The show ‘Glory of Medieval India: Manifestation of the unexplored Indian dynasties, 8th-18th Centuries’ stood organized by the ICHR, an autonomous body under the Union Education Ministry. ICHR member administrator Umesh Ashok Kadam said he didn’t consider Muslim dynasties as “Indian lines”.
The Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), a self-directed organization under the Ministry of Education, organized an exhibition on Primitive Indian dynasties, highlighting 50 different dynasties. But, the exhibition did not feature any Muslim dynasty.
The show ‘Glory of Medieval India: Manifestation of the unexplored Indian families, 8th-18th Centuries’ was organized by the ICHR at the Lalit Kala Akademi in Delhi. The exhibition will be exposed to visitors till February 6.
On being requested as to why Muslim dynasties like Bahmani and Adil Shahi were not part of the display, Lecturer Umesh Ashok Kadam, member secretary of the ICHR, said he didn’t consider Muslim houses as Indian dynasties. “Those people (Muslims) came from the Middle East besides didn’t have direct connect with Indian culture,” Kadam said India Today.
“Islam and Christianity derived to India during the Medieval period and uprooted civ civilization destroyed the data system,” Kadam said, adding that while Islamic dynasties were certainly a part of Indian history, antiquity shouldn’t be Mughal/Sultanate-centric.
Minister of State (Mos) for Education Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, who inducted the exhibition, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was gated and asked ministers to remove “the colonial hangover”. Singh ex istra that in the journey from Azadi (freedom) to swaraj (self-governance), “we must polish history”.