What Lord Macaulay said about India in 1835 - Every Indian should read this

GreatThinker
GreatThinker / 7 yrs ago /
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Lord Macaulay said the following about India in 1835 in 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 calibre, 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."
 
PS: There is a debate on whether the correct year was 1833 or 1835, but what matters for Indians is the statement itself. I am also not able to give the name of a popular website as source for this. However the statement was available in multiple websites.


anuja / / 3 months ago
anuja

2nd February, 1835


anuja / / 3 months ago
anuja

It was 1835!!


Sujit Shrivastava / / 4 months ago
Sujit Shrivastava

India still manufactures people MBA;s and engineers to work as slaves for private companies.No college or school trains anyone to become an entrepreneur, or do something innovative.MBA's work as sales men and engineers as software engineers catering to the western MNC's


Ashish / / 4 months ago
Ashish

FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE...... EQUALLY FAKE AS MUCH AS MODI SPEECHES ARE


DogByte / / 6 months ago
DogByte

Sonia, Rahul, Congress party leaders, Mulayam, Mayawathy, Mamata, Nidish, Lallu, Pawar, Karunanidhi, Jeyalalitha, Karath and many other leaders are united on one goal, that is Modi wants to be defeated. They are belongs to different party but working on common agenda like corruption, misrule, arrogance etc. Not only these people worried, America kind f western countries are also still worrying and hoping for Modi's defeat! AAP dream for Modi defeat! Kejirwal ask for Reliance election sponsorship and Modi’s expenses, but why didn’t he close his mouth on Ford Foundation donation for AAP?

WHY? WHY?

Only reason, India shouldn't be developed. It must remain poor for their survival. Fundamentalist Minorities are dreaming his defeat; because they don't want develop their own people will get into modernize culture and go out of fundamentalist control by enjoying the peaceful and modern life! They can't survive without terrorism, poverty, fundamentalism, etc. How did BJP still get votes minority dominated area? There are also people against fundamentalism but they couldn’t voice against powerful leaders to save their life. Reasonable number of minority girls are supporting BJP, though it is lesser but thoughts are spreading to see fresh air and freedom. This percentage will increase if they feel when BJP nearing winning margin.

America wants to keep every country as corrupted and wants to live with poverty! Any development in India's will trouble their Super Power status. They survive only others weakness and arm power! They talk always human rights, but their strong association with dictators who are licensed to kill thousands and thousands of innocents until they are fulfilling their expectation. Otherwise, even it is anyone like Sadam Hussain who will be killed in the name of human rights violation. Simply 'Keep with them or kill them'. It is their basic policy.

Why are they worrying when say it has strong economy? If their economy is strong, why every year increasing their credit line to trillions & trillions. Their economy is surviving with others investment and their arm power. If someone like India (Vajpayee's nuclear test) started to go against them that will spread in the globe against them. Their economy will kneel down any time if other countries stop supporting in their economy.

China, Japan, UAE kind of countries exporting their hard worked products to US, getting $ and invest with them again. Otherwise their country will not survive, if they down, not only it affects US, entire world will be affected. So they want to keep invest it there, but don’t know when it will be end this story and entire world will collapse They are keep printing $ without having any accountability, because they artificially create demand for US $ since it is treated as Universal currency. When Iran and India accepted to trade in their local currency, Iraq planned to sell oil with their currency, US attacked and killed Sadaam. Euro dollar is still seen as thread, but they are under their control. Even China has big thread, but they invested huge $ in US, so they have some control. But India has huge power, it can survive without any country help when it find a good leader like Modi. They were managed to control India with corrupted leaders and pet media. Beyond all these things people turned towards Modi, that is really a big thread for US. So it is trying to keep as close ally by refreshing Modi as friend. They are trying to use us against China’s regional power to manage their arm power. However it is still worried about India may come out with its own strategy by having only to achieve its goals and domination.

That is why every Dom and Dick worrying about Modi. India has great human power, still they are burden until they are converted as skilled labor. Modi is capable of convert them as useful resource. Then they will be the rich resource for India. If so poverty will be disappear like fog after Sun rise.

They are using media which behind the Church and Congress. They are trying their level best to stop Modi. When AAP's useless question appearing on the first page, the opinion poll of 2014 find some least importance. Why? Are they not Indian? Yes, but their bosses are not Indian.

The huge slashed money in foreign banks boos Indian economy with strong infrastructure. When there is such a good economy, that will boost India's development. When Vajpayee's Quadrangle Highways brought the Indian growth to top, but Congress reap the benefit. If he could have back to the power, by this time river linking made great progress. China made great canal by stopping Yellow River floods, which produce more than 25000 MW electricity. Also removing drought, but we still ask drought relief for every rainy season. No way you can prove the drought relief distribution. It is one of the best option to suck the exchequer.

India never had any thoughts to invade others, let us live peacefully and others too. But strong India will ensure our safety. Let us try to bring peaceful in entire world, instead of big brother approach.

Lord Macaulay said the following about India in 1835 in 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 calibre, 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."

We need to bring back that culture, that doesn’t mean force Hindu religion, but Hinduism. It means, we will be having freedom to follow any belief like Sikh, Jain, Buddhism, Christianity, Muslim, but we are united as Indian above all, That is what Modi said that our religion is Indian Penal Code (IPC).

We have every thing with great human resource. We need a leader to unite us beyond the divisive politics. We have only leader has such caliber that Modi. Only MODI at our doorstep by this time, he MODIfy our poverty fate to rich with development and with great culture. Let us unite by say no to divisive politics of Congress, all ill minded leaders, western countries expectation.

VOTE FOR INDIA!


BEZAWADA HARIKRISHNA / / 6 months ago
BEZAWADA HARIKRISHNA

THIS IS THE BEST TIME FOR US TO CHANGE THE EDUCATION SYSTEM AS THE ELECTIONS ARE NEAR BY


VINAY ARYA / / 12 months ago
VINAY ARYA

NOW WE HAVE TO KNOW THE GURUKUL SIKSHA VYAVASTA .


VINAY ARYA / / 12 months ago
VINAY ARYA

ARE KAMSE KAM EK BAAR BHARTIYA SIKSA PADDATI KO EK BAAR DEKH TO LO SAMAGH TO LO


Abhishek / / 12 months ago
Abhishek

Please if anyone can search in this book (Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay, by George Otto Trevelyan, Vol-I, 2nd edition, 1876, republished ICON Group International, 2008) may get some help. In page no. 406. Remember, in internet the pdf file is not available.


Ronnie / / 1 year ago
Ronnie

http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00generallinks/macaulay/txt_minute_education_1835.html. I bet this reference is good enough to learn what Mr.Macaulay (he is not lord to me) said about India in his minute on 2nd Feb. 1935. According to this draft above statement was never made by Mr. Macaulay. In contrary, he did put down the Indian literature and stated "I certainly never met with any orientalist who ventured to maintain that the Arabic and Sanscrit poetry could be compared to that of the great European nations. But when we pass from works of imagination to works in which facts are recorded and general principles investigated, the superiority of the Europeans becomes absolutely immeasurable". To make such statement a man has to learn a lot and gain full understanding of the culture which he didn't do. Please read another statement " I have no knowledge of either Sanscrit or Arabic. But I have done what I could to form a correct estimate of their value. I have read translations of the most celebrated Arabic and Sanscrit works. I have conversed, both here and at home, with men distinguished by their proficiency in the Eastern tongues." . Now, question is that somebody like him could a biased learner,and a devotee of western culture does define Indians, I guess not. In my opinion, What define Indians are their willingness to take pride in their identity rather than what Macaulay said (referring to statement of this article). If you read opinions and ideas of other scholars you will find that India was once a great nation in terms of both literary work and science. Please read economy history by Angus Madison, an English economic historian, do research on Indian scientists, and watch documentaries on Indian history. If India wasn't a great nation then Brits would have never stayed in India for 200 long years and Europeans would have never created most ignorant theory "Aryan Invasion". In sum, please do not focus on Macaulay's statements (especially looking at the history of British politics).



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