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History & Politics
In an incisive commentary, Arun Shourie highlights the extent to which our history textbooks have been doctored in order to be politically correct. Well researched and highly engaging, this book brings to light the deceptive tricks and specious arguments used by our countrys academicians to further their selfish aims. It also focuses on the shoddy work done by some of the countrys top institutions like the IHRC. Eminent Historians discusses how Indian historians have controlled and misused important institutions like the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), the National Council of Educational Research Training (NCERT) and a large part of academia and the media. Taking on well-known historians like Romila Thapar and Irfan Habib, Shourie argues that Marxist historians have whitewashed the records of rulers like Mahmud of Ghazni and Aurangzeb. With his customary academic rigour and understanding of politics and history, he avers that Marxist historians in India rarely mention important figures of India or of the Indian states and that the standard Soviet work, A History of India (1973), is much more objective and truthful than the history books written by Indian Marxists. Updated with two new chapters which bring to light more recent developments in the field, this is a must read for every Indian who has an interest in the countrys history and a stake in its future.
About the Author
Scholar, former editor and minister, Arun Shourie is one of the most prominent voices in our countrys public life.