Monday, April 20, 2009

Did you learn this in your History book as a Kid in India?

Dear Global Indians,

Some of you may have learnt following by self-exploration on the internet but most of you would be enlightened to learn the following which unfortunately was NOT taught to us in history books during our school days in India..

Brief Introduction :Mr. Thomas Macaulay was a 19th-century British poet, historian and Whig politician and one of the two Members of Parliament for Edinburgh. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer, and on British history. During colonized India under cruel British Raj,in 1833 in his position as the first law member of the Governor-general's council, he was credited for convincing the Governor-General to adopt English as the medium of instruction in higher education, from the sixth year of schooling onwards, rather than Sanskrit or Arabic then used in the institutions supported by the East India Company.

On 2nd February,1835 in his speech to the British Parliament he said,

Quote :

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

Unquote.

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