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See What India was in 1835


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Nowadays we blindly copy West and think our culture as outdated and inefficient. But history speaks otherwise. Just see what Lord Macaulay said about this great nation in speech to British Parliament in 1835. The image is copy of original papercutting of his speech piblished next day. DO THINK ABOUT IT.

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“I have travelled across the length and breadth of India and 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 don’t 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 loose their self esteem, their native culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation  “

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3 Responses to “See What India was in 1835”

  1. […] Moreover, what about the Moral Policing done by British in our country prior to independence? They dictated not only the religious decrees on us but even each and every facets of our lives right from eating habits to the dressing style. However we like the Lamb of God we took there every word as commandments of the God and follow till now. Why? Was really their culture better than ours? Or was it because their Moral Policing was better preplanned and covert than ours? I will let Lord Macaulay confess their conspiracy of Moral Policing India of that time. […]

  2. Good to know that there are people interested in the rich culture of my country, and working hard to bring it on the world view. Cheers for your wonderful blog. Even I’m a published poet. You can catch glimpse of some of my works here- http://souravroy.com/poems/

  3. Hmm … think about the following:

    Why would Macaulay spell calibre as caliber? Was he American? Or is the purported speech a fabrication by an NRI in the US, who seeks to malign western education?

    Why would Macaulay write “old and ancient” – a redundancy like “return back” that is common in Indlish.

    India did not have beggars in 1835? An agrarian economy is not capable of eradicating poverty. Only semi-literates believe such claims.

    The fact is Macaulay never wrote or said what is attributed to him above. Dont believe false propaganda. The alleged speech is a fabrication by Hindu right wing fanatics and propagated by innocents.


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