Macaulay  - Pioneer of Indias Modernization

Macaulay - Pioneer of Indias Modernization (English, Paperback, Masani Zareer)

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Macaulay - Pioneer of Indias Modernization  (English, Paperback, Masani Zareer)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Random House, India
    • Genre: History
    • ISBN: 9788184006582, 8184006586
    • Pages: 288
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    Thomas Macaulay is most famous for having introduced the English language as a medium for learning in India, creating a class of westernized Indians who are sometimes derisively referred to as 'Macaulay's children'. Was this an act of cultural imperialism or a modernizing move far before its time? Macaulay has always inspired both admiration and hostility in India. Ever since he served on the Supreme Council of India in the 1830s, his thinking and policies have had a profound, transformative impact on the subcontinent. Today, some Dalit activists even celebrate him as their liberator from caste tyranny. Macaulay is the first biography of this vastly influential figure for the general reader, giving a vivid sense of a brilliant, eccentric, contradictory man and his complex times. In a portrait that is as elegant as it is intriguing, Zareer Masani traces Macaulay's fascinating journey from child prodigy, historian and parliamentary orator in London to imperial administrator in India, and then a revered elder statesman back in Britain. The reader is allowed a glimpse into what it felt like to be at the centre of power in a global empire, ruling over hundreds of millions of Indian subjects and shaping the destiny of a subcontinent.
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    • Random House, India
    Publication Year
    • October
    Book Type
    • Non Fiction Book
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    • 198 mm
    Length
    • 129 mm
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    Clever Tom

    Thomas Macaulay is probably best known in India for the Minute on education that he wrote in 1835 for the Governor-General of India, William Bentinck. Many Indians would be surprised to find that he was also the main author of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), completed in 1837 but adopted two decades later, which gave equal rights in law to Englishmen and Indians.

    Zareer Masani writes a short and very readable biography of Macaulay. The book succeeds in placing the man in his time: when educated...
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    Karamchand Ghote

    Feb, 2013

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    Macaulay and his many legacies

    This was strongly recommended to me by a friend and I opted for it. I am glad I got the tip.

    The book is extremely well researched and written. It covers in detail his short life, the period of his upbringing but focuses mainly on the short but prolific span that Thomas Macaulay spent in Kolkata and his campaign to revamp the education system, draft the Indian Penal Code, a few among his other institutional legacies.

    A book worth re-reading.
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    Nov, 2015

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    Good Read...

    I pick this book to know about Macaulay and his philosophy. This book gives relevant details for adopting English language and education policy of India during British Raj. Introductory para of book is self sufficient to express the importance and objective of book i.e."Being Indian if we able to read this book in English" because of Macaulay.
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    S P Yadav

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    Jun, 2016

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    Classical

    Matches British authors. Written in an engaging conversational style. Quite like a series of lectures from your favourite tutor. Excellent production quality.
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    May, 2015

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