Tuesday, July 12, 2005
What the PM said
Here's the text of Manmohan Singh's speech at Oxford. The bit that raised an anthill of a controversy:
Today, with the balance and perspective offered by the passage of time and the benefit of hindsight, it is possible for an Indian Prime Minister to assert that India's experience with Britain had its beneficial consequences too. Our notions of the rule of law, of a Constitutional government, of a free press, of a professional civil service, of modern universities and research laboratories have all been fashioned in the crucible where an age old civilisation met the dominant Empire of the day.And, he later adds, cricket as well.