And in the case of India, Britain was out to "fix" the land, to make it suitable for British commerce by making sure that Indians were free laborers and weren't able to advocate for a better life for themselves. And India would actually have to reform its political structures, so that commerce would flow. And, you know, Britain really wanted India to be a recognizable and independent state that had a self-governing population that was coherent and didn't look to another power for their needs.
But a lot of it is just going to be documentation, making sure that we preserved and collected as many of these palaces and temples and as many witnesses as possible to preserve this moment of history.
So, in a very real sense, we are in a time of darkness. And in the way that Gandhi talks about, we are in a time of darkness, we live in a time of darkness and we are in a time of darkness for a reason. And it is especially difficult to accept that it is in our time.
We have this ability to see a little bit of the world around us, even in the midst of this darkness, but at the same time, we're blind to so much of it, because we are in a time when certain people are conceived of as sub-human.
So, you know, we have this ability to see this darkness, to see its effects, but that's only because we're also in a time where people who live in these places are still struggling to find their own voice, while we are privileged to have this brief moment in time to document these nearly forgotten moments in world history. d2c66b5586