The pantheon of a nation’s history works the way of the development and progression of the nation where-in the myths, tales, lore and legends of a nation tend to amplify a nation’s perch which has been ably achieved by the New Delhi denomination under PM Narendra Modi. The lore and fairytale about the valor of Maharana Ratan Singh in Padmavat along with the bravado and nationalist aggression of Privthiraj Chauhan along with the antics of Maharana Pratap Singh against the invading hordes, all have been showcased by the New Delhi dispensation in since the last decade. The nom de plume of History thus assumes significant importance which can be further chapterised
The recorded history of India is not only about the machinations and usurpations of the British, the Sultanate days and the Mughal Empire. In a manner, the history sheet of the Indian nation has not been Indic centric which is undergoing a change now. The references to our war heroes and battles, royal courts and processions and the celebrations of festivals are the matter which is the historical and cultural approach is premised upon.
The pantheon of Wars and Valor:
The battles which have been fought by Indian bravehearts and warriors such as the battle of Khanwa, battle of Haldighati, battle of Panipat, Terraine , Buxar and Plassey all fall under the categorization of the Indian myth and legend. The present day Government has gone much ahead than the Golden Bird mythology and most of the Indian victories fought against China and Pakistan have been preserved and cinematographed. The battles of Asal Uttar, Haji Peer, Longewalan and Kargill along with the Pulwama surgical strikes have been portrayed and depicted through national mainstream Cinema and the Indian courage and valor has been adequately amplified in the public history which involves a re-reading of history for the civil service aspirants.
Indian history witnessed a remarkable change and transformation with the advent of the British East India Company and the fall from grace of the Mughal Empire. The rejuvenation of India in the form of social reforms and political one upmanship of Gandhian Non Violence and Satyagraha shook the mighty and oppressive foundations of the British Empire. The details of the Independence struggle along with the idiom of the First wear of Indian independence in 1957 forms a significant content ground for utilitarian use by our young Civil Service aspirants.
The incidents which permeate the years of the British rule such as the Jalianwalla Bagh Incident, the Chauri Chaura Centenary, 150th Year Birth Anniversary of Abanindranath Tagore and the 75 Years of Dandi March too needed to be studied by the aspiring civil servants in order to comprehend the richness and the worth of the historicity of the British history. The awareness of the exploitative nature and the imperial nature of the Empire and the Gandhian struggle along with the sacrifices placed forth by the freedom fighters , revolutionaries and Subhash Chandra Bose need to be revisited which play a greater role in instilling nationalistic and patriotic work ethos in the learning exercises and activities of the aspiring civil servants.
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