Dani and I have been watching documentaries and movies about India. The list so far has been eight hours worth of BBC documentaries and Outsourced. Last night we watched the early 80’s version of Ghandhi. I really don’t have the words for it, but that man really is one of the giants of history. To struggle against a great injustice, yet not get inflamed by small injustices to the point of losing your head and turning violent; to stoically suffer until your opponent feels the shame of what they have done is amazing. It requires an almost inhuman willpower. Given its history and the kinds of rulers that it has had over the millennia – Asoka, the Murghals, etc. – if any country produced such a leader and the people willing to follow such a leader and remain disciplined, it would be India.
But still… it is simply amazing.