What makes a nation, is the past, what justifies one nation against others is the past”, says the noted historian Eric Hobsbawm.
Hence, when talking of a nation, it becomes absolutely imperative that the past should also be talked about. And the past of India is fascinating and interesting as it is momentous.
India is a country with proud past. It is the world’s largest, oldest, continuous civilization.
India is a very colorful nation. I can say so with much confidence because I am an Indian who is well aware of its past and the present. We were the country who was once the spice hub of the world and the land of the golden bird (sone ki chidia). We are also the current land of the technologists and the aggressive economists. We are vivid, vivid with our culture and with our traditions. We wear many different dresses, follow many discrete religions, worship different idols and still we are united in a country called India. We devoured to be called as Hindustan as it would make us non-secular. Our economy stood still as the qutub minar throughout the tough tide of the economic recession. And I swear this list will go on until I get tired of it.
Mark Twain ,a well known writer of America has once said, India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most artistic materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only!"
When India was under the control of British , Lord Macaulay submitted a report about our country in the British Parliament, in which he mentioned "I have traveled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such calibre, that I do not think we would ever conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage”...