VIJAY M forwards Lord Macaulay’s address to British Parliament on 2 February 1835.
“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 greater than her own, they will lose their self-esteem, their native culture, and they will become what we want them to become, a truly dominated nation.”