Where is the History?
Our tragedy is mostly we want to live in the history, breath the history and think of future of the history. We are obsessed about our roots. We want to create great things, using our imaginations, about the roots. We think we are direct ancestors of either Godly, divine or some royal family. Some wants to prove Jesus being ancestor of King David or Muslim’s want to prove they indeed are children of Ismail. Indians either relate themselves to either Sun Clan or Moon clan. To Krishna’s dynasty or to Rama’s dynasty. No matter what they really are or were in unknown past, almost everybody wants to connect with the glorious families/persons of the past.
Why this is so? Why one doesn't dare say he belongs to a thug dynasty? Freebooter’s clan? Why one wants to relate with the something that is not real and is imaginary and thus false?
Why people don’t talk about a murderer or dacoit or a person that was involved in some gruesome act? Why people of the nation can agree to the fact that they were aggressors and wiped out a race to establish their rule over the land that originally never belonged to them?
That they were monstrous enough to mass massacre the original inhabitants to grab their rights?
We can say, no, no one wants to admit thus. Still we keep on writing history and try painting our side that suite us. The side that gives pride of the so-called glorious past, which in fact was shameful?
And still we crave for the boasting of the rich inheritance of the forefathers that may not be true.
Why it is so?
Why history is written the way it is expected by the masses? Why every person wants to connect his/her ties to the mythological or historical kingly families?
When I probe into this, I feel mankind is still obsessed with the mythological divine world and same time with aristocratic world of the past, that no more exists. There are exceptions; surely, those don’t bother at all of the history. But in general we can find people in general are impressed of some solid idea of their past.
Who provided this past? Who writes the history? Or who imagines and sculpt ideas of their own past?
At one hand ruling class wants the history written in their favor. Defeats whitewashed. Petty benevolence made heights of generosity.
Isn't it a fact that we want to live in the dung of the lies? As our forefathers did?
We desire those lies because we are liars. Our most of the convictions doesn’t come to us as a matter of fact and clear sunlight, as we want to interpret them through the veil of deceitful mind.
Then, if at all, history that is and the history that we want to believe, if both are distinct then we are destined to fall in an abyss of the misfortune. A well constructed premise of the history based on the foundation of the lies can collapse anytime. Discovery of Sindhu culture has made it with Indians. It has happened in the past. Creating new history of genesis has happened with the people of Arabia those were forced to abandon their own history to adopt other. If one can change the history, uprooting one society from one history to repose it in other has happened in the history of mankind for several times.
Then, if we have just fragments, that too distorted fragments of the history that we have and most of the part is imaginary, what is the history after all?
History is a thing that has tormented mankind. History has given false prides and prejudices. Until we know true meaning of the history, better we keep off from it.