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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cellular Jail at a glance!!

Most Indians would have heard about the infamous Cellular Jail or the Kaala Pani punishment.

This is where the British during pre-independence days made the Indian freedom fighters suffer for standing against them.

And, what suffering it was!! I literally cringed at the sights when I visited the Cellular Jail that is being maintained as a National Heritage Monument at Port Blair in the Andaman Islands.

The buildings are like dungeons. The narrow corridors and the narrower dimly lit jails are awe-inducing.

The two-floored gallows are also a very disheartening sight. But, if one were to see this all from the sight of a building, then one would hardly feel anything. They would just be seeing brick and mortar.

But, if one were an Indian, and even better, if they know the history of Cellular Jail, then seeing these will bring out one’s patriotic spirit and would ooze hatred against the British and the Indian servants who followed their wicked orders.

The atrocities and the punishments meted out to the denizens of this jail would make even the strongest person cringe in pain.

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