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Quotes about ancient Indian contributions

"Without the study of Samskrit one cannot become a true Indian and a true learned man."
    -- Mahatma Gandhi

"If I was asked what is the greatest treasure which India possesses and what is her finest heritage, I would answer unhesitatingly that it is the Samskrit language and literature and all that it contains. This is a magnificent inheritance and so long as this endures and influences the life of our people, so long will the basic genius of India continue. If our race forgot the Buddha, the Upanishads and the great epics (Ramayana and Mahabharata), India would cease to be India ."
    -- Jawaharlal Nehru

"Samskrit language, as has been universally recognized by those competent to form a judgment, is one of the most magnificent, the most perfect, the most prominent and wonderfully sufficient literary instrument developed by the human mind."
    -- Sri Aurobindo
"Samskrit has moulded the minds of our people to the extent to which they themselves …