Why? – Part 3

Why did India not become a fully literate nation within 15 years of Independence? Who kept India illiterate? Why didn’t they realise that all it takes is to educate one generation and they will in turn educate the next? Why did we not realise that not being educated subjects you to a life worse than death?

Why don’t we realise that our own leaders waged a war against our own people – a war that they fought with the tools of illiteracy and perpetual planned poverty? Why don’t we hold our leaders guilty of ‘war’ crimes? Why do we keep trusting descendents of a single family which has no qualifications to run the affairs of our country?

Why is it that we don’t even have time to think about these matters? Why don’t we want to know? Why don’t we realise we are living under a British Raj 2.0? Why do we fool ourselves that we are in democracy when we really are in a kakistocracy – a government by the most corrupt and least principled?

Continued tomorrow.

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.