Monday, August 11, 2008

Lord Macaulay's Address To The British Parliament on 2nd February, 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 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.



This is not true. Refer http://satyameva-jayate.org/2007/06/26/clearing-the-dust-off-macaulays-quote/.

Thanks to Jude for pointing this.

13 comments:

  1. Since that sounded quite fake to me, I searched a bit and found that there are others who agree: http://satyameva-jayate.org/2007/06/26/clearing-the-dust-off-macaulays-quote/

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  2. Thanks Jude. I updated the post with the reference you mentioned.

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  3. There is no dearth of "religious nationalists" among us, Hindus, whose inferiority complex runs so deep that they go to any length to fabricate untruths to shore up their self-image even for a few hours. They are the kind who have been and remain the bane our 'samaj'

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    1. right, waise tera baap kaun hai.. pata hai

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  4. Every word in this so called Maculay's writing is fabricated.
    India would have been better off if the British were still ruling us. Today we live under the governance of a crime syndicate here.
    The situation would have been quiet healthy if the British were still here.
    I wish they once again take over us.

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    1. The British is still in India. In fact it is still in the world...The Anglo Saxons still control the world financial markets...It is called rule by deceit...

      The federal reserve system controls the world money supply and so rules the world....

      We would have been (the world would have been a better place..)a lot better if Britons had not come to India.....

      Wherever they went they killed millions...They ruled us by proxy...what do you think all the Congress leaders are...In fact most of the countries advocate a two party system and both the parties even though fight...but make same decisions...Think about Bush going after Iraq...and Now Obama after Iran....

      British Raj was rightly called the dark age for our country as not only did we lose our sovereignty but also lost our pride of spiritual excellence. The inventions by Britishers have only increased material fake happiness.....we have lost our spiritual joy... It is a pain to see people endorsing the Britishers....because they are tired of the British stooges in India (Congress...and other parties who spend crores of rupees to get elected).

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  5. The British were able to rule over India because they always maintained high ground of morality. US is also trying to keep high ground of morality in Iraq but still finding it difficult. I wonder how challenging it would have been for Britishers. After independence, the economic gap of India compared to western countries have widened significantly. Thanks to Nehru, Gandhi family, politicians such as Mulayam, Laloo, Karunanidhi etc. Looking at the current crop of politicians, I think the pre-indenpendence politicians would not have been any different. I donot understand why in India we start worshiping people after they die(i.e. pre-independence politicians). Thanks to those politicians, the only people who benefited were their next generation.

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  6. I can't say about Britishers, but certainly Americans have higher degree of morality and more human in nature. They are practically not corrupt and believe in doing their duty honestly.

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  7. let us not fight amongst ourselves over the british but think together how we can recover the welth british looted from us.pls c here how much money the british owe to indians
    http://www.kahany.com/writing/0997britishdebt.html

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  8. "Thanks to Nehru, Gandhi family, politicians such as Mulayam, Laloo, Karunanidhi etc. "

    Laloo has shown the courage to turn around the railways and given so much profit to the nation that no one has done before. Let him rule India for a tenure and I am sure he will turn around India. Congress has done nothing but damaged the borders of India and its integrity.

    Earlier India was a British Colony - but now it is a Italian colony.

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  9. The last one of Macauley is a mere hoax, and a lie. He came to India in 1834 and left in December 1837 and reached London in early 1838. So if he was in India during 1834 to 1838, how could he deliver a speech in the British Parliament? Apply your mind. Be informed. Though its a different issue that what he did in India regarding his controversial education system and the penal code, such fabricated pictures and stories will or can not change the history!

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  10. To add to the fact that this speech could be fake i visit the records and found that ....As parliament acrhives there was no session on 2nd Feburary 1835
    http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/sittings/1835/feb/

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