It is ironical that even after seven decades of independence, the legacy of the British continues in almost all sectors of administration, judiciary, education, socio-economic governance, etiquettes and most important – a colonial mindset to approach in life, that still gives a glimpse of the British regime.
The British colonisation was different from the previous Greek and Islamic interventions. They say, History is the account of the victors, by the victors and for the victors. The valiant contributions of those who defended our identity and esteem are eclipsed in favour of oppressors and invaders who are made to seem as benevolent rulers.
The biggest negative impact of colonisation, apart from $45 trillion loot in today’s value, was rendering of low self-esteem and lack of national character, which led to either total oblivion of everything in our roots or passive pride for our civilisational legacy.
The Macaulay system of education in India further sustained colonial rule through the intelligentsia, media and academia. Unfortunately, this colonial version of Indian History continued to be a part of our curriculum post-independence too.
History of our nation must convey one clear message to every Indian irrespective of his current caste, creed or religion. While India may have had the misfortune of being invaded by Mughals or British, they were not ‘us’ by any stretch of imagination.
Now it is for us to strike out an independent path of historical research for ourselves, to study our ancient roots and the ancient annals of India, to decode self identity and imbibe national honour and self esteem.
It is for Indians to write Indian history.
Join this session to discover relevant and unbiased 1500 years of Our Indian History from The Indian Perspective.
Date: Sunday, Jan 26th 2020
Speaker: Sandeep Shetty, Independent Researcher and National Activist.
Time: 2:15pm to 4:30pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Model School, Room number 24, ISKCON NVCC Campus.
NO ENTRY FEE.
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Date: 19th Jan’ 2020- Sunday
Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Venue: Thakur Shyamnarayan High School,
3rd Floor, Opp Evershine Dream Park, Thakur Village, Kandivili (E), Mumbai
Date: 25th Jan’2020 – Saturday
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Venue: Flush Institute of Health & Fitness
2nd Floor, Laxmi Co-operative Housing Society,
Vatcha Gandhi Road, Gamdevi, Behind Westside, Hughes Road