The ‘True’ face of the East India Company and the resulting discontent amongst the native Indians must have prompted Lord Byron to make a prophecy regarding the Indian rebellion in his poem – Curse of Minerva.
Curse of Minerva
..Look to the East,where Ganges' swarthy race.Shall shake your tyrant empire to its base; Lo! There Rebellion rears her ghastly head. And glares the Nemesis of native dead; Till Indus rolls a deep purpureal flood.And claims his long arrear of northern blood. So may ye perish! Pallas, when she gave.Your free-born rights, forbade ye to enslave...
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