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revised How come Indians were not mass converted to Islam/Christianity?
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answered How come Indians were not mass converted to Islam/Christianity?
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comment What was Hitler's attitude towards the Aryans of India?
@coleopterist The Abwehr, as you might know, was staunchly anti-Nazi, and did not believe in the racial policy of the Nazis. But, for most Germans, even upper caste Indian Aryans were not acceptable. For example, India's first president Rajendra Prasad was of upper caste, but was badly beaten up by the Nazis in Vienna.
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comment What was Hitler's attitude towards the Aryans of India?
@EugeneSeidel References have been added, please check.
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revised What was Hitler's attitude towards the Aryans of India?
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answered What was Hitler's attitude towards the Aryans of India?
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comment What was Hitler's attitude towards the Aryans of India?
@FelixGoldberg While the question is related to the above, it is not identical since it deals with Hitler's attitude on Indians racial character. That's why I am answering it.
Jul
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comment Why did the attempts to keep Africa colonized after World War II fail?
But from what I understand, colonialism both in Africa and Asia, especially under the British, saw remarkably little bloodshed. And, most of the locals remained illiterate and thus had fewer nationalist leaders.
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asked Why did the attempts to keep Africa colonized after World War II fail?
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comment How severe was the 1943 Bengal Famine?
However, I agree with you that his tirades on India were not actual British policy. But that is because the British cabinet was actually a coalition of three parties, and Churchill's animus towards India was not shared by the other members of the cabinet.
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comment How severe was the 1943 Bengal Famine?
I disagree with you on Churchill's animus towards the Indians. Even before the war had begun, Churchill had opposed Gandhi's meeting with the British king, calling him a "half-naked fakir". He called the Indian National Congress, India's premier nationalist party (and India's current ruling party), a gathering of Bramhins (India's upper caste). These comments were made by him much before the war had begun. If anything, his attitude seems to have mellowed after the war (perhaps out of pragmatism).
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comment Was India's independence inevitable after Cripps Mission?
I understand that the Cripps Mission was not inevitable. But many historians claim that independence within a generation became inevitable when Cripps made the offer. How much is this based on reality?
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comment Why was the movement for Austro-German unity less successful than that of Italian unity?
@Drux Did not know about the Swiss bit. Thanks for pointing that out.