Sunday, November 13, 2005

Culture Degradation !


Can we give credit to the British (catalyst) for the following:

# A nation of skilled professionals (including IT) who are hired across the world for their 'English' language skills
# Among the largest surface transport network (rail/road) in the world
# Waning of Sati, Child Marriage...
# A unified nation called INDIA. (we may have moved towards Republic(s) of Pandiya, Chola, Chera, Mysore, Deccan, Maratha, Gwalior, Udaipur, Nalanda, Patiala - few more additions to the UN list of world countries)

Culture/Heritage Degradation: As long as humans have evolving brain, you cannot stop 'change' from happening. If not today, change is bound to happen tomorrow. If by restrictive activities we can enforce a 'perceived' good practice, then we would have stopped crime long back. I suppose world over Religion and Police are among the largest enforcing/recruiting agents. What is considered good today was bad yesterday. My blog on Definition gives some input on the same. If we feel 'change' can be stopped, slowed-down or reversed, then we need to first find ways to change the brain dynamics to 'static' state from the 'dynamic/evolving' state. Without which you cannot stop human from evolving from stone-age to modern-age and beyond. At each age, human will say "what was believed/practiced earlier could have been done better".

Did British teach Indians the caste system? Why we are not able to come out of it? Because religion/caste fit into our conveniences...

By highlighting the positives, am not trying to discount the negative acts of British. If their negatives are highlighted often, then we should not shy to highlight the positives. Adversity shows opportunities too. A unified and vibrant INDIA is born. Let us understand that, focus on positives and move forward.

I may be shouted down for the above comments, but we need to accept the fact.

Practice universal brotherhood and live happily...


Message: 7
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 17:18:29 +0530
From: "Krishna"
Subject: Should We not Learn From History

Lord McCauley in his speech of Feb 2,1835, British Parliament:

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

This shows time and again that Our Heritags is Invaluable and priceless.

Un quote: It is always better to be ourself than thinking and acting like someone (people who thinks whatever "West does is the Best")


Savramesh said...

i think in some aspects India would be better in their hands.. we wanted it much better, but we are making it worse..

Ajay said...

cool yaar........................

sonal said...

is it true in the current scenario???
i don't think so***************