Vasundhara raje Scindia
All of us who had Hindi as a subject in school have read the poem-
‘Khoob ladi mardani wo to Jhansi wali rani thi’
It is authored by Subhadra kumari Chauhan and is a very popular poem. Can you believe it? There is a controversy because of this poem. You can trust these politicians to do anything.
In the BJP’s magazine published in Rajasthan the poem has omitted references describing the Scindia’s as friends of the British. It is a historical fact that when Laxmi Bai reached Gwalior Jivaji Rao Scindia ran away to Agra, and the Gwalior forces joined her. The Chief Minister of Rajasthan is from the Scindhia clan and that explains why the poem about the bravery of heroine of the first war of Independence had to be edited. RSS has demanded that the entire poem, including the references to the Scindia’s, should be taught in full form. It’s the RSS taking on Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia. We can appreciate the RSS for that.
Isn’t there enough of tampering with our Literature and History. Sometimes I really wonder whom to trust? All that we have read in our History books, how much of that is true? Certain portions are edited because the minority community will be hurt, others are edited during the Saffron regime. The British Historians have their own views!!
All our lives we believed that Babar demolished temples and other religious structures of Hindus. This is the other side of Babar.
I read it in an old magazine and it interested me-
According to a document available in the State Library of Bhopal, Mughal Emperor Babur left the following will to his son Humayun: ”My son, take note of the following: do not harbour religious prejudice in your heart. You should dispense justice while taking note of the people’s religious sensitivities, and rites. Avoid slaughtering cows in order that you could gain a place in the heart of natives. This will take you nearer to the people.
”Do not demolish or damage places of worship of any faith and dispense full justice to all to ensure peace in the country. Islam can better be preached by the sword of love and affection, rather than the sword of tyranny and persecution. Avoid the differences between the Shias and Sunnis. Look at the various characteristics of your people just as characteristics of various seasons.”
I have never been to Bhopal or seen the document but may be in his later years Babar was a transformed man!!!