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সামাজিক ও রাজনৈতিক আন্দোলন। ১৪৭ new seminary. Therefore their more diligent cultivation, if desirable, would be effectually promoted, by holding out premiums and granting certain allowance to their most eminent professors, who have already undertaken on their own account to teach them, and would by such rewards be stimulated to still greater exertiou. From these considcrations, as the sum set apart for the instruction of the natives of India was intended by the Government in England for the improvement of its Indian subjects, I beg leave to state, with due deference to your Lordship's exalted situation, that if the plan now adopted be followed, it will completely defeat the object proposed, since no improvement can be expected from inducing young men to consume a dozen of years of the most valuable period of their lives in acquiriug the niccties of Baikarana or Sanscrit Grammar. For instance, in learning to discuss such points as the following; khada signifying to cat, khadati he or she or it eats; query; whether does khadati taken as a whole conveys the meaning he, she or it eats, or are seperate parts of this meaning conveyed by distinction of the words. As if in the English language it were asked, how much meaning is there in the eat and how much in the s? And is the whole meaning of the word conveyed by these two portions of it distinctly or by them taken jointly. Neither can mnch improvement arise from such speculations as the following which are the themes suggested by the Vedanta;-in what manner is the soul absorbed in the Deity ? What relation does it bear to