INDIA, March 6, 2018 (Opindia): The Indian Council of Historical Research organized a 3-day conference commencing on Monday, March 5, on the need to clear distortions in Indian history. The event was organized by Indologist and guest professor at IIT Gandhinagar, Dr. Michel Danino and Rajaneesh Kumar Shukla, member secretary of ICHR. “This is a very important conference of ICHR – an initiation towards history writing in the right direction. I am not saying that past direction was wrong but righteousness as a concept should always be taken care of. This conference is a step towards restoration of history from the historians having colonial perspective,” Shukla said.
The keynote address was delivered by Historian and Archaeologist, Ramachandran Nagaswamy, a Padma Bhushan awardee. He presented a paper titled “Listen to the Voice of your Ancient Leader” at the event and spoke of the urgent necessity to study the Indian scriptures such as the Upanishads and the teachings of Ashoka and Manu among others. The conference will is also seeing a host of papers questioning the Aryan Migration Theory. Koenraad Elst, PhD in Asian Studies and noted author, will present a paper on the linguistic evidence regarding the issue. Dr. Michel Danino will present a paper titled, Fabricating Evidence in Support of the Aryan Invasion-Migration Theory.