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Books on Hindu kings to be put up in BJP headquarters

THE ASIAN AGE. | SHASHI BHUSHAN
Published : Jul 21, 2019, 6:02 am IST
Updated : Jul 21, 2019, 6:02 am IST

Delhi BJP chief, Manoj Tiwari has asked the party functionaries to get on with the task.

 Books and biographies of legendary king Vikramaditya, who started the ‘Vikram Samvat’, the traditional Hindu calendar, the icon of Hindu nationalism, Shivaji and emperor Ashoka will be occupying prominent space in the saffron library at Pandit Pant Marg at the National Capital.  
  Books and biographies of legendary king Vikramaditya, who started the ‘Vikram Samvat’, the traditional Hindu calendar, the icon of Hindu nationalism, Shivaji and emperor Ashoka will be occupying prominent space in the saffron library at Pandit Pant Marg at the National Capital.  

New Delhi: It is time for Baharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers to know more about the Hindu kings than the Mughal dynasty and its rulers. To educate the saffron functionaries and workers of the “great” Hindu rulers, the newly-built library inside the Delhi BJP headquarters is now being filled with the book and biographies of these kings and emperors.

Books and biographies of legendary king Vikramaditya, who started the ‘Vikram Samvat’, the traditional Hindu calendar, the icon of Hindu nationalism, Shivaji and emperor Ashoka will be occupying prominent space in the saffron library at Pandit Pant Marg at the National Capital.  

 

Delhi BJP chief, Manoj Tiwari has asked the party functionaries to get on with the task. This incidentally is also an attempt to “correct the perception of Left-minded historians and intellectuals, who glorified the Mughals instead of the original Hindu rulers of India,” said a top BJP leader.

The library is expected to be inaugurated next week. A source close to Mr Tiwari said that the library had all sorts of books including on Muslim rulers—particularly those belonging to the Mughal dynasty. But Mr Tiwari was of the view that the Hindu rulers were not prominently mentioned in the History books as these were mostly authored by those having leaning towards the Left.

 

“But orders are being placed to get the History books on all great Hindu kings and dynasties for our library,” a party office bearer told this newspaper.

The BJP leadership has directed all its state unit and districts headquarters to build a library for workers in line of a library built in its new national headquarters.

It is learnt that Mr Tiwari has directed office secretary to arrange books on famous, Nanda Empire, Maurya Empire, Gupta Empire, Satavahana Empire, Chalukya Dynasty, Tomara Dynasty, Maratha Empire and other Hindu rulers or dynasty
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Library at Delhi BJP headquarters will be formally inaugurated in coming weeks. Out of 14 BJP districts in the city 11 have already built the library of its workers.

 

It is learnt that Mr Tiwari has directed office secretary to arrange books on famous, Nanda Empire, Maurya Empire, Gupta Empire, Satavahana Empire, Chalukya Dynasty, Tomara Dynasty, Maratha Empire and other Hindu rulers or dynasty.

A Delhi BJP insider claimed that Mr Tiwari believes that Left historians had not given proper due to Hindu rulers due to their ideological leanings, but the BJP workers must get an opportunity to read and know about these great kings.

Convener, Delhi BJP e-library cell, Shobha Vijender said that at present library at party’s state headquarters has acquired 1,000 books and 1,500 e-books ranging on different topics and also related to BJP and RSS.

 

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