Listen: United India, Appall Gandhi, Pakistan discussed on Talking Politics
"It Mountbatten didn't prepare the independent dominions of Pakistan and India so that the administrative and police and security stuff would be in place. I also feel country. What many Indians thing I'm not not algebra United India. Partition could only avoided if the cabinet mission plan of nineteen Forty-six been accepted. And under that plan, the princely states were more or less autonomous to the very weak center. The provinces could have opted out. So you been absolutely balkanized as an Indian. I know that Pakistan became a frontline state in the coal which saved us in In some some ways ways. may consider fighting all these wars and we have the Russians the Americans. All right. So Kelly partition could have been done in a way in which life could be minimized. Staggered out administrative arrangements were not in place. Mountbatten was was or better glory and other people enrolling for himself. Also, I feel that Indian Pakistan need much better relations. They have to work constructively to solve the Kashmir dispute on. But I see this kind of incessant morning for the United India. I simply with it on the other hand, India has it was at the moment, not in the grip of, but there is a dominant strain of the kind of nationalism. The Gandhi oppose all his life and candies party congresses are not deeply knowledgeable by this, but it's in a little trouble as an electoral force mode is the dominant politician of the age is cyclical. I mean, are we in a pattern where these things come and go? Or is this a trend away from the Gandhian. It's hard to say this certainly a away from the Gundy and credo of interfaith harmony. Religious toleration is increasing violence in world, and indeed the abusive language used by politicians today, for example, would appall Gandhi, political corruption. So all of that is true. But I like to say emphasize something that which is implicit in the book that Gundy does not belong to India loan. And in that sense, he's like his great predecessor, the Buddha India kicked out the Buddha, which included the message of social equality after the Buddha died Ramat ISM rea- asserted itself, and the caste system reasserted itself, right? So we make Gandhi, but the rest of the world will of our and so I didn't. That's how I see India today in the politics society. The culture economics is profoundly Ungun Deon more or less. But as I said, he doesn't belong to us alot.."