• What we deplore is not that the gate of western knowledge was thrown open to Indians, but that such knowledge was imported to India at the sacrifice of our own cultural heritage. What was needed was a proper synthesis between the two systems and not neglect, far less destruction, of the Indian base.

    Speech delivered at Gurkula Visvavidyalaya Convocation on 25th April 1943, "Educational Speeches" by Dr. Shyamaprasad Mookerjee, A.Mukherjee & Co. (Private) Ltd., 2 College Square, Kolkata 700 012, 1959.
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