… facts mein sambhalke aage chalna.
The Preamble of the BJP’s Manifesto was written by Murli Manohar Joshi, supposedly based on historical “facts”. It creates a glorious picture of ancient India, complete with agricultural abundance, superior quality ‘indigenous education’ as experienced in schools and colleges, hospitals catering to diverse patients within the cities and er, even knowhow about plastic surgery (and vaccines).
In today’s Hindu Magazine section, eminent historians gently but firmly clear the mist from Mr. Joshi’s wistfully nostalgic gaze into the past.
Read on here.