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Thomas Babington Macaulay : Beginning of Macaulayism in India

Kavishala LabsKavishala Labs October 26, 2021
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To say that a writer’s hold on reality is tenuous is an understatement

– it’s like saying the Titanic had a rough crossing.

Writers build their own realities,

move into them and occasionally send letters home.

The only difference between a writer and a crazy person is that a writer gets paid for it.

~David Gerrold

Thomas Babington Macaulay was born on the 25th of Oct, 1800, and was a British historian and Whig politician. He was the frontier for introducing the Western education system in India. He was an essayist, on contemporary and covered historical sociopolitical subjects, as a reviewer.


  • Macaulay basically served as the Secretary at War between 1839 and 1841, and as the Paymaster-General between 1846 and 1848.
  • Played a major role in the introduction of English and western concepts to education in India and published his argument on the subject in the "Macaulay's Minute" in 1835.
  • Supported the replacement of Persian by English as the official language.

In history, this had led to Macaulayism in India, and the systematic wiping out of traditional and ancient Indian education and vocational systems and sciences of Indian Art and Culture.

On the occasion of his birth anniversary, Kavishala presents the poem written by him -

The Battle Of Moncontour

Oh, weep for Moncontour! Oh! weep for the hour,

When the children of darkness and evil had power,

When the horsemen of Valois triumphantly trod

On the bosoms that bled for their rights and their God.

Oh, weep for Moncontour! Oh! weep for the slain,

Who for faith and for freedom lay slaughtered in vain;

Oh, weep for the living, who linger to bear

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