History of India handed over and is still being taught is filled with inaccuracies and misinformation.
Rulers of India, The British and Mughals were responsible then.
Now we have psudeo secularists.
The first history of India was James Stuart Mill, after of John Stuart Mill, the Mathematician Philosopher.
James Mill wrote the History of India, sitting in England at a salary of one thousand two hundred pounds per year.
He took seven years.
He never visited India.
Yet he asserts that Indians were a barbaric race, steeped in superstions.!
The book begins with a preface in which Mill tries to make a virtue of having never visited India and of knowing none of its native languages. To him, these are guarantees of his objectivity, and he boldly claims –
A duly qualified man can obtain more knowledge of India in one year in his closet in England than he could obtain during the course of the longest life, by the use of his eyes and ears in India.
However, Mill goes on in this preface to say that his work is a “critical, or judging history”, encompassing singularly harsh attacks on Hindu customs and a “backward” culture which he claims to be notable only for superstition, ignorance, and the mistreatment of women.
Other writers and missionaries followed suit to describe in the foulest terms.
Let us see what earlier Historians have to say on India and Indians.
The following excerpt is from the Greek Historian Arrian(2 BC),in His book Indica.
Reference and Citation.
Arrian; Martin Hammond (Translator); John Atkinson (Translator) (2013). Alexander the Great: The Anabasis and the Indica. Oxford University Press. pp. xi–xiv. ISBN 978-0-19-958724-7.