Bestselling author bats for our heritage

It came as a breath of fresh air when i opened today’s ToI. It was Amish Tripathi, one of India’s best selling authors, batting for our heritage. Agreed, his books are essentially based on Indian mythology but then he is being politically incorrect by promoting our ancient texts and heritage and encouraging their study.

The media goes breathless and beserk at the very mention of the attempts to revive the study of our rich past. The terms “saffronisation”, “right wing agenda” etc etc. are thrown around. Well, this is the direct result of the dominance of so called secular media for whom pandering to the tastes of just one section of the society is what matters.

I think the government could contribute by establishing Institute’s that contribute to fundamental research or better still revive university departments of Ancient Indian history / tradition.

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