My India, My America

My India, My America

My India, My America

My India, My America

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I suspect that more rubbish has been thought, spoken, and written about India than about any country in the world. There are a good many reasons for this. India has been exploited for nearly two hundred years by all sorts of individuals and organizations, from the East India Company to Madame Blavatsky and Katherine Mayo.

All kinds of people from fortune tellers to politicians and missionaries have made sizable fortunes of one kind or another out of presenting India to the world in the fashion which suited their ends. But the fundamental reason for the abysmal ignorance and the fantastic ideas about this great nation lies in the defects of Western education. To the vast majority of educated people, even those within the higher intellectual brackets, India is a nation governed by English Pukka Sahibs in pink coats and infested with cobras, snake charmers, and Brahmin priests. We were taught that Christendom was the beginning and end of civilization and that somewhere beyond Tartary there were a couple of vague over-populated and half-civilized nations called India and China. Somehow the fact is over- looked that India was a civilized nation before the Christ legend appeared, and that the legend of Christ and the fundamental elements of Christianity had their roots in the Aryan religious philosophy of India.

Few books and few professors ever mention the fact . . .

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