Conspiracy Theories as ‘History’
Pakistan’s official historian in a book on education has to say this about 1971 tragedy when we lost half of our country. I don’t blame the minds who cite ‘external’ conspiracy at the drop of the hat because this is what we have popularized. Overlook the failings and crimes of Pakistani state and blame it on everyone else. Three generations have internalized this and I guess this is enough time to shape norms and ‘truths’. History and its teaching is farce. It would have been funny had it not resulted in such disastrous consequences for a populace esp the young minds.
Here’s the title of the book.