Gajanan Mishra

Gold Star - 292,102 Points (3rd April 19sixty / Tikapali, Patnagarh, Balangir, Odisha, India now at Tapobana, Titilagarh, Odisha, India)

Let Me Quote Macaulay - Poem by Gajanan Mishra

Let me quote Lord Macaulay,
Supposed to be from a speech
Given to the British Parliament
In 1935;
'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 value,
People of such calibre, that I do not
Think we would ever conquer this country,
Unless we break the very backbone
Of this nation, which is here 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 allthat is foreign
and English is good and greater than
Their own, they will loss their self esteem,
Their native self-cultureand they will become
What we want them, a truly dominated nation.'

Real development of any one, my dear
Is there on his own earth, thorugh his
Own mother-tongue and that we should aim at.

Topic(s) of this poem: language

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  • Gajanan Mishra (1/27/2016 1:18:00 AM)

    Mother, mother-tongue and mother-land are the life-breath of any one.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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