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Notes on Antique Textiles, Folk Art & Timeless Traditions – Jaina Mishra

An outrageous sacrilege about to happen…

Lord Macaulay is said to have authored these words about the conquest of India in the 1800s:

“Such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such calibre, 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………”

These words – perfect in their strategy – are now being actioned in Tibet.

A blog post about the planned destruction of Lhasa culture follows in the link below. A destruction that we can do nothing about besides watching helplessly as it unfolds in our lifetime.

Woeser’s blog post

Me at the Jokhang, Lhasa, Tibet

Me at the Jokhang, Lhasa, Tibet, 2007

jm

May 2013

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