Why We read History ?

Anil Kant
Anil Kant
from Faridabad
12 years ago

Share your views...

Why We read History ?

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DS
DS
from Delhi
12 years ago

Because History repeates itself? In which case, does the repetition, also repeat? This could get complex! Surprised

Vipul Grover
Vipul Grover
from Chandigarh
12 years ago

Because we have to pass the examinations.. Wink

Anil Kant
from Faridabad
12 years ago

he  he he he Wink

Anil Kant
Anil Kant
from Faridabad
12 years ago

some one else ?

Manik
Manik
from Delhi
12 years ago

because we only know history, no one can study future...

sm
sm
from india
12 years ago

History is read to Destroy  or History can be read to avoid the mistakes of past.

http://realityviews.blogspot.com/

Raghu V N
Raghu V N
from Thrissur
12 years ago

I study history because it can be the future...

Kapil
Kapil
from Pune
12 years ago

Necessity of studying rises from our need to predict outcomes, one of basic needs of Survival. We observe, accumulate and study raw data of recent and past activities, events and their out comes to draw patterns of outcome, so that we can be better prepared. History is nothing but better documenatation of that raw data. But this documenation is often biased and noted by the gainers of the outcome, which is why we keep repeating the mistakes. So if this information is chroniciled by somewhat unbiased medium then we can better utilize history.

Rajnish Kumar
Rajnish Kumar
from Bangalore
12 years ago
जो बीत गयी सो बात गयी so the question has to be Should we read history.I feel that the dead belong to their graves and the past stinks when brought to life.These thoughts were cast in stone every time I tried to cram who screwed whose happiness and when and why. surely there are lessons to be learnt but they are for the ghosts who are still wondering What hit them.I prefer to live here and now.
SaroSena
SaroSena
from Bangalore
12 years ago

Because it's interesting to see all the mistakes people made and then watch them spend the next 5o years trying to do one of the following

 

1. try to fix it

2. try to hide it

3. acknowlege, apologise and pay off people :)

Smita Sahay
Smita Sahay
from Noida
12 years ago

What is your opinion, Anil, and what made you ask this question?

 

 

Sayed Khadri
Sayed Khadri
from Bangalore
12 years ago

To learn from the mistakes of our ancestors :)

coolkrishnan
coolkrishnan
from Bangalore
12 years ago

Knowing one's own past can create a sense of pride in us. That is why it is important to know history as accurately as possible.

We read history in school that was written mostly by Western people. Many of this stuff is biased towards the west, and hence the need to re-think and re-assess things.

It is said that "History is written by the winner". You know who were the winners of the world in the last 500 years. The story before 500 years is entirely different - One that we all should know cleary. One that can restore pride in our people's minds.

coolkrishnan.blogspot.com


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