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Legacy of Indian Politics:

It’s been eight years since Narendra Modi became prime minister of India. The union government is organising various events to celebrate 75 years of Independence, under the banner; ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'. Indian National Congress ruled independent India for more than 50 years. Before independence, our country was ruled by ancient kings, then the invaders namely Mughals, Portuguese, Dutch, French and British. We see something common in Indian politics from the days of ancient kings to present day politics. Oppression, discrimination, inequality, exploiting the poor, existed from the days of ancient kings and it remains unchanged. We can call it the legacy of Indian politics. Shah Jahan built Taj Mahal as a monument of love for his favourite wife. This is what we learnt from our school text books. I would say that the expensive Taj Mahal was built by the poor. Or, Shah Jahan exploited the poor to build Taj Mahal. According to economist Angus Maddison, India’s share in global GDP