Back in college, I was doing a project on freedom fighters and refugees of India’s Independence movement of the early 20th century. At the time of writing the conclusion, as my little grown intellect of nineteen allowed me (not that I claim it has grown much since), I wrote that one needs to study history to learn about the past mistakes and try not to repeat them. But as it seems, though man does not make those very mistakes, he makes new ones.
In that way history is not helpful. But today, when again I’m dwelling into the history (India, early 14th century AD) , I think past is the key to understand the present. Continue reading “Why History?”