How Much of Indian History Is Really True? | Sanjeev Sanyal

Last updated on Jan 18, 2016

Posted on Jan 18, 2016

“It is no secret that conquering cultures peg themselves as ‘superior’ and denounce everything that came before them as an ‘age of darkness’. Equally true is the African proverb, “As long as the lions do not have their storytellers, history will always glorify the hunter”.

We Indians know intuitively that the history imposed on us is not our history at all. It is the history of invaders glorifying their invasions. And yet, for over 70 years of independence, we Indians have not managed to cleanse the biases of the colonial imposition of history on us. Sanjeev Sanyal makes a case for telling Indian history the way it happened to us – from the perspective of Indians.

Sanjeev is an Indian writer, environmentalist and urbanist, who is considered as one of the world’s leading financial sector economists. Sanjeev was the Global Strategist and Managing Director at Deutsche Bank till Oct 2015. He is also the author of three best-selling books, including the “Land of the Seven Rivers: A Brief History of India’s Geography.”

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