Sunday, 26 January 2014

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History has been quite a subject of interest amongst people but the perception that youth has of History shows their ignorance of such a vast, wide rational discipline. We grow up in a society where more leverage is often given to life sciences, mechanical and technical streams and other vocational discipline rather than humanities. It is not for the reason that these streams interest them more but this is merely notion in India that one can produce the best intellect if one has ever been the part of a Science School or Engineering College or a Medical Institution. With the passage of time this thought also changed a bit and people got attracted to paramedical and non-medical sciences. Above all with the growing influnces of capitalization and industrialization, commerce got bit more preference. Still Humanity lacked behind. It is general perception in India that one who can not opt for either of Commerce or Science, should opt for ART as there is hardly anything else left for him to do.

Anywhere else in the world , career of the student is motivated by his interests but in India, career 
interests are themselves motivated by financial and social security. Only the outcome and financial outcome of the course will decide the interest of a student hence degradation of education and education system in India.

In this race,Humanities or social sciences have lagged far behind. There is a small section of the society which opt for humanities as a career and that too because they find it suitable in one way or other to feed them in long run and not because they have any particular interest in researching into the ways and methods of Social Sciences. This discrimination has led to the subject degradation in India and to the wrong assumption among students that there is nothing much to do in Social Sciences. 

Of late there has been certain inclination towards social sciences. But are these really genuine ? We really do not know. But What we know is that the time has come when people should get to know the real meaning of Humanities and its significance in everyday life.

If we do not have proper know how of leading a peaceful and prosperous life, what good are thoudsands of inventions and discoverises. They would only near us to the maker. A good social life can only be taught by a social science and in my opinion every individual who is part of society ought to know this.

Being particular about History, one must realize that history is not mere the chronological record of our past. More than that it is the invaluable document of experiences and wisdom. Had we realized it , we would never have suffered the chronic effects of world wars and world disturbances. Making world peace would never have been such a big problem.

This is also appeal to the students who study Humanity that do not demean yourselves. The discipline you study is not mere a subject but the basis of human life. One must comprehend its importance. 

Thus Humanities in India should not only be studied but applied. This is how slowly and steadly we would progress toward a beautiful and prosperous world where Humanity would breathe with utmost ease.