Gandhiji, The Perils of Modern Civilization

Modern civilisation as represented by the West of today, in my opinion, has given Matter a place which by right belongs to Spirit. It has therefore put violence upon the throne of triumph and held under bondage Truth and Innocence. It is this error which enfeebled India is trying to fight, and I have no doubt whatsoever that if those who are engaged in the fight remain true to their pledge God will help them.

Mahatma Gandhi, Message To The Readers Of The Survey, New York, March 5, 1922

K. Venkatappa, Path to Elk Hill, Ooty, watercolour, 41×25.5 cm, 1926

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