British Rule: Boon or bane?


I am sure, every single person in post independence era must have thought over this topic at least once in his lifetime. I can argue in both ways. But my honest opinion is British rule was a boon for Indians. I won’t disagree if any body says that they plundered us of our wealth, they destroyed our ancient education system, they changed our life style, they divided us on religion and caste basis, and they changed our map; divided our country in three pieces. The harm they have done is irreparable. The partition they caused killed millions of people. We can still feel the after effects of partition, Kashmir mess still unresolved, and this is all because of the British diplomacy who thought nothing of the demography of nation before carving out two separate countries.
List the names of powerful rulers of India before British. Names come to my mind are Nizam Shah, Adil Shah and Qutub Shah. Condition of non-mulsim leadership in India was so pathetic that during the Sepoy Mutiny all non-mulsims (Brahman, Marathas, Rajput, Bengalis etc) accepted Bhadur Zafar Shah as the ruler of India. I am very happy that Sikhs and Punjabis did not support the mutiny. I cannot imagine ‘shining’ India under muslim leadership.
Apart from being biggest plunderer of Hindu wealth and biggest destroyer of Hindu religion, its the pattern in the growth of countries lead by mulsims which bothers me a lot. Its anything but a growth. Its downfall of muslim countries which gives sense of relief and makes me think that British has made biggest favor to India by helping her to get rid of muslim leaders. They are no more conquerors anymore but are minorities in India. Its not muslims that I hate. I hate Islam. Any person with even a little knowledge of human history knows that reasoning power of humans makes us superior than any other kind in the world. If Earth is only planet with life, it makes us the only superior kind in entire universe. Continuous change is the key of our evolution. These very things are denied in Islam. No word can be changed in Koran. No amendment is acceptable in rules that are formed in 6th century. Imagine if nothing had changed in apes. Would we be here? Imagine no change in Gods creation, not a single change in DNA strands, not a single change in environment, no extinction of Dinosaurs, for that matter no big bang (I believe in Big Bang theory). Nature is full of changes; it is full of varieties. Change in season, changes in continents, extinction of species, evolution of species, life and death and many more things. And here is a religion that denies a single change in life style, that rejects right of a follower to question or to suspect, because nothing could be change, even for sake of proving its own point of view. There is no space for existence of other kinds. No change means no progress. Stagnated minds and bodies can’t do anything good for society. I cannot see any nation progressing forward with even tiniest faith in this kind of religion. No nation that believes in stagnation can survive for longer period. Time will soon decide faith of such nation. Thankfully my homeland will not be in that list. I thank British for helping us getting rid of muslim conquerors.

Yunan o Misr, Roma sab mit gaye jahan se.
Phir bhi magar hai baki, namo nishan hamara.
Kuchh baat hai ki hasti mitati nahin hamari ,
Sadiyon raha hai dushman, daur-e-zaman hamara.

13 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Well written article.

Gayatri said...

excellent article,but you have insulted the Muslims a lot.Aren't Muslims humans?

Anonymous said...

how dare you insult Muslims like that? you have no knowledge and no right to say such things. have you read the quran? no , you haven't or you certainly wouldn't say such things. I hope that your grievious misunderstanding of Islam is soon washed away.

Marathimann said...

I have not read Kuran and have no intentions to read as it has created many issues in this world. I too hope that misunderstanding of Islam will wash away from this world and people will finally take some action to correct the things that has created such a mess in this world.
Almost every war and every global issue is connected to Islam...that is no coincidence!

Kandan said...

You had no right to insult the muslims,be ashamed that you call yourself a hindu,i am a hindu from bangalore and believe in equality of all

Anonymous said...

so basically everything that kills every other religion is good?
how nice. personally i wouldn mind all religions dissolving in the name of peace, but hey, im only opining.

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful article...nice :)

Anonymous said...

A well written article but ethically religions were never born for the bane.I am a Hindu and i believe that it is how people interpret religion makes the difference.There are only good and bad in the world....everywhere we go we shall find good people and bad people and that again is another rule of nature....no bad shall make the good worthless....as far as the British rule in India is concerned,I'd say that whatever they did may have been for the expansion of their empire but it would ultimately have happened since the British were technologically ahead and lacked resources.So in those times the idea of the right and wrong didn't matter much.Anybody in the place of the British would have come up with the same ideology of colonization.As India was rich in resources, culture and heritage the British took advantage of their scavenging brains and slowly colonized our lands into theirs.In return they developed us and brought in place a better scheme of governance.Without the British rule India would have been a rich resourceful country with a far better economy but along with that India would have lacked a system and might as well have drowned under a conflict of thoughts and varying beliefs.

Anonymous said...

if you study the islamic religon you will will understand that it preaches peace. And Akbar was a great king who abolished many age old practices that side lined hindus. How dare you insult a religion that has taught the world peace.

Anonymous said...

f u

Anonymous said...

good

apurva rathod said...

How much do you even know about islam?You article is partly prejudiced.

riya said...

Beautifully u have written this article....