How Indian History Was Distorted, The First History Of India


And who wrote this First Indian History ? It was by James Mill who wrote the First Book, 'History of British India' in 1806... 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.