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अ. VN Jha केर DO WE REALLY EXIST AS NATION
अ. VN Jha केर Globalization- Is it a boon or a curse for the Maithils?
By Vivekanand Jha
Globalization- Is it a boon or a curse for the Maithils?
Globalization from intellectual perspective, simply connotes unleashing the western curses on India and simultaneously taking away the oriental virtues into the occidental world. Lamentably, hitherto, the western contagious disease of kissing the spouse at night and bidding good bye in the morning for ever, alas, has come to symbolize the status symbol of Indian aristocrats, even infiltrating the Maithils who remained, by and large, immune from this curse till before the advent of the so called the globalization of the world.
The western world, in its utter wisdom, has never been short of inventing the lollypops for the lesser sons/daughters of the God – Orientals who invariably needed these lollypops for their survival. After India attained independence, she found herself being pushed to the soviet block, for the world at that time was bi-polar and India found the socialistic block of Soviet Union catering to its newly invented socialistic aspirations in contrast to capitalistic ideology propagated by the USA. However, Gorbachev presided over the funeral of the Soviet Union and thereby heralded the arrival of uni-polar world with a the lone superpower USA at the helm of the world’s affairs. USA policy makers had to have some thing innovatively unique to make a quick inroad into the countries which, presumably it perceived, were opposed to its hegemonistic world policy. Thus, came the mantra, a newly coined ‘phrase’ on the world horizon – globalization of the world – cutting across the countries and other men made barriers. USA and other western countries, riding on the wave of its strategically devised concept created a frenzy in the third world countries which, falling invariably prey as it always did to this western disseminated opium, gullibly begun to believe that indeed the world has become one. In the name and banner of globalization, the USA and its crony western countries began terrorizing the third world countries to liberalize their economy or face a virtual isolation. The poor third world countries including India, had no option but to toe the western line and India opened its economy to its world. Was India adequately prepared for liberalization of its economy way back in 1991 is a debatable issue, but India in general and Maithils in particulars gained and lost in the wake of globalization can be summed up as below:
1. To start with the gains, India benefited from the large FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) inflows which could be productively invested in the economy resulting n the higher growth of GDP (Gross Domestic Product).
2. Indian IT sector experienced an unprecedented boom resulting in India’s domination in the software industries. The nation as of today, can boast of having the vast pool of its IT software experts in the country. The rise of Infosys, Satyam, Wipro, TCS etc. are the glowing tributes to the globalization of the Indian economy.
3. The outsourcing of jobs fro m USA and pother western countries especially in BPO, KPO, LPO etc. has absorbed our vast labor force and has immensely contributed to the growth of the service industries. However, only handful of Maithil youth have found their way into the BPO, KPO, LPO and the call centers for their gainful employment.
4. Nations economy has been consistently by growing by 9% which is undoubtedly a laudable achievement. However, how far this much touted and trumpeted economic growth has alleviated the cause of poverty itself remains a big question.
Now comes the losses:
1. Much vaunted FDI flow into Indian economy has utterly failed to do justice to the majority of Indian people. Mithilasthan (comprising of the districts like Darbhanga, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Bettiah, Samasthipur, Muzzafarpur, Begusarai, Motihari, Kathiar, etc.) are yet to get even a penny of investments from the large pool of FDI which purportedly has come into India.
2. Boom in IT sector, albeit resulted in proving jobs to the educated Maithil youth, but the percentage of such youth is not even 1% of the total Maithil population. What the IT boom means to the vast 90% of our landless labor who still continue to run from pillar to post in search of their livelihood.
3. The outsourcing may have provided succor to the youth of other parts of the country, Maithils on accounts of lack of opportunities for English education, could not extract the amount of benefits which their counter parts from other parts of the country beneficially did. The apathetic attitude of the Bihar government to the vast area of the Mithilasthan which, thus far has remained bereft of any meaningful educational institution, is the solitary cause for the lack of adequate English education.
4. Nation’s economy might be consistently rising by 9% (approx.) but what about Maithils and their place? India may be trumpeting its economic achievement to the world, but its own constituent like Maithils are still stuck in abject poverty. Maithils seek an explanation from the government of India and Bihar, as to why no part of FDI was channelized towards the growth and development of its place? Are the Maithils only meant for leading of life of migratory birds who keep on searching from one place to another for the source of their livelihood? Do the Maithils have no right in the share of nation’s FDI inflows and in nation’s economic growth? Regrettably, the power – that – be is deliberately sowing a seed of dissension and rebellion in the nation’s polity by canalizing the vast allocation of the funds to the different parts of the country, while keeping Mithila and Maithils neglected forever.
However, the biggest curse of globalization is the most pernicious western contagious disease afflicting the nation – even the Maithils who, by and large, were perceived to be immune from it, now seem to be engulfed by it – is the rampant divorce resulting in the breakup of the families. The virus of separation and divorce which, almost engulfed the western society, has now spread within India like a plague. The western attitude of kissing the spouse at night and bidding him/her good bye for ever in the early next morning has made a deep in road into the Indian society including the Maithils. Maithil youth, exuding false pride in western education and getting alienated from their cultural roots, invariably fall prey to this western curse by bringing their sacred marital relationship to an indecisive end. They forget the famous Maithil maxim “Marriage is a second birth to the couple”. If the marriages are broken in a single fit of rage, what will happen to the society and to the nation? In Bhagvat Gita Arjuna says “If the war happens, men get killed and vast number of women left behind become corrupt. Because of women’s corruption, varanshankra’s (bastards) are born, and because of varnshankra the society and ultimately the nation become corrupts and loses its national character”.
Globalization in that sense is like a war which corrupts those who are overwhelmed by its forces, become its greatest victim. Like Mahabharta globalization is also a war which is to be fought in a detached manner without ending up as its victims.
Yaska criticises the Pada Patha of Sakalya and there was contest between Yajnavalkya and Vidagdha Sakalya, at the court of Janaka.The Chhandogya Upanishad and the Satapatha Brahmana narrate a story in which five great householders approach a senior teacher and then these six decide to go to Asvapati Kaikeya to learn about Vaisvanara.
Svaidayana Saunaka defeated Uddalaka Aruni. Aruni became his pupil.In the ethnographic section of the Indian Museum at Amsterdam there is a Balinese painting on a strip of linen, depicting the famous Mahabharata story of Dhaumya and Uddalaka Aruni.Svetlketu was the son of Uddalaka Aruni .He was a Gautama.The failures on the part of Svetaketu, led to his the position of the Purohita of Kasi, Kosala and Videha offered to Jala Jatukarnya and not to the son of Aruni¬.Svetaketu was expert,however,on matters of the duty the seventeenth priest. Yajnavalkya was a great scholar and exponent of Brahma¬vidya in the time of Janaka Vaideha. He was a pupil of Uddalaka Aruni.A large banyan tree at Jogban near the Kamtaul Station of N.E. Railway in Darbhanga district is adored as his hermitage. Shukla Yajurveda of Yajnavalkya is the great landmark between the post Vedic and the neo Vedic and later ages. Satyakama Jabala was the son of a slave girl by an unknown father. He was initiated as a Brahmacharin by Gautama Haridrumata. Gargi Vachaknavi was a rival of Yajnavalkya and took part in the contest at the court of Janaka Vaideha.Maitreyi was one of the two wives of Yajnavalkya and insisted on learning the secret of immortality.The last two kings of the Janaka dynasty of Videha were Nimi II and Karala Janaka as per the Jatakas.Nimi II is said to have united his scattered family. The Mahabharata knows one Nimi Vaideha gave his kingdom to the Brahmanas. Karala Janaka was the son of Nimi II,having long projecting teeth. The Nimi Jataka says thatNimi’s son Kalara Janaka brought his line to an end. Arthashastra of Kautilya mentions that Karala Vaideha perished along with his kingdom and relations for an attempt on a Brahmana maiden.
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