ARE KAMSE KAM EK BAAR BHARTIYA SIKSA PADDATI KO EK BAAR DEKH TO LO SAMAGH TO LO
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.
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).
Did not find the actual reference to confirm this to be factual. Plz give us actual reference.
भारत की जनता में आत्मगौरव का अभाव है। एक संस्कृत या हिन्दी अध्यापक से भी पूछिए कि आपका पता लिखकर दीजिए तो वह अंग्रेज़ी में लिखकर देगा। हम वेबसाइट की सामग्रियाँ भी उसी अंग्रेज़ी में तैयार करते हैं जिसे मेकाले ने हम गुलामों पर धोपा था। नर्लज्ज समाज। भारत की महान संस्कृति के संबंध में यहाँ के लोग भाषण देंगे अंग्रेज़ी में। अब लगता है के देवलोक में भी अंग्रेज़ी की चढाई हुई है। मंदिरों में भी देवी देवताओं का नामपट्ट भारतीय लिपियों का अंतर्राष्ट्रीय रूप, देवनागरी में नहीं होते, अंग्रज़ी के रोमन में होते हैं।
Amazing mind wash by westerners. We finally don't believe in ourselves. Do u think they crossed half the world and risked their lives to reach India for nothing....thousands if not millions perished in their search for India..but we say we were not so great. Wow!!
Dear Akshay, ur right if it was done by outsiders only. However, we Indians are the ones who did it under guidance from these masters...for a full 300 years.
Even JWB was done by Indian soldiers of british army.
yes, It is fake statement, He actually commented something funny...
It is not all changed, only some part changed, If all is changed, then below words would be heard in many families.. " Honey, your kids and my kids are fighting with our kids..."
Only some weak minds changed and following that nasty culture. Politicians like Nehru aided their divide and rule polity, and tried braking India's heritage.