Saturday, January 26, 2013


The Story of English in India, N. Krishnaswamy, Lalitha Krishnaswamy:

For Macaulay also, education was only a prelude to proselytization, and in 1836, soon after the acceptance of the Minute, he wrote:
No Hindu, who has received an English education, ever remains sincerely attached to his religion.  Some continue to profess it as a matter of policy, but many profess themselves pure Deists and some embrace Christianity.   It is my firm belief that if our plans of education are followed up, there will not be a single idolater among the respectable classes in Bengal thirty years hence.  And this will be affected without any effort to proselytize; without the smallest interference in their religious liberty; merely by the operation of knowledge and reflection.
PS: My mother's kitchen, January 2013: