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Analyse the role of knowledge as a source of power.

Knowledge and power are not synonymous. Knowledge is the source of power. Power is of many types like muscle power, the power of money, political power, the power of thoughts and ideas, etc. In the final analysis, all can be achieved by knowledge.

The persons of knowledge occupy top positions and wield powers. Their knowledge is not merely bookish but they have the sound practical knowledge. They have the special knowledge about men, matters, techniques, etc.

Even in the past, the real rulers were not kings and queens but priests and scholars, who advised them on many matters. Today also, civil servants guide ministers. Right from the early days of civilization, the brain has been powerful than brawn. Primitive men was helpless, a weakling in ruthless and hostile environment. His ever-active brain and power of thinking made him understand and conquer the forces of nature.

Later, he made inventions and discoveries. Today, man has conquered land, sea, air, space, pain, and disease. The advanced knowledge of technology virtually rules the world today. Thus, the knowledge is indeed power.

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