Macaulay’s letter to his father
Macaulay wrote a letter on Oct 12, 1836 to his father in which he stated that in Hoogly fourteen hundred boys were learning English and the effect of that on Hindus was prodigious. He was sure that a Hindu who received English education would never remain faithful to his religion and some of them would embrace Christianity and if the British education plan was followed, there would not be a single idolater among the respected classes in Bengal. All this conversion would be done without proselytizing and religious interference. "I do not think we would ever conquer this country unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage..."
"I have travelled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such caliber that I do not think we would ever conquer this country unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage, and therefore I propose that we replace her old and ancient education system, her culture, for if the Indians think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will lose their self esteem, their native culture, and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation."