Fort George is largely a well-maintained tribute to the way the British took over Chennai and India. Even though the tickets for foreigners are Rs 100 and for Indians are Rs 5, there were only foreigners inside looking at the exhibits. You have to pass through a security check to go through there and give your name intention and address.
Even with this huge monument to foreign rule preserved by the ASI, at Govt. Expense, there is no resistance in India to FDI, in fact you are considered ‘retro’ if you have reservations about globalisation.
All the British weapons are named and written about. Ancient Indian weapons are diaplayed as is (see below) without so much as a label for each of the weapons. Maybe Current Science or INSA will carry an article in the future with drawings and labels. In India, it is for the scientists and engineers to preserve any information about glory of India! the historians are forced by the system to Toe the Western Line!
When we refuse to learn the lesson that this history teaches us, why preserve it with so much care, expense and devotion?
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