The Present State of India: An Appeal to Anglo-Indians

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Printed at the Examiner Press, 1905 - British - 87 pages

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Page 35 - The Philippines are ours, not to exploit, but to develop, to civilize, to educate, to train in the science of self-government.
Page 48 - But he is the bone and sinew of the country, by the sweat of his brow the soil is tilled, from his labour comes one-fourth of the national income, he should be the first and the final object of every Viceroy's regard.
Page 37 - It may be alleged with more justice that we have dried up the fountains of native talent, and that from the nature of our conquest not only all encouragement to the advancement of knowledge is withdrawn, but even the actual learning of the nation is likely to be lost, and the productions of former genius to be forgotten. Something should surely be done to remove this reproach.
Page 18 - You shall well and truly try, and true deliverance make, between our Sovereign Lord the King and the prisoner at the bar, whom you shall have in charge, and a true verdict give, according to the evidence. So help you God.
Page 46 - It is the Indian poor, the Indian peasant, the patient, \ humble, silent millions, the 80 per cent who subsist by agriculture, who know very little of policies, but who profit or suffer by their results, and whom men's eyes, even the eyes of their own countrymen, too often forget — to whom I refer.
Page 20 - the monarch who " possesses a judge so resolute in the discharge of his " duty, and a son so willing to yield to the authority of "the law*.
Page 36 - In the meantime the dangers to which we are exposed from the sensitive character of the religion of the natives, and the slippery foundation of our Government, owing to the total separation between us and our subjects, require the adoption of some measures to counteract them ; and the only one is to remove their prejudices, and to communicate our own principles and opinions by the diffusion of a rational education.
Page 48 - It is for him in the main that we have twice reduced the salt-tax, that we remitted land revenue in two years amounting to nearly 2^ millions sterling ; for him that we are assessing the land revenue at a progressively lower pitch and making its collection elastic. It is to improve his credit that we have created co-operative credit societies, so that he may acquire capital at easy rates, and be saved from the usury of the money-lender. He is the man whom we desire to lift in the world, to whose...
Page 32 - The problem is how to deal with this new-born spirit of progress, raw and superficial as in many respects it is, so as to direct it into a right course, and to derive from it all the benefits which its development is capable of ultimately conferring upon the country, and at the same time to prevent it from becoming, through blind indifference or stupid repression, a source of serious political danger.
Page 36 - It is difficult to imagine an undertaking in which our duty, our interest, and our honour are more immediately concerned. It is now well understood that in all countries the happiness of the poor depends in a great measure on their education. It is by means of it alone that they can acquire those habits of prudence and selfrespect from which all other good qualities spring ; and if ever there was a country where such habits are required, it is this.

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