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41. Why India Is Dear?
India is to me the dearest country in the world, not because it is my country but because I have discovered the greatest goodness in it. It has been subject to foreign rule, it is true, but its subjection too is a proof of its goodness. The status of a slave is preferable to that of a slaveholder (Translated from Gujarati).