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The mother of Gandhi is quoted in this interesting movie made by Mr. Richard Attenborough as saying there are at least a couple of forms of slavery (to this very day perhaps) which exist in India with seeming broad support - the slavery of womenfolk, and that of the so-called "untouchables". (Based on their own ideas of a caste system). I'm given to understand that fairer skinned people (previous Aryans from the north who might have come from Europe and Persia) are considered superior perhaps if they have fair skin. Surprisingly Ben Kingsley's character (Mahatma Gandhi - British schooled Indian leader) finds it unacceptable when he boards a train in White south Africa and proceeds to occupy a seat in the first class section. He is thrown off the train of course. White South Africans had their own ideas in force at the time based on race and related cultural and ideological leanings and related loyalties and what have you. Gandhi goes on to see the British kicked out of India, among other of his achievements putting British textile workers out of employment by refusing to purchase their honestly made and offered goods. Ultimately, The British (as is evident in the displays by the character of the man "Azaiz' in "A passage to India" - 1984 - a movie we just posted for you here additionally) do not like the sort of reactions they seem to find when in their own minds reaching out to a populace which is set in their own ways of relating and expression, and mindset on matters that are as Gandhi points out, an ancient civilization making itself known in asserted manner as rejecting what they cannot become instead to please others who are there to lend a hand and offer friendship which isn't of their own idea of a "good enough way to exist instead". They seem to get long just fine without the British they find, in their own view of the matters at hand.
Michael Rizzo Chessman