Saturday, July 31, 2004

Rethinking Indian History

Indian history has become a great battleground where the storm troopers of the Left have attempted, with considerable success, to brainwash an entire generation with a manufactured 'history' that fits into their pre-conceived notions of 'class struggle'. The most recent battles are now taking place under the auspices of the HRD ministry, which is hell-bent on re-toxfying textbooks with undigested half-truths and cold-blooded lies. At least someone is making noise about it:

THE PIONEER Saturday, July 31, 2004


Why should History books keep to the Left?Barkha Goel/ New Delhi

Politicisation of education needs to be stopped.If the UPA considers the NDA history texts to bebiased, the earlier texts are full of flaws,distortions and have Marxist
leanings. This iswhat leading scholars have briefed President APJAbdul Kalam
about as they sought to promote ahealthy national debate on history.In a letter
addressed to the President, elevenscholars headed by Swami Dayanand Saraswati,
hadasked the Government to work for a lighter,fulfilling and stimulating
education, based oninnovative "pedagogy and promoting great humanvalues and
achievements" of the Indian culture. ...

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