Our Book of the Month for August is The Case for India by Will Durant, a sobering look at the horrible atrocities committed by the British Empire against India and its people.
The book was written in 1930 but still holds valuable lessons for us today. How do we as a society come to terms with past crimes and injustices committed by various rapacious empires? How do we move forward and work through intergenerational colonial trauma passed from our great-grandparents to our grandparents to our parents to us?
How do we make sure that accurate and decolonized Indian history is taught in world history classes in India and the U.S.? How can we make sure that academia takes into account the perspective of the formerly colonized, not just the former colonizers?
All these questions and more are important to talk about openly and transparently. We hope the discussion is just beginning. Please feel free to comment below with your thoughts!
Click here to order The Case For India by Will Durant.