Sunday, June 19, 2005

Lord McCauley in his speech of Feb 2, 1835, British Parliament

"I have traveled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such caliber,that I do not think we would ever conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage, and, therefore, I propose that we replace her old and ancient education system, her culture, for if the Indians think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will lose their self-esteem, their native self-culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation".

2 Comments:

At 5:12 AM, Anonymous Vikram Goyal said...

Dear Mr. Aggarwal, I myself want to get to the bottom of this controversy, whether McCauley was against India ( Read: India's ancient culture, heritage and scociety ) or he was trying to modernise it. There is a web site which sites equally convincing arguments in favour of McCauley. The site's URL is:

http://www.countercurrents.org/dalit-prasad271004.htm

Please read it as and when you have time and comment over it. I would be eagerly awaiting your response.

Thank You.

 
At 8:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont intend to comment on an Individual. It is a matter of all keeping an open mind and self introspection.
Do you know about the Stolen Generations in Australia?

Assumption of "We know better" and imposing has been a feature of politics.

Vietnam, Iraq, Afghan wars are no different. They are to free the subjects of those nations.

Chinese, Japanese would not have been progressive. I dont mention Russians, French, Germans, Spanish, Portugese.

 

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