By Hindustan Times. BJP-ruled states are allegedly re-writing history to give it a right-wing slant. Hindu rulers are shown as victors in battles, Mahatma assassination finds no mention and RSS ideologue, … Continue reading Rewriting history: Akbar lost to Maharana Pratap; Mahatma, Nehru missing from texts
Poet Clint Smith explores America’s complicated history and why we shouldn’t forget that several of its founding fathers and first presidents owned slaves.
By Natalie Nougayrède. From Turkey to China, strongmen rewrite the past to suit their ends. But democracies are not immune to this revisionism.
A school has received a huge backlash for telling its pupils to ‘pretend to buy slaves’ in its History curriculum. Year 8 pupils at Rochester Grammar School in Kent had to ‘work … Continue reading School criticised for using ‘slaves auctions’ as an History exercise
New evidence has surfaced showing Aboriginal people have existed longer in Australia than previously thought. This new discovery by archaeologists of what they think are the world’s oldest stone axes and ochre … Continue reading New light shone on Aboriginal history
Apologists for empire like to claim that the British brought democracy, the rule of law and trains to India. Isn’t it a bit rich to oppress, torture and imprison a people for 200 years, then take credit for benefits that were entirely accidental?
Thirty years before Adolf Hitler seized power as Germany’s chancellor (1904), German soldiers murdered over 100,000 Herero and Namaqua tribe members in its Southwest Africa colony, now the state of Namibia.
It is a truism that we must remember the past or else be condemned to repeat it. But there are times when some things are best forgotten.