The very first foreign invader-Alexander had noticed the Brahmanas, the Macedonian adventurer-who succeeded in breaking through India's border defenses in the last quarter of the fourth century BC.
He was soon tired out and turned back by the stiff resistance offered by the small republics of Punjab. He wanted to know why the Indians had fought so bravely. He was told by his advisers that the Indians fought so well because they were guided by the Brāhmanas.
He met some Brāhmaṇas and learned the substance of their teaching. Centuries later, the Islamic invaders had also identified the Brahmanas as the source of Hindu strength.
They had killed as many Brahmanas as they could, and impoverished the rest by destroying Hindu temples and monasteries and schools, and by taking away the lands which provided livelihood to the Brahmanas.
Histories written by medieval Muslim chroniclers are full of venom against the Brahmanas upon whom they hurl many invectives.
But neither the Macedonian adventurer nor the Islamic invaders had spotted the second line of Hindu defence-the decentralized Hindu social organization.hat was left to the Christian pirate, Francis Xavier, who landed in Goa in AD 1542, and surveyed the scene in India for several years thereafter.123982,305
At the end of his labors for converting India into a "land of Christ" with the help of Portuguese arms came to the conclusion that Christianity was not likely to make much headway in this country so long as the Hindus had the "Brahmins" and the "Caste System" to teach and protect them.
Xavier's perceptions came to be shared by the latter-day imperialists operating in India-the Christian missions, the British administrators, and the Communist fifth column.
That is why they always made a common cause when attacking the common enemy-Hindu society, Hindu culture, and Hindu nationalism. Apologists of Islam and Secularists of the Nehruvian brand have joined the ranks of these Hindu-baiters and have been raising similar slogans against the "Brahmins" and the "Caste System".
In fact, Nehruvian Secularism embodies all imperialist ideologies that have come to this country in the wake of foreign invasions.
Source: Hindus and Hinduism, Book By Sita Ram Goel: Page 19