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Seige of Krishnapur

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The journey of the colonizer from the siege to the flight. Based before the revolt of 1857, both the books the siege of krishnapur and the flight of pigeons, singnify the short period through which the colonised captured a few lands of the colonizer in India and moved towards harsh treatments imposed in the same manner as the colonizer did. The British start their journey into India by settling in and aiming to provide India with better infrastructural facilities and exposing them to western culture. After seeing the wealth in India, the British exploit the Indians in every way possible to extract the maximum from them in means of wealth and skill. In both the books the natives revolt against the colonizer and take the British by surprise. In both the books the luxurious styles in which the British live are clearly prevalent in the books, the palaces they live in with Indian servants and their stupidness can also be seen as the men and women wear clothes made out of silk during the scorching summer heat. ...read more.


During the journey of the colonizer, there is an attack on the imperialism of the British, where there are mass killings of British officers in the church and then houses of al the Britishers are burnt down thus occupying the town of Shahjanpur. The revolt against the British is seen in many places and soon at Delhi where the natives are overthrown by the British due to planning and the unity that existed in the British Empire. The Book shows how the British capture back their land. The story revolves around Mariam And Ruth Labadoor who have escaped the revolt against the British and stay with their faithful servant Lalaji. During their stay, one of the head sepoys Javed Khan come into Lalajis house and take away Mariam and Ruth. He takes them to his house where he lays down a proposal of marriage to Mariam for her daughter Ruth. The british are afraid of the actions of the natives as they may prove to be notorious. ...read more.


But the British would not do anything to show their grateful gestures but instead exploit Indians and reduce them to mere servants capable of doing only laborious work. The journey for the British may prove to be an eye opener for the coming years or it may just be another phase that passed by. The British then ruled India for another 100 years till India got their independence. The British went through the major hardships of life which were faced by the natives in their normal life. We can also compare Louise to Ruth, both are very beautiful and both have men running behind them, in the case of Louise its Fleury and in the case of Ruth its Javed Khan. In both the books towards the end only Louise and Ruth fall in love with their loved ones. While Fleury and Louise live together, Ruth and Khan don't. Javed Khan has to leave Ruth as he would not falter on his own words as he was a true pathan. But we can see the love that Ruth now had for Javed Khan. These books talk about the rise and fall of the British. But eventually the British triumph from the siege to the flight. ...read more.

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