It is a fact that Indian history is distorted and misinformation is promoted.
One aspect of this nefarious design is to suppress facts relating to Indian,Tamil civilisation and deny their antiquity.
The other aspect is suppression of Barbaric acts performed by invaders.
While people are aware of these dastardly acts by Muslims,not many are aware of such cruel activities by Christians.
While some information is known ,not much is divulged and this information is suppressed.
People tend to believe,that as compared to Islam, Christianity has been benevolent to India by establishing educational institutions in India and there is a view that without Christianity, India would have remained uneducated and Indians as Barbarians.
In fact James Stuart Mill,in his book on India,Indian History,states,
‘Indians were Barbaric steeped in superstitions’
This book,he wrote from England, without setting foot in India.
Please read m article on this.
However, there were other Invaders too.
The methods adopted by the Portuguese to convert Hindus is reprehensible.
They executed a program called ‘Inquisition’ in Goa for a period of three hundred years.
This was initiated by Xavier .
He wrote to the King of Portugal and the Pope.
133 Papal edicts were passed.
Hindus were not allowed to retain their names.
They were burnt at stakes.
They were lynched.
Such of those who were forced to become Christians were treated badly by the earlier Christians.
And those Christians,who secretly adhered to their Hindu Faith were singled out for still worse form of cruelty.
The man who was responsible was Saint(?) Xavier.
His body is preserved in Goa and I have seen people offering Prayers to him!
Read the gory details below.
Goa est malheureusement célèbre par son inquisition, également contraire à l’humanité et au commerce. Les moines portugais firent accroire que le peuple adorait le diable, et ce sont eux qui l’ont servi.
(Goa is sadly famous for its inquisition, equally contrary to humanity and commerce. The Portuguese monks made us believe that the people worshiped the devil, and it is they who have served him.)
‘nefarious, fiendish, lustful, corrupt religious orders which pounced on Goa for the purpose of destroying paganism (ie Hinduism) and introducing the true religion of .
–Historian Alfredo de Mello
The Goa Inquisition was proposed by Francis Xavier in a letter dated 16 May 1546 to King John III of Portugal. Between the Inquisition’s beginning in 1561 and its temporary abolition in 1774, at least 16,202 persons were brought to trial by the Inquisition. Almost all of the Goa Inquisition’s records were burnt by the Portuguese when the inquisition was abolished in 1820. It is impossible to know the exact number of those put on trial and the punishments they were prescribed.
Consequently, the converts typically had to adopt the surnames of the Portuguese priest, governor, soldier or layman who stood as godfather for their baptismceremony. For instance, the Boletim do Instituto Vasco da Gama lists the new names of some of the prominent ganvkars (Konkani: Freeholders). Rama Prabhu, son of Dado Vithal Prabhu from Benaulim, Salcette, became Francisco Fernandes; Mahabal Pai, son of Nara Pai, became Manuel Fernandes in 1596. Mahabal Kamati of Curtorim became Aleisco Menezes in 1607, while Chandrappa Naik of Gandaulim became António Dias in 1632. In 1595 Vittu Prabhu became Irmão de diago Soares and the son of Raulu Kamat became Manuel Pinto in Aldona, Bardez. Ram Kamat of Punola became Duarte Lobo in 1601, while Tados Irmaose of Anjuna became João de Souza in 1658. Since in many cases, fathers and sons were not necessarily baptised in the presence of the same godfather, this would lead to them having different surnames.