The University of Rajasthan acting vice-chancellor Rajeshwar Singh said that he has received a proposal from the government nominee in the university syndicate to include a textbook in the history syllabus which claims that the famous battle of Haldighati was won by Maharana Pratap.
He said that there was no plan to “rewrite” history and the proposal was to include a textbook in the history syllabus so that an “alternate opinion” on the Haldighati battle was also highlighted.
It has been forwarded to the board of studies of the university for critical examination and appropriate decisionRajeshwar Singh
According to reports, the suggested textbook claims that the battle was won by Maharana Pratap.
However, historians say that the battle of Haldighati was won by Mughal emperor Akbar as he defeated Maharana Pratap in the battle took place in 1576.
Earlier, former Higher Education Minister Kalicharan Saraf (now health minister), School Education Minister Vasudev Devnani and Urban Development and Housing Minister Rajpal Singh Shekhawat had made it clear that they want the books to be rewritten to show Maharana Pratap as the actual winner.
Yes, it has been established. A distorted version of history has been taught to generations of students. But the fact is that Akbar was a foreign invader and Maharana Pratap was a brave, patriotic ruler. And if there is a proposal to correct this mistake and tell students that Maharana Pratap actually won the battle, then what is wrong with it?Kalicharan Saraf , Former Higher Education Minister
University syndicate member and BJP MLA Mohan Lal Gupta had proposed rewriting the history curriculum in Rajasthan university to portray Maharana Pratap as the winner of the 1576 battle.