Islamic India: The Biggest Holocaust in World History Whitewashed from History Books

2015-01-23- islamic indiaThe genocide suffered by the Hindus and Sikhs of India at the hands of Arab, Turkish, Mughal and Afghan occupying forces for a period of 800 years is as yet formally unrecognised by the World.

The only similar genocide in the recent past was that of the Jewish people at the hands of the Nazis.

The holocaust of the Hindus in India was of even greater proportions, the only difference was that it continued for 800 years, till the brutal regimes were effectively overpowered in a life and death struggle by the Sikhs in the Punjab and the Hindu Maratha armies in other parts of India in the late 1700’s.

We have elaborate literary evidence of the World’s biggest holocaust from existing historical contemporary eyewitness accounts. The historians and biographers of the invading armies and subsequent rulers of India have left quite detailed records of the atrocities they committed in their day-to-day encounters with India’s Hindus.

These contemporary records boasted about and glorified the crimes that were committed – and the genocide of tens of millions of Hindus, mass rapes of Hindu women and the destruction of thousands of ancient Hindu / Buddhist temples and libraries have been well documented and provide solid proof of the World’s biggest holocaust.

Dr. Koenraad Elst in his article “Was There an Islamic Genocide of Hindus?” states:

“There is no official estimate of the total death toll of Hindus at the hands of Islam. A first glance at important testimonies by Muslim chroniclers suggests that, over 13 centuries and a territory as vast as the Subcontinent, Muslim Holy Warriors easily killed more Hindus than the 6 million of the Holocaust. Ferishtha lists several occasions when the Bahmani sultans in central India (1347-1528) killed a hundred thousand Hindus, which they set as a minimum goal whenever they felt like punishing the Hindus; and they were only a third-rank provincial dynasty.

The biggest slaughters took place during the raids of Mahmud Ghaznavi (ca. 1000 CE); during the actual conquest of North India by Mohammed Ghori and his lieutenants (1192 ff.); and under the Delhi Sultanate (1206-1526).”

He also writes in his book “Negation in India”:

“The Muslim conquests, down to the 16th century, were for the Hindus a pure struggle of life and death. Entire cities were burnt down and the populations massacred, with hundreds of thousands killed in every campaign, and similar numbers deported as slaves. Every new invader made (often literally) his hills of Hindus skulls. Thus, the conquest of Afghanistan in the year 1000 was followed by the annihilation of the Hindu population; the region is still called the Hindu Kush, i.e. Hindu slaughter.”

Will Durant argued in his 1935 book “The Story of Civilisation: Our Oriental Heritage” (page 459):

“The Mohammedan conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. The Islamic historians and scholars have recorded with great glee and pride the slaughters of Hindus, forced conversions, abduction of Hindu women and children to slave markets and the destruction of temples carried out by the warriors of Islam during 800 AD to 1700 AD. Millions of Hindus were converted to Islam by sword during this period.”

Francois Gautier in his book ‘Rewriting Indian History’ (1996) wrote:
“The massacres perpetuated by Muslims in India are unparalleled in history, bigger than the Holocaust of the Jews by the Nazis; or the massacre of the Armenians by the Turks; more extensive even than the slaughter of the South American native populations by the invading Spanish and Portuguese.”

Writer Fernand Braudel wrote in A History of Civilisations (1995), that Islamic rule in India as a

“colonial experiment” was “extremely violent”, and “the Muslims could not rule the country except by systematic terror. Cruelty was the norm – burnings, summary executions, crucifixions or impalements, inventive tortures. Hindu temples were destroyed to make way for mosques. On occasion there were forced conversions. If ever there were an uprising, it was instantly and savagely repressed: houses were burned, the countryside was laid waste, men were slaughtered and women were taken as slaves.”

Alain Danielou in his book, Histoire de l’ Inde writes:

“From the time Muslims started arriving, around 632 AD, the history of India becomes a long, monotonous series of murders, massacres, spoliations, and destructions. It is, as usual, in the name of ‘a holy war’ of their faith, of their sole God, that the barbarians have destroyed civilizations, wiped out entire races.”

Irfan Husain in his article “Demons from the Past” observes:

“While historical events should be judged in the context of their times, it cannot be denied that even in that bloody period of history, no mercy was shown to the Hindus unfortunate enough to be in the path of either the Arab conquerors of Sindh and south Punjab, or the Central Asians who swept in from Afghanistan…The Muslim heroes who figure larger than life in our history books committed some dreadful crimes. Mahmud of Ghazni, Qutb-ud-Din Aibak, Balban, Mohammed bin Qasim, and Sultan Mohammad Tughlak, all have blood-stained hands that the passage of years has not cleansed..Seen through Hindu eyes, the Muslim invasion of their homeland was an unmitigated disaster.

“Their temples were razed, their idols smashed, their women raped, their men killed or taken slaves. When Mahmud of Ghazni entered Somnath on one of his annual raids, he slaughtered all 50,000 inhabitants. Aibak killed and enslaved hundreds of thousands. The list of horrors is long and painful. These conquerors justified their deeds by claiming it was their religious duty to smite non-believers. Cloaking themselves in the banner of Islam, they claimed they were fighting for their faith when, in reality, they were indulging in straightforward slaughter and pillage…”

A sample of contemporary eyewitness accounts of the invaders and rulers, during the Indian conquests

The Afghan ruler Mahmud al-Ghazni invaded India no less than seventeen times between 1001 – 1026 AD. The book ‘Tarikh-i-Yamini’ – written by his secretary documents several episodes of his bloody military campaigns : “The blood of the infidels flowed so copiously [at the Indian city of Thanesar] that the stream was discoloured, notwithstanding its purity, and people were unable to drink it…the infidels deserted the fort and tried to cross the foaming river…but many of them were slain, taken or drowned… Nearly fifty thousand men were killed.”

In the contemporary record – ‘ Taj-ul-Ma’asir’ by Hassn Nizam-i-Naishapuri, it is stated that when Qutb-ul- Din Aibak (of Turko – Afghan origin and the First Sultan of Delhi 1194-1210 AD) conquered Meerat, he demolished all the Hindu temples of the city and erected mosques on their sites. In the city of Aligarh, he converted Hindu inhabitants to Islam by the sword and beheaded all those who adhered to their own religion.

The Persian historian Wassaf writes in his book ‘Tazjiyat-ul-Amsar wa Tajriyat ul Asar’ that when the Alaul-Din Khilji (An Afghan of Turkish origin and second ruler of the Khilji Dynasty in India 1295-1316 AD) captured the city of Kambayat at the head of the gulf of Cambay, he killed the adult male Hindu inhabitants for the glory of Islam, set flowing rivers of blood, sent the women of the country with all their gold, silver, and jewels, to his own home, and made about twentv thousand Hindu maidens his private slaves.


  1. History books should be rewritten and the truth should be told to the people and all the historic documents should be made public to show the truth to the world where they talk about genocide on jews but about hindus and hindu kush is avoided to show how a community grew peacefully …..

  2. Indian islamic attacks cost as many. As 600 million lives in the name of the religion of peace. That was just the beginning over 100 million in Africa eastern Asia europe. The death toll rises every day the. Religion of peace are the greatest mass murders in history. It is time for a final solution to the islamic problem.

    • My sear Ken this is just your ideology , just see history then hope you can understand about the massive killing of innocent people . Innocent are are always innocent either they killed by Muslim or any other religion follower.So please don,t mix and tagged only on Islam .Many brutal ruler killed there own people all over the world .

    • I read all information about the people who ruled over India before British rule. I m a historian and well aware about the history of those warlords who came from Norhteren side of India and were attacking over India. Actually this is done all over the world in past.Everywhere invaders came and concurred the poor states.But Sir, now this world is totally changed where human rights are the top of the states proprieties .We should never forget the past but follow the modern world where every human has its rights .India should respect the rights the people of Kashmir and as well as the Indian Sikhs.

      • The sikhs are living peacefully in india why don’t you talk about kashmiri pandits and hindus in Pakistan and bangaladesh where they are in minority coz its a Islamic country they don’t have rights only minorities in india have rights ?????

  3. The simple logical fact is if you have to rule over mankind you need to spill blood. This is the foundation of countries, communities. Look through the history of ever nation whether US which killed the backward Indians. Moral: Don’t use history to start communal wars. Holding on to past will not let us move forward..

  4. This is really astonishing. We must have a rethink on our policies towards Muslims. God save the land. If it is to be an Islamic state.

  5. “These conquerors justified their deeds by claiming it was their religious duty to smite non-believers. Cloaking themselves on the banner of Islam, they claimed they were fighting for their faith when, in reality, they were indulging in straightforward slaughter and pillage…”

    And so there is still some whitewashing in an article meant to strip off whitewashing. Tell the truth about Islam. Write instead: “Raising the banner of Islam, they fought in the way of Allah, indulging in vast slaughter and pillage…”

  6. But our schools teaches wrong history..
    They show these muslim invaders as great rulers..
    Hindu government knows they will be ashamed to tell the coming generations how they got slaughtered without fighting it out until sikhs arrived… Raj karega khalsa….

    • I agree on the part where you said that we show them as great rulers and all that and its wrong. But saying that we didn’t fight till Sikhs arrived is very wrong my friend. We fought with Mughals for freedom every chance we got. From 2nd to 3rd battle of Panipat or its Maharana Pratap. The only problem was we wasn’t united, India was divided in very little parts and nobody was ready to support other one against war with Muslim rulers. In 17th and 18th cen. it all started changing when Jats and Sikhs helped each other, Jats, Marathas and Rajputs come together first time.

    • Now don’t start fight between ourselves. Our valor is unquestionable. In his home one might be Punjabi, Bengali, Marathi or Tamil but all Indian are Indians, we all are Hindus, our ancestors are same.


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