Macaulayism

Don’t be surprised if some of his theories are adopted in order to “modernise” muslims.

Macaulayism is the conscious policy of liquidating indigenous culture through the planned substitution of the alien culture of a colonizing power via the education system.

Macaulay held the western culture in high esteem and saw his mission as a civilizing mission: “We must at present do our best to form a class who may be interpreters between us and the millions whom we govern; a class of persons, Indian in blood and colour, but English in taste, in opinions, in morals, and in intellect. To that class we may leave it to refine the vernacular dialects of the country, to enrich those dialects with terms of science borrowed from the Western nomenclature, and to render them by degrees fit vehicles for conveying knowledge to the great mass of the population,” 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macaulayism

Quotes like these highlight the importance of home grown well established Islamic scholars to step forward. If not then chamchey like these will do the job instead.

 

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