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History written after Independence overlooked several important aspects: PM Modi News – India


KOLKATA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday several important aspects of the country’s history were overlooked by historians who wrote about it after Independence without delving into the subject.

One of the key aspects of building the nation is preserving the country’s heritage, he said.

“We want to show to the world the heritage of our country, we want to make India a center of heritage tourism. Five of the country’s iconic museums will be developed to the international standard, starting with the Indian Museum in Kolkata,” the Prime Minister said.

PM Modi dedicated to the nation four renovated heritage buildings of the city – the old coin building, belvedere house, Metcalfe house and Victoria Memorial Hall.

“It is unfortunate that during british rule and even after independence, the story that was written overlooked several important chapters,” he said.

Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore in a 1903 writing had said that Indian history is not what students study for exams, PM Modi said while running a program in the Old Coin Building.

“Some people came from outside, killed their own relatives, brothers for the good of the throne. it’s not our story. This was said by Gurudev himself. I had said in this story, there is no mention of what the people of the country were doing. Didn’t they have any existence?” he said.

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