William James Durant was an American writer, historian, and philosopher. The Case for India is a book written by Will Durant. He went to India to help himself visualize a people whose cultural history he had been studying for his book The Story of Civilization.
Some of his quotes from this book are mentioned below –
India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe’s languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all.
It is true that even across the Himalayan barrier India has sent to the west, such gifts as grammar and logic, philosophy and fables, hypnotism and chess, and above all numerals and the decimal system.
India will teach us the tolerance and gentleness of mature mind, understanding spirit and a unifying, pacifying love for all human beings.
The case for India provides an insightful examination of the condition of India under British occupation.
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The Case for India PDF
Language : English
Author : Will Durant
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