With unconditional respect to Durga Prasad Dash, I must say that his basic premise is wrong. “Are the non-aggressive, tolerant attitude of Hindus…” He starts. Wrong, Sir. You are assuming that Hindus were non-aggressive and tolerant. Hindus were no less aggressive than any others. We don’t need to go to the pre-Christian Ashoka who killed thousands of people in order to expand his kingdom and would have conquered China or Burma if the logistical situations hadn’t been as bad as they were. I guess the Ashoka pillars in Kandahar didn’t appear there by a peaceful miracle. No Sir, the Hindu kings were as belligerent as any others. Kingship is all about conquests. Even Lord Krishna would agree. I’m sure, Durga Sir, you’re familiar with the vile things he did in order to win the Kurukshetra War. I’m also sure you know about the wars and battles fought by our kings and princes throughout our history even before the Muslim invaders and the Christian colonisers came in.