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Revisiting Indian History

   

 
 
Oraganized by
 
Intellectual Forum of North East 
 
in collaboration with
 
Royal Global University, Guwahati
 
 
 
An interactive session on “Revisiting Indian History” with Shri Sanjeev Sanyal 


Guwahati December 4: The Intellectual Forum of North East (IFNE) organised an interactive session on “Revisiting Indian History” on Wednesday, jointly with the Royal Global University, Guwahati with an aim to bring the untold history of northeast and India to the fore.
 
Shri Sanjeev Sanyal, an Indian economist, writer, environmentalist and an urban theorist, who is also the Principal Economic Adviser in the Ministry of Finance to the Government of India, was present as the guest speaker at the event.
 
Shri Sanyal while addressing the gathering, drew attention to various unheard or unpublished part of history, asserting that the history we are taught is of what we (Indians) were not a part of.
 
“Almost every part of history we Indian read is not of ours but of and written by them who conquered us”, he said.
 
Talking of India being conquered at various occasions in the past, he said that the northeast India has played a far better role as defender, as he highlighted the role of legendary Lachit Barphukan for declining the marks of Mughals at that period.
 
Asking the participants at the event to personally visit the historic places of the region, while specifically talking about stone inscriptions in North Guwahati in Assam, he recalled the lesser known King Prithu, who ensured the end of Bakhtiyar Khilji and his army in the 12th century.
 
Earlier, Dr. Dipankar Kalita, CEO of IFNE gave the welcome address and introduced the chief guest.
 
While giving a brief on the topic “Revisiting Indian History”, Dr. Kalita stressed on the need of rewriting history on true facts and conducting debates between the intellectuals of the country to bring the actual history to the fore.
 
During the Questions & Answers round, Shri Sanyal while replying to a question on the declining Indian economy, said that the Central government has initiated measures like banking reforms with few other important steps, which were long pending requirement to boost up the economy.
 
Asking to keep faith in the government, he said that they have considerably gain positive result and also highlighted its measures to revive and boost the Indian economy, which is presently at a slowdown of demands. 
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