Sunday, January 21, 2007
Just finished reading a book, which pretty much smashed to bits some myths that we were fed as history during school. Which got me thinking about Orwell, and 1984 which had left quite an impact when I read it some 15 yrs back. Eventually its hard to really read or learn or understand an "objective" history. To start with , people documenting it will always color it with their viewpoints, intentionally or otherwise. And then , to add to that, you will usually read / view it through a prism of your own world view. And the bottom line will be that there will always be more than one history, the winnners, the losers, the readers, and then some..