Remnants of the Raj
Angrez chale gaye... the catchphrase lampooning our former imperial overlords is often used for its tragicomic value. As if to say, the yoke has been overthrown but look what has become of us, look what they did to us. As the country steps into its 70th year of independence, Arré runs its eyes over what was indeed left behind, the scraps of outmoded legalities, Victorian attitudes, a desperate love for the Queen's language, and the former outposts which have become centres of grave tourism. These are the remnants of the Raj.
Remnants of the Raj Section 377: A Spectre of the Raj
Section 377 was introduced by Lord Macaulay in the pre-independent India of 1860. The story of thousands of men and women, who are still caught in the clutches of this archaic law.Add to list
Remnants of the Raj Chained to Asylums from the Raj
My mother lost many years of her life inside inhumane mental asylums. The system that governs mental health is at the core of this devastation. And it has its origins in the Raj.Add to list
Remnants of the Raj Behind Bars in the Shadow of the Raj
My jail term in Tihar brought back memories of the Raj. Regular thrashings, restriction of movement, CrPC are legacies of the British that loom large even today.Add to list