Thursday, May 10, 2007

India will Survive...

I just loved the last line of Ramachandra Guha's book on India's history since Independence. (Italics mine)

"So long as the Constitution is not amended beyond recognition, so long as elections are held regularly and fairly and the ethos of secularism broadly prevails, so long as citizens can speak and write in the language of their choosing, so long as there is an integrated market and a moderately efficient civil service and army, and — lest I forget — so long as Hindi films are watched and their songs sung, India will survive."

Amen.

1 comment:

Diligent Candy said...

Amen...

Wonderfully put - your addition is just what the nugget needed...

As long as the ball hits the bat and millions of Indians cheer their Blue team irrespective of wins & losses...