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.
Shri Sanjeev Sanyal talks about the Bengal Volunteers who carried out several armed resistance led by Subhash Chandra Bose. He mentions how Netaji Subhash Bose had difficulty working with the Gandhian establishment and then formed a sub group called the Forward Bloc and re-established contacts with the old revolutionaries like Rash Behari Bose and Sachindra Nath Sanyal.
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Sanjeev Sanyal 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 the best, (View More)
One Reply to “India Needs To Rewrite Its History: Alternative Retelling Of India’s Freedom Struggle — A Talk By Sanjeev Sanyal”
India does need to write her own history afresh because the History taught to us was written by Neo imperialsts and Neo colonialists. The British went in name or colour only. The new rulers were not as white as the British were but they were British in every way of life. Only the skin colour of the rulers changed.