One More Chapter In Anglo Saxon Bloodshed


Amaresh Misras War Of Civilisations: The Road To Delhi; India AD 1857

Amaresh Misra's War Of Civilisations: The Road To Delhi; India AD 1857

In War of Civilisations: India AD 1857, Amaresh Misra, a writer and historian based in Mumbai, argues that there was an “untold holocaust” which caused the deaths of almost 10 million people over 10 years beginning in 1857. Britain was then the world’s superpower but, says Misra, came perilously close to losing its most prized possession: India.

Conventional histories have counted only 100,000 Indian soldiers who were slaughtered in savage reprisals, but none have tallied the number of rebels and civilians killed by British forces desperate to impose order, claims Misra. (via India’s Secret History: ‘a Holocaust, One Where Millions Disappeared…’).

Let’s do the numbers

10 million people is 1 crore people – and India’s population in 1857 was about 12-15 crores. That is equivalent to killing 8 crore people today. Equal to the entire population Britain today. Another sorry chapter in bloody history of wealth built on flesh, bones and corpses. Post colonial Governments in Malaysia, Kenya and India have ignored the cover-up of the millions killed by the colonial rulers – in the Malayan operations, Mau Mau operations in Kenya or the 1857 War in India.

This is one more incident in a long line of ‘scorched earth’ incidents in history. Amaresh Misra – a film critic and journalist, who was moved sufficiently to research for a few years, because, “Since 1957, no Indian has written a comprehensive account of the Revolt. Indian historians have done a limited work”. His work, based on some excellent research and insights, is let down by his referrals, to partisan political interpretations and Western -Marxist political frameworks.

In War of Civilisations: India AD 1857, Amaresh Misra, a writer and historian based in Mumbai, argues that there was an “untold holocaust” which caused the deaths of almost 10 million people over 10 years beginning in 1857. Britain was then the world’s superpower but, says Misra, came perilously close to losing its most prized possession: India.Conventional histories have counted only 100,000 Indian soldiers who were slaughtered in savage reprisals, but none have tallied the number of rebels and civilians killed by British forces desperate to impose order, claims Misra.

via <a href=”http://www.buzzle.com/articles/149948.html”>India’s Secret History: ‘a Holocaust, One Where Millions Disappeared…'</a>.

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