Author: Sir John WoodroffePublisher: Indica BooksYear: 2009Language: EnglishPages: 225ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186569812
In this small book taking excuse on the view of an English writer that India was not a civilized country, the author writes a strong and passionate defence of India and its culture, exposing the principles that made her civilization. In an epoch where criticism of India was widespread in the Western world, and imitation of English culture was predominant among the Indian elite, Woodrofe encourages India to follow her own tradition and ways.Ninety years after the publication of this book, in spite of the changed political and social environment, it surprises us to see how much alive are his words, and to how much an extent they are still valid for the India of today.
ForewordI. Civilization and ProgressII. East and WestIII. What is Culture?IV. Conflict of CulturesV. Competition, Concert, SacrificeVI. Cultural Attack on IndiaVII. An ExampleVIII. A ReplyIX. Bharata Dharma and the Common Principles of Indian CivilizationX. BrahmanismXI. Self-ExpressionXII. Sa,skara as the Root of Indian CultureXIII. Some ConclusionsPress Notices