July 9, 2018

An Indian historian and guest columnist for the popular Indian magazine Open reflects on the recent colonial past of the sub-continent.

IT’S A SAD reflection of our times that smearing and libelling our now-distant colonial past have become a popular substitute for soul-searching about our own failures, abuses and atrocities in the present. With popular and social media happy to circulate the wildest rumours and allegations, quotations out of context, half-truths and even blatant untruths, it’s hard for historians like me to insist that condemnation needs to be evidence-based, or else descends into character assassination.

Read the entire article here at Open.

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