This Article First Appeared In The Hindu On Nov 02, 2022
While Indian origin leaders around the world — from U.K. and Portugal to Suriname — are helping strengthen diplomatic ties, they also bring attention to India’s current politics of division
“I hate Indians, they are beastly people with beastly religion,” Winston Churchill, the wartime British prime minister, once said about his country’s colonial subjects. Both the world and Britain have changed such a great deal since the Churchill era that a man of Indian origin, a devout Hindu, was elected as his latest successor in 10 Downing Street. Rishi Sunak was born in 1980, 15 years after Churchill died, and grew up in a country that was a pale shadow of what used to be the mighty British Empire.