"It's a bit rich to oppress, enslave, kill, torture, maim people for 200 years and then celebrate the fact that they are democratic at the end of it. We were denied democracy, so we had to snatch it, seize it from you. No wonder that the sun never set on the colonial empire, because even God couldn't trust the English in the dark." These lines are a part of Shashi Tharoor's recent debate at the Oxford Union Society. He also said that India was Britain's biggest cash cow.
The recent debate by Congress M.P. Shashi Tharoor at the Oxford Union Society has posed a lot of questions considering the time British colonised India. India was called a 'Sone ki Chidiya' before it was looted and plundered by the British for about 200 years. The rule cost India its economy and the very spirit of freedom. Through his arguments, which were heavily filled with humour and historical facts and figures, he ripped apart the myths of any kind by the colonisers. He said that Britain's rise for 200 years was financed by its depredations in India. His debate made it clear that the British certainly owe us one. After all, what is more powerful than the power of words!