A reminiscence of Indian education shift - Ancient Gurukuls vs. Modern Education System
school in England opened in 1811. At that time India had 732000 Gurukuls.
Gurukul was a residential schooling system whose
origin dates back to around 5000 BC in the Indian subcontinent. It was more
prevalent during the Vedic age where students were taught various subjects and
about how to live a cultured and disciplined life. Gurukul was the home of a teacher
or Acharya and was the center of learning where pupils resided till their
education got complete.
Find out how
our Gurukul got closed. How did Gurukul end?
tell you what was taught in Gurukul culture. (in the Sanatan culture)
taught the following subjects.
Science (Space Science)
Vidya (Solar Study)
and Lok Vidya (Lunar Study)
Vidya (Weather Forecast)
Electric Education (Battery)
Energy Vidya (Solar Energy)
Vidya (Space Research)
Education (Geology Mining)
and Metals (Gems & Metals)
Vidya (Solar Energy)
Vidya (Water Vessels)
Agneya Astra Vidya (Arms & Ammunition)
Biology Sciences (Zoology Botany)
Yagna Vidya (Material Science)
* This is the
talk of scientific education.
The above subjects
of Gurukul have changed in concept and were converted into new domains of the modern
education system in a segregated manner through specified ways. We call this
professional and technical education:
Animal husbandry (Animal Husbandry)
Bird Keeping (Bird Keeping)
Animal Training (Animal Training)
Chariot (Vehicle Designing)
Gold Car (Jewellery Designing)
Clothing Man (Textile)
River Manager (Water Management)
Indicators (Data Entry)
Cowshala Manager (Animal Husbandry)
Garden Tents (Horticulture)
Forest Pal (Horticulture)
All this education was taught in Gurukul, but with
time, when Gurukul disappeared, this knowledge also disappeared! Today, the future of the youth of our
country is being destroyed by the Macaulay method.
The redemption of Gurukul is needed in today's
How did Gurukul end in India? The introduction of
Convent education ruined Gurukuls. Indian Education Act was formed in 1858 It
was drafted by 'Lord Macaulay'.
Macaulay surveyed the education system here (India), many
Britishers had given their reports about India's education system. One of the
British officers was G.W. Luther and the other was Thomas Munro! Both of them
had surveyed different areas at different times. Luther, who surveyed North
India, wrote that there is 97 % literacy here and Munro, who surveyed South
India, wrote that here there is 100% literacy.
Macaulay had clearly said that if India is to be
enslaved forever, its ??*indigenous and cultural education system* ?? must be
completely demolished and replaced with ?? English education system ?? and only
then will Indians be physically Indians, but mentally become English. When they
leave the convent schools or English universities, they will work in the
interest of English men.
Macaulay is using an idiom - ?? Just as a farm is
thoroughly plowed before a crop is planted, so must it be plowed and brought in
the English education system. ?? That's why he first declared Gurukuls illegal.
Then he declared Sanskrit illegal and the Gurukul's of this country finished it
by roaming around setting them on fire, beat the teachers in it, and put them
Till 1850 there were ' 7 lakh 32 thousand 'Gurukuls
in this country and at that time there were ' 7 lakhs 50 thousand ' villages in
India. Meaning every village had an average Gurukul and all these Gurukuls used
to be ' Higher Learning Institute ' in today's language. 18 subjects were
taught in all of them and these people of Gurukul Semaj used to run these
together, not by the king.
Education was given free in Gurukuls. This is how
all Gurukuls were abolished and then English education was legalized and the
first convent school opened in Calcutta. At that time it was called 'free
school'. Under this law, Calcutta University was created in India, Bombay
University was created, Madras University was created, these three slavery-era
universities are still in the country!
Macaulay had written a letter to his father. It is
a very famous letter; in it, he writes: ?? These convent schools will bring out
children who look like Indians but are English by the brain and they don't know
anything about their country. They won't know anything about their culture,
they won't have any idea about their traditions, they will not know their
idioms, when such children are there in this country, even if the British go
away, English will not leave this country. ?? The truth of the letter written
at that time is visible in this country even today. See the misery created by
this act. We feel inferior to ourselves who are ashamed to speak the highs of
our own culture.
A society that is cut off from its mother tongue
never gets good and this was Macaulay’s strategy! In which almost they have
conquered because today's youth knows more about Europe than India. Considers
Indian culture not so cool, but imitates western countries. Our tradition
is a spiritual science, spirituality is a richer science than the science we
all know today.