12/30/05

IAM SHOCKED AND ASHAMED

Was reading an article in "THE HINDU" by Hamid Ansari about the Holocaust where he argues that the Holocaust as we know it was not a singular event, it was preceded by others of lesser or greater dimension.
 
One of the incidents he quotes is from a book written by Mike Davis where it says that 12 million to 29 million deaths took place in India.
 
While Indian starved during a famine Lord Lytton insisted on  grain  being exported to England and officials were ordered to discourage relief work.
 
I don't remember ever having read about this earlier or even anyone mention it.
 
Since it written in the venerable "THE HINDU" I assume its true.
 
I am shocked and I am also ashamed for never having any idea about such a thing happening in India.