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In National on November 11, 2011 at 6:02 pm

– Interview in The Hindu. Chennai, 1896. Complete Works, 5. 215-16.

Hindus do stand in need of social reform. At times great men would evolve new ideas
of progress, and kings would give them the sanction of law. Thus social improvements
had been made in India in the past. To effect such progressive reforms in modern
times, we will have first to build up such an authoritative power. Kings having
gone, the power is the people’s. We have, therefore, to wait till the people are
educated, till they understand their needs and are ready and able to solve their
problems. The tyranny of the minority is the worst tyranny in the world. Therefore,
instead of frittering away our energies on ideal reforms, which will never become
practical, we had better go to the root of the evil and make a legislative body,
that is to say, educate our people, so that they may be able to solve their own
problems. Until that is done, all these old reforms will remain ideals only. The
new order of things is the salvation of the people by the people, and it takes time
to make it workable, especially in India, which has always in the past been governed
by kings.


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