The Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) organized an exhibition on Medieval Indian Dynasties by a division of the Union Ministry of Education and featured 50 different dynasties in the exhibitions. In the exhibition of the Indian Council of Historical Research no Muslim dynasty was displayed.
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Indian Council of Historical Research Rejected Inclusion of Muslim dynasties in Exhibition- Key Points
- The ICHR organized the exhibition at Lalit Kala Akademi titled ‘Glory of Medieval India: Manifestation of the unexplored – Indian dynasties, 8th-18th Centuries.
- The Indian Council of Historical Research organized an exhibition that was inaugurated by the Minister of State Education Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh.
- Muslim dynasties like Bahmani and Adil Shahi were not part of the exhibition since no Muslim dynasty was displayed in the exhibition.
- ICHR member secretary Professor Umesh Ashok Kadam informed that he does not consider Muslim dynasties as a part of Indian dynasties.
- According to Kadam, Muslims came from the Middle East and did not have a direct connection with Indian culture.
- However Islamic dynasties were undoubtedly a part of Indian history, Kadam noted that the past should not be dominated by the Mughal or Sultanate dynasties.
- Kadam also noted that Islam and Christianity came to India in the medieval period and they uprooted the civilization and destroyed the knowledge system.
- According to the ICHR, the exhibition will soon be shown across the country to educate people about India’s past.
- The exhibits depict Ahom, Chola, Rathor, Yadav, Kakatiya, and other dynasties, highlighting their founders, capital cities, dates and architecture, art, and culture of India.
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