History details are written facts,
Ancient manuscripts on “Bhoj Patra”,
A peel of bark of tree in Himalayas,
Used as paper to write and record,
Documented in local vernacular of the times,
Spread with multilingual translations, much later;
Right across the World,!
Facts posted for posterity!
Verbal transcending information’s thru generations,
Most difficult to change, facts surface;
By and large facts are true,
Not always is also true,
History written as true, avoids myths;
Truths floated as myths, lower its value;
Manipulators changing history,
Spread canard to suit the purpose!
Hiding behind the canard, just thrive!
Manipulate untrue as truth of the past,
How wrong could it be!
Respect disregarded; motives ulterior;
Why should they do?
Alter the facts, change the truth;
Fictitious information, history changed;
Impact minds, falsehood propagates;
Until memory loses over a period,
Reflecting what is not, made to believe;
By the powerful, the sly of the times,
For people to follow a pattern,
Base the way of lives, on dotted lines;
Thoughts affected; facts re-created!
For the text has changed, sayings left;
Truth now turns into myths, untrue!
True history now untrue stories,
It’s time to upstage the untrue!
Nature’s history, its own, hard facts;
Lay buried in the layers of earth, its own;
Permanent in Nature, explored, noted;
In the air, transient change, changes its contents;
Transient then, now permanent, part of changing Nature;
Changes in Nature is recorded history,
Natural or artefact, to human activity,
To artificial mode of living of man –
Protecting self from harsh Nature!
Historical facts of the times, gone by;
Lay buried in layers of Earth!
To battles, wars, natural calamities,
Different eras on the earth recorded,
Palaeontology, fossilised facts of life on Earth;
A part of Archaeological Survey!
Earthquakes, volcanoes, asteroid impact and fires;
Changed the history of Earth, life on Earth!
Distorted history, impacts sooner or later;
Known facts ignored, get pronounced with times!
With disappearance of the generations.
Analysed later, albeit alterations and distortions.
Full-fledged War, a dispute!
Modus operandi to distort the facts!
Mighty gets it revised, as might is right;
Analysis later, of a civilisation wiped off;
Confirms it otherwise!
Just a dispute, spreading what’s untrue;
History in making, reasons known, truth lies buried;
The vicious facts tells if it was a Dispute or War!
Wiping off to getting wiped out,
Temporary erasure, now permanent!
Manipulating history considered crime!
Punishable with imprisonment!
Distortion of historical records!
Introduced negations, denialism,
Falsify-distort historical records,
Burning of books, slaughtering texts of scholars;
For its manipulated history!
Preserving history, facts need revisiting!
Undoing wrong-doings of the past,
A monumental duty, upholding it, National pride!
Imbibing history, an important possession;
Countrymen with no insight of past!
Future remains shaky, under stress;
Fail to react, as they must, preventing uninvited change!
Manipulations galore, await revisions – corrections!
~Dr. Rajesh Chauhan
New Delhi, India