ringmaster wrote:antineoETC wrote:..............................
Interesting. Do you think the period of European occupation also played a role in slowing the further Islamization of India?
In my opinion, without a doubt.
India was ruled by Brits .
Almost all desparate, hungry, mean, muslim maruders came from central Asia, whether they were Afghans, Persians, Moghuls or Turks.. Last and as cruel as others was Ahmedshah Abdali in 1727-1773. Nothing would have stopped them from looting India again and again.These hungry looters on horse back and nothing to lose might have kept comimg if there was no central power with modern army i.e. Brits.Also rule of Maharaja Ranjitsingh( 1800-1839?) put a stop to further looting by Afhans. He used to terririze Afghans and went across border to punish them. After his death, Brits took over whole Punjab, Kashmir, and NW pathan country the cesspol of the world.
Brits didnt convert any one to christianity by force , They didnt destroy any temples. Unfortunately many nationalist Hindus dont admit this fact or they conviniently forget this truth.
If Indonesia was invaded by Dutch in 100-150 years before, we would have multi cultural Hindu, Budhhist, animist liberal Indonesia.Too bad stupid Hindus fell for those ugkly Arabs and their goofy religion.