Was British rule bad or good for India? (was: The rhetoric of liberation...)

Hokkun Pang hkp@attbi.com
Fri, 21 Mar 2003 20:31:44 -0800

I suppose had India been ruled by a Stalin or Hilter, there would be a
militant Gandhi to claim the same fame.

I think British rule was basically bad because Britain didn't go to India
with the *intent* to bring democracy there.

> Well, he wouldn't have been remembered except for the British ...
> Gandhi is to be admired for many things.
> But Gandhi was very, very, lucky in choosing who to resist.  Had his
> opponent been a Hitler or Stalin the outcome would have been far
> different.