Sombre start to a beautiful vacation.. #cellularjailportblair
Beautiful places often hold a dark past to it.. it is convenient to ignore that darkness and enjoy only the good stuff.. ....but thrill lies in inconvenience
As the two hour long flight eastwards on the Indian ocean approached the islands , it seemed as if emeralds were strewn on a blue background. Its hard to believe that this natures paradise was one of the most dreaded prisons on the earth – Kala pani on the port Blair.
The cellular jail named after the cells which housed individual political prisoners stands in awe and actually gives you goose bumps. How the freedom fighters were tortured in every way possible to break there indomitable spirit and mental strength
From giving them number tags, to make them wear jute uniforms, shackles to restrict movement , everything was aimed at crushing the dignity and self-respect .
Instead of Bulls, humans were used to extract oil out of coconut for more than 12 hours a day.
They had to use their bare hands to peel the coconut and then get oil out of it. Any one could be singled out and spanked at the whims and fancies of British soldiers.
The prison cells were designed in a way that back faced the front of any other cell , hence omitting any contact. Further cells were changed every 3 months to prevent any collective uprising .
Barkha ( @barkha.vyas06 ), who is a blogger, was a co-voyager on our latest trip to Andaman.
Here she shares her experience of visiting the Cellular Jail and seeing the light and sound show with the Women Voyagers' team.
Barkha ( @barkha.vyas06 ) , who is a blogger, was a co-voyager on our latest trip to Andaman.
Here she shares her experience of visiting the Cellular Jail and seeing the light and sound show with the Women Voygaers' team.
“When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'.”
And i was with my best ones for sure!😁😜😉 #andamans#portblair#cellularjailportblair
Got a chance to witness Kala Pani➡️ The Cellular Jail, also known as Kālā Pānī, was a colonial prison in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. The prison was used by the British especially to exile political prisoners to the remote archipelago.
The Cellular Jail tells the story of infamous cruelty meted out to Indian political prisoners by Britishers.