Modern India and the Indians: Being a Series of Impressions, Notes, and Essays

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Trübner and Company, 1879 - India - 365 pages

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Page 355 - Foundation for true interpreting, when he learned from it that, " in every nation, he that feareth God and worketh righteousness, is accepted with Him.
Page 290 - All parties seem to be agreed on one point, that the dialects commonly spoken among the natives of this part of India contain neither literary nor scientific information, and are, moreover, so poor and rude that, until they are enriched irom some other quarter, it will not be easy to translate any valuable work into them.
Page 290 - His Lordship in Council directs that all the funds which these reforms will leave at the disposal of the Committee be henceforth employed in imparting to the native population a knowledge of English literature and science through the medium of the English language...
Page 290 - ... medical doctrines which would disgrace an English farrier, astronomy which would move laughter in girls at an English boarding school, 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 248 - The mighty Varuna, who rules above, looks down Upon these worlds, his kingdom, as if close at hand. When men imagine they do ought by stealth, he knows it. No one can stand or walk or softly glide along Or hide in dark recess, or lurk in secret cell, But Varuna detects him and his movements spies. Two persons may devise some plot, together sitting In private and alone, but he, the king, is there — A third — and sees it all.
Page 290 - 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...
Page 360 - They one and all believe in the unity of the Godhead, and although they hold images in high veneration, yet they are by no means idolaters, as the ignorant suppose.
Page 290 - Council is of opinion that the great object of the British Government ought to be the promotion of European literature and science among the natives of India, and that all the funds appropriated for the purpose of education would be best employed on English education alone.
Page 306 - It is indispensable, therefore, that in any general system of education the study of them should be assiduously attended to. And any acquaintance with improved European knowledge which is to be communicated to the great mass of the people — whose circumstances prevent them from acquiring a high order of education, and who cannot be expected to overcome the difficulties of a foreign language — can only be conveyed to them through one or other of these vernacular languages.
Page 251 - And know that your wealth, and your children are a temptation unto you; and that with God is a great reward. O true believers, if ye fear God, he will grant you a distinction, and will expiate your sins from you, and will forgive you; for God is endued with great liberality. And call to mind when the unbelievers plotted against thee...

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