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    What according to you is 'History'?

    History is one of the interesting subjects to learn more about our past. It explores our ancient cultures, traditions and makes us learn about those people who created a page for themselves by contributing to the growth of their motherland.

    According to Sami Vivekananda - "The history of the world is the history of a few men who had faith in themselves. The faith calls out the divinity within. You can do anything. You fail only you do not strive sufficiently to manifest infinite power. As soon as a man or nation loses faith, death comes."

    After following such a beautiful but hard quote, I got confused. What according to you is 'History'?
  • #659305
    History is a record of human deeds in our past and we can learn a great deal from it and avoid those blunders today which happened long back in this world only to create war and confrontation.

    In my opinion that is the best lesson we learn from History.

    Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.

  • #659316
    History is a matter to be honored always. It is the one thing which shaped our life somehow or other. Unless a Kalinga war not happened we never heard about the evils of killing and results of evil thinking. Unless we read about the construction of our ancestors, kings we never aware of the specialties. We should study the history of our own country as well other countries. We should hear the experiences of our elders when they tell us and these are all steps for our success.

  • #659319
    In India, the students are studying history which ridicules Indian culture, indirectly tells that the culture and religion of the foreign invaders are superior to the culture and religion of the Indians and gives lame excuses to the atrocities committed by the invaders on Indians on the ground of religion. The history which is taught to our students glorifies invaders' victory in the battles over Indians and remains silent on the Indian victory over the foreigners.

    It has now been necessary to discard this form of history and teach Indian students real history based on real events.

    Come on, have a fight. Don't shoot and scoot.

  • #659321
    History is the past. History of an individual will be the period he has already completed so far. Similarly, the county's fast will be the history of the country. India was under the rule of British for lone. Now that is history. Presently we are in independent India. Gandhiji played an important role in the freedom struggle. So Gandhiji will make the history of India. Similarly, there are many great people who struggled for the country. All those will appear in Indian history.
    The history of a country should highlight the positive points and the ways with great people survived and made the country. The positive points and their strong qualities should be imbibed by young people present now so that the country will be safe.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #659322
    History is the chronological diary of the human race. Each and every event of History is recorded whether it was good or bad for the society and the kingdoms.

    It is only the study of the History that we learn the gallantry or blunders of our ancestors and understand the motives behind so many wars and conflicts between the kingdoms or nations.

    The knowledge of History gives us lessons for our future as to what we should do and what we should not do in order to maintain peace and harmony in the world. History is a benchmark for us for guiding us for our future actions.

    Knowledge is power.

  • #659328
    Very often when we hear the term History, our mind gets filled with the names of certain rulers (kings) and their deeds. It will Include certain wars and the noticeable rule of the king. The term fails to bring in the issues related to common people of that particular time. In fact the conditions and developments of a country get changed because of the people there. The ruler would be just an instrument for it. A ruler can only suggest or plan developmental activities for a country. The implementation has to done with the help of the people there. In history only the name of the ruler will be appearing. The names or references of several other people who took leadership and implemented the modification are disappearing from the history.
    tmsankaran

  • #659341
    History is the study of the past particularly the events and the people. History is an important subject as it tells us about our past and our past generation.

    As a human being, we all are keen to know how our past generation was and what did they do. These all things when we study is called history.

    There are lots of things like about the rulers who ruled us, trader, dynasties etc which we all are curious to know. These aspects are covered in history.

    Every country has its history good or bad and as a citizen of that country, we should know it. Like if we talk about our country we had lots of emperors and their dynasties. How they rule us and how was the economy in their reign. Then came the Britishers who made us slave for several years and we got freedom with the struggle. There were lots of sacrifices of great freedom fighter because of whom we are now one of the good and prosperous nations. These all things we study from childhood and it's imperative for all of us to do.

    Sanjeev

    " It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not" ... Andre Gide

  • #659388
    To me history is the truth that only fossils, regalia and relics can speak. History is a fascinating faucet that keeps pouring stories that we never heard. To me past is just as extant as future. And even past has a future, where it will be excavated and unearthed again.
    But to quote John Greene, "History is not the story of empire building machines but the stories of people like you and I", is what I believe too. We all form fossils and our history will be told too. So make sure your fossils tell a great story.

    The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.

  • #659473
    For me, history is a search for a quest to find the roots of the present in the past. A search to find the truth behind everything we see. A never-ending search, why never-ending because though it's past but it will keep presenting itself in newer ways every time one seeks it. Depending on the motive of a person his view of history keeps on changing.
    A search that tells us what really happened and what was told. Discoveries, Sufferings, deeds and innovation of people that connects every aspect of life and creates a base for its understanding.
    It gives us the power to judge correctly in presence of evidence what is right and what is wrong.
    Those who don't know their past who don't have a past culture to preserve can't understand their present. That is why the countries with no history or diverted histories have failed as a nation. And those who preserved it and corrected manipulations time to time accepting their mistakes of past survived various difficulties.

    "It is hardest thing in the world to be good thinker without being a good self examiner"


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