Thursday, December 4, 2008

Our Strength

"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 educational 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 culture and they will
become what we want them, a truly dominated nation
."

Lord Macaulay's Address To The British Parliament - February 2, 1835

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