Hindu patriots protest Britons on Raj mutiny trail
The activists from India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) shouted "English go home" and "Hail Mother India" in Lucknow city, where the visitors were due to arrive later Monday.
The British tourists intend to follow a trail across several sites in northern India which are associated with the revolt that shook the empire 150 years ago.
The group was to mark Tuesday's anniversary of the recapture by British forces of Lucknow, a key battleground and now the capital of northern Uttar Pradesh state.
Among the British tourists is historian Rosie Llewellyn Jones, who has written a book on the revolt that ended the East India Company's sway in India, making way for direct rule by the London government.
comments powered by Disqus
- Ancient History Encyclopedia Announces Partnership with Chickasaw.tv
- Stanley Kutler’s book on Nixon Watergate abuses has been turned into a show on the web
- China bans books by pro-Hong Kong historian who retired from Princeton
- Fordham Historian Lambasts ‘Shabby Treatment’ In Row Over Israel Boycott, Vows to Continue Fighting Anti-Semitism
- George Mason's digital history program is 20 years old -- and celebrating