Changing a tradition is not an insult to our forefathers

A custom may have been beneficial in the past or seemed to have been correct in the light of prevailing wisdom. However, if such a custom has now become harmful or been rendered invalid by experimental science, then changing it or accepting its invalidity is not an insult to our forefathers; rather it is a tribute to both us and them. For it proves that our forefathers had extended the frontiers of human wisdom in their times to the fullest extent possible and that we in our turn have enriched human wisdom by taking advantage of their contribution.

(1935, Savarkaraanchya goshti or Short stories by Savarkar, Samagra Savarkar vangmaya, Vol. 2, p.552)



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