“They Can Write Mythology, Not History…”
In the last few years we have seen multiple instances of changes of textbooks or information in the textbooks to suit the ideology of the present regime. In part III of the conversation on 75 years of India’s Independence with independent researcher and activist Sahba Husain, feminist historian Uma Chakravarti discusses this issue of distorting history.
Changes in the names of roads, places, destruction and reconstruction of buildings and spaces is nothing but an attempt of the present government to distort history. In response to this Uma poses a simple fact as an answer — history needs evidence and sources, one can write mythology but not history.
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