Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Education and Colonialism Quote
Lord McCauley in his speech of Feb 2,1835,
"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."