“If Veer Savarkar was not there, the revolution of 1857 would not have made history, we would have seen it from the British point of view as well,” Amit Shah said.
Varanasi| Union Home Minister Amit Shah said in a seminar at BHU on Thursday said that India’s history should be written from our point of view. Implying that several incidents in the history are looked at from the Britishers’ point of view he said that it is time to write our own history from the Indian point of view. Shah also said that there were many great empires in India but we failed to write a reference book for it.
Invoking Savarkar, he said if not for Savarkar, a revolution of 1857 would not have made history. “Indian history needs to be rewritten from the Indian point of view. If Veer Savarkar was not there, the revolution of 1857 would not have made history, we would have seen it from the British point of view as well. Veer Savarkar has named the revolution of 1857 as the first freedom struggle.
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वीर सावरकर न होते तो 1857 की क्रांति भी इतिहास न बनती, उसे भी हम अंग्रेजों की दृष्टि से ही देखते। वीर सावरकर ने ही 1857 की क्रांति को पहला स्वतंत्रता संग्राम का नाम दिया: श्री अमित शाह pic.twitter.com/kR9wsncj2Y
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Home Minister Amit Shah was in Varanasi on Thursday where a seminar was organized at Banaras Hindu University (BHU). Shah said he said that 2000 years post-Mahabharata period, the 800 year period was known due to 2 major governance arrangements. Maurya Dynasty and the Gupta Dynasty. Both dynasties placed Indian culture at the highest position inside the then world.
‘Gupta dynasty created unbroken India’
Amit Shah further said that the biggest success of the Gupta Empire was that the Gupta Empire had moved towards the creation of a united India by ending the confrontation between Vaishali and the Magadha Empire forever. “Skandagupta Vikramaditya has gained a lot of fame in history, but he also suffered a lot of injustice in history,” said Shah.
Amit Shah at BHU said that Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya founded the Kashi Hindu University, but even after so many years of its establishment, the university stands steadfast to maintain Hindu culture.
At this point, Shah also mentioned about rewriting the history. He said, “Today the country is independent, we should discover our history, write a reference book and rewrite history. I trust that there is an element of truth in our history.”