Friday, December 25, 2009

Did Brits take India from Muslims? « Indian Realist

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    • “Britishers snatched India from Muslims in connivance with Hindu baniyas” — this is the argument very often heard in Pakistan and some Muslim circles in India.

      Well, here is a map of India of 1760. As you can see, most of India is under the control of the Marathas (the area in yellow).

    • Well, here is a map of India of 1760. Most of India is under the control of Marathas (the area in yellow). Bengal by this time was captured by the British through the battles of of Buxar and Plassey.

      The fight for India was between Marathas and the John Company (as East India Company was often called). In fact, Marathas were ruling from the Red Fort in Delhi and the Mughal emperor was recieving a pension from them.

      The battle for Delhi and the tradional seat of Mughal power was fought between Maratha army and British army (led by general Gerard Lake) on the banks of the Yamuna river. It is called the Battle of Patparganj. A memorial to this battle erected by the British government still exists inside the Noida golf course.

    • Combined with Marathas and Sikhs, the Indic faiths were ruling 90 percent of India. So what is this hogwash about Muslism taking India from the British? If Goras had not arrived on the scene, Hindus and Sikhs would have retaken the whole of India in another 30 years, thus winning the civilisational war that was started by the Afghan and Arab Muslims when they invaded Hindus in their own homeland, carrying their “true god / false god” ideology with them. 
    Maratha saffron flag over India

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