India and Britain

India in 1835 according to Lord macaulay

This is an original document found in Madras court, presented to British Parliament by Lord Macaulay.

Approximately 170 years ago a famous member of British parliament, who held various important posts wrote the following report. British Government formed Supreme Council of India in 1835, led by lord Macaulay. Lord Macaulay wrote a report on his findings about India which was presented to the British parliament in 1835.

Lord Macaulay’s address to the British parliament on February 2, 1835.

“ I have travelled 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 back bone 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 loose their self esteem, their native culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation.

British school makes Sanskrit compulsory

In the heart of London, a British school has made Sanskrit compulsory subject for its junior division because it helps students and grasp math, science and other languages better.

This is the most perfect and logical language in the world., the only one that is not named after people who speak it. Indeed the word itself means ‘perfected language’, said Warwick Jessup, head, Sanskrit department.

The Devnagri script and spoken Sanskrit are two the of the best ways for a child to overcome stiffness of fingers and the tongue,” says Moss. Today European languages do not use many parts of the tongue and the mouth while speaking or many finger movements while writing. Where as Sanskrit helps immensely to develop cerebral dexterity trough its phonetics.

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4 thoughts on “India and Britain

  1. abhijeet says:

    US-based spiritual leader Rajan Zed has asked the European Parliament to give recognition to Hinduism as a religion in the whole of Europe. While meeting the President of the European parliament Hans Gert Pottering, Zed explained the essence of Gita and Gayatri Mantra to him. Zed asked Pottering to declare Diwali as a major festival in Europe. The European Parliament had invited Zed for a spiritual discourse on Hinduism. The Hindu spiritual leader introduced the Members of Parliament to the fundamental tenets of Hinduism. Zed also raised the issue of religious discrimination being suffered by Hindus in Europe. He said that Hindus living in Europe have to face many problems and difficulties. To solve these, Zed presented a 15 point programme to the Parliament. The programme includes points such as quick approval to proposals related to opening of Hindu temples, appropriate representation and promotion of vegetarianism. Zed informed Pottering that Hindus are not allowed to construct temples anywhere in Europe. The applications to open new temples are kept under processing for a long time and then almost always rejected. Not many Hindus know it, but Hinduism — the oldest living spiritual tradition in the world going back about 8,000 years — is still listed as a “cult” in all European countries. Their governments refuse to accept it as a legitimate religion. They actively prevent establishment of any Hindu temple in their territories. But that does not prevent European leaders — especially from Italy and France — from preaching “respect for all religions” to Indian government and recommending to Hindus that they should allow more churches to be opened in India to prove to the world how tolerant they are. What a farce! Why don’t the Indians take the Europeans to task for this kind of behaviour and ask for an explanation about why Hinduism has been listed as a cult while Judaism, Buddhism and Islam are listed as legitimate religions. What a shame that Gita is compulsory study for all students in an American university regardless of their religion, but banned from schools and colleges in India due to “secularism.” This Congress-style ‘secularism’ is the biggest wound Hindus have willingly inflicted on their own cheeks. Worse, the more this wound festers and poisons the rest of their body, the more the Hindus showcase it to others to prove their intellectual sophistication. Little do they realise that the kind of secularism being practised in India is nothing but an elaborate scheme to strangle them slowly, and that they are being quietly brainwashed by India’s English media (with questionable funding) to ensure that the Hindus go to the gallows singing all the way. Is it because the church fears the ancient and formidable Hindu spiritual literature (especially the Upanishads, Rigveda and Gita) and thinks that it may trigger another “Hare Rama, Hare Krishna” movement in Europe, shaking its very foundations? But there is no reason why European governments should continue to list Hinduism as a primitive cult and be allowed to get away with this insult to all Indians.

  2. abhijeet says:

    American University Makes Study of Gita Compulsory An American university has made study of Gita compulsory for all its students by including it in its “core course.” The Seton Hall University (http://www.shu.edu/) has taken this decision observing the importance of Gita in life. University administration says that through the wisdom of Gita, students can better understand and cope with the complexities of life and be better prepared to face all the life’s challenges. The autonomous Catholic Seton Hall University was established in New Jersey in 1856. Professor A.D. Amar working with the University’s Stillman Business School said the decision to make Gita compulsory for all students is an unprecedented one. Out of the University’s total strength of 10,800 students, about one-third are non-Christians. There are a huge number of Indian students studying at the University. Professor Amar who played a key role in this development said that the core course is compulsory for all students of the University. It has to be studied by everyone regardless of the subject they have chosen for study. He added that the University understood the importance of the philosophy of Gita and decided to make its study compulsory for all students. It is actually “Bhagwad Geet” (The Divine Song). Gita is like an ocean of wisdom The wisdom in the slokas of Gita is full of eternal truths that were revealed to the ancient Hindu sages when in deep meditation. Nothing can match the spiritual wisdom that arises when the mind has been trained enough to concentrate and contemplate on the ultimate reality.

  3. abhijeet says:

    Julia Roberts said: “Ever since I developed my liking and fondness for Hinduism, I have been attracted and deeply fascinated by many facets of the multi-dimensional Hinduism… spirituality in it transcends many barriers of mere religion”. Talking of India, she promised “to return to this sacred land again and again for the best of creativity.”

  4. abhijeet says:

    We are witnessing today a revival of Hinduism with all its peaceful ambitions without any fundamentalist ferocity. Flushed with temple donation given by Hindus, Hinduism can re-acquire its self-righteousness of olden days through Krishna’s teachings in Gita, and has re-affirmed its mission of world-conquest through yogashakti. This in particular has been chosen as a priority target. This is the best time for “revival of the past glory of Hinduism”.

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