- He suggested the government should try to educate only a few Indians, who would consequently teach the rest. This is called the ‘downward filtration’ policy.
- He wanted Indians to serve British interests and be loyal to them. This class would be “Indian in blood and colour, but English in tastes, in opinions, in morals and intellect.”
- Macaulay suggested the government spend money only on western education and not on oriental education.
- He also suggested that all colleges where only eastern philosophy and subjects are taught must be shut down.
- He felt that Indian knowledge and languages were worthless. On Indian literature, he stated, “…a single shelf of a good European library was worth the whole native literature of India and Arabia.”