Sri Aurobindo on Modern India 

Finally, we cannot avoid dealing with the great governing ideas
and problems of the modern world. The modern world is still
52 Indian Culture and External Influence
mainly European, a world dominated by the European mind and
Western civilisation.We claim to set right this undue preponderance,
to reassert the Asiatic and, for ourselves, the Indian mind
and to preserve and develop the great values of Asiatic and of
Indian civilisation. But the Asiatic or the Indian mind can only
assert itself successfully by meeting these problems and by giving
them a solution which will justify its own ideals and spirit.

Completw Works of Sri Aurobindo Vol 20 p 51-52

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