History And Culture of Andamans

History And Culture of Andamans

 

  • The earliest evidence of human inhibition in Andaman is unknown to this date. Some say that Greeks and the Chinese were ones from the initiations of the humans who lived in Andaman, but these theories remain unproved. It is believed that Andaman served as a platform for migration in olden times. For some time the “Chola dynasty” ruled over Andaman and used it as a naval base. Later, in the year 1789 the British entered Andaman and set up colonies here. They also made it a naval base. The natives of Andaman did not have a very good reputation as they attacked people or good that were being transported from here. This put the British government to thoughts. The British made their colony as a way to punish and keep prisoners aloof from their native land in the mainland India. Thus, the very famous cellular jail was made by the year 1910. Mortality rate, due to diseases and the atrocities of the British was very high. 

 

  • During the Second World War, the Japanese occupied these islands. They ruled Andaman for four years. They performed various wrongful activities and killed nearly 750 natives before leaving in 1945. Later, the British government took over and abolished the colonies with the intention to leave India. 

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