'Teach history books written by Indian writers'

Minister Visvesvara Hegde Kageri releases book on Belur

Speaking after releasing scholar Srivatsa Vati’s book on Belur here, he said hitherto, the students read the Indian history from the books that are authored by the foreign writers.
Most of the books on history are penned by foreign scholars. And, a few of these scholars twisted the facts of the history to suit their requirements, Kageri said.

Inspire youth

“Our students learn about Alexander’s invasion and his bravery. But, the information on Shivaji as a King and the prosperity of his Kingdom is out of focus. India history must be inspiring for the children. The youth must develop pride on their rich cultural heritage,” he said.

He regretted that only select freedom fighters were being highlighted in the history books. The freedom struggle cannot be restricted only in the first half of the 20th century. The struggle began from the days when Mughals, French and Dutch invaded the country, he added.

Writer Srivatsa Vati, KSP district president H B Ramesh and others were present.

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