Who can cease us from writing historical past, asks Union Home Minister Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday stated that “history cannot be created by governments” and urged society to take the initiative to current historical past in its true type. Lamenting that many battles fought by the Indian kings in opposition to invaders have been forgotten, Shah stated that these battles – like those undertaken by the Ahom kings in Assam and Shivaji-led Marathas within the north-western area – have introduced India the place it’s now.

“It is a fact that some have distorted history. They have written whatever they had to. But who can stop us (from writing it on our own)? Nobody can stop us. History is not created by governments, but it’s built on true events,” the house minister stated whereas releasing the guide ‘Maharanas: A Thousand Year War for Dharma’ by Omendra Ratnu on the NDMC Hall on Friday.

Shah stated nobody can cease the method of writing about these battles for the following technology. The efforts to convey out the info via new historical past books needs to be “bigger and more intense than those who spread lies” in order that it “can be effective”, Shah stated.

In the wake of each the RSS and the BJP alleging that historical past books have been created by Left historians and people who had ignored the contributions of Hindu kings and kingdoms, Shah has been urging writers and filmmakers to work on “bringing out the truths”. The house minister was current on the screening of tv serial ‘Vidrohi’, based mostly on the lifetime of Odia freedom fighter Buxi Jagabandhu, in April and he additionally attended a particular screening of ‘Samrat Prithviraj’, a biopic of ruler Prithviraj Chauhan final week within the nationwide capital. He had earlier urged filmmakers that extra such movies and serials on unsung heroes needs to be made.

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However, Shah warned, that though books like ‘Maharanas’ – it tells the tales of “the resistance of Mewar Kings for one thousand uninterrupted years to Islamic invaders of various hues” – would set off debates via which kids will find out about India’s wonderful previous, it’s going to take a very long time to determine them.

“If we begin researching and writing down history, it will start debates, and the younger generation will start discussions. But it’s a long journey…Many significant events were forgotten as the dust of time fell on them. We have to unearth them and bring them before the people to awaken society,” he stated, including that the battles of the kings who had succeeded in retaining the invaders out will not be even recorded correctly.

He urged the authors to put in writing books on dynasties like Pandyas, Ahoms, Chalukyas, Mauryas, Guptas, and so forth., saying that those that wrote historical past ignored these dynasties. “There are no reference books either. I want to say, one should give up making comments on it, but write on them to bring out the real history before the people. Gradually, the history which we consider false will disappear on its own,” he stated.

Although the federal government has began initiatives in documenting “actual history”, the train will solely achieve success when society takes it up as a mission, Shah stated. “Had Veer Savarkar not been there, I can tell you, the truth about 1857 would not have come out,” he added.

“…revolutions which might have been defeated at that time, have the potential of awakening society and people. Padmavati’s sacrifice had given energy to women and men to live their lives keeping their heads high…Documenting history is important because the outcome of the events or revolts is immaterial, it should be weighed on the impact it has brought on people,” Shah stated.

“The invaders had finished the language, culture and traditions of the regions they attacked, but they had to stop here in India…I can say with pride that whoever fought for India and sacrificed for India would be resting in peace now, because we are making them proud after so many years,” Shah added.

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