Friday, April 15, 2016

'French India was far ahead of the British India in terms of introduction of universal adult suffrage' - K.J.S.Chatrath



Indian national flag flying proudly over the Customs House, Pondicherry. (Photo: K.J.S.Chatrath- 2010)

French India, consisting of Pondicherry, Karaikal, Chandernagore, Yanam & Mahe’, was far ahead of the British India in terms of introduction of universal adult suffrage. 

 Here is an informative article on the subject- 'Cradle of democracy: When Pondicherry fought for the right to vote in 1789':

‘As Pondicherry prepares for legislative assembly elections this spring, it brings to mind a neglected anniversary: over 225 years have passed since residents of this former French colony first sought the right to vote.

Pondicherry is full of signs of France’s colonial presence, which lasted from 1674 to 1954. Streets named after French officials, monuments to Indians who fought for France in the First World War, and the accents of French tourists who lounge in cafés all show that the heritage lives on......’
Read on the article at http://scroll.in/article/805228/cradle-of-democracy-when-pondicherry-fought-for-the-right-to-vote-in-1789

Visit Pondicherry, visit India!  ..........

May I invite you to visit my websites & blogs?

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home