Indica Haryana and Panchnad Research Institute, Bhiwani Study Center organised a discussion on the topic ‘Untouched Facets of Indian History’ at the Chaudhari Bansi Lal University, Bhiwani. The key speaker of the event was the renowned writer and emerging historian, Mrs. Manoshi Sinha Rawal.
The Department of History at the University supported the event, while Rath, a non-profit organization based out of Haryana, was the Knowledge Partner of the event. The event began with the felicitation of the Speaker Manoshi Sinha and Chief Guest Dr. Jagbir Singh, Chairman, Haryana Education Board, by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. M.K. Mittal.
Sinha in her informative and engaging talk, explained that we are one of the world’s oldest surviving civilization dating back thousands of years. Colonial and secular historians have completely ignored the glorious facets of ancient and medieval period of our history. Our chronological history is distorted, wherein we are shown as a civilization not beyond 1500 BCE.
But, Indic literary references from Vedas, Ramayana, and Mahabharata; and evidences from archaeological studies prove that our civilization dates back to a minimum of 17000 years. Speaking on medieval history, Sinha added that the valour of warriors of the native soil, doesn’t find a place in our history books. We are not even aware of most of the names, let alone their stupendous contributions.
She further shared that her book Saffron Swords, co-authored by Yogaditya Singh Rawal, and published by Gurgaon based Garuda Prakashan, celebrates 52 tales of glory of our brave ancestors (from all across Bharat) from the last 1300 years. This book is an attempt to bring back that lost glory, that lost pride in our minds and hearts.
On behalf of knowledge partner ‘Rath’, Adv. Ayush Saran thanked Indic Academy and the University for organizing such encouraging events for the students. He also asked the students and other attendees, to support and promote the conservation of the environment and prepare themselves to be tomorrow’s change-makers.
Concluding remarks were given by the Head of the History Department. He also added to the knowledge of the students about the forgotten glory of Indian culture. He opened the house for students to ask questions in which students participated with much enthusiasm.
Vice Chancellor Prof. M. K. Mittal presented a Vote of Thanks at the end, and appreciated the efforts of the speaker for her research, and thanked all the teachers who did their best in organizing the successful seminar. The event was hosted by Prof. Ajit Singh, Department of Commerce. The talk was attended by about 100 people with many students and faculty members.
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