An impressionistic history of the
South Asian Subcontinent
VED from VICTORIA INSTITUTIONS
It is foretold! The torrential flow of inexorable destiny!
Vol 1 - An ephemeral glance at feudal languages!
41. A story of a people-uprising taken from the history of the subcontinent
As per history, there was the kingdom of Magada in the north-east of the subcontinent. By the time king Ashok was its ruler, the kingdom had expanded to the north-west. In this kingdom, the king appointed ministers known as Mahapatras to manage the affairs of the people.
Each of these ministers would encamp in the different villages of the kingdom, periodically for around one week. They would have a huge number of attendants with them during these visits. Even though, ostensibly the aim was to seek to help the villagers, in actual practice the time of these visits would be the time of terrible experiences for the people of the village.
Whatever the officials ask and demand will have to be given, without any demur. There is no need to specifically mention as to what all items, persons with authority in this subcontinent will ask for, or lay their hands upon.
People in all the village areas would bear the intrusion into their privacy, property and on their body, for the brief period. For, there was no other go for them. In a way it is similar to the manner in which the people of the subcontinent bear the atrocious attitude of the local officialdom, individually in the present days.
However, in a location in Taxila, the people organised and attacked the officials, and had them decapitated (head cut off).
I do not have any information on the language quality of Taxila, and whether there is anything substantially different over there in the language codes.
King Ashok let loose his military, and had the revolt crushed in a terrible manner. It is both the written as well as the unwritten dictum inside feudal languages that the official, who is the ‘adheham’ should be extended all respect by the people, and whatever he or she demands should be given.
Once the Constitution of India is rewritten to make it in sync with the traditional culture of the land, this is exactly the scenario that is going to arrive..
The nation and its leadership will have great political philosophies and social ideologies. However, if the government machinery as well as the officials who work inside it, functions and speaks in feudal languages, even if the philosophies are of the divine quality, everything will function only as per the codes inside the feudal languages.
It is said that the native languages of Ashoka were Pali and Prakrith. It is seen mentioned that these languages do not have any connection with Sanskrit
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