Jawaharlal Nehru was arrested while picketing foreign cloth-shops. He was sentenced to prison for 21 months. Again he refused to defend himself but publicly declared: “Jail, has, indeed, become a heaven for us, a place of pilgrimage.” When on New Year’s Day in 1932 his wife was arrested by the British, Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru called it “a pleasant New Yar gift” and writing from Naini Jail (Allahabad) to his daughter, says: “You must be rather lonely. Once a fortnight you may see mother and once a fortnight you may see me and you will carry our messages to each other.”
The British commenced ruling in India in 1758 after the Plassey war. Queen Mother Elizabeth who died, aged 101 in 2002 was the last empress of India and the first British born queen consort source Tudor times (in 1923).
As young girl, Princess Juliana watched a parade from her palace balcony in The Hague. “Do all these people belong to me?” she asked her mother. “No, indeed, child,” replied queen Wilhelmina, “we belong to all those people.”