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Eminent historians: their technology, their life, their fraud

By: Shourie, Arun.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: India Harper Collins Publishers 2014Description: xii, 287 p.ISBN: 9789351365914.Subject(s): Historiography - India | India - history - errors, inventionsDDC classification: 954.0072 Summary: Indian history is bloodied with events such as Mahmud of Ghazni's invasion and Aurangazeb's massacre of Hindus. Yet why is it that school children do not learn much of these stories and focus on the trade that Mahmud brought to India, a consequence that he never intended? Why is it that Aurangzeb is showcased as a tolerant emperor when he ordered the beheading of several Hindu scholars? Why does the Indian Government allow this falsified view to permeate the very schools and colleges that are supposed to advance the study of history? Muslim rule is never to be criticized, the wanton destruction of temples in the name of the advancement of Islam is never to be discussed. These words were put forth by a circular issued by the West Bengal government in 1989 and have dictated what school children learn. Mr. Shourie tells readers that this Marxist method of whitewashing history is a historiographic sin and that its only result is a blinded view of reality. Criticizing eminent historians of the day, he questions their world view and asks why is that a Soviet work on Indian history is more truthful and objective than several of our own.
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Indian history is bloodied with events such as Mahmud of Ghazni's invasion and Aurangazeb's massacre of Hindus. Yet why is it that school children do not learn much of these stories and focus on the trade that Mahmud brought to India, a consequence that he never intended? Why is it that Aurangzeb is showcased as a tolerant emperor when he ordered the beheading of several Hindu scholars? Why does the Indian Government allow this falsified view to permeate the very schools and colleges that are supposed to advance the study of history? Muslim rule is never to be criticized, the wanton destruction of temples in the name of the advancement of Islam is never to be discussed. These words were put forth by a circular issued by the West Bengal government in 1989 and have dictated what school children learn. Mr. Shourie tells readers that this Marxist method of whitewashing history is a historiographic sin and that its only result is a blinded view of reality. Criticizing eminent historians of the day, he questions their world view and asks why is that a Soviet work on Indian history is more truthful and objective than several of our own.

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