Done with Violet, here we come to day two of the Chennai Blogger's Club's VIBGYOR challenge. Indigo it is!
Recently, I attended a lecture where they questioned about
the Indian history; many including me didn’t know much about it. This post on
Indigo is predictably dedicated to our Indian history; to those freedom
fighters who bravely stood up, embracing peace and winning THE weapon-less
The Indigo revolt it is. Farmers were forced to cultivate commercially
‘profitable’ indigo over the staple food. Cold-heartedness does not end here. The
farmers were paid peanuts compared to what the indigo planters earned.
Such an incident in the current day would lure the cartoonists
to draw a huge pot-bellied man, wearing an ill-fitted suit. He would rest on an
easy chair and crushing the farmers with his boot foot. He would be puffing a
cigar, and his big belly would be like cash bags, blue-dyed and the farmers black
Well, back to the olden days. There was then a revolt called
the ‘INDIGO REVOLT’, the very first of the non-violent revolution, around the
year 1859. Plants were burned down and farmers who stood up were shot down.
Yes! We lost men as always, but it later became what Gandhiji adopted to lead
us to get what we have today.
Indigo all the way to independence!
*Freed from foreigners, yet a captive at native*
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Labels: Chennai Bloggers Club, Freedom Struggle, India, Indigo, VIBGYOR