Facts and Fiction, Issues in India, P U Krishnan, Politics in India

Beware of distorted information

Of late, we hear a lot of new versions of history or rather, some historic events. These ‘historians’ discover the other side of certain well known events by picking up facts published in some obscure newspapers of the by gone days.

The quarrel between princely states or some communal uprisings which would have taken place during the Britishraj would get the status of freedom struggle.

Most of us know that our freedom struggle led by Gandhiji was absolutely free from violence and if there was a semblance of violence anywhere, Gandhiji would call of the on-going protests.

Knowing all these facts, some of our new historians would pick up some random reports of those days to prove that x or y was a freedom fighter who was neglected by Gandhiji or Nehruji… and so and so criticized Gandhiji for not supporting x or y (Who would have indulge in some unacceptable violent acts)

The younger generation should not be misled by these frequent dozes of distorted information.

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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