Friday, February 18, 2022

Firm Resolve

I would not care whether truth is pleasant or unpleasant, and in consonance with or opposed to current views.  I would not mind in the least whether truth is, or is not, a blow to the glory of my country.  If necessary, I shall bear in patience the ridicule and slander of friends and society for the sake of preaching truth.  But still I shall seek truth, understand truth, and accept truth.  This should be the firm resolve of a historian.

-- Sir Jadunath Sarkar (1870 - 1958), prominent Indian Bengali aristocrat and historian, quoted in Meenakshi Jain, "Flawed Narratives – History in the old NCERT Textbooks"

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