ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Divide and Rule

Communalism has been used for a century and a half to rule over Uttar Pradesh.

In the last days of 1857, the British Commissioner of Oudh sent the following letter to his superiors in Fort William, Calcutta:

With reference to the Chief Commrs letter to his Lordship the Governor General dated 14th September in which he stated that he had authorised the sum of ₹50,000 to be expended in an attempt to raise the Hindoo population of Bareilly against the Muhomedans. While I am directed to submit the accompanying extract of a letter from Capt. Gowan dated the 14th Ultimo from which his Lordship in Council will perceive that the attempt was quite unsuccessful and has been abandoned ...

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