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  1. If you're suggesting what I think you're suggesting....... What are you? Like another pacifist or something? You think Sikhs in the UK are going to get anywhere by constantly sticking their tails in between their legs and not confronting other communities? Where the hell are you living?
  2. After hearing of the death of Maharani Jind Kaur, novelist Charles Dickens visited Kensal Green Cemetery to see the coffin of the lady whom the British Empire feared. Read his account of the visit from old publications... In July 1863, writer and author Charles Dickens visited Kensal Green cemetery. A couple of weeks later he heard that Maharani Jind Kaur died at Abingdon House and her service and temporary burial in the catacoomb of Kensal Green Dissenter's Chapel was arranged by her son Maharajah Duleep SIngh. On the 19th September 1863, Charles Dickens wrote the following two remarks in his weekly journal "All the Year Round": "I have read in the papers of the Indian Princess brought here the other day, and whose remains some of her Sikh servants wished to have burnt. The coffin was placed in the Dissenters' catacomb, and though a speech was delivered on the virtues of the deceased, the burial is described in the company's registery book by the words "no ceremony". It was a large funeral with many carriages." Later in the article Dickens writes: I asked to be taken to the Dissenters' catacomb, that I may see for myself the last resting place of the poor woman whose ashes have been squabbled over, and written on by Sikh and Christian. And down here, in a coffin covered with white velvet, and studded with brass and nails, rests the Indian dancing woman whose strong will and bitter emnity towards England caused Lord Dalhousie to say of her, when in exile, that she was the only person our government near feared. I place my hand on the coffin, and holding the candle obliquely, see a large gilt plate, whereon her name and titles are engraved." Courtesy of Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery http://duleepsingh.com/Articles/Article/23
  3. I've read more than one contemporary account by goray (who were obviously watching him) explaining away his apparently 'profligate' behaviour as a trait he inherited from his father. They destroyed his mother's reputation (apparently she was the only one with the bollox to challenge them in Panjab):
  4. Read this extract from a letter by M. Jind Kaur. You can almost sense her desperation and pain at having her son taken away. It's sad. On another thread singhnihk was taking about the 'gentle victorians', but this is what they were really like. Be careful when you are reading history about the time, a lot of it is whitewashed. Some goray like to talk about how civilised the were at the time but when you read contemporary literature of the time (i.e. Dickens, who is a favourite of mine), you see that there was all manner of cruelty taking place on the poor here in London.
  5. He'll still have his gora privilege and be doing better than the indigenous out there.
  6. For those whose appetite for history has been whet by the film, try reading the attached document, it contains the text of letters Maharani Jind Kaur sent to the brits begging them to return her son to her, it also gives details on how she was imprisoned by them. "Why do you take possession of the kingdom by underhand means? Why don't you do it openly? On one hand you make a show of friendship on the other you have put us in prison." Maharani Jind Kaur Three_Letters_Of_Maharani_Jind_Kaur_By_Dr_Ganda_Singh.pdf
  7. @singhnihk What happened? You make statements and then you delete them? Are you too scared to stand by your words or something?
  8. Was Sartaaj's acting any good? He's a brilliant lyricist and singer, but seems a bit subdued in personality. Did he light up the screen? I think I might have adhd (lol!) I don't know if I could sit through a slow film.
  9. ਮੈਨੂੰ 2 ਇੰਗ੍ਰੇਜੀ ਸਿਪਾਹੀ ਮਿਲੇ। ਇਕ ਮੰਗਤਾ ਬਣੇਆ ਸੀ (on the tube) ਦੁਸਰਾ ਬਿਲਡਿੰਗ ਕੰਮ ਕਰਦਾ ਸੀ, ਨਾਲੇ ਉਹਦਾ ਦਿਮਾਕ ਹਿਲੇਆ ਲਗ ਦਾ ਸੀ - ਉਹ ਇੰਗਲੈਂਡ ਨੂੰ ਚਡ ਕੇ ਅਸਟ੍ਰੇਲੀਆ ਜਾਣ ਨੂੰ ਫਿਰ ਦਾ ਸੀ। People do seem to be wising up, plus the wages they get paid are proper mooflees.
  10. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/austerity-british-army-recruitment-crisis-philip-hammond-cuts-capita-outsourcing-not-enough-trained-a7825626.html
  11. I think recent events have woken up a fair few apneean to dangers they thought were exaggerated stories made up by patriarchal Sikh blokes who only wanted to control them. I guess that's a positive.
  12. Not angry. That's just another white people thing. Anyone who brings attention to what they like to hide is 'angry' or 'has a chip on their shoulder'. Give it a rest. white brits aren't homogenous, they are split along class lines and have difference experiences accordingly. It's the ruling classes that determine life here - changes seems more dramatic for those at the lower ends (working class) than those higher up. Where are you based?