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Recollections of Alexander Duff D.D. LL.D. and of the Mission College which he founded in Calcutta




N the highlands of Perthshire in the parish of Moulin not far from the confluence of. the Tummel and the Garry is situated the Pass of Killiecrankie rendered memorable by the defeat which the troops of William III. [...] The one party called the Orientalists advocated the communication of Oriental learning through the medium of Sanskrit and Arabic; while the other party called the Anglicists advocated the impartation of European literature and science through the medium of the English language. [...] Adam some time Governor-General of India who stated its object to Je the " considering and from time to time submiting to Government the suggestion of such measures as it may appear expedient to adopt with a view to the better instruction of the people to the introdution of useful knowledge including the sciences and arts of Europe and to the improvement of their moral character." The [...] They maintained that the course which they had hitherto pursued had been prescribed by the British Parliament in the Act for the renewal of the Charter in 1813 when a lakh of rupees was set apart to use the words of the Act for the revival and promotion of literature and the encouragement of the learned 'natives of India and for the introdution and promotion of a knowledge of the sciences [...] As the colour and complexion of the system of Indian education depended on the intepretation of a few words in an Act of Parliament the matter was naturally referred by Lord William Bentinck to the law member of the Council —an office created a few months before at the renewal of the Charter in 1833.



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