I am really disturbed by a seemingly innocent sight in the MP High Court.
The Hon'ble judges are sitting while weaing the regular Englishmen type black robe dress and on their back are standing a couple of "chaprasis" (I don't know what is their official name but they basically keep standing behind the Judges), wearing a traditional Indian dress of servants from the colonial era....white cotton sherwani, white pyjama, red decorated broad waist band, red desi turban and a long stick like thing in the hand. They look like a Maharaja without his jewelry!
I don't understand this. Are we so numb that we don't even realize that we are basically putting our own culture under the foot of british one? It is like some kind of a British viceroy ruling over the court and poor Indian servants are standing behind the master. What are the courts trying to convey to the masses? That British culture still rules over Indian culture? Why does a position of authority have a british dress but a lowly chaprasi wears a dress like an idiot maharaja? How can we tolerate this??? I dont know about others but I am truely offended by this but I don't know what to do.