Wednesday’s post about Sanskrit reminded me about my favourite quote about India (above) by Will Durant. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Durant, he was an American historian who, together with his wife Ariel, wrote the ambitious 11-volume The Story of Civilization.  I have a deep admiration for Durant – perhaps in part because he was such a broad-minded and principled man – which his writings really reflect.  Or maybe it’s because his books are something both my husband and I can share.  I think in our dreams, we wish that we were Will and Ariel – devoting our lives together to the writing of history.  How utterly romantic…

Durant seemd to have truly loved India – and he recognized it’s contributions to human history.  He also wrote The Case for India (a scathing expose on the realities of the British Raj) – a book that we recommend on the Gnaana reading list.  My husband and I paid several hundred dollars for this book, and it’s our prized item in our book collection.

Thank you, Mr. Durant.


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  1. MomWithaDot Says:

    Thank you for introducing Durant – will look up whatever I can find. Always love ppl who say nice things about ancient India – simply because is IS true :) !!

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