The ICHR’s project must be to depoliticize the liberal arts

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    it was always an accusation that Indian history has been hijacked, post Independence, by Left Wing 'historians' to add sheen to the high morals of the Mahatma and Nehru's philosophy with oodles of Marxist coating.

    In this article an interesting viewpoint has been raised.

    What is the right way to rewrite Indian history that it is closer to the facts and less of being an ideological promotion?
     
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    History of science and technology in India top focus for ICHR

    NEW DELHI: The history of science and technology in India starting from the ancient era up to the colonial rule will be among the top focus areas of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), chairman Y Sudershan Rao told ET in an interview recently. "There is a need to review history writing of traditional Indian knowledge systems. For instance, Chemistry, or Rasayan as it was known back then, was one of the advanced subjects of ancient times and this needs to be highlighted. ICHR will help in documenting the comprehensive history of the development of science and technology in the country through the ages," Rao said when asked about the priorities of the newly constituted Council under the NDA government. The chairman added that there enough material in ancient manuscripts in Sanskrit to document the scientific progress and achievements in fields such as astronomy, mathematics, agriculture, metallurgy, among other things. "ICHR can either take this up on its own or fund a project," he said. Indian achievements in the field of science and technology have recently been at the centre of a heated debate when Prime Minister Narendra Modi used examples from Mahabharata to illustrate the country's scientific temperament in ancient times.


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