Monday, September 27, 2004

History is Written by Victors errr...Survivors!!!!

27th of September , marks the birthday of Sardar Bhagath Singh. Every year 2nd October and 14th Noverber are celebrated all around the country with much hype , marking the birthdays of two so called " Freedom Fighters".
So, what did Bhagath Singh fight for? What did he die for? How many people can go and fight the enemy who is much more stronger than you? How many people can take the brave step of giving up life for the sake of ideals?

He has done all that and he isnt even remembered now. Our children are taught in textbooks that India got its freedom because of the sacrifces made by Mahathma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.So, what about the people who made it thier life's battle rather than sitting for Rountable Conferences and tea parties with the Britishers?

British could dare to kill Bhagath Singh and Chandrasekhar Azad. But why didnt they even try to injure Gandhi and Nehru?

Yes, they were never a threat to the Britishers. They could not stop britishers from looting the country, they never objected the way Britishers ruled the country and more over they "begged" Britishers to leave the country. So, Britishers found friends in then rather than foes.

The case of Bhagath Singh, ChandraSekhar Azad , Alluri Seetharama Raju and Veera Savarkar are different. They could have killed all the Britishers in the country. They could have got us independence much before 1947, they could have got independence to couontry which was not divided on a " Hindu -Muslim Bhai Bhai " notion, they could have got independence to a country without a J& K issue....and more importantly, they could have got independence to a Braver and Bolder India.

You cannot preach and practise Non- Violence when the other guy is bludgeoning you and draining you out. Ofcourse , he will leave you once he sucked all the life from you. But you cant afford to fool yourself that your enemy gave in to your perseverence and non-violence.

I would ve felt proud of being living in an Independent India that achieved Independence by the efforts of people like Bhagath Singh , Subhas Chandra Bose, Alluri Seetharamaraju, Chandra Sekhar Azad and Veer Savarkar.

Yes, the history is written by survivors who are just like any other human being. They have their own Prejudices.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pls correct ur error Bhagaths singhs b'day is on 28th September not 27th.