We are all schooled about Indian history in bits and pieces. However, our course into the hustle and bustle of everyday life literally leaves us with little or no memory of the chapters studied. Earlier in the year 2014, when our honorable prime minister Mr. Narendra Modi boarded the chair, top gun of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen Muslim Party came ahead, stating a couple of annoying lines. Are you versed of these statements? Don’t worry, time to brush your memories! He stated that Muslims in India never felt so low since independence, recorded in the history of India. He kept on, accusing the government of ensuring that Muslims lead life like second-class citizens in a country of their own.
This certainly showered limelight on the importance of rewriting history and an immediate need to bring about cultural changes, as stated by RSS spokesman Manmohan Vaidya. Before pushing any further, let’s delve into the events that had occurred in the previous year. Little do you remember that last year in the first week of January, a group of educated and scholarly people assembled in a white bungalow in the leaves filled street of central Delhi. Wondering what was all this for? Well, the purpose of the assemblage was to figure out ways to rewrite the history of the nation.
Although there was not much buzz about the congregated group, government with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a head secretly appointed a committee of scholars. The secret is no more as the cat has been let out of the bag, informing that the group was formed around six months earlier. One of the major objectives of the group is to jot down the history of the nation yet once more. Our nation’s culture minister Mahesh Sharma went on to say that the group was assigned for bigger plans. Rewriting and revising Indian history is just a part.
RSS, better known as the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh play a pivotal role in the process. Balmukund Pandey, the responsible head for the historical research wing catches up with our nation’s culture minister pretty frequently. It is believed that the time is ripe and all primitive Hindu texts must be restored, proving that the ancient scripts are all facts and not myths. Getting down to the brass tacks is the need of the hour. Hence, the committee must delve into textbooks and perform extensive academic research for the purpose.
Much instances have been brought up by the Muslims in India, showcasing as prominent causes behind religious violence and acts of discrimination. It certainly is time to head back to the roots and prove that Hindus are primary descendants from the first inhabitants in the land. Every piece of evidence must be carefully analyzed. This could include studying of DNA strands and accumulating facts by wrapping up archeological finds.
The newly added ‘Hindu First’ version of Indian history is proposed to be added in school curriculum too. It has been stated over and over again that umpteen workshops had been organized across the country for the past 3 years. Wondering what’s the objective? Obviously, to highlight supremacy of the glorious time begone. It also paves way for new narratives, trying to maintain an equilibrium in the liberal and secular philosophy, first brought on boards by Jawaharlal Nehru.