The Bible and the Windmill
In 1976, when Ruth and I moved into a village in one of the most backward districts in Madhya Pradesh, families ground their grain by hand mills.
Why did the West invent wind and water mills, but not India? It was a surprise for me to discover that the first mills were built and maintained by Christian monasteries in Western Europe. They emancipated young monks and village women from the drudgery of toil.
Why didn’t Hindu and Buddhist monks build mills?
They say Nalanda “University” trained thousands of students every year for hundreds of years. Why didn’t any professor or graduate come up with a design for a mill that could grind grain for all those thousands of students?
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Yesterday, Ruth and I enjoyed a Dutch windmill with Jeff and Romkje Fountain’s grandchildren.
Prof Vishal Mangalwadi directs the Centre for Human Resource Development in a Unversity in North India. He has authored 20 books and lectured in 40 countries. His exposition of Indian philosophy and Western thought and culture In books such as “The World of Gurus”, and “The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization” are studied at university level.