THE NIGHT IS MY HAVEN, MY SANCTUARY; IT CRADLES MY MUSE, MY VIGOR, MY SANGUINITY.
WHEN THEE AFTER DUSK COMETH LOOKING FOR ME, I REFLECT UPON THEE THAT'D COMETH ONTO ME.

The Fellowship

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

HINDsight - 9

The Britishers were afraid of the dark... It's been said that the Sun never set on the British empire, for this very reason i suppose... As said earlier, the Indians were pampered under British rule... They now wanted their own rulers and did not want to share their rulers with other nations... The Britishers were not able to find an emperor and/or empress for India and were very disheartened... The Indians were stubborn rascals and they did not relent... When the Britishers realised that they were defending India from Indians, they decided it was time to go back home...

Actually, some reports say that India was already getting to be a populous nation, and the hill stations were getting crowded... The Britishers couldn't bear the heat amidst the plains and deserts and found India 'too hot to handle'... They were now cats on hot Indian tin roofs... Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, supposedly brought some South African fuel home to add to the Indian fire... Many Indians thought it was a diwali like celebration and joined Gandhi... The Britishers arrested all of them and accused them of forming a mob... While in jail, smart people like Nehru made good use of time to discover India... the rest were inspired... but couldn't do much about it....

The second world war broke out in 1939... The Indians fought for the British... In the middle of the War, Gandhi thought it was time to 'chance pe dance'... and so he issued an order to the British to "Quit India"... The British begged for time until after the war and requested Gandhi to honour the 90 year lease... The British kept their word and left in 1947... Meanwhile, Hindus and Muslims who had been living together like brothers, now started quarelling like real brothers... The result ofcourse was the partition of India... Please do take note of British generosity... They had conquered one country, and they returned two...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

planes?

Are you taking inspiration from my word substitution skills???

You can't beat me :-)

Seashells said...

@ anonymous

*GRIN* ... guess long time association rubs off either way... let me crash planes on plains...

anymore mistakes for me to edit ?

partisan said...

lol...I like the 'fighting like real brothers'...and ofcourse,overwhelmed with the generosity of British...

But on the whole this article gives a feeling that the British coddled and obliged Indians than anything else...How ever, the aversion in me aginst british ruling India wants to read lil bit more about their loot and the damage too ..

Seashells said...

@ partisan

The kind of stuff you want to read, you can find in any Indian history text... Addressing "issues" would have killed the humor... and..., i didn't want to be a flaming anti-British... coz i'm just not that...

partisan said...

Aaaahhhhaaa...I donno what ever made you think I want you to address 'issues', and more so, what made you think my wish could not be fulfiled in a humorous way? I barely asked you to put your humor on work the other way :)
And yeah..It's good that you are not'flaming anti-brit'...neither am I :)... Infact, if I can, I would Looove to go to London for business and reign the whole Britan! ( Nice idea huh! I should stop reading these blogs and concentrate more on that)

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Seashells said...

@ partisan

My thoughts weren't provoked... anyway... It's beyond my ability to talk about the many miserable things during the British rule and at the same time make it humorous...

Truth Fairy said...

Lol! Interesting analogy...