Almost unthinkable today, but when the British came, India was a sober nation! Durant tell us…Instead of encouraging education, the government encouraged drink.
The temperance of the people, said Warren Hastings, “is demonstrated in the simplicity of their food and their total abstinence from spirituous liquors and other substances of intoxication.”
With the first trading post established by the British, salons were opened for the sale of rum, and the East India Company made a handsome profit from the trades.
The book #CaseforIndia which should be compulsory reading for Indians remains completely out of our view. It gives us a blow-by-blow account of almost every excruciating detail of the evilest Empire the world has ever seen.
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