Love of British Rule

Sir, Contrary to Victoria Bagshaw’s belief (letter, Mar 25), Ramsay MacDonald did not love India, he loved the idea of the British ruling India. In The Awakening of India he wrote: “For many a long year British sovereignty will be necessary for India . . . Britain is the nurse of India. Deserted by her guardian, India would be the prey of disruptive elements within herself as well as victims of her own too-enthusiastic worshippers.”

Not many Indians today would care for Theresa May posing as a “nurse” come to look after a sick India.

Mihir Bose, London W6


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