Posts Tagged ‘Somnathpura’

The luck of South Indians

November 10, 2007

Ram Guha writes about Somnathapura, which leads him to muse on the luck of South Indians to have lead a reasonably strife-free civil life:

Of all the regions of the world, perhaps only Oceania has been as lucky as South India. Since the early battles between the European colonisers and the indigenous communities, the massed guns have been silent there too. But they have been used elsewhere — thus Australians and New Zealanders died in their tens of thousands during the two World Wars, fighting to protect their British monarch. This massive loss of life scarred generations of their countrymen, those who had lost sons and fathers in lands faraway.

Of all the regions of India and the world, only we in the South have been exempt for so long from the horrors of war and civil strife.

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