Bring 'Hemu, The Last Hindu King' To Course Books, Says RSS

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| October 6 , 2017 , 13:15 IST

An ancient civilisation, India has plenty of history from the Indus Civilisation to Mughal Rule, British Colonisation to Independence, and everything in between.

While schools focus heavily on Indian history, the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) has accused Left-liberal academics of ignoring 'Hemu, the last Hindu King' and has called for a course correction so that the 'Antim Hindu Maharaja' ruling from Delhi is included.

To increase awareness about Hemu and his bravery against the Mughal ruler Akbar, RSS affiliate Akhil Bharatiya Itihasa Sankalan Yojna (ABISY)  is organising a seminar on the topic in Delhi this week. Top RSS leaders and Union Culture Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma are expected to attend the event being organised at Raj Ghat.

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Hemu was the last king of the Suri dynasty and a brilliant military commander who raised himself to royal status by defeating Akbar and his Mughal forces in the 'Battle of Delhi' that took place in 1556. Hemu became the king and adopted the title Vikramaditya. However, Hemu's victory was short-lived as only one month later a stray arrow wounded Hemu and in the Second Battle of Panipat he was captured and beheaded.

"At the time of the second battle of Panipat, he was wounded and Akbar's regent Bairam Khan beheaded him. Historians called Akbar great while Hemu, a Hindu King who was beheaded, diminished in importance," ABISY General Secretary Balmukund said to media.

"So many heroes vanished from the pages of history. Today, there are hundreds of things named after Nehru and his family. When will VD Savarkar, Subhash Chandra Bose and Sardar Patel's time come?" Balmukund added.