Y.S. Rao's appointment is troubling not because he is not a Marxist but because he believes history is shaped by both faith and reason
In The Life of Reason, the philosopher George Santayana wrote: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." And India is about to do just that by reviving the battle over its history books. The battle of the 1990s has resurfaced, with the appointment of Yellapragada Sudershan Rao to head the Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR).