‘Indian Sepoys’: In British-India and in India of today!

By: Ganesh Arnaal

At their peak the number of Britishers in India was 3,00,000 ( three Lakhs) and the Indian population was 33,00,00,000 (thirty-three crores). A ratio of 1100 Indians to every Britisher.

How can one man defeat 1100 people opposed to him and rule over them? Clearly there were many Indians like the Police, the Indian Civil Services (ICS), the petty clerks in the Government, and the judges who took their orders and were implementing the laws and rules laid down by the British. When our people were the front end for the British rule, it was very difficult for the average citizen to rebel against or even question the rulers.

It was easy for the British to spread the ‘memes’ they wanted to propagate viz. the White man’s burden, British valour, fair play (cricket and its literature was very useful to prove the point), English literature and its superiority (once Macaulay shut the Sanskrit Path Shalas it was easy to establish the superiority of English), problems with Hindu society like Sati (though very very rare and entirely voluntary), caste system etc.

Similarly, now you have the sepoys talking to us in ‘third person’, and spreading whatever ‘memes’ they want about the inferiority of India and the superiority of the West.

In the language of mergers and acquisitions, I would say that the takeover of India by the British is the biggest Leveraged Buy Out (LBO) ever in the history of the world.

We know the British Equity was just 3 lakh people and the ICS, the Police, the judiciary making up the debt. It would be instructive if someone were to research to establish the number of Indian Sepoys working for the British.

And, we may add, it would be equally interesting and instructive if someone were to research today to find out the number of Indian Sepoys and counting them by their names who are working for the Western interests in free India of 2016!

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  1. Santanu Dey
    Jul 18, 2016 @ 02:26:04

    India and Indians have been a bunch of humanity that has no parallel in world history (not in a positive sense unfortunately) in the sense there is not another single instance in world history where a bunch of indigenous population would unhesitatingly fire their arms as instructed by the foreign occupiers against their own people and that’s precisely what made it feasible for the cunning British colonialists to rule over this sea of humanity for 200 years with a population differential of 1: 1100. Unfortunately the same hateful trend hasn’t ceased to exist even after the so-called freedom from the British. But I don’t find it at all surprising where in a country freed after 200 years the unquestioned/undisputed leader of 40-million population proudly declares with a lot of chest thumping “I am the last British ruler of India.” These modern-day ‘Sepoys’ are a much more dangerous proposition as they undertake their anti-India rhetoric under the garb of an intellectual shroud claiming that they are doing a favor to the country by shouting their anti-India/anti-Hindu slogans for which they make use of the dirty Western propaganda materials like all of the original Indian culture including its old classics are anti-Dalit/anti-women/anti-Muslim/etc/etc. Time has come for the 800 million young Indian population to get to know these backstabbers amongst us and tattoo them prominently so that they stand out starkly in a crowd and ordinary Indians can safeguard themselves from their poisonous infection.

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      Jul 18, 2016 @ 09:47:21

      Yes, “The time has come for the 800 million young Indian population to get to know these backstabbers amongst us and tattoo them prominently so that they stand out starkly in a crowd and ordinary Indians can safeguard themselves from their poisonous infection.” Communist China has done it long ago and now reaping the fruits of such wise step by transforming a third-rate country into a world-power par excellence! An idea: Why not put up a website of “Indian traitors / Sepoys” in the style of Wikipedia? Identify these traitors by their names and by their works and all the related info (like who they are, what they do, how much they are paid, by whom they are paid). It would soon become the “Directory of anti-Indians” in the age of digital technology!

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