Isn’t it essential to know about the history, prior to the British Raj, to have a deliberation on the contemporary society?

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Isn’t it essential to know about the history, prior to the British Raj, to have a deliberation on the contemporary society?

For a person to dissect the issues, which have been plaguing his/her society for a longer time period, it is unarguably essential for the person to garner insights about the root cause of such issues. What if the root cause had originated in an era that is prior to the British Raj? So, isn’t it absolutely necessary to dig further into that era to unearth the dark history of his/her ancestors?

A cursory view at the pre-British Raj era suggests us that by then a plot was perfectly set in a ruthless manner to rip off the birth rights of an innocent society. People, who were, by themselves belonging to the land and, meant to protect the fellow people, offer them their rights, educate them dutifully, patronize their culture, literature and language were pathetically not so. In the literal sense, rulers with the advice of the priesthood did allow the categorization of the people on the basis of their birth. In other words, it was an act of proffering an ample space to the ‘concerned’ to unleash an absolute ‘degradation’ of the fellow citizens.

This practice by the rulers had continued across dynasties (Both, who were belonging to the land and were alien to it). What the innocent minds could have done with no education and thereby, fewer outlooks, then? Eventually, it led to the dilution of the self-respect among the people. If not the rise of few selfless leaders, at a later point of time, few among us wouldn’t have ‘woken’. Even in the current day scenario, the act of ‘invasiveness’ and the tendency of remaining subjugated that was sown in the mind-sets of our ancestors, over a period of time, still seems to prevail among many of us. So, isn’t it essential to know about the history, prior to the British Raj, to have a deliberation on the contemporary society and remain ‘woken’ forever?

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