India and the Future

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Knopf, 1918 - Great Britain - 330 pages
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Page 303 - It may be that the public mind of India may expand under our system till it has outgrown that system ; that by good government we may educate our subjects into a capacity for better government ; that, having become instructed in European knowledge, they may, in some future age, demand European institutions.
Page 172 - And it is our further will that, so far as may be, our subjects, of whatever race or creed, be freely and impartially admitted to offices in our service, the duties of which they may be qualified, by their education, ability, and integrity, duly to discharge.
Page 257 - ... a sum of not less than one lac of rupees in each year shall be set apart and applied to the revival and improvement of literature, and the encouragement of the learned natives of India, and for the introduction and promotion of a knowledge of the sciences among the inhabitants of the British territories in India...
Page 258 - I am quite ready to take the Oriental learning at the valuation of the Orientalists themselves. I have never found one among them who could deny that a single shelf of a good European library was worth the whole native literature of India and Arabia.
Page 184 - I hope I am making no false or arrogant claim when I say that the highest ideal of truth is to a large extent a Western conception.
Page 258 - The question now before us is simply whether, when it is in our power to teach this language, we shall teach languages in which, by universal confession, there are no books on any subject which deserve to be compared to our own; whether, when we can teach European science, we shall teach systems which, by universal confession...
Page 4 - Nevertheless, it is certain that, in the course of time, the just demands of Indians for a larger share in the government of the country will have to be satisfied...
Page 258 - ... medical doctrines which would disgrace an English farrier — astronomy, which would move laughter in the girls at an English boardingschool — history, abounding with kings thirty feet high, and reigns thirty thousand years long — and geography, made up of seas of treacle and seas of butter.
Page 182 - ... the end of his administration Lord Curzon did not really understand the people of India. This was at the root of his many inconsistencies and made him a perpetual puzzle to most men. And thus the man, who professed in all sincerity, before he assumed the reins of office, his great anxiety to show the utmost deference to the feelings and even the prejudices of those over whom he was set to rule, ended by denouncing in unmeasured terms not only the present generation of Indians, but also their...
Page 276 - Who knows the secret? Who proclaimed it here Whence, whence this manifold creation sprang? The gods themselves came later into being. Who knows from whence this great creation sprang. He, from whom all this great creation came, Whether His will created or was mute, The Most High Seer that is in highest heaven, He knows it — or perchance even He knows not.

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