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Old 05-11-2014, 06:50 AM   #151
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tantric, you're confusing two different proposed timelines, the one with Ambedkar diverged in 1930 when someone assassinating several top people in India on both sides of the fence in one day only to be stopped by Ambedkar, Ambedkar ends up stopping India from separating as a result.

The one about racism diverged much earlier, likely before 1850, when the British and Indian nobles started inter-marrying
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:03 AM   #152
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I thought they were both proposals for creating a powerful India timeline - I just meant that I thought British acceptance of Indians more likely than Indians electing a Dalet. Though, true, I wasn't really thinking of them as distinct timelines, rather as possible means to an end.

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Old 05-11-2014, 01:11 PM   #153
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We really need to name these things when we come up with them. Both are interesting realities and both India-centric, but its easy to start mixing things up.
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:15 PM   #154
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How about "Sans-Gandi" and "Equal Raj"?
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Old 05-11-2014, 02:28 PM   #155
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Wasn't Gandhi himself rather racist towards blacks? Not mentioning his other creepy attitudes, of course.
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:00 PM   #156
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How about "Sans-Gandi" and "Equal Raj"?
I like those.

In Equal Raj, how much linguistic and cultural influence might the Indian nobles have had on Britain? Indian traditional clothing, for example, was very different from that worn in Britain, and a lot of mores were likewise different. Indian food was very popular in Britain, but it was a bit toned down - might it be less-so in this timeline?

I wouldn't expect the Indian caste system to make much headway among the (relatively) liberal British, but that's not the be-all and end-all of Indian culture, by a long shot.
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:29 PM   #157
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Well, Class vis-a-vis Caste could be an issue, methinks. Class, of course, being more important in Europe...

Come to think of it, is there really any philosophical difference... wait. One can change Class through "merit" (read, MONEY.)
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:23 PM   #158
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Well, Class vis-a-vis Caste could be an issue, methinks. Class, of course, being more important in Europe...

Come to think of it, is there really any philosophical difference... wait. One can change Class through "merit" (read, MONEY.)
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:51 PM   #159
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Exactly - I can see British aristocrats accepting Hindi aristocrats as equals much better than I can see a democratic India *electing* and untouchable to rulership. And wasn't there some real world bit about the royal family having a touch of Indian DNA?

Wasn't there another timeline with international royal families? Or was that something from alt-history?
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:20 PM   #160
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And wasn't there some real world bit about the royal family having a touch of Indian DNA?
Princes William and Harry have identifiably Indian mitochondrial DNA inherited from Princess Diana. That means they'll have some nuclear DNA too, but that's much harder to identify with certainly.

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