Eminent Historians

Eminent Historians (Paperback)

By Arun Shourie 
Publisher: HarperCollins
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9789351365914
No. of Pages: 400
Binding: Paperback
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About the book

In an incisive commentary, Arun Shourie highlights the extentto which our history textbooks have been doctored in orderto be politically correct. Well-researched and highly engaging,this book brings to light the deceptive tricks and speciousarguments used by our country's academicians to further theirselfish aims. It also focuses on the shoddy work done by someof the country's top institutions like the IHRC.

Eminent Historians discusses how Indian historians havecontrolled and misused important institutions like the IndianCouncil of Historical Research (ICHR), the National Council ofEducational Research Training (NCERT) and a large part ofacademia and the media. Taking on well-known historians like Romila Thapar and IrfanHabib, Shourie argues that Marxist historians have whitewashed the records of rulers likeMahmud of Ghazni and Aurangzeb. With his customary academic rigour and understandingof politics and history, he avers that Marxist historians in India rarely mention importantfigures of India or of the Indian states, and that the standard Soviet work, A History ofIndia (1973), is much more objective and truthful than the history books written by IndianMarxists.

Updated with two new chapters which bring to light more recent developments in thefield, this is a must read for every Indian who has an interest in the country's history anda stake in its future.

About the Author

Scholar, former editor and minister, Arun Shourie is one of the most prominent voices in our country's public life.

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Title: Eminent Historians
Publisher: HarperCollins
Author: Arun Shourie
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9789351365914
No. of Pages: 400
Binding: Paperback

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