11 June, 2009

What Exactly Is India?

We all criticize our own nation - India. We scoff at every possible thing, right from corruption and terrorism to roads and railways...

...But why can't we appreciate the greatness of our motherland?

Here are a few quotations compiled by me which do nothing but appreciate and shower praise on India!

We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made!
--Albert Einstein


So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked.
--Mark Twain


India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border!
--Hu Shih ( former Ambassador of China to USA)


Civilizations have arisen in other parts of the world. In ancient and modern times, wonderful ideas have been carried forward from one race to another...But mark you, my friends, it has been always with the blast of war trumpets and the march of embattled cohorts. Each idea had to be soaked in a deluge of blood..... Each word of power had to be followed by the groans of millions, by the wails of orphans, by the tears of widows. This, many other nations have taught; but India for thousands of years peacefully existed. Here activity prevailed when even Greece did not exist... Even earlier, when history has no record, and tradition dares not peer into the gloom of that intense past, even from until now, ideas after ideas have marched out from her, but every word has been spoken with a blessing behind it and peace before it. We, of all nations of the world, have never been a conquering race, and that blessing is on our head, and therefore we live....!
--Swami Vivekananda



If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India!
--Romaine Rolland (French scholar)

Well, there are many more divine sentences about our Mother India...


Do you wish to say anything about our India...?