History.


Strangely enough I am currently reading A Brief History Of India by Alaine Danielou. The beginnig, that is where I am, itself is fascinating enough for me to get deeply engrossed in it, leave alone the hard sell that my young friend Koushik made about the book to me.

Recently, there has been a lot of rework being done about Indian history as the earlier works are presumed to have been deeply influenced by leftist historians with strong anti Hindu bias.

Among other books that I have read on Indian history recently is The Myth of the Aryan Invasion of India by yer another foreigner, David Frawley.

I had read another fascinating book some time ago,  by another foreigner Francois Gautier called Rewriting Indian History, and the current book kind of adds to the information provided by the earlier one.

The last book raised a lot of controversy but it is now widely accepted that a rewriting of history is indeed called for.

I find it strange that the authors of the three books mentioned here are all Indophile foreigners and wonder why Indian historians have not done this work,

I studied Indian History for my Graduate degree and what I now read is rather different from what I had studied way back in the mid sixties of the last century and thus I am now inclined to agree with Napoleon!

I have suggested this topic for the weekly LBC blog posts. You can see what the other writers of the LBC have to say in their respective blogs.  Maria, Pravin, Ashok and Shackman.

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