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Friday, July 17, 2015
How East India Co enslaved India ..
Robert Clive with the Mughal emperor, Shah Alam
A brilliant articulation by famed historian William Darlymple of the systematic loot and plunder carried out by the English East India Co. in India from the middle of the eighteenth century. Very painful reading ..
From leading the world in all societal parameters of prosperity to one of utter despair and poverty, the corporate raiders of the English East India Co. deserve the credit for ransacking and looting India to its present state. Mass public education, the English language, transportation networks and bringing benefits of Industrialization to India were some of the good things they left behind.
Not worrying about the past, India continues its forward stride moving to no.3 position globally presently and to no.1 by 2050 AD, pushing Britain to no.10 position. Britain is paying heavily for its misadventure in India.
Pic shows Robert Clive, the governor of Bengal, which transferred tax collecting rights in Bengal, Bihar and Orissa to the East India Company from the Mughal emperor in 1765 AD. Illustration: Benjamin West (1738–1820)/British Library
The crookedness and deceit by which the British established their rule first through a company and then with the active consent of the British government and the Queen, establishing colonialism in India is a very sad chapter in world and Indian history.
It is a fact that had not India been a British colony, world history would have changed. Would there have been the two world wars ? Would the digital revolution have happened or would man have gone to space ?? Questions to exercise our minds ..