Suddenly breeding special species of human beings has gained currency amongst intelligentsia in the country! A leading film star, John Abhram made waves by declaring that every third girl in the country is dying for donor sperms to raise a progeny which will be a class apart in terms of macho looks and brawn! The IVF clinics in the country are having a field day in making tall claims and promises for those without kids! Lord Krishna’s elder brother Balrama was born to parents Devaki and Vasudeva as their seventh son. According to the mythological scripts, King Kansa of
Mathura was cursed that he would be killed by
the eighth son of his sister Devaki. So he killed all the children till the
seventh soon after their birth. The seventh child, Balrama was transplanted in
the womb of Rohini , another wife of Vasudeva and was therefore born safely
without the knowledge of Kansa. So the humans even in the times of great epic
Mahabharata were familiar with these techniques. Lord Krishna was born as the
eighth child but the entire set of guards was put to sleep on the stormy night
by the divine power while Vasudeva carried the new born crossing the turbulent
river Yamuna to leave him in safe custody of Yashoda..
Likewise the Kuravas were born from the nectar kept in a container( kalash) to raise a race of a hundred brothers born to Gandhari wife of Dhrithrashtra in the story of Mahabharata. This has resemblance to the current stem cell technology when the single foetus of Gandhari was broken into hundred and one pieces and preserved in ‘Kalash’ very akin to the test tubes of modern times. These were incubated till the birth of children under supervision. And thus a hundred sons and a daughter called Duhshala were born!
The techniques of artificial insemination has been used by the humans to breed better cattle, horse, cows who are a better race in terms of the end products they create for human consumption.
During the Second World War Hitler was obsessed with the idea of creating a race of blue blooded Nazis. . Himmler ordered weird experiments on women in the concentration camps by Dr Carl Clauberg on artificial insemination in Auschwitz and other places In the process a lot of women suffered at the hands of these mad scientists!
The doctors and researchers had been obsessed with the idea of creating a genius like Einstien, a musician alike Mozart and so on. Currently, the new generation wants to breed a new set of off springs having unique set of intelligence and looks. This fascination for having superior breed of humans has existed from times immemorial
I sometimes wonder that how the god’s ways of sustaining the world and creating a future generation is being explored to create another brave new world. How will it be if a lot of children had looks of Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Bachhan, intelligence of brilliant scientests like Einstien, musicians like Tansen and voices of great singers in a few years from now.
PS: I was prompted to write this post after hearing a young girl tell her mother after watching the movie, ‘Vicky Donor’ that why did she not go for a donor instead of producing her brother who was constantly fighting with her!
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Image : Kind courtesy Google