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Rajasthan set to rewrite its history

india Updated: Jan 02, 2007 10:03 IST

The Rajasthan government has sought the help of academicians to rewrite the history of all villages, towns and cities of the state.

Historians will probe and verify the history of all 41,000 villages and 186 cities and towns of the state after talking to the village heads and elders. The project is called "Aapno Dharti, Aapno Log" (our land, our people).

"We have decided to launch the project on Jan 4," State Education Minister Ghanshyam Tiwari told IANS Monday.

According to Tiwari, history written by British author Colonel James Todd is believed to be authentic but is controversial at certain points. He said that history written by Todd would also be corrected.

The newly complied historical data would contain important facts about the particular place, including year of establishment, demographic details, literacy rate, customs and the contribution of the region to the freedom struggle.

The history would also have details of monuments, old idioms and phrases, folk dances and songs of the region.

"The project is scheduled to be completed by next year," said Tiwari.

The minister said that various committees are being constituted to help collect data and study the records available of the area.