New Harappan Gallery

Bijoy Misra bmisra at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Sat Oct 28 04:33:09 UTC 2000

You sent message of guillotine to me, Michael and others
while we discussed about the foundations of Indology.
Now what's this?  How does this list care what hindutva people
do in India?  We are entering another round now.
Apparently there is an exhibition.  shall we extrapolate
how uneducated the organizers are and then say everyone else
with some tint lacks analytic skills?
How about using guillotine?


On Fri, 27 Oct 2000, Steve Farmer wrote:

> I wrote:
> > Those questioning the impact of Hindutva views of history on
> > Indology should look at this story in the 28 October (Saturday)
> > issue of The Times of India....
> >
> >
> Ravi Chaundhary wrote:
> > and I thought Dr Farmer  to quote his own words, was embarking on an truly
> > exciting project, "The higher nature of man"
> I don't catch your meaning, but you certainly *aren't* quoting my
> words. However, I believe that it is part of an historian's job
> to combat willful distortions of the past -- in this case,
> concerning Harappan and Vedic cultures. The meaning of the phrase
> "History is the propaganda of the victorious" may become a lot
> clearer to scholars than they like if they ignore trends like
> those covered in this story. Obviously a lot of other historians
> (read the story) are disturbed about it as well.
> Steve Farmer

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