Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Home News Reports Marxist historians like Romila Thapar did present a 'rose tinted' version of Hindu-Muslim unity...

Marxist historians like Romila Thapar did present a ‘rose tinted’ version of Hindu-Muslim unity in Nehruvian textbooks: William Dalrymple admits

Historian and Writer William Dalrymple has acknowledged that the Left-academicians and Nehruvian historians in the country had indeed hijacked History textbooks.

Historian and Writer William Dalrymple has acknowledged that the Left-academicians and Nehruvian historians in the country had indeed hijacked History textbooks and turned it into propaganda soon after India attained its independence.

Speaking at the ‘Express Adda’ – a talk show organised by Indian Express in Delhi last week, writer Dalrymple said that it was true that the early Nehruvian textbooks were written by Romila Thapar and other ‘Marxists’. He also said that the Marxists presented a ” rose-tinted vision” of Hindu-Muslim unity running through the whole of the Delhi Sultanate right through the Mughals, which left room for the right-wing to state those books were not history.

Read: Krishna pointing the Eid moon, how the fake propaganda was busted

The host had asked Dalrymple about the eternal ‘right-wing’ grouse that post-independence academia was hijacked by the Left and that the academic part of managing India was ‘given’ to the Left-wing.

William Dalrymple further said that the history textbooks written especially in the 1950s left sufficient room for questioning their authenticity. He, however, claimed that it was a reality that all those Nehruvian historians were great historians which the right-wing successors were not.

Read: Saffron Swords – a book that exposes the lie peddled by Marxist historians that Hindus didn’t have courage

When the host asked Dalrymple whether he means that the right-wing was justified in their grouse, Dalrymple said that history books written by Marxists did present a rose-tinted version of Hindu Muslim unity thereby leaving room for complaint by the right-wing.

William Dalrymple’s statements come at a time when there is a larger debate across the country regarding the credibility and integrity of these Marxist historians, who used ‘textbooks’ as their propaganda tool to indoctrinate their ideology among masses. It is now widely believed that Indian history we read is fabricated.

These history ‘textbooks’ have also been considered to be a handiwork of Nehruvian academicians and Marxist scholars who fear the revival of Hinduism in a largely Hindu country. However, lately, a movement has been gaining traction across the country seeking revisions of India’s history books.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ Air Defence System: What is it and how does it work

To counter the low-cost warfare initiated by Hamas, the Israel Defence Forces has activated its state-of-art air defence system - 'Iron Dome' to protect its civilian population from the barrage of rockets.

‘No commode’ claims Pappu Yadav who is in jail for flouting COVID norms, complaints of mosquitoes biting him all night

Fearing that Pappu Yadav might become more popular and become a hero-like figure, RJD leaders are condemning this as 'drama'.

Israeli forces kill Islamic Jihad and Hamas leaders in targeted strikes amid increased tension between Israel and Palestine

Two top Hamas leaders, three Islamic Jihad terrorists killed, several injured in targeted strikes by Israel Defence Forces

Congress leader Ali Mehdi wishes the destruction of Israel hours after terror outfit Hamas launches massive air strikes against Jewish nation

Delhi Congress VP's tweet wishing destruction of Israel comes at a time after the Jewish nation came under attack by the Palestinian terror organisation Hamas

Kerala nurse killed after terror group Hamas launches rocket attack in Israel

he Kerala nurse Soumya Santosh was on the phone with her husband when the rocket hit the apartment she was in. The wheel-chair bound lady who Soumya was taking care of was also killed during the attack.

COVID-19 vaccination: 18 states, including Maharashtra, Delhi and West Bengal getting a direct supply of Covaxin, says Bharat Biotech

With the 18+ population vaccination having started from May 1, several states have sought direct supply from vaccine manufacturers to meet the rising demand

Recently Popular

Israel spy agency Mossad’s parody account pokes fun at Bollywood entertainer Swara Bhasker over her ‘#FreePalestine’ campaign

Swara Bhasker had posted a tweet calling Israel apartheid and terrorist state following the clashes at the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

As Netizens trend #ArrestMunmunDutta, the actor apologises, says she was misinformed and did not intend to use casteist slur: Details

Actor Munmun Dutta, most famously known for playing the character of 'Babita Ji in 'Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chasmah', today posted a statement on Twitter, apologising

NCP supremo Sharad Pawar believes he committed a big mistake by making Uddhav Thackeray the CM of Maharashtra: Report

A report published in Marathi daily Tarun Bharat said that Sharad Pawar conveyed to Sanjay Raut that he made a big mistake by making Uddhav Thackeray the chief minister of Maharashtra.

Watch: Israel’s Iron Dome intercepts hundreds of rockets launched by the Palestinian terror group Hamas

The high-tech 'Iron Dome' is a short-range air-defence system designed to intercept rockets, artillery, and mortars. The surface-to-air missile system has been deployed by Israel Defence Forces since 2011 and has helped reduce casualties from rocket attacks against Israeli cities.

BMC chief explains why it is not the Modi govt but the states that need to be blamed for the oxygen crisis

BMC chief said that mismanagement of states is responsible for the oxygen crisis and increased number of SOS calls

Cartoonist gets Twitter notice for a caricature of Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray: Details

The cartoonist took to Twitter to share the copy of the notice he received from the legal department of the microblogging website.
- Advertisement -


Connect with us