Hanuman: There is a devil king, named Ravana, who harms good and intelligent people and support evil among humans. We are unable to defeat him. Therefore, we ask you to kindly eliminate this threat and save the South from destruction by his hands.
Rama: Ravana? The name sounds very good. He must be very intelligent and law-abiding.
Hanuman: He is indeed very intelligent but he follows his own laws; those of evils. He does not follow dharma as it exists today in the South. We definitely want to get rid of him and I am certain that my views are shared by a majority of people in the South; in fact I am their ambassador. The news of you creating the fair division has reached the South and is well received there even though majority of us are dark people. But we do appreciate following and preservation of dharma by the fair ones. That’s why I’m here to seek assistance from you.
Rama: If that be the case then I will certainly help you as I am here to uphold dharma and to end evils in the whole of the Bharatavarsha. Sure, Brahmanism shall take Sanatanis to very high standards.
Hanuman: Thank you, my Lord. You are all-knowing, brilliant and very powerful person but let me still guide you to the South.
(After that Rama goes to the South of India, in and around region where present Tamilnadu is there. He fights a fierce battle with Ravana and defeats him but does not kill him.)
Rama: Live your life Ravana, impressed by the way you fought war with me I pardon you provided you abandon your present path of supporting irreligion.
Ravana: Thank you very much, magnanimous and benevolent Sri Rama! I will follow the dharma preached by you. But do you have any other purpose in pardoning me?
Rama: Sure, Ravana, my dear disciple. You are from the deep South and a very intelligent person. Only problem with you was that you were not following the path of righteousness. I am sure you would follow that from now on. I would like you to accept some preaching of the North and accept partly Vaishnaivism. You marry a Brahmin girl from the North and treat all your citizens fairly. I am here to export Brahmanism and Brahmin caste. You follow their dharma thereafter.
Ravana: What is Brahmin caste? I shall be grateful to you if you could kindly elaborate.
Rama: When I see the whole of Bharatavarsha I find all kind of people: some very intelligent, some not so and many more still don’t have even trace of relative consciousness. Some may think about high computing machines and some don’t even know how to eat properly. We don’t even have script as of now. Therefore, the edge is very important in these times to protect my preaching. In fact all will be lost if my teachings are not preserved by those who have strongest memory and though they don’t have any meaningful absolute consciousness, they have relative that one. It so happens that majority of them are fair as well, though color is no criterion. I hope that you understand what I said.
Ravana: Sure, my Lord. But what shall be my position? If I am an instrument in your hands to spread religion in the South and elsewhere and end irreligion all around, wherever possible, then what will be my place, my Lord Rama, please tell me.
Rama: You will be termed as half Brahmin, my dear follower Ravana.
Ravana: Why half, why not full?
Rama: Because the race of the North and the South are not exactly the same. The dharma can be preserved by making you a hybrid.
Ravana: But if I accept your theory and I spread your preaching, am I not a Brahmin, if color be no criterion?
Rama: Rest assured Ravana, color is no criterion. But you have to be understanding and matured.
Ravana: If I could guess, shouldn’t I believe that my Lord is saying that the story would be changed?
Rama: Indeed and there are good reasons for that. You know, my beloved Ravana, dharma is preached as per the capacity of majority of believers. Here in the Bharatavarsha, all followers of dharma are born believers and shall remain so and if I think correctly, then for forever. Now I am like an investor and unionist and if reason be the basis of judging oneself then I am not like any of my followers; neither in the North nor in the South; neither like Brahmins nor like wretched persons. If the story that I pardoned you after defeating, got you married to a Northern Indian Brahmin, exported Brahmanism, color and Vaishnaivism to the South and promoted inter-sectarian unity is upheld then it is a kind of political belief and not religious and spiritual beliefs for my believers. Without it being a religious preaching all could be lost. Similar political beliefs won’t yield a single nation-state. Moreover, this is not the right time to initiate this kind of politics; may be never. This dharma might stand in the South to some extent, I am not sure though, but it will not hold ground in the North, I am fully certain.
Ravana: So what will be story then my Lord? Please tell me as I have become anxious.
Rama: That, you; the King of Sri Lanka, abducted my beloved wife Sita for the purpose of marrying her, while I was in exile. I searched her along with my brother Laxmana and during the course of the journey I met Hanuman. I, with him and with the help of the ape-military killed you and got my beloved, my darling, Sita, back out of your captivity. There will be many heroic, hyperbolic and even megalomaniac acts; few by me, rest by others. But that’s how dharma can be protected. In addition, my followers as a group have largely Manichean, binary beliefs and also many of their responses are exponential with huge exponents and big pre-exponent constants.
Ravana: But why abducting Sita? For pelvic reasons, abducting a mother? If I be not impolite and rude isn’t it a nonsense my Lord?
Rama: No Ravana, my follower, my friend. Even in fiction we shouldn’t fight for any postmodern ideology and interests; only for routine old stuff. Else, it could create a dangerous wedge between the North and the South. Because of me as preacher-king and you as an instrument in my hand, the South would get added caste and color consciousness, a theory to work out their lives and a competition vis-à-vis the North which will continue for very long. You know, may be the South can survive as Sanatani with the real story but the North cannot.
Ravana: Why cannot North, when you are from North, my Lord?
Rama: Because of the geography of the region, my dear. The South has almost no neighbor except Sri Lanka while the North and North-West have very big contiguous geography which will never come under the influence of Sanatana Dharma. So, there can be competition from people of different religions leading to all kinds of conflicts. There is not much fear in South in any possible future but the same is not the case with North. Therefore, the preservation of dharma is mandatory in the North.
Ravana: But wouldn’t the story create pelvic repulsion among more aware Southerners during high consciousness?
Rama: It may; in fact it will, but statistically things wouldn’t explode and wouldn’t cross the right limits. You should know that Brahmins will always be required. Moreover, your friend and my disciple Hanuman would help a lot in preserving my name all over the Bharatavarsha; both in the North and in the South. In spite of all kind of opposing theories, there will remain affection between the North and the South.
Ravana: But I will always be condemned and rejected for something I didn’t do. Sure, I was a bad guy but you got me converted. Why should I be dammed now?
Rama: Your hybrid-Brahmin status would not allow you to be dammed in the North and your half-Tamil identity would give you some respect in the South. You will not be accepted, true, but people will take your name with respect even then. There is nothing more that I can do it for you. Do you agree Ravana? I think you should, though your consent has little meaning?
Ravana: I agree with you my Lord. Let religion thrive in all parts of the Bharatavarsha. Let irreligion die. Let you be our Supreme Lord, O Rama. Jai Sri Rama!
Hanuman: Jai Sri Rama!
Rama: My dear respectable Brahmins, write Ramayana as I say and make an outcaste as its writer. My future younger brother is going to do the rest.
“When righteousness is weak and faints and unrighteousness exults in pride, then my Spirits arises on earth.
For the salvation of those who are good, for the destruction of evil in men, for the fulfillment of the Kingdom of righteousness, I come to this world in the ages that pass.”
(The Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 4, Hymns 7-8, translation by Juan Mascaro)
Chief Justice: I have listened arguments from all sides and have changed my mind somewhat towards considering the historicity of Rama. But the approach of Rama as the investor and as a unionist reminds me of Republicans in today’s context. They may be good people, but for themselves. As a guardian of Indian Constitution, I don’t think I can agree much with the hawkish attitude of Republicans. I also cannot support Republicanism. Therefore, I don’t decide about the historicity of Rama. In fact, I am no body but shall say that Rama is a historic. Muslims have claim over the disputed land in Ayodhya. Therefore, the matter is closed, forever.