It was an innocent question about history that I faced one day, which I could not answer very well. I knew a few facts, a couple of approximate dates — and that is the only justification that I did in answering that question.
That rekindled my interest in history. Especially the philosophy and the theories that abound history and the wealth of knowledge available to us, only if we were willing to soak it in and understand history beyond names, dates and places.
This blog is about that.
There will, of course, be names, dates and places. But, I hope to bring in some context, some thought beyond the names, dates and places.
History however, has also become much maligned and is grossly misused by many. History offers us a sense of pride and shame alike. We are myopic to this duality. We take the proud moments and wave it wildly as if we had caused it.
This blog is not about that.
I am proud of the historical names and places that I am able to identify with, but this blog has no agenda other than an academic and a philosophic interest, curiosity and learning.
When you do respond to the posts here, please keep that in mind. I will respond to all comments that are worth responding to. If you like a post and leave a comment about that, know it, I have read it and acknowledge your thoughts and wishes, even if I do not respond.
I read a lot of books on history, so it is obvious that the content on this blog is a result of that. I have a separate references section where I list these books and online references. Where I quote something specific, the reference will be in the post itself, else, it is through one of the references.
Thank you and Welcome to His Story Telling.
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