How Indian independence was ‘introduced’
~ India’s President Dr.Rajendra Prasad washed the feet of 200 Sanskrit Pandits with water, put sandal paste on their foreheads, garlanded them, gave them sweets and Rs.11/- each as “dakshana”. Cartoon from Filmindia magazine, I got this cartoon from National Film Archive of India, Pune in February, 2013. ~ Thanks Syam Sundar.
This is the reason why many Dalits believe that 15th August was just the transfer of power from British people to so called upper castes in India. Dalits were suffering before the independence and that suffering continued even after the independence.