How Falsified History Is a Ready Tool to Deepen Communal Divide – By N.C. Asthana
A Bollywood lyricist Manoj Muntashir has released a 11-minute long video on YouTube titled Aap Kiske Vanshaj Hain? (‘Whose descendant are you?’)…. He presents his own version of history in this video, particularly with regard to the Mughals….
Manoj calls Humayun, Akbar and Jahangir ‘glorified dacoits’…. The problem arises when others criticise Hindu kings or support Muslim kings, even for academic purposes, they are physically attacked and implicated under false cases usually for promoting enmity between different groups.
History is something for which we cannot have an ‘absolute’ or ‘official’ version to the exclusion of all other versions. Why should historical criticism lead to violence and registration of cases, then?…