Gifts to Civilisation

Each race contributes something essential to the world’s civilization in the course of its own self-expression and self-realization. The character built up in solving its own problems, in the experience of its own misfortunes, is itself a gift which each offers to the world.

~ Coomaraswamy, Ananda. “What has India Contributed to Human Welfare?” The Dance of Śiva. New York: The Sunwise Turn Inc., 1918. 1. Print