India Cultural History

“India was the motherland of our race and Sanskrit the mother of Europe’s languages. India was the mother of our philosophy, of much of our mathematics, of the ideals embodied in Christianity… of self-government and democracy. In many ways, Mother India is the mother of us all.”

William Durant, 1861-1947, the late Professor of History, Columbia University, New York.
Quoted from the first volume of his epic 11 volume “The Story of Civilization”, 1935, written in collaboration with his wife Ariel Durant.