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Ajit Balakrishnan 



Ajit Balakrishnan

If you are born, raised and educated in India, high chances are that the words “Manchester” create images of British Colonialism and exploitation of India in your mind. Was it not that city that imported cotton from India and using wicked spinning and weaving machines to convert the cotton into cloth, sold that cloth to the Indian masses, thereby making spinners and weavers in India jobless and hungry? Wasn’t it these very wicked spinning and weaving machines against which Mahatma Gandhi led the anti-British Raj movement that finally resulted in India becoming Independent? What is praiseworthy about these wicked machines and the city of Manchester, the hub where these wicked spinning and weaving machines blossomed forth?

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First Published: Mon, May 03 2021. 21:52 IST

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