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COLONIAL INDIA- ITS IMPACTS
RICH BRITISH ROOTS OF INDIA IN INDIAN CHRISTIANS
India got freedom in the year 1947, August 15th, the journey till then up to now has been varied and progressive but the roots of those literalistic and persevering movements were the seeds of centuries past that belongs not to our orthodox, conventional and barbaric ancient spirits of Sati, the practice of burning a widow after the death of her husband on the funeral pyre, system of untouchability for those belonging ot lower class, child marriage, human sacrifice and such disgusting rituals. These were foreign thoughts, more civilized, more refined, elegant, cultured and most of all humane.
It is very satisfying to voice my opinions about the true history of my nation, contrary to what our history books say, for we natives, sufferers under this yoke of deceit know a lot better. We have studied from 3 rd grade of the great valour and sacrifices of our great Indian Fathers in bringing us home rule, the patient humility compared with the callous brutality of serving non veg meals to Indian Brahmins in prison. Most importantly, the great shooting at Jallianwalabag by General Dyre killing peaceful protesters, among whom were children and devoted women who stood by their husbands that this view of the British rule has become so poignant and vivid that we've forgotten the drastic changes and ceaseless efforts of benignant missionaries that turned a once barbaric land to this cultured one, where women wear modest dresses, people are less prone to swear and such refined traits and the devotion and great tolerance they showed slaving in tropic and harsh suns so contrary to their pleasant weathered homeland and the drastic and no doubt, unfortunate change in diets.
For a fact, our grandfathers belonging to the left out community of those few converts still tell tales of Ms. Katie Wilcox who grew old and withered here but would not attend to her own health by returning to her homeland for she was so concerned about education of ladies and women empowerment that she wasted her last and dying breaths striving for such lofty reasons. But we banish these personages from our minds to keep alive that vengeful and condescending attitude towards the British.
Once, when this gleam of hope, the English was banished from our land with the last governor general, Mountbatten, these few believers had the hardest time ever, the revenge that could not be executed on the English was carried out on Christians, the boycott movement where all English products were ignored and Swadeshi costumes were worn had passed away with the dying remnants of pure efforts for equality for all, and Indian politicians did a far better job than the British in wiping out all sweet spirits that characterized our great leaders such as Gandhi and Nehru who only wanted home rule so we could live in harmony with each other.
The English introduced railway system, telegraph, promoted foreign trade and with sowing Christianity among these few scattered groups breathed civility and manners to our crude and coarse hypocrisy of building a thinnai that is originally used for wayfarers and travellers but in reality, they were discriminated on the basis of caste system and only allowed to sit on the thinnai if they belonged to the same class or a higher classes. Only we know the true behind this claimed culture and ancestral heritage Indians boast about which are in truth just systems to show your superiority of class and status and persecute and discriminate between people.
We still devotedly cling those those shattered shards and dreams of a pure and flawless India that once afforded us a glimpse through the advocasy of Christianity and modes of etiquette, ethics and conventions of behaviour. That shall never materialize. This group of faithful followers I've spoken about still bear every loyalty and devotion to English soils and on their behalf, a battered dreamer says painfully, GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!