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History - A perspective

For a normal human being, history is defined as the “version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.” It relates to investigation, inquiry,research, account, description, written account of past events, historical narratives, recorded knowledge of past events,

stories etc. This is the common knowledge we possess when we hear

the word ‘history’. People find history boring but every single object or place we find today is connected to history.The place we live in has a

history ,the utensils we use in our kitchen ,shoes we wear,clothes,jewellery ,education etc are connected to history.

If I talk about fashion

trends these days then 60s - 70s trends are making a comeback in the

fashion industry. Anarkali suits which came from Mughal-e-Azam became a fashion icon, blunt-cut bangs and fringes in hairstyles is

admired by girls,flared pants and palazzos were publicized by Neetu Singh,polka-dot prints and high waist pants are once again in demand,cat-eye makeup of the 70s is trending.Our country has a

diverse Political ,Diplomatic ,Cultural , Social ,Economic and Intellectual


Historic background. Meanwhile ancient history of india such as about

the Indus valley civilization ,the vedic culture which comprised of Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda, Buddhism, Jainism,Alexander’s invasion in 326 BC , is what we study in the name of history

and are expected to cram it. Akbar was only 13 years old when his father died, ‘first battle of Panipat’ was fought in 1526, ‘battle of

Plassey’ 1757 and whole lot of interesting history covering the Delhi Sultanate,the khilji Dynasty,Sayyid Dynasty,Lodhi Dynasty, The Mughal

Empire etc.The reign of our great emperors their doings ,their achievements,awards are available in our books as well as on the internet .We neither cannot change their honourable works nor

anything is questioned because these people are marked as the game changers of our indian history.Indian culture, history, tradition, religion everything is beautiful and will always be appreciated.

History often deals with concrete facts on which we human beings blindly believe as they belong to our ancestors who are considered as true and sacred. It

is rightly said that “people without the knowledge of their past

history,origin and culture is a tree without roots”.Indeed true knowledge about the past holds an important role that is experience which teaches us moral and ethical values. In the 20th century, Gandhi, Nehru and Jinnah seem to have agreed that partition was better than

civil war but In the 19th century, Abraham Lincoln decided that civil war

was better than compromise with slavery.

"Do we check before

consuming milk whether it's from a black cow or white? "


Do we check whether a white or a black chef cooks our food when we go to a

restaurant?

"Then why do we dislike the black and appreciate the

white”.

This all matters because of perception and a wrong leader who manipulated the crowd to blindly follow. We are suffering because of

the mistakes we made in the past. In an effort to keep the peace ,it was decided during the Mahabharata that the partition of the kingdom by

hiving off Indraprastha to the Pandavas was a necessity but partition did not prevent the Kurukshetra War Similarly in 1947, India accepted

partition for peace, but this did not prevent future wars between the partitioned nations. The lawmakers of our country were devoted

towards the upliftment of our nation but today politics has shown its different colour where hypocrisy, red-tapism, bureaucracy is the sole

role.


If we look towards the current situation of COVID – 19 too then it may have a connection with the past as for an opinion. We have a low

investment in healthcare and education. While further more poor investments are acknowledged which we made in public transport.

Abject poverty in India and India as an agrarian economy holds a dominant role. The biggest barricade to ending the lockdown is actually

poor public transport, where social distancing cannot be followed very precisely when people have to travel in jam-packed buses, metro cabins and train compartments, relying on the fact that India has the 2nd

largest population in the world. Ending the lockdown at a time when there is no vaccine or cure for covid-19 means a greater risk.

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