The History of India Is Complex and Complicated. It Cannot Be Neatly Sanitised.

Atreyee Majumder


Given recent government initiatives to edit NCERT history textbooks, this timely article examines how we “consume” history along with its emotional and psychological implications. The article highlights the “sense of history through which our everyday life is made possible, considering that the historical imagination is accessed all the time even though most people do not study history in university or go on to become professional historians.” In doing so, the article offers evidence of Indian syncretic culture, which comes from various sources, including contemporary history.