Indic Tales – Retelling the history of India from the perspective of Indians
Indic Tales is an initiative for disseminating the narrative about Indian history told from the Indian perspective. Indic Tales aims to break the dominant leftist narrative of Indian history written from the perspective of the invaders, whether Islamic or British.
Our history textbooks are replete with examples of glorification of the invaders, while our civilizational heroes who resisted and defeated the invading armies are sidelined, or worse, vilified. We are constantly reminded of our divisions, our diversity of language, caste, colour, creed, faith and so on, but never about the spiritual thread that binds India together as a civilizational and cultural nation. In fact, this ‘binding together of India as a civilizational nation by a common spiritual thread’ – the very raison d’etre of India, is played down extensively, while all manner of divisive socio-political and religious ills is attributed to the Indian civilization.
It is the ecosystem of these discrepancies, meticulously cultivated by the leftist-Marxist historians and educationists, fomented by colonial-missionary zeal down the decades, that Indic Tales seeks to challenge and counter and weed out.
Indic Tales is conceived as a platform documenting stories and articles on Indian history and civilization at one place for easy access. These stories, articles, tweets and other content are curated from various online sources and are reproduced here with due credits/permissions. Along with that, original articles and stories written specifically for Indic Tales are also published from time to time. Efforts are on to make Indic Tales content accessible in all Indian languages.