Talk:Cellular Jail

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The Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 was the name of the event, then and now. All newspaper articles contemporary with event refer to that event. So do all contemporary texts.

Using any other name is revisionism. Revisionism consists of using a name which matches the present political value set, the political value set of the speaker. There are lots of political value sets.

The only citeable texts refer to "The Sepoy Mutiny of 1857"

Since the continent of India was repeatedly invaded, occupied by other races, cultures and nations then "the Indian war of Independence" would refer to any of those, assuming there was such a nation-state of India, rather than a sub-continent.

Please cite a contemporary account in newspaper or book which does not use the phrase The Sepoy Mutiny of 1857

JamesHarlech (talk) 21:35, 13 February 2014 (UTC)


This article has a serious NPOV ISSUE. For example

The Cellular Jail is one of the murkiest chapters in the history of the colonial rule in India.

What makes it 'the murkiest chapters'? That's an unqualified statement. Where is the source? Or this

200 Freedom Fighters were transported to the islands

Freedom fighters?? Surely prisoners would be better as freedom fighter is clearly written to be inflamatory. And this

The remote islands were considered to be a suitable place to punish the freedom fighters

Again the sentence suggests innocence and unjust punishment. In spite of what offences may have been committed. That is not NPOV. There are no citations just supposition on the part of the editor.

Additionally the section on the Japanese Occupation of Island during WWII makes little or light of the attrocities committed by Japanese forces. It almost rejoices when it can be revealed

The Cellular Jail now became home to British prisoners

as if now they were getting the taste of their own medicine!

This section on Japanese occupation belittles the horrific treatment inflicted on the island's population. These actions were against innocent people not prisoners within a penal system.

For instance, due to food shortages at the end of the war, the Japanese sent more than 2,000 islanders to unpopulated islands to grow their own food. Many drowned or were eaten by sharks as they were thrown into the sea in the dark or starved to death on the beaches. Only 12 people were rescued alive. The British were running a penal colony not a death camp.

God knows how the wretches in the cellular jail faired. It would be interesting to equate standards between the British and Japanese occupiers.

This article has become a platform for a particular one-sided ideology and it needs to be re-written. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:20, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

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