China honours Kalidasa

via HK published on September 16, 2006

Coming close on the heels of numerous controversies in India it is interesting to note that one of India’s strongest neighbour and a country seen as a possible security threat has decided to put up a statue of the great sanskrit poet Kalidasa as one of the people to have luminaries to have influenced modern China.

Very few states in India itself can boast of having any thing to pay homage to the great writer. In this age when the word Sanskrit means Communal in India,its quite interesting to see the respect shown by China.

The other Indians who are being honoured are Gandhi, Nehru and Tagore.It is probably India’s curse that we do not see or acknowledge the pearls we have have within us and look to the west to enlighten us. In India we are even going to the extend of removing statues and photos of great freedom fighters in the name of petty politics.

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