Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Education and Colonialism Quote

Got this in an email today.

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 or 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 one day they will become what we want them, A TRULY DOMINATED NATION."

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