Re: I wouldn't have interacted with you in English and use internet, if my ancestors had not embraced Christianity.
You are projecting as though christian missionaries dared to enter those tribal region.. but the fact is that the missionaries were the ones who were providing all intelligence inputs to the britishers to colonise india.. As a reward, they received huge amounts of grants from the wealth looted from india..
In one way, whatever education they initiated were out of indian wealth they helped britishers to loot..
Secondly, the entire North East was isolated from the rest of the land by the britishers.. thus the missionaries had a free hand in that region for almost a century..
Upon independance, when our first leaders went to North east, they were shocked to see those people showing black flags to them.. and then only, the organisation "Vanvasi Kalyan Parishad" was formed to bring those tribals to the mainstream..
Secondly, as we have seen from dharampal's works, the education at england during 1832 was most at basic level, and that too for selected nobles,.. not for ordinarly people, as they were treated as slaves..
So its not correct to say they only educated tribals.. infact, they had destroyed thousands of years of tribal knowledge, skills and wealth, and imposed a system, which the tribals were not even aware of..
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