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.
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.