Is history actually written by victors ?

Avi

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It's often said that history is written by the victors. My taking on this whole subject is it might be partially true but not entirely. History written by scholars are written way after the events of victory and defeat , who revisit the era incorporating all sides and aftermath of the effects in consideration.

Like the victors the losers have equal motive to paint the picture with their using their own brush and canvas. The bigger difference between written history and studied history needs to be taken into consideration when we evaluate an historical event. All the version of history written by the victors need not be untrue by default.

Gentleman what do you say when you read an historical piece in the modern era , do you consider the timeline the immediate past or future or go along with the writer's notion.
 
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Avi

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Cant say about ancient times but modern history is definitely written(manufactured) by lefties.
Why do you say so ?
Modern history is almost scientifically researched and becomes even more difficult to alternate.

The propaganda parties might have a short term gain but over a period of time ,things become clearer.
 
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Why do you say so ?
Modern history is almost scientifically researched and becomes even more difficult to alternate.

The propaganda parties might have a short term gain but over a period of time ,things become clearer.
When you find historians, specially Indian historians, those who write, those who got promoted as "Intellectuals" all have a particular ideology. One of them very renowned one said that Modi becoming PM is darkest moment in Indian history after 1947 partition!

This is the objective approach by historian! literally discarding millions of Indians opinion just because he was promoted by 60 years rule. They are pampered in a certain environment, paid well, nurtured, cared for, no wonder power got to their heads. How can you expect them to write history objectively?

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Another Example:

1991 reforms are hailed as greatest reforms of India, Manmohan singh was made hero out of it but nobody asked who put India into that situation?

First you take a nation to the verge of bankruptcy and then hail yourself (falsely) as reformer! Not a single person will ask why we reached that state? Who was responsible? Why no action was taken? Why they kept sleeping.

The reason I used the word "falsely" above is cuz those intellectuals who did the reforms were under IMF pressure. When a country reach the bankruptcy status the only institution that can bail them out is IMF, and IMF then take control of policy of country so as not to lose the money loaned. They dictate the terms, they tell what to do and you have to do it, the most recent example in neighbourhood was Pakistan, when they reached IMF and if people missed that within few months they will again goto IMF for bailout and you will see their remarks and Pakistan's conduct after that. They shove the reforms down the throat.

This is one of the biggest fraud done with common man, they are feed that those were economic reforms done by Manmohan but actually they were compulsions, literally dictated in writing, point by point, the only option you had was to say "yes sir".
 
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Avi

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When you find historians, specially Indian historians, those who write, those who got promoted as "Intellectuals" all have a particular ideology. One of them very renowned one said that Modi becoming PM is darkest moment in Indian history after 1947 partition!

This is the objective approach by historian! literally discarding millions of Indians opinion just because he was promoted by 60 years rule. They are pampered in a certain environment, paid well, nurtured, cared for, no wonder power got to their heads. How can you expect them to write history objectively?
Yet another example of the whole question. so is it always the victors , maybe not. But as I mentioned with time history takes different shapes and the final product may not be what we read today. Election of Modi is too early for scholarly understanding , the aftermath's would determine the real historical version.
 

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It's often said that history is written by the victors ........
...... but only by those who do not wish to learn from the lessons of said history, to put it succinctly, since they regard said lessons to illuminate their own personal beliefs and biases in an uncomfortable analytical light.