Self styled Historians, nay Anglophiles have started screaming for facts in Indian history, pointing out ,
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments in October, that Lord Ganesha was the product of plastic surgery, has prompted the Indian History Congress, attended by over 2000 professional historians in Delhi, to pass a resolution that says “genuine historians would stand by the values of their profession and resist interested distortions of our past.”
The resolution, adopted during its Platinum Jubilee meet on Tuesday, mentions the Prime Minister’s statement and also “calls upon the members of the political establishment to refrain from making statements contrary to well-established historical facts.”
Speaking to NDTV, well-known historian Professor Aditya Mukherjee said, “The Prime Minister shouldn’t confuse between history and mythology. In many societies, there are tales of people flying, doing other extraordinary things, but they can’t be taken as history.”
Mr Mukherjee, who also heads the School of Social Sciences in the Jawaharlal Nehru University, responded to the often-cited argument that Historiography in India has been Left-centric and biased.
“There should not be a problem if there are multiple perspectives. In fact, it is good that if the discipline’s rigor is challenged but you can’t treat imagination as history,” said Mr Mukherjee
Indian History Congress’s meet has been in the news for raising issues of contemporary debate. Apart from the PM’s statement on Ganesha, the conference also talked about “attempts to change school textbooks”. Right-wing hardliners have been accused of trying to pressure the government to rewrite school books in line with Hindu-nationalist orthodoxy.
Inaugurating the event on Sunday, Vice President Hamid Ansari had cautioned that the attempt to portray “India as a homogenous nation is problematic”.
Which are the distortions of facts?
Lord Rama , whose existence is proved by astronomical dating, archeology,your own white skinned people,and by Indian Literature in many languages?
The Bible which was composed by Constantine to suit a Political need,
Jesus whose real name is not known till today?
That Krishna’s Dwaraka is found, his date is established,
The story of some one whose existence is not proved and who says he read God’s inscriptions on stone in Heaven?
That Indians were advanced in Mathematics,Physics, astronomy,Quantum Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Surgery,Agriculture,Ship building, Aircraft Building, Social Sciences,Astrophysics,Biology, Stem Cell research, …..
The ever-changing views of Science of today when one can never be sure of what he ‘scientists’ will find to-morrow.
The atomic theory of Vaisheshika who are far ahead of repeatedly falling CERN research?
How about these multiple perspectives as these ?(they are established facts)
That Nehru delayed the dispatch of troops to Kashmir to repel Pakistani intruders,
That a certain gentleman of great fame was born in a Brothel , his father ran one,
And another was a Homo sexual,
That Hyder Ali and Tippu Sulthan destroyed temples,
That Shah Jehan Built the Taj Mahal on a Shiva temple,
He imprisoned his father,
That Islam invaders destroyed thousand of temples and killed, maimed raped Indians,
The British genocide toll in India exceeds one Billion.
I can go on.
If an ordinary man like me can quote this much, imagine the knowledge of Real Indian scholars?
Of course you do not recognise them for they are Indians, much worse…. Hindus!
Check your facts.
Nice to be secular but more important is to be a Rational Man.