Human Cross-Breeding

Creating a Master Race

Mohan Guruswamy

Addressing the students of the Gujarat University in December 1960, M S Golwalkar the ideological Guru of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) observed, ‘‘We make experiments in cross-breeding only on animals. Our ancestors made daring experiments in the sphere of human cross-breeding in an effort to better the human species through cross-breeding, the Namboodiri Brahamanas of the North were settled in Kerala.

A courageous rule was made that the first off-spring of a married woman of any class must be fathered by a Namboodiri Brahman and then she could beget children by her husband’’. (The RSS mouthpiece Organiser had published the full text of that sham speech in its January 2, 1961 issue)

Golwalkar’s views stamp racism, feudalism and male chauvinism. He believed India has a superior race and also an inferior race which needed to be improved through cross-breeding.

Brahmans of North and specially Namboodiri Brahamanas, belonged to a superior race. Due to this quality, Namboodiri Brahamanas were sent from the North to Kerala to improve the breed of inferior Hindus there.
For him, wombs of Kerala’s Hindu women enjoyed no sancity and were simply objects of improving breed through intercourse with Namboodiri Brahamanas.

In the past male dominated high caste society forced newly-wedded women of other castes to pass their first nights with superior caste males. Glowalkar’s theory supports this anachronism.

A Non-Namboodiri Brahmin/Shudra male and a Namboodiri Brahamin woman cannot cohabit to improve the breed of inferior Kerala Hindus. Why? Because Namboodiri women are too precious to be sullied by other inferior races. Here even the Brahmins other than Namboodiris are also treated as inferior like Shudras.

Sangh’s cherished human cross-breeding has now been revived. The Grabh Vighyan Sanskar (pregnancy science culture) project of the RSS health wing Arogya Bharati will deliver customised babies for parents. The project claims to have produced results with 450 babies already out in the world. Customisation includes making these über-babies smarter, taller and fairer.

Top office-bearers associated with this ambitious programme said it was launched in Gujarat over a decade ago and taken up at the national level in 2015. The project was inspired by Germany, which they claimed had ‘resurrected itself by having such signature children through Ayurvedic practices within two decades after World War-II’’.

The aim of this project is that women should deliver an ‘‘uttamsantati’’, a perfect, ‘‘customised child’’. The project is conducted in two parts—before and after pregnancy.

The process required three months of ‘‘shuddhikaran’’ (purification) for parents, intercourse at a time decided by planetary configurations, complete abstinence after the baby is conceived, and procedural and dietary regulations.

In order to spread the goal of producing ‘tall’ and ‘fair’ babies several seminars and counselling sessions have been held in Delhi, Mumbai, Udupi, Kasaragod, Visakhapatnam and Vijaywada. Target is to have thousands of such babies by 2020.

The RSS belief of Aryan superiority has been borrowed from Hitler and his Nazi Party of Germany. Adlof Hitler even before becoming chancellor of Germany was obsessed with ideas about race. He believed in racial ‘purity’ and in the superiority of the ‘Germanic race’ which he described as Aryan ‘master race’. He declared this Aryan race must remain pure in order to rule the world one day which was not far away. According to Hitler the ideal ‘Aryan’ was blond, blue-eyed, and tall.

When Hitler and the Nazis came to power, these beliefs became the government ideology and were spread in publicly displayed posters, on the radio in movies, in classrooms, and in newspapers.

The Nazis began to put their ideology into practice with the support of German scientists who believed that the human race could be improved by limiting the reproduction of people considered ‘inferior’. Beginning in 1933, German physicians were allowed to perform forced sterilisation, operations making it impossible for the victims to have children.

The present project of RSS aimed at producing ‘fair’ and ‘tall’ ‘customised’ babies is direct borrowing from the Nazi ‘Lebensborn’ (‘Spring of Life’) programme to create an Aryan master race. Under this project of breeding of children of pure Aryan race, some 8,000 children were born in Germany and around 12,000 in Norway as part of ‘Lebensborn’ under the direct supervision of Nazi theoretician and leader Henrich Himmler to encourage women of ‘pure blood’ to bear fair-tall Aryan children.

Interestingly, most of such breed children did not grow into fair-tall and blond babies. However, it was in integral part of a murderous racial policy that on the one hand aimed at producing pure Aryan children and on the other hand exterminating non-Aryans like Jews and the forced sterilisation of people with hereditary diseases.

Events like the plan to create babies via eugenics, or RSS-BJP leader Tarun Vijay’s comments in April 2017 calling Dravidian language-speaking Indians ‘black people’ remind people that race as a concept might be dead in science but it still lives on in Hindutva. It is high time the citizens of India seek answers from RSS leaders about these obnoxious ideas, not about Muslims and Christians but about Hindus themselves.

1.      Organiser, January 2, 1961
2.      The Sunday Indian Express, May 7, 2017
3.      Maria Thomas in Quartz India, May 9, 2017
4.      Shoaib Daniyal in The Scroll, May 8, 2017
5.      Shamsul Islam in Countercurrents, May 15, 2017
6.      Angshukanta Chakraborty in daily O, May 7, 2017

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