History writing has become a source of fanning communal hatred. Some British and Indian writers have distorted the history of Indian subcontinent. They are infusing communal and divisive ideology in history books. They have been branding Indian Muslims as destroyers of Hindu religion, culture and temples. This false and baseless propaganda is widening the gulf between Hindus and Muslims.
Eminent historians and authors, particularly Late Dr. B.N. Pande, condemned this dirty game. In his book, Islam and Indian Culture, Dr. Pande writes, “Thus under a definite policy the Indian history text-books were so falsified and distorted, as to give an impression that the medieval period of Indian history was full of atrocities committed by Muslim rulers on their Hindu subjects.” Dr. Pande has praised Indian Muslim kings and rulers for their wisdom, justice, tolerance and fair-mindedness. He has given documentary evidences to prove that Aurangzeb, Tipu Sultan, etc. had given jagirs (vast lands) and yearly large monetary donations to Hindu temples and Maths.
G. Hasnain Kaif