The flaws in narrative that have been purposefully settled in our history books are abundant. They have served their purpose pretty well by developing confused minds who believe that Indian resistance to foreign invaders was missing all together. At some places the level of absurdity is so high that even a child can make out that something is fishy. Last week, my 10 years old son was reading his history text book and noticed yet another incident of praise for an atrocious invader, Alexander and the cultural and economic benefits his invasion brought to India. Shocked by what he read, he investigated the topic and wrote down below article. I found it quite useful, hence thought of sharing with a wider audience.
You must know about the “World Conqueror”, Alexander the Great. Some stories about him say that his army felt homesick and came back to Greece, others say he conquered India but out of generosity he returned the territory, but very rarely is the truth revealed.
In my school history book, he is said to have conquered India but he gave it back in generosity. The same Alexander who gloated over his atrocities in Persia and in his intoxication of victory had committed all sorts of barbaric excesses wherever he had stepped, becomes a generous man immediately when he steps on the soil of Bharat! The world is yet to see a generous western conqueror. The worst thing is that most people believe this “history”!
The truth is that Alexander could not withstand the shattering blows of even our small hill-chieftains and had to run for his life. However, he could not escape a deadly arrow shot by one of our heroes. Dangerously wounded he ran west to Iran where he died because of the arrow. He had lost fair and square and he died because of India’s fight. How come in our own country we still read this junk? Hopefully, in the near future, we will change this.
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