"Macaulayism"

I always wonder....why some confused ppl who are not at all acquainted with Indian culture...are trying to attack when ever there is topic raised about Ayurveda/indigenousm medical system.

here is answer....

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macau...

"Macaulayism" and modern India

In the independent nation of India which emerged in the second half of the 20th century, Macaulay's name has become emblematic for the ills of colonialism. Macaulay and the British education system have been blamed for producing a generation of Indians not proud of their distinct heritage.[3]

Speaking at a national seminar on "Decolonizing English Education" in 2001, professor Kapil Kapoor of Jawaharlal Nehru University declared that one of the byproducts of mainstream English language education in India today has been its tendency to "marginalize inherited learning" and to have uprooted academics from traditional Indian modes of thought, inducing in them "a spirit of self-denigration (heenabhavna)."[4]

Author Rajiv Malhotra has bemoaned the "continuation of the policy on Indian education started by the famous Lord Macaulay over 150 years ago" for the virtual banishment of classic Indian literature from the country's higher academic institutions and the emergence of a "new breed" of writers professing a "uniquely Indian Eurocentrism."[5]

Vestiges of Macaulayism are also seen by many Hindu nationalists as a mechanism of British neocolonial control in India.[6]

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  • Dear oh dear - still waving the Raj card! I am not remotely concerned with Indian culture, what I am concerned about is disentangling superstition from so called ancient science.

    Ayurvedic inguinal hernia repair for example.

  • MikePollard

    First plz read more about Ayurveda..Then make your so called sarcastic comments ( For us those are just Childish comments)...

    Otherwise it looks like you are some 'Planted Mole'

    Plz have open mind....without open mind you won't reach anywhere... your comments just shows your ignorance...

    Either you are ignorant or you have some hidden motive.

  • What Lord Macaulay said about India in 1835 - Every Indian should read this...

    "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 calibre, 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."

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