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Krishna Kumar
Krishna Kumarhttp://krishnakrwrites.com
Writes about Indian History with context and analysis. Focus: British occupation period of India. Author: Rapid Reads-India and Investigating Indian History series. Available now : 1942-When the British Rule in India was Threatened Coming Next : Ten Months to freedom Also writes a newsletter.Free Subscription. krishnaKwrites.substack.com

Every society recognizes its hero’s and inspiring leaders. In addition, it celebrates its achievers and its heritage. So it’s time India recognizes its glorious inheritance and contributors.

One of the most important ways to keep people enslaved is to ensure that they do not feel they deserve better or should have their freedom. To do this, their self-confidence, pride, and skill set must be destroyed and kept as required by the masters.

In India, the foundation of British rule was done by wise men who did everything to ensure India remained in their control and became a milking cow. Therefore, making a community feel inferior by criticizing customs and telling them that they have been under the alien rule for long (only partially correct) and are not deserving better was done in a systemic matter.

Even after the transfer of power in ’47, roads named after British Viceroys’ were changed, and the statues of British kings, viceroys, and others were moved out.

In Black Lives Matter: slave holder’s statues were pulled down in the US and UK.

In an overdue action, let us get out of the ‘Stockholm syndrome’ and reclaim some self-respect.

  1. Rename India:

The first line of Part I of the Indian Constitution itself says ‘India, that is Bharat’. Can India not be called Bharat? Why India?

  • Celebrate Actual Independence Day:

Logically Independence Day is Oct. 21st when Netaji declared free India. We must not forget that it was recognized by 11 countries and had its own bank, armed forces, postage stamp, and currency.

The Capital of free India was Port Blair, already free from the British.

  • First Prime Minister:

First Prime Minister of free India, head of Provisional government of Free India was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and should be recognized.

  • Change Images on Currency Notes:

In a monarchy, the images on notes are that of a King or a Queen. In a democracy, thst place belongs to its leaders and achievers, and founding fathers. Bose, Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Bhagat Singh and Chandra Sekhar Azad are the right choices. Fighting for freedom was a collective effort and a long-term relay race. Therefore, giving entire credit to Gandhiji is a fake and dishonest narrative.

  • Rename Roads: Please!

Each place in the country has enough local heroes who await recognition. This will also ensure that the contribution of everyone to the freedom movement is recognized. The Indian freedom was not due to the solo efforts of a person or two.

  • Rename Cities:

Who names their cities for invaders, murders, and butchers? It is shameful that there are still Bakhtiyarpur, Babarpur and Shahjahanabad, and so on.

  • Demolish Invader Tombs:

These are symbols of oppression and suppression. No tombs were made in Arabia, so it is not a religious requirement. So why does Delhi need a tomb for Humayun and Aurangabad for Aurangzeb? Stockholm Syndrome?

Let us take pride in our inheritance and sense of accomplishment to set higher goals and achieve them. Shackles of past which have been dragging performance back need a removal.

Let us give people the right heroes!

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Krishna Kumar
Krishna Kumarhttp://krishnakrwrites.com
Writes about Indian History with context and analysis. Focus: British occupation period of India. Author: Rapid Reads-India and Investigating Indian History series. Available now : 1942-When the British Rule in India was Threatened Coming Next : Ten Months to freedom Also writes a newsletter.Free Subscription. krishnaKwrites.substack.com
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