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The Golden Pagdi is much better for a Sepoy than a Congress Topi

“The Golden Pagdi is much better for a Sepoy than a Congress Topi”, Dharma Dispatch, March 22, 2021:

On June 3, 1947, Louis Mountbatten stood behind the mike and made the historical announcement on behalf of the British government: England was quitting India. Mohandas Gandhi’s botched Quit India Movement five years ago was now a success. Of course, the Congress Party was quick to pocket the full credit for this success.

In reality, it was not success but surrender.

There are stories, and there are untold stories, whose number is often more numerous, which is perhaps why they remain buried. As DVG memorably says, “people occupying positions of great power take extraordinary care not to commit themselves to the truth of their decisions or deeds either in speech or writing.”

This essay is a curation of a few such untold stories on the eve of the partition of India also known as the independence of India, culled from our archives at The Dharma Dispatch…….”

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