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From: "Sandra Carney" <>
Subject: Re: [The Raj] Early Indian Flag - Congress Party flag
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 13:15:56 -0400
References: <447C1F34.3080105@yahoo.com.au> <000601c683e7$dd3a3020$cf8e8848@YOUR3FDB94E0B2> <cdcde7190605301504i4f2465d7k457f905c140c1745@mail.gmail.com> <447CCA0C.5040101@yahoo.com.au> <01e801c68498$a6264860$fd2ffea9@MANDEEP>


"We need to discuss the historical perspective....."

Well spoken Mandeep......
Sandra
USA

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mandeep Singh Bajwa" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 5:57 AM
Subject: Re: [The Raj] Early Indian Flag - Congress Party flag


> There's no need for both Indians and British to be so touchy about events
> that took place a long while ago.We need to discuss the historical
> perspective rather than fight the War of Independence all over again.
>
> There seems to be some sort of confusion between the words 'Chakra' which
> means wheel as in the Dharma Chakra and 'Charkha' which means spinning
> wheel and which was Gandhiji's symbol of protest against the British
> Empire.
>
> Please Nick do let us know more about where this incident happened, what
> unit your father was serving in and the unit from which the personnel were
> who hoisted the flag.
>
> Mandeep
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Nick Forrest" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 4:11 AM
> Subject: Re: [The Raj] Early Indian Flag - Congress Party flag
>
>
>> Not impressed with comments such as 'probably confiscated by a Brit.'
>> Whatever the rights and wrongs of the British being in the sub continent
>> the flag was a symbol of indepence and a rallying point for the local
>> population. It was taken down to defuse a potentially confrontational
>> situation.
>>
>> I now realise that I failed to describe the flag fully. When I said
>> spinning wheel I did not mean the Chakra but a spinning wheel that
>> actually spins cloth.
>>
>> I will delve further into my father's papers more to try and find out
>> more about its origin.
>>
>> Nick Forrest
>> Australia
>>
>>>
>>
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