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Letter from Savitri Devi to Professor A – 12 December 1974
12 December 1974
Dearest Comrade [A],
I had long ago promised you a letter on the population problem in India and somehow, due to many factors — my school work (few classes I have, but quite a lot of students’ tasks to correct), the service of the poor strays: I have to wait for each one to finish his bread and milk before passing the dish to the next; I only have [illegible] dishes, and they don’t eat in the same, they quarrel. — All this has up till now prevented me from setting myself to write the promised essay. But here it comes — at last!
The one thing that strikes any newcomer in an over-populated place is the presence of brats, and still more brats — streams of them, as though more than half the country is under [illegible], or less. Tattered, but most active — running all over the place, getting in people’s way, causing one’s milk to be half-spilt (if they come rushing against one’s milk container); cheeky, rude, making fun at one’s face, calling names at you: “Miao Miao, the old cat’s mean!” they call out to me as I pass, and I just can’t stand them, but I have to reckon with them; they are there — all over the place.
There are organizations — heaps of them! — preaching “family planning,” mostly without any success. Or rather with a disastrous success: Aryan Indians (i.e., not necessarily the well-to-do ones, but the upper caste ones — caste has nothing to do with wealth, only with birth) often yield to the arguments put forth by the family planners — mostly anti-traditionalists and therefore also race-mixers — and have few children. The lower castes, i.e., the immense majority of the inhabitants of India act as though “family planning” did not exist. The result is that, in the democratic state called India, there are more and more mostly non-Aryan voters and an ever-shrinking Aryan minority, gradually hoisted out of its rights. That is one of the reasons why one meets so many South Indian Brahmins here in Delhi. In the South they represent some 1 or 2% of the population; but are extremely gifted (my best pupils are South Indian Brahmins, and Bengalis). They used to have the upper hand everywhere in [the] Dravidian South, and they deserved their traditional privileges granted them by religion, for centuries.
But some years ago a party appeared in the South — the “Dravida Munetra Khazgham,” popularly known as the D. M. K. — a thoroughly Anti-Aryan party (though not Communist in the least) fighting for “the rights of the Dravidians” — the swarthy, fine-featured, and once technically most advanced race of India, erudites say, the builders of the famous “Indus Valley Civilization.” This party holds the majority of the province of Madras (Tamil Nadu) and there no Brahmin (looked upon as an “Aryan,” even though quite a number of South Indian Brahmins are not) can get a job. They flee to Delhi.
Now I find it is a crime to preach “family planning” to everybody in a subcontinent of a multi-racial population, with an Aryan minority. The result will be a still greater non-Aryan majority, and an Aryan minority faced with gradual biological extinction. I believe (as Mithra [?] did) that only the people of good blood, and strong and healthy also, should have children. The rest (if they have enough self-control to do so) live in total abstinence (as we — i.e., Mr. M. [Mr. Mukherji] and I — did). And we are both alive and OK. For me, there never was a “problem” about this; my only problems were economic problems, as I never had a job according to qualifications. Or else, they, i.e., the others, whose mind does not rule the body, as it should, should go in for “birth control.”
When I first came — over 40 years ago — the population of “British India,” i.e., what is “India” today and Pakistan and Bangladesh and Ceylon — had about 270 million inhabitants. Now the same surface has some thousand million — a milliard [billion] — or more. And everything is done for the promotion of the racially least valuable elements. (The British began that “humanitarian” policy years before they left India. And they put the country in the hands of people fed upon their principles, who continue the same policy.
 From a transcription by the recipient. Original lost.
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