Monday, March 06, 2017

Erasing history

Here's a small news item that many people would have missed as they browsed their Sunday newspapers looking for more exciting fare.  But it tells you have steadily, and deliberately, the Sangh Parivar is erasing India's history.

The story appeared in the Times of India on March 5, 2017.  In sum it says that a fort, that has been historically established as having been built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1570, and was always known as "Akbar ka Qila" has been renamed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Rajasthan as "Ajmer ka Qila and Sangralaya". 

How many more such creeping changes are taking place away from the eyes of the media and a public that fails to notice what's happening?

1 comment:

Raghavan S said...

Present day rulers of the land can change the names but cannot change the foundation on which the structure was built with every stone above the ground level revealing a story of pre historic times that tells in volumes and speaks louder on the brain and hand behind the monument. Surreptitious changes are out of jingoism that will collapse when passionate rulers take on reins.