Raj: Yes, son.

Rah: Daddy what is a fake identity?

Raj: Pretending to be what you are not, son, i: fake identity.

Rah: You know dad, we can solve all the political problems of India by fake identity.

Raj: That is ridiculous, son, I hope you know what you are talking about, because, honestly, I don’t.

Rah: We should eliminate all minorities. It is the minorities that are causing all the problems.

Raj: I hope, son, you are not suggesting that we should start killing by the hundreds of millions.

Rah: That won’t be necessary, dad.

Raj: What exactly, are you suggesting, son.

Rah: Fake identity.

Raj: What do you mean, fake identity?

Rah: Exactly what it means. Give the minority: fake identity. Tell them that they are all Brahmins from now on. Then everybody in India will be a Brahmin. There will be no more conflicts.

Raj: Who, in his right mind, will swallow that kind of trash, son? People will still know exactly what they are.

Rah: No they won’t.

Raj: Son, do you honestly believe that a Harijan will start calling himself a Brahmin and start believing it.

Rah: We did.

Raj: What the I mean what in the name of heavens are you talking about?

Rah: Here are the facts, dad. You are the son of a Parsee, married to a Christian but call yourself a Brahmin. I am the son of a Parsee father and a Christian mother and still am a blue blooded Brahmin. Fake identity worked for us, why won’t it work for the rest of them?

Article extracted from this publication >>  April 12, 1985