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India’s historical past must be revisited, rewritten: Foremost financial adviser Sanyal 

Foremost Financial Adviser to the Ministry of Finance Sanjeev Sanyal Thursday argued that that Indian historical past must be revisited and rewritten to lend a hand long term generations admire the actual historical past of India.

Talking on the 14th Netaji Subhash Memorial Lecture at FICCI, Sanyal mentioned India must “start to revisit its personal historical past. And, what higher position to begin than by way of beginning with the tale of India’s freedom battle.”

He mentioned that if one reads the traditional, respectable historical past books, one gets the impact that India’s freedom battle was once a uniquely non violent one. “Principally, we gently prompt to the British that they will have to go away, they usually in a well mannered way left,” he mentioned.

Alternatively, he mentioned that there’s a totally other tale to learn about an armed resistance to the British going again over an extended time period.

“This isn’t to signify that the non-violence motion didn’t play a job, it did. However there was once an armed resistance too. And, that tale was once simply as vital however sadly, unfortunately rubbed out of the standard narrative,” he added.

Sanyal mentioned that false narratives by no means be replaced simply by way of grievance and it may possibly most effective get replaced by way of a brand new narrative, which must be written down. Adjustments within the textbooks can most effective occur on the finish of this procedure. Anyone has to if truth be told write down the other tale, he mentioned.

“However the writing of the brand new narrative itself takes effort and we aren’t, I’m afraid, placing up sufficient effort into this. Please take in one phase of Indian historical past and easily take a look at the proof and rewrite it,” he prompt.



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 14th Netaji Subhash Memorial Lecture