GOA - Buyer Beware!

Old Jul 24th 2017, 8:28 pm
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Yes, Goa and Dhiu were Portuguese until 1961. I wonder how many people know ANYTHING about the history of the Indian Sub-continent. It is certainly no longer taught in schools in Britain. I wonder what your average Sun or Mail reader knows of the anti-colonial and anti-imperial struggles that eventually succeeded in sending the colonisers home.
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Old Jul 24th 2017, 9:01 pm
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Originally Posted by scot47
Yes, Goa and Dhiu were Portuguese until 1961. I wonder how many people know ANYTHING about the history of the Indian Sub-continent. It is certainly no longer taught in schools in Britain. I wonder what your average Sun or Mail reader knows of the anti-colonial and anti-imperial struggles that eventually succeeded in sending the colonisers home.
Off topic!! However, yes, how many people in the UK know, but also how many in the Subcontinent know? History is taught badly in both countries, with the increasing competition to do better and better in the basic school subjects, there is little time for history lessons.
Most of those from that time are now gone, just those in their 80s and 90s, remember.
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Old Oct 6th 2017, 8:53 pm
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Most kids today do not even know about Suez or the campaigns in Malaysia and Aden, never mind the Indian sub-continents fight for freedom but then again lots of young Indian kids dont know who Ghandi was and what he achieved.Just finished a book.The Devils Wind by Saul David. It completely over turns the old claim that The Indian Mutiny in 1857 was caused by the issuing of cartridges greased in pig or cow fat.The mutineers in the siege of Delhi used them to fire at British troops.......good read and good history too.
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Most kids today do not even know about Suez or the campaigns in Malaysia and Aden, never mind the Indian sub-continents fight for freedom but then again lots of young Indian kids dont know who Ghandi was and what he achieved.Just finished a book.The Devils Wind by Saul David. It completely over turns the old claim that The Indian Mutiny in 1857 was caused by the issuing of cartridges greased in pig or cow fat.The mutineers in the siege of Delhi used them to fire at British troops.......good read and good history too.
Most of them know how to spell his name correctly though. Particularly as the Congress dynasty make use of it, (M. Gandhi's grandson has recently sent an open letter complaining.)
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