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comment What is the largest overnight depreciation?
@MarkC.Wallace - would you then say it is devaluation? Depreciation has taken place even in ancient history. We are perhaps not in a position to compare.
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comment What is the largest overnight depreciation?
I'd still want to add a time-frame. Say nineteenth century to present. But the edit makes this far better. +1.
Dec
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comment Have wartime conditions traditionally decreased or increased consensual sexual activity in the young?
Can this be narrowed down to a geography/state/culture? It is too broad in it's present form.
Dec
16
comment What happened to the wealth of the Rothschild banking family?
So your point is?
Dec
15
revised What was the American response to the Sino-Soviet border conflict?
Additional information
Dec
15
answered What was the American response to the Sino-Soviet border conflict?
Dec
15
comment Was literacy ever used as a tool to oppress the population by higher social classes?
Please respect the forum etiquette and continue the discussion on chat.
Dec
15
comment Was literacy ever used as a tool to oppress the population by higher social classes?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Dec
15
comment Was literacy ever used as a tool to oppress the population by higher social classes?
Your answer did not deal with history. "Continuing problems" ARE politics. If you wish, we can continue on chat. Do not use comments for extended discussions.
Dec
15
comment Was literacy ever used as a tool to oppress the population by higher social classes?
The question is ambiguous, which is why I voted to close. But the withholding bit was absolutely clear. You said "with the aim of making a class of Indians who were Indian in look but English in character". That clearly indicates Macaulay's intention was not to oppress but to educate and uplift. You are contradicting yourself if you say that his intention was oppression. Post colonial perspectives started with Edward Said and Gayatri Charavarty Spivak. They are about "constructions" of the "other", a colonial "gaze" that is the result of a psychology- not a matter of intent.
Dec
15
comment Was literacy ever used as a tool to oppress the population by higher social classes?
When you discuss contemporary situations it does not deal with history. When you express views such as "they are not illiterate per se. They are just not up-to-date" it is meaningless and opinionated. Back up your claim that they are not up to date. What does that even mean? When you talk of high caste attitude in India at present, you are expressing a political view- not a historical view. If you wish to say that historically the high caste has oppressed- say it in context and with backing data.
Dec
15
comment Was literacy ever used as a tool to oppress the population by higher social classes?
The question is obviously being interpreted variously and in different ways. So it needs to defined more clearly.
Dec
15
comment Was literacy ever used as a tool to oppress the population by higher social classes?
Your answer is loaded with political views and don't seem to deal with history.
Dec
15
comment Was literacy ever used as a tool to oppress the population by higher social classes?
@DhirajEadara the question is clearly about withholding and NOT enforcing. In any case Macaulay's intention was not controlling- even by post-colonial perspectives.
Dec
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revised How historically accurate was the movie “Charlie Wilson's War”?
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Dec
14
comment Morse code is a ternary human-optimised code, is there a binary, non-machine optimised code?
@Michael Read the post's last para. Maybe I'm daft/dumb, but please- if this is explained in English, I will vote to reopen. Maybe the "synonym" should have been explained better for people who don't specialize in semiotics/linguistics or whatever.
Dec
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comment Morse code is a ternary human-optimised code, is there a binary, non-machine optimised code?
@Michael Is binary code questions fair game for history forum? Not unless explained clearly in terms that non-mathematicians and non-computer-science people can understand. My point is questions that require specialized knowledge outside history should be asked elsewhere where there are qualified persons.
Dec
14
comment What is the dynasty of Lord Rama- Are they related to Puru Dynasty?
The Bharatha in the Puru tribe is not Rama's brother. See the family tree. This tribe was started by Yayati. In any case, for such questions I suggest Hinduism:StackExchange.
Dec
14
comment What is the dynasty of Lord Rama- Are they related to Puru Dynasty?
Wikipedia clearly says the dynasty is "Ishvaku". Why would you doubt it? Did you Google? Or see the wikipedia page?
Dec
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comment What is the dynasty of Lord Rama- Are they related to Puru Dynasty?
What research have you done? Also, please remember, "Lord Rama" will be considered a religious icon / mythological figure and NOT a historical figure. Only to the extent that mythology can be considered a part of historical studies, such questions are okay.