The skeletons of the past

With no proper education, laws and constitutions, the historical past was a bizarre cocktail of pain and pleasure, life and death. Three stories from India Do you know what love is? The young girl, not yet in her teens, cried and struggle in vain, as the mob of relations cajoled and took her away on the road. A few months later, she was studying in the eighth class, a married girl. Her class friends were amused, and wrote her husband’s name on the black board. The girl blushed and ran to wipe it off the board. The young female teacher inquired about the the action, and lambasted the class on what they ever thought love was all about. “Doesn’t a brother lover his sister, and a son his mother?” Dumbstruck, the class listened in silence. Why wouldn’t the widow want to live? The British officer felt aghast on learning that the village widow was soon to burn herself to death on a pyre. What a...
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Why the Indian will never die

The Indian will never give up old customs. The Indian will never give up superstitions. The Indian will never trust his own reason. The Indian will always follow the herd. The Indian will never think for himself. The Indian will never give up religion. The Indian will always undermine the individual. The Indian will never work hard. The Indian will always want things for free. The Indian will never trust another Indian. The Indian will always hate India. The Indian will oppose those who hate India. The Indian will always undermine himself. The Indian will never rise above himself. The Indian will never help an Indian. The Indian will always go against Indians. The Indian will never live a good life. The Indian will always hate a free life. ...
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