exotic Aliens : The Lion & The Cheetah in India by Valmik Thapar, Romila Thapar & Yusuf Ansari


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Dec 4, 2017
Before proceeding any further, a few words on the background of the authors.

I don't think Romila Thapar needs any introduction but just for the sake of formality let's do the needful. I'm betting more than a few who track such things would be surprised.


As the tree indicates Valmik Thapar son of Romesh Thapar ex Communist & close friend of Indira Gandhi apart from being Romila's nephew is also well known as India's wild life conservationalist focusing on India's tigers but also other feline species. He's also married to Sanjana Kapoor, actor Shashi Kapoor's daughter.

Yusuf Ansari is another great character & charlatan. An unabashed Islamist & self confessed Mughal fan particularly of Aurangzeb & Anglophile, he's also the husband of Gargi Rawat of UNDYTV fame & for some reason never uses her full surname just as CPI leader D Raja a church going Communist who's child / children are settled in that bastion of capitalism USA never uses his full name Daniel Raja.

Here we go :

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Rajput Lion

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Sep 23, 2022
This book was always driven by propaganda, so no one gave a F. They were trying to portray Lions(the true national animal of India before project Tiger) as exotic aliens(just like Aryans) and prove Tigers native of India(just like Dravids); thus continue the policy created by Abrahamanics to divide India.

It's a scientifically proven fact that both Lions(from North Africa- Atlas/Barbary region) and Tigers(from North China) entered the Indian peninsula thousands of years(if not lakhs) ago. India was their meeting ground.