How Can Anyone Change History?: We have many kingdoms but historians have concentrated only on the Mughals and wrote mainly about them, Amit Shah said recently.
In yet additional slight to ally BJP, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said he doesn’t digest how anyone can change history. “History is what it is, how can anyone change it?” he said when asked to remark on Home Minister Amit Shah’s comment that it’s time to re-examine history books as historians have concentrate only on Mughals so far, ignoring other glorious kingdoms.
How Can Anyone Change History?
“Will you change history then? I don’t digest how one can change it. History is history,” he said, smiling, when a reporter asked what he thought of Mr Shah’s suggestion.
How Can Anyone Change History? Language is a different subject but you can’t change the basic history, he said when prompted on the Home Minister’s emphasis that Mughals have been given overweening more importance in history books.
Mr Shah had recently appealed to historians in the country to revive the glory of the past for the present, saying that it will help in forming a bright future.
The Home Minister said that history does not hang on government and that “truth comes into actuality if historians start writing accurate facts about those who could not get legitimate space in history”.
Most of the historians in India have given eminence to documenting the history of Mughals only, ignoring the glorious administration of many kingdoms like Pandyas, Cholas, Mauryas, Guptas and Ahoms, Mr Shah had said at a book launch.
How Can Anyone Change History? “I want to tell individuality to the historians. We have many kingdoms but historians have concentrated only on the Mughals and wrote basically about them. The Pandya province ruled for 800 years. The Ahom province ruled Assam for 650 years. They (Ahoms) had even conquer Bakhtiyar Khalji, and Aurangzeb and kept Assam autonomous. The Pallava province ruled for 600 years. The Cholas ruled for 600 years.
“The Mauryas administer the whole country from Afghanistan to Lanka for 550 years. The Satvahanas ruled for 500 years. The Guptas ruled for 400 years and (Gupta emperor) Samudragupta had for the first time visualized a united India and established a kingdom with the whole country. But there is nothing in books on them,” he had said.
In what was seen as another clear message to ally BJP, Nitish Kumar had recently declare that there was “no need” for an anti-conversion law in the state where the government was “alert” and members of different religious society lived in peace.
How Can Anyone Change History? Top BJP leaders like Union minister Giriraj Singh have been pressurizing for an anti-conversion law.
Mr Kumar’s effortful relationship with the BJP, which he has many opinionative differences with, has become progressively public as he fights to hold his position against the contentious ally. Mr Nitish Kumar has not been on the same page with the BJP leaders on matters such as the Ram temple in Ayodhya, removal of Article 370, Uniform Civil Code, triple talaq, NRC and parliamentary measures for population control.
Even on the matter of caste census, even though the BJP has come on board now Mr Kumar faced great disapproval initially.
BJP leaders, along with some ministers in the cabinet, have been claiming that many “Rohingyas” and “Bangladeshis” have slinked into Bihar and care must be taken not to legalize their stay by including them in the state-level census of castes.