After India’s independence, Indian historians bowed down to one particular family, one particular ideology, and one particular religion.
@ The entire history has been dedicated to the sycophancy of one family. (Gandhi -Parivar)
@ The whole History was written to glorify a fake ideology~ Marxism.
@ The entire History writing has been devoted to showing Islam as a peace-loving religion and Hinduism as a conservative religion.
As a result, even today, to understand India’s freedom struggle, we have to look for those books which were written before India’s independence and whose writers themselves were a part of the freedom struggle.
Surprisingly these books were never included in the curriculum of Indian schools, universities. Not only this, these books are hardly ever seen in any school or college library as well.
“History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. (George Orwell)
(I) ANAND MATH
Author : Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
Anand Math is a novel originally written in Bengali language by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay in the year 1882. It has been translated into most of the languages prevalent in India.
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee was the first person who dispelled Hindus from the mindset that they were a defeated race.
For this he did not resort to any new philosophy. He spread enthusiasm in the entire Aryavarta (as India was known before its division)by reminding the Hindus of the Karma Yoga of Gita. The Hindus saw the teachings of the Gita as an assurance of victory in the midst of despair and guilt of subordination.
Anand Math is undoubtedly the first novel which wrote the heroic saga of the revolutionaries who challenged the authority of the British and made the Hindus realize that freedom is their first right .
Over time, the song Vande Mataram mentioned in the novel became synonymous with India’s freedom struggle.
II INDIAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE or 1857 ka swatantraya samar
Author : Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
This was the first book in the world, which was banned even before its publication.
Some other key points regarding the book.
Book’s name, publication, printer were all unknown but the book was still banned before its publication.
This book, despite being banned from 1909 to 1947, continued to be translated into many languages and its versions continued to be distributed.
Even though it was banned in India however the book was easily available in nations like France, America, Holland etc. So many Indians returning to India from abroad used to secretly bring this book to India.
Before the publication of this book, many books were written on this incident(i.e on the revolt of 1857) but all were biased towards the Britishers, all of them described the incident of 1857 as a minor sepoy mutiny. Veer Savarkar was the first person who proved via this book on the basis of facts and evidence that the revolt of 1857 was not just a sepoy revolt, rather it was India’s first freedom struggle.
This epic piece of history written by Savarkar inspired the new generations to fight for Indian independence.
Note :- This book was originally written in Marathi and its language is so original that I’d say one should prefer to read it in its indigenous language itself, if possible.
III. Aankhon Dekha Ghadar
Author : Vishnu Bhat Godse
Generally, this book is not considered very authentic, the reason being that the author of this book was not a learned man, but he saw Ghadar (the revolt of 1857)from the point of view of a common Indian, being a witness to many historical events, the description of every event that he witnessed is so poignant, romantic and alive that one finds himself in that period of history.
Reasons why I really like this book.
1. This book made me understand how terrible cannon fire is and Why artillery was so important in the war of 1857?
- Rani Jhansi’s struggle for her kingdom, despite being a woman at such a young age, despite very limited means, has been described very poignantly and accurately in the book.
3. A glimpse of Rani Laxmibai’s immense love for her subjects of Jhansi is also seen in this book.
(IV) Bandi Jeevan
Author : Sachindra Nath Sanyal
This book had the status of Gita among the revolutionaries.
The author of this book was Sachindra Sanyal who was famous among the revolutionaries as Sachin Da.
Sachin da was the political guru of famous revolutionaries of that time including Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Trilokya Chakraborty, Bhagwati Charan Vohra, Govind Charan Kar, Baba Prithvi Singh and Nalini Kishore Guh etc.
Sachin Da’s was also a close associate of Subhas Chandra Bose, Ras Bihari Bose.
Sachin Da was sentenced to life imprisonment twice. He spend most of his life in prison. This book written by Sachin da answers many questions like how a revolutionarist’s mind thinks, and where does his inspiration come from, why he dedicates his life to a cause.
Many misconceptions about this book have been spread by fake historians, so I’d say that each and every person whoever is interested in India’s freedom struggle must read this book.
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” (George Orwell)
Marxists and Nehruists have made a malicious attempt to minimize the contribution of the authors of all these books.
The neo-Marxists who have worn the cloak of liberals after the collapse of the Soviet Union have caused a lot of damage to the history of India. Not only have they tried to erase the true sons of Mother India from history, but have also inserted many fictional characters in Indian history. History needs to be rewritten in India and the sooner this pious work is done the better it will be.