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Looking back at the thread.

I posted this before the program was aired:

I think that 'uncle' Lalvani perfectly illustrated this.

The British raj has gone from Panjab, but the psychological legacy it has left on certain brothers and sisters in inferiority complexes still lives on. This needs to be addressed and rectified and not perpetuated onto future generations.
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No Ji. it was the urban Khatris/Banias who were taking the land from Sikhs and Muslim farmers. The Land Alienation Act sought to prevent this by only allowing Jats, Arains, and Rajputs to own land.

The english did this because the land that was being farmed and then taken over by the Khatris/Banias was lying idle and therefore not earning any income for the govt.

ok thanks veer ji , it's been a while since reading about it for me, got it slightly off target ...

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The Big Question - a pretty interesting concept. Have been watching a few other debates, not sure why such a thing isn't a thing here in USA?

A few reasons. The racial and immigrant make-up of the U.S. is slightly different to that of the UK. Plus, there's the longstanding commonwealth and military links between some of the South-East Asian communities and the British, etc., so arguably there's a bit more engagement from both sides, whereas with the U.S. there is that slight distance between the hosts and immigrants from the East, IMO.

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When the British invaded Punjab 1846 -1849 they made off with a huge amount of wealth.When Multan fort was captured by the British its treasury was full of gold and gems and was looted.Also after the Battle of Chillianwallah where the British were defeated they could not take it that a non white army had defeated them in a planned battle. Even today it's hard to find the British defeat mentioned in history books . The British took their revenge at the Battle of Gujrat a few weeks later where the orders were to kill all Sikhs. The British assembled a huge army to do this and we're enthusiasticlly aided by Indian soldiers. This information is usually found in obscure texts of British soldiers like 'Sgt Pearmans memoires' rather than official histories where the British soldiers are said to be disciplined and humane.

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