Directly or indirectly, the Prime Minister and many of our Ministers drew parallels between this historic moment and the “Congress-mukt Bharat” movement started by the BJP and the allied parties during the 2014 election.
I often wonder who has looted India more – The British before Independence or our politicians (mostly the Congress / Nehru-Gandhi family) after independence. The British, despite all their horrible acts during the Raj, unified India into a country from what used to be continent of warring factions. They set […]
By 1910 and 1911 revolutionaries associated with the Jugantar group had fanned out internationally and had begun organising Indian diasporic groups. Bholanath Chatterjee of the Jugantar group, for example, visited Malay around 1910-1911 and Thailand in 1913 and ‘imbued the Indian settlers [there] with revolutionary ideas.
April 2013 announces the centenary of the Ghadar Party – one of the most riveting symbols of Indian defiance against colonial oppression. What makes the Ghadar movement an enduring symbol in the imagination of youth is the fact that it was waged in the Western world in support of an Eastern movement for self-hood and self-determination.
The partition of the Indian subcontinent should be seen in the perspective of the Anglo-Muslim alliance that was forged by the British to retain their strategic foothold in the Indian subcontinent to have an access to the Russian activities and the appreciable influence on the Central Asian region mainly in terms of oil reserves.