Macaulay's children as enemies of Hinduism from within video

Dr Naveen Chandra and I talk about the children past and present of that nasty racist and 19th century British imperialist Thomas Macaulay who have acted and still act today as enemies of Hinduism and Indian heritage from the inside. 

Macaulay's children as enemies of Hinduism from within video
Photo : Ramdath Jagessar

You don't want to miss this one, folks.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXGa05mYkyQ&t=48s

Dr Naveen Chandra and I talk about the children past and present of that nasty racist and 19th century British imperialist Thomas Macaulay who have acted and still act today as enemies of Hinduism and Indian heritage from the inside. 

They appear to be Indians and some of them Hindus too, but in reality they are lifelong supporters of the Macaulay doctrine of most things British, western and Christian good, most things Hindu and Indian bad. Macaulay's contribution was that he persuaded the East India Company that ruled India at the time and later the British Empire to create an education system in India to make a class of Indian clerks to help them run the country. 

These clerks would be trained in English and would have no knowledge of Indian heritage, literature and Hinduism. They would grow up ignorant of their country's glorious heritage and greatness, and would in fact by contemptuous and dismissive of that heritage as they sought to become little brown British. 

Later that system of education spread throughout India and the old Indian/Hindu schools were destroyed, so generations of Indians to this day grow up with an inferiority complex towards the western British (and now American) value system, ignorant of their heritage, deculturised. 

Macaulay wanted to destroy Hinduism and have Hindus converted to Christianity and while he failed in that, his children are still trying. Nehru was a Macaulayite too, as he considered himself an Englishman and set India on a path away from Hindu and Indian values and economy. 

And what does that have to do with us here in the new world and the Caribbean? The Macaulay system and attitudes spread throughout the British Empire and we from the Caribbean grew up in schools and societies that had nothing at all about our Indian heritage. 

I went to Naparima College in Trinidad, a secondary school with a majority of Indian teachers a huge majority of Indian students, and Hindus probably 75% of the students. Yet there was little or nothing Indian or Hindu in the curriculum, and I grew up there completely ignorant of my Indian heritage or Hinduism even though I was a Hindu. I was taught loads of English literature and history from the British point of view, with things from my Indian heritage completely ignored. What were those Indian teachers but Macaulay's children?

The Indians in Canada too face the same system that ignores or degrades our heritage and religion, and we have Indian Macaulay's children here who see most things western and Christian as good, and most things Indian and Hindu as bad.  

We must recognize what has happened and learn to sweep the Macaulayism that is still in some of us, and yes the American style Macaulayism too!