Consider that until a couple of hundred years ago, Sanskrit as a language and a literature was limited to the Brahmins, and that possession of the most important philosophical texts was limited to a small section of that caste. Yet today these Upanishads, as the texts are called, are easily accessible in several European translations to anyone in Europe or America interested in reading them. But, more significantly, they are just as accessible to any Indian today in his own land. Such is one result of the Western incursion into India, one illustration of the liberating effect of the Western scientific attitude.
-- Notebooks Category 15: The Orient > Chapter 1: Meetings of East and West > # 62