Lord Macaulay’s address to the British Parliament on 2 February, 1835.
I have traveled 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.The main intention behind introducing English education at Bharat was to conquer its rich culture and heritage by not allowing them to disseminate to the next generation. Even Max Muller had the same view about the education system at Bharat and wanted that to predominated by English education.
Now again India is falling victim to the western culture. Wherever you go, you can only see advertisements and notices in English only, not in local language. In most of the provinces in India, English is the communication language, not local language.
India was never poor, until British and Mughal came!!