long practiced the throat singing meditation

Buryats are from the autonomous republic of Buryatia in south-central Siberia.  Here are three musicians demonstrating a fascinating piece of throat singing.

If you have been to Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, you would have heard the chanting there.   Something like this below.  It is another form of throat singing.


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