Centre exhibits 50 DYNASTIES from Medieval India, but not MUSLIMS. Why?
In a significant development, the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Education, organised an exhibition on Medieval Indian dynasties, highlighting 50 different dynasties, excluding any Muslim dynasties.
The exhibition on ‘Glory of Medieval India: Manifestation of the unexplored Indian dynasties, 8th-18th Centuries’ was organised by the ICHR at the Lalit Kala Akademy in Delhi. The exhibition will be open to visitors till February 6.
Why NOT Muslim dynasties?
Professor Umesh Ashok Kadam, member secretary of the ICHR, has said that he didn’t consider Muslim dynasties as India dynasties.
“Muslims came from the Middle East and didn’t have direct connection with Indian culture,” Mr. Kadam told India Today. He further claimed that Islam and Christianity came to India during the Medieval period and uprooted civilization and destroyed the knowledge system.
“Islamic dynasty was certainly a part of Indian history, history should not be Mughal/Sultanate-centric,” he added.
PM asked to remove COLONIAL HANGOVER:
Meanwhile, Minister of State for Education Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, who inaugurated the exhibition, informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked ministers to remove ‘colonial hangover.’ He further stressed upon ‘refining history’ in the journey from freedom to swaraj.
The exhibition is featuring 50 dynasties – Ahoms, Cholas, Rathores, Yadavs and Kakatiyas among others – and focusing on their founders, capital cities, timelines and contribution to India in fields like architecture, art, culture and administration.
The ICHR has informed that the exhibition will soon be demonstrated pan India at educational institutions across the country with an objective to educate people of India’s unexplored past.