Date: 09 Apr 2009



by Stephen Knapp 


Priya Bandhus 



This is the fifteenth in the series   (previous parts available on request) 



So far we have seen (from these writings) how Hindus under went the most Gruesome treatments, i.e. Destruction of properties and Land, Murders, Arson, Conversions in the name of Allah and Jesus, Slaughter, Rape, Torture, and Atrocities of the most sadistic cruelty at the hands of Muslim Invaders, the Moghuls, the Portuguese and X’tian Missionaries in the name of their Jesus …they were ‘Epitome of Barbarism’.  It was holocaust towards Hindus.  This was NOT the end…..then the British followed in India and in the following words the history recalls that under the British rule over 20 millions had died, many more injured and suffered in most inhumane conditions.   Read what they did……(my comment) 


The Real Intention of the British in India 


…The presence of the British in colonial India that their real intention, which was for their own benefit above all else. Otherwise, why would they have even been in India ? 


            ….. removal of vast numbers of trees and even farmland which allowed the British to more efficiently gather India ’s resources to send to England . We have to remember that this was in the interest of Britain . The trade between India and Britain was unfair from the beginning. For example, the exports in the early 1800s of Indian cotton and silk goods faced duties of 70-80%. While the British imports into India had duties of only 2-4%. Thus, the British imports of cotton into India increased by as much as 50 times, and the Indian exports dropped to only one-fourth. This was also seen in the other areas of Indian industry, such as in silk goods, woollens, iron, pottery, glassware, and paper. This resulted in the ruination of millions of Indian artists, craftsmen, weavers, potters, etc., who then had no job but to become landless agricultural workers. 


….. the statistical indicators show that access to modern medicine was severely restricted. A 1938 report by the ILO (International Labor Office) on “Industrial Labor in India ” revealed that life expectancy in India was barely 25 years in 1921 (compared to 55 for England ) and had actually fallen to 23 in 1931! In his recently published Late Victorian Holocausts, Mike Davis reports that life expectancy for Indians under the British fell by 20% between 1872 and 1921. 


Famines and scarcities had increased by four times in the last thirty years of the 19th century, compared to a hundred years earlier, as reported by W. Digny in Prosperous British India in 1901. In Late Victorian Holocausts, Mike Davis reports that there were 31 serious famines in 120 years of British rule while there were only 17 in the 2000 years before the British. Particularly cruel was the fact that even in the worst famines, the British continued to ship food grains back to England, ignoring the plight of the local Indians. 


 in British India as late as 1911, literacy was only 6%. In 1931 it grew to only 8%. By 1947 it had managed to reach 11%. Furthermore, it was only the British diplomas that were recognized to obtain a job, and English was the sole language for university teaching, which people had to learn if they were going to go to those institutions. Thus, all Indians who wanted to advance in British India had to have an English education, which also molded them to dislike and grow away from their own Indian roots and Vedic traditions. Through this process, the standard and ancient establishments for Vedic culture and higher learning were neglected and lost respect, and fell into disuse. This was one of the goals of the British, to make the Indian people attracted to the English lifestyle by taste and by their own preference, and force them to give up their ancient traditions. 


The way the English attempted to ruin the Vedic Aryan civilization, and to demean Indian culture, even to the point of trying to make its own people hate everything that is Indian, is explained in World-Wide Hindu Culture (pp.165-6) by Dr. S. Venu Gopalacharya. He describes that on July 3, 1835, Lord Macaulay suggested that the only statesmanship of the Britishers to establish permanent imperialist sovereignty over their richest colony, India , was to make the Indians “Englishmen by Taste.” This was to be accomplished through “English Education….,” 


Macaulay’s prophecy worked well, both to rule and impoverish the English educated class of Indians as well as their blind followers, the laymen of British India . The factory-made goods of the Britishers found a very good market, and one by one all the handicrafts and home industries lost their charm among the Indians. As the English factories were helped to get raw materials from India at the lowest rates and supply factory-made articles to the Indian consumers, all the home industries of the Indians became extinct within a couple of decades, not being able to compete with them. As English became the official language replacing Sanskrit, some of the educated class started to learn English to earn their living. All those who could not continue their hereditary occupations and learn English became jobless and miserably poor. 


            This was certainly more subtle than the techniques of the Muslims who would force people to convert at the point of a sword, and then kill everyone who did not convert, and then burn all the temples. The British did not resort to such methods. But their ultimate purpose was similar. The British still raped and pillaged India for what they wanted out of her. There are still reminders of the British that have lingered in India , such as the government bureaucracy that remains as the seeds for so much corruption. Another reminder are the thousands of art treasures, jewels, paintings, antique and priceless images, etc., that once belonged to India that now reside in England or elsewhere if you wish to see them, such as the Hope Diamond, mined from the Kollur mine near Guntur, India, and said to have been stolen from a deity of Sita, wife of Lord Rama, from within a Vedic temple. 


….. From as far back as 1600 when the East India Company received its charter from Queen Elizabeth, their tactics amounted to varying degrees of exploitation of the people, treacherous methods to demean the culture itself, and even repression and plain savagery.   (to be continued)...... 



......more to follow in the next mail.....  

© Extracts re-produced with the kind permission from the Author - Stephen Knapp. 




  The book is wonderfully narrated with a number of historical facts which is an eye opener and urgent need to protect the Vedic Dharma and the Hindu Nation.  The book is available from Amazon.  


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