RSS Affiliate Kicks Off Project to Compile ‘History of India’, Redefine Eras


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NEW DLEHI – Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojana (ABISY), an Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-affiliated group, started a project “to bring Indian history out of its imperial past and provide it with references from a national historical and cultural perspective”.

According to NEWS18, It aims to restructure British-imposed eras and re-categorise them in the “Indian historical context”.

 The affiliate is also working to bring out a “comprehensive history of the country” in eight volumes by 2024. a year before the Sangh celebrates 100 years of its existence.

Balmukund Pandey, national organisation secretary, ABISY said that a committee is also working on the “comprehensive history of India”, which also includes Afghanistan and Pakistan.

“It will cover contemporary history but also the Ramayan era, and Mahabharat era. Our aim is to produce a series of eras starting from Mahabharat till 2014 that is based on evidence and not prone to distortion,” said Balmukund.

According to Balmukund Pandey, the University Grants Commission (UGC) too has sought the expertise of ABISY historians.

The RSS affiliate is bringing out 75 books on India’s unsung heroes. A series is being planned along with 100 seminars conducted throughout the country. In addition, Balmukund Pandey said that there will be a mahadhiveshan (mega convention) in December.

“From December 25 to 28, there will be a mahadhiveshan in Sasaram. There will be a focus on ‘self-awakening’. Vivekananda, Veer Savarkar, and Khudiram Bose weren’t fighting to get a post. But there was a movement to awaken people to free their motherland,” he said.


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