|Winston Churchill, A contrarian world - Blogger|
|A book on Gandhi & Churchill by ArthurHerman|
To Churchill British rule must firmly rest on assertion and the show of strong authority and must avoid conciliatory attitude for it exposes a large surface of weakness of the British.
... Speaking at the Constitutional Club on March 26, 1931, Churchill observed that "Gandhi, with deep knowledge of the Indian peoples, by the dress he wore — or did not wear, by the way in which his food was brought to him at the Viceregal Palace, deliberately insulted, in a manner which he knew everyone in India would appreciate, the majesty of the King's representative. These are not trifles in the East. Thereby our power to maintain peace and order among the immense masses of India has been sensibly impaired."
... In 1943 When Gandhi was on fast unto death, Churchill hoped that he would starve to death. When in 1944 Gandhiji wrote to the Viceroy of India about possible British withdrawal, Churchill thought "the Viceroy had no business to correspond with a traitor who ought to be put back in prison".
|Churchill on Gandhi.izquotes.com|
''... it was alarming to see Mr. Gandhi, a seditious Middle Temple lawyer, now posing as a fakir of a type well-known in the East, striding half-naked up the steps of the Viceregal Palace, while he is still organizing and conducting a defiant campaign of civil disobedience, to parley on equal terms with the representative of the King-Emperor."
... During the Bengal famine of 1943 Churchill, then the Prime Minister of Great Britain, responded to urgent requests to divert food supplies to India with a telegram asking, if food was
so scarce, "why Gandhi hadn't died yet".
|Dr. BR Ambedkar's Caravan|
... Many of his colleagues thought Churchill was driven by a deep loathing of democracy for anyone other than the British supposedly belonging to a superior race. He had this kind of disgusting attitude toward India. When Mahatma Gandhi launched his campaign of peaceful resistance, Churchill raged that he "ought to be lain bound hand and foot at the gates of Delhi, and then trampled on by an enormous elephant with the new Viceroy seated on its back."
On Indian Politicians:
|Churchill on Indian politicians! Twitter|
... Advocated the use of poison gas against Kurds and Afghans in 191 because, Churchill had no guts to fight against the tribes in that terrain. .
... Right from the head to the callus in his feet, he hated the Iranians, Palestinians and the Arabs.
Surely Churchill's dislike of Indian people, especially leaders like Gandhiji shows him in bad light. A.A. Gill, a well-known writer nominated Churchill as his "worst Briton" in an article published in the New Statesman in December 2002. In 1940 , giving appealing war speeches he rallied a nation on the brink of defeat. Likewise he was equally responsible for the Dardanelles campaign (in March 1915, during World War I (1914-18), British and French forces launched an ill-fated naval attack on Turkish forces), the greatest disaster of the first World War. Churchill had long been a proponent of an aggressive naval assault against Turkey at the Dardanelles. Despite is fallacies and frailty Today he is remembered as the greatest ever Prime Minister, who saved Britain from impending disaster