"To give millions a knowledge of English is to enslave them. The foundation that Macaulay laid of education has enslaved us. I do not suggest that he has any such intention, but that his been the result. Is it not a sad commentary that we should have to speak of Home Rule in a foreign tongue And it is worthy of note that the systems which the Europeans have discarded are the systems in vogue among us. Their learned men continually make changes" MK Gandhi
Macaulay "that English is better worth knowing than Sanskrit or Arabic; that the natives are desirous to be taught English, and are not desirous to be taught Sanskrit or Arabic; that neither as the languages of law, nor as the languages of religion, have the Sanskrit and Arabic any peculiar claim to our engagement; that it is possible to make natives of this country thoroughly good English scholars, and that to this end our efforts ought to be directed."
... I have never found one among them who could deny that a single shelf of a good European library was worth the whole native literature of India....... the superiority of the Europeans becomes absolutely immeasurable."
Whoever knows [English] has ready access to all the vast intellectual wealth. The question now before us is simply whether, when it is in our power to teach this language(English), we shall teach languages(Sanskrit), by which, by universal confession, there are not books on any subject.
Thailand a Model for India to follow...... "Indian in blood and colour, but English in taste, in opinions, in morals, and in intellect. To that class we may leave it to refine the vernacular dialects of the country, to enrich those dialects with terms of science borrowed from the Western nomenclature, and to render them by degrees fit vehicles for conveying knowledge to the great mass of the population".
The international airport in Bangkok has a vast statue of Vishnu which is to the eternal shame of India, for this would be deemed illegal in India. The Thai's were never invaded and have kept their Hindu based customs, culture and language in their national affairs. They deeply revere their Royal family King RAMA and their Monks have VIP seats are set for them at all airports.