Friday, 10 August 2012

Is knowledge about the past useful ?

Knowledge about the past is useful to complete our knowledge of the world we live in. Time is a continuous process. It can't be divided into watertight compartments into past, present or future. Nevertheless, it's worthwhile to learn lessons from our follies and failures in the past.The past events act as a pointer or sign post to guide us. The past is stored either in history books or in the mind of each individual.Our present civilization is governed by our good or bad deeds.

All of us know how cleverly Chattrapati Shivaji befooled the Mughals and escaped from the prison. This act of Shivaji might have inspired Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose to meticulously plan his escape from house arrest and got success in his efforts.

In the Battle of Plassey Mir Zafar conspired with the British. As a result of his betrayal , Nawab Sherajudullah lost the battle of Plassey to the British. This was a stepping stone to two hundred years of British rule and misery of India being  subjugated to British colonialism. The militants in our country who conpire with foreign powers and act against the interest of motherland should take lessons from such past events. They should try to foresee that if they try to weaken the motherland by their continuous sessimist   act and help foreign powers to dominate us they would also not be spared by the tyranny of foreign powers in the long run. Indian muslims who are settled in Pakistan are called 'Muhajir ' and are looked down upon thereby not equally treated. During British rule we had also seen those who helped Britishers weren't given equal status by the Britishers.

So, friends present times can't be separated from the past. The shadow of past wraps the world we live in. The bond is inseperable. Moreover, what we call present today will become history tomorrow!!

                                                                     - Tanushree Dutta